Bullard Woods/Gould Meadows, Stockbridge

Bullard Woods/Gould Meadows, Stockbridge

Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262

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About this Location

At the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Hawthorne Street, across from the Linde Center, is Bullard Woods, 52 acres of land along Stockbridge Bowl. The woods were originally part of the estate surrounding the Highwood manor house where Mr. and Mrs. William Norton Bullard lived. The house, though originally bequeathed to Harvard, is now part of Tanglewood and is open to the public. In 1954, Mrs. Bullard, who was one of the original Stockbridge Bowl Association (SBA) members, deeded the woods to the SBA. She remained at Highwood until her death in 1960.

The woods are managed by the SBA which has created and maintained 1.25 miles of hiking trails that begin at the parking lot at Hawthorne Road and lead to the shoreline. A bridge fords a stream in the woods, and the public can walk through the woods, across the Tanglewood connector, and continue on to Gould Meadows, exiting on MA-183. There are picnic tables near the water, and visitors are asked to build no fires and leave no trash behind.

Notable Trails

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Bullard Woods.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated November 23, 2023