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Address: Williamstown, MA
Phone Number: 4135973131
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Nice trails through the woods

We had Hiked up Berlin mountain in the morning so we're looking for a less strenuous hike for the afternoon. This was perfect. We Hiked the figure 8 trail which about 4 miles in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Hyde Park, New York
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Hyde Park, New York
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117 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We had Hiked up Berlin mountain in the morning so we're looking for a less strenuous hike for the afternoon. This was perfect. We Hiked the figure 8 trail which about 4 miles in length. Very little change in elevation which was perfect. The trail is wooded with bridges across the stream. It would be a nice walk with a... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Hokins Forest, a 3'000 acre tri-state nature reserve that is part of Williams College seves as the site for many of the college's Environmental Study Center's projects. It covers the ridge abutting the college from New York state, thru Massachusetts, into Vermont. its , a part of Williams College

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Thank Sam H
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very close to town. Lower loop trail provided a nice hour plus hike through woods. Many longer trails available.

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1 Thank karly65
Providence, Rhode Island
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Hopkins Forest has two trail loops that are well maintained for hiking, skiing and snow shoeing. After starting with an initial incline, the terrain is fairly level, making it a good spot for people who want to be outdoors regardless of their level of fitness. There's a small parking area.

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Thank Nnie V
North Adams, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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2 Thank Tanya L
Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
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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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36 reviews
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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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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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3 Thank shartwell
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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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2 Thank Jim B
Middleboro, Massachusetts
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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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