About Constitution Hill Trailhead West
Constitution Hill is an expansive hiking area managed by Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC). This parking lot, at the end of Bridge Street, will bring visitors to the western section of the property. After arriving at the lot, visitors will continue hiking down Bridge Street until a pathway branches toward the right. Visitors can then follow this trail, which ascends through a Western Massachusetts Forest ecosystem. While passing underneath an array of powerlines, the path will provide a limited view of the surrounding mountains.
After the powerlines, visitors will hike along a steep ridgeline in an open forest. The pathway eventually reaches an old oak tree, commemorating Massachusetts' ratification of the US Constitution. After ratification, a local delegate lit a bonfire on this hill to notify the nearby towns. Visitors can visit this area, rest, and continue on the looped trail.
At the eastern trailhead for Constitution Hill, a narrow trail will take visitors into a meadow with impressive scenic views of the Berkshires toward the east. When the weather cools in autumn, these mountains burst with the yellows and oranges of fall foliage.
Visitors will find parking for the property's western side at the end of Bridge Street. The property's east side has a trailhead further east on Bridge Street, just after the residential area. All of Constitution Hill is open for hunting during the appropriate season.