About Mountain Meadow Preserve
Mountain Meadows Preserve is a family-friendly hiking area managed by the Trustees of Reservations. Overall, visitors will have several options for an enjoyable day of outdoor recreation in Western Massachusetts.
Upon arrival at the parking lot, visitors will find a wide hiking trail through a dense forest. Then, after passing through this section of the path, visitors will hike into an expansive meadow. Throughout the spring and summer, this field features numerous local wildlife species. Butterflies and songbirds are easily seen during the year's warmer months, and goldenrod is abundant in the early fall.
Near the top of this meadow, hikers will reach panoramic scenic views. Toward the south, visitors can see the summit of Mount Greylock. To the west, meanwhile, the Taconic Mountains rise above the Hoosic River Valley. When the sun is setting, this overlook is an excellent place for a picnic with family or friends.
Continuing on the pathway, visitors will access a dense trail network in the nearby forest. These trails vary in difficulty; while the Summit Trail climbs a steep hill, the Kalarama Trail steadily travels through a woodsy ecosystem. At Mausert's Camp, visitors can see the ruins of an old vacation home.
Visitors will find a parking lot and an information kiosk at the end of Mason Street.