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Hopkin's Memorial Forest

Address: Williamstown, MA
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Williamstown
Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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Type: Forests, Nature & Parks

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a perfect place for the walking, hiking, snowshoeing. It's open all year round, it's free and pets are allowed. Very nice walking with your kids in the woods in the hot summer. Especially beautiful in the colorful foliage. You can take a long hike or a short walk. Also there is very beautiful small herb and flowers garden.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you're looking for a pleasant little stroll in the woods, Hopkins Forest is the place for you. Its easy (2-3 miles?) figure-8 trail follows a lovely little brook for part of its route. More ambitious hikers can branch off and follow a trail that connects up with the Taconic Crest trail. And if there's enough snow, it's also a... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great place for a walk. You can do the nature trail, or just walk up the path. It is open year round, and has events like Sheep to Shawl in the Fall, and Sugaring Off event in the Spring. When we had a dog, this was one of my favorite walks. We could go farther if we... More 

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North Reading, MA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very scenic in the early spring, with foliage just coming out and plenty of water in the babbling brook, which you pass over several times on sturdy wooden bridges. Choice of 1.5 mile lower loop or add on another 2.6 miles for the upper loop - we did both. For more gradual descents (and steeper ascents), suggest going left on... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Former farm transformed back into near-wilderness. They have signs posted along the trails describing what you see in front of you and how the terrain and vegetation differ depending on what was farmed and when. Very interesting walks in the woods. Pretty easy.

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

great trails to hike and/or jog and its very close to the rotary in town. Easy to get to

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White Plains, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Varied terrain, clear trails, lovely creeks, connection to taconic trail

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Forest is affiliated with the college (managed by the center for environmental studies and a fair amount of conservation research happens there. Walking loops are really pleasant-- 1.6 mile lower loop and 2.6 mile upper loop. Groomed for cross-country skiing as well. Great, low key way to enjoy nature in the Berkshires.

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