Hopkins Memorial Forest Williams College Ford Glen Brook Trail
Northwest Hill Road, Williamstown, MA

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Ford Glen Brook Trail in Williamstown, MA | Berkshires Outside
Ford Glen Brook Trail in Williamstown, MA | Berkshires Outside
Ford Glen Brook Trail in Williamstown, MA | Berkshires Outside
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About Ford Glen Brook Trail

This is the trailhead for hiking trails on the eastern edge of Hopkins Memorial Forest. These trails are ideal for a short hike through a Western Massachusetts forest ecosystem. The Ford Glen Brook Trail, which leaves directly from the road, will take visitors alongside a small creek. Though the hiking trail begins as a wide pathway, it gradually narrows as it continues east.

On the left, visitors will eventually encounter the Hoosic River Trail: a 1-mile hike leading to the northeast corner of Hopkins Forest. Hikers on this trail will weave through large fern meadows, and they will soon be able to see the Hoosic River below. There are also plenty of wildlife-viewing opportunities along this pathway. During the springtime, this section of the forest becomes populated by spring wildflower species. Visitors will also hear many bird species singing in the forest canopy. Ultimately, the Hoosic River Trail ends at a local farm, and visitors must return the way they came.

There are no designated parking spaces for this trail. Visitors should park at the Hopkins Memorial Forest entrance or along Northwest Hill Road. Both paths are available for horseback riding, and the forest is open for white-tailed deer hunting season in the Berkshires.

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