The Trustees of Reservations 554 Sloan Road Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267Official Website
Look for red-winged blackbirds with their scarlet epaulets, kingfishers darting and swooping above the water’s surface, and regal great blue heron stalking the shallows. Red-tailed hawks and northern harriers waft silently above the meadows.
The northern Berkshires provide a perfect natural backdrop to a pair of Modernist homes, one is a bed and breakfast, and more than 300 acres of open fields, woods, and wetlands with four miles of footpaths. And whether you’re seeking a peaceful getaway vacation in the Berkshires, or looking for a day trip to explore beautiful sculptures and architecture, Field Farm has something for everyone.
The broad fields and uplands provide habitat for white-tail deer, coyotes, and bobcats. The wetlands are home to an active beaver colony, turtles, snakes, and salamanders, as well as a wide variety of marsh-nesting birds and waders.
Sloan Road, going east from Farm Field, is also an eBird hotspot.
Enjoy more than four miles of moderate hiking at Field Farm. Beyond the manicured landscape, follow the popular mile-long North Trail, which circles the centrally located pasture in a wide loop and affords mountain views, including Mount Greylock, in all directions. Pick up the Oak Loop trail and wander for another half mile across a flowing stream and abundant ferns in the mature oak forest. Continue on the Caves Trail loop, another half mile, to explore small streams that disappear into a series of underground channels and caves carved over the millennia from limestone bedrock.
The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Field Farm.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
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Last updated November 23, 2023