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Address: 105 Weatogue Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257-9012
Phone Number: 413-229-8600

Created by geologic upheavals a half-billion years ago, this...

Created by geologic upheavals a half-billion years ago, this hundred-foot-high bedrock outcropping introduces visitors to a rugged and exotic landscape that also supports 800 species of plants while offering terrific mountain vistas.

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This is an amazing place to view wildlife, get outdoors, and see some nice views. It is not huge, but quite wonderful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sheffield, Massachusetts
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Sheffield, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing place to view wildlife, get outdoors, and see some nice views. It is not huge, but quite wonderful.

Thank Chikachik
Franklin, Massachusetts
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290 reviews
91 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan to spend a few hours exploring this property. There are about 3 miles of trails; a mix of easy and moderate. Woodland trails are beautiful along the Housatonic River where you will see beaver dams, song birds and turkey. The “cobble” is interesting and adds an extra element of mystery. Open field trails are easy and well groomed. The... More 

Thank NekoCat
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We read about this place and it is pretty easy to find west of Hwy 7 towards the Connectcutt border. There is a visitor center and the ranger was very helpful and informative. We paid $5 per person to use the reserve, and hiked around the "cobble" and then up to the top of the highest point in the reserve... More 

Thank Douglas T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Plenty of trails to choose from.i went inside the center and was greeted by several stuffed wildlife mounts.which was very nice.i then spoke with the man who was working there about the trails.he broke it down by how long of a hike I wanted,1 hr 2 he etc.he then suggested a trail.the trail was short and sweet. I spooked an... More 

Thank Cindy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

It was a beautiful day and quite a scenic hike. There were numbers along the way that were to teach you about unique things in the woods, but we couldn't find any pamphlet that told us about the numbers. We walked to the Ashley house as well , which is only open infrequently but still a nice walk.

Thank mjacobs
Wolcott, Connecticut
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came up from CT to hike this place. We didn't see a single person on the trails, only at the visitor center. We chose to hike the ledges trail, then the spero loop and then the boulder trail to the borland trail back to the visitor center. It was around 3 miles. It was a beautiful... More 

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Pound Ridge, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

My son, his wife, my husband and I did this hike in the dead of winter. It was cold and icy in places(do be careful I couldn't see the ice under the snow and I slipped a couple of times) but the views of the mountains and the streams running through the paths made it all worth it. This is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Botanical, geological, historical, and wow the wildlife! As a natural scientist, it is always a wonder to visit a place with such a rare set of conditions combined with world-class stewardship. The rare plants are everywhere. The staff present during my visit were deeply knowledgeable and passionate which added to my experience I will return with my family.

Thank geologue
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

A Lovely wooded, wonderfully place to walk, next door to the Ashley house - which does not have very convenient hours, but is an absolute must. The home of Colonel Ashley and his family, as well for many years of his slave Mum Bet, who sued for, and won, her freedom in 1781. (1781) The guide is charming, fun and... More 

Thank George C
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

We spent a week in the birkshires with our own family and our extended family. We went on many excellent hikes and little adventures. Today we visited at Bartholomew's cobble and had a wonderful day. We arranged a private canoe trip with Rene who was simply wonderful. We had a lot of fun canoe the river, learning about various aspects... More 

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