About Margaret Lindley Park
Margaret Lindley Park is a small, family-friendly park and swimming area managed by the Williamstown Conservation Commission. Visitors to the park will find an artificial beach area and swimming hole fed by Hemlock Brook: a pristine mountain stream that travels throughout the surrounding forest.
Overall, this shallow pond is ideal for a cold swim on a hot day in Western Massachusetts. Young kids can play in the water, and adults can take a refreshing dip. Then, with the soothing sound of water flowing out of the pond, visitors can relax on a blanket and lounge under the sun.
The park also features an expansive lawn with picnic tables and grills. This lawn becomes a perfect spot for a family barbecue in the middle of summer.
Behind the park, visitors will find numerous hiking trails that amble alongside Hemlock Brook. The paths also lead to Harmon Pond, which offers scenic views of wetland wildlife and the Berkshires toward the west.
The park and swimming hole was once the property of the Taconic Restaurant, attracting motor tourists throughout the 40s and 50s. Eventually, in the 1960s, the land became a public park. Visitors will find parking on a small dirt road off Southbound Route 7, just after it branches from Route 2.