Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation Sheep Hill
671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA

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Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA | Berkshires Outside
Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA | Berkshires Outside
Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA | Berkshires Outside
Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA | Berkshires Outside
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About Sheep Hill

Sheep Hill is a 50-acre walking and hiking area home to the Williamstown Rural Land Foundation (WRLF). At the bottom of Sheep Hill, visitors will find the quaint headquarters of the foundation. Some of the old buildings now serve as interpretive centers, where visitors can learn about Williamstown and Sheep Hill's recent history as a dairy farm. The foundation also offers items for visitors to loan, including binoculars and field guides for wildlife viewing. Many Western Massachusetts wildlife species, such as birds and insects, thrive in this area throughout spring and summer.

Beyond the headquarters, visitors can stroll on the Meadow Walk for a short, family-friendly walk. This flat trail provides excellent views of Sheep Hill and the surrounding fields. Wildflowers are often abundant in this area during the spring and summer.

Then, for a moderate hike, visitors can choose the Rosenburg Ramble. This will take hikers up a steep hill, where they can access scenic views of the Berkshires. The top of the trail offers a picturesque view of Mount Greylock and downtown Williamstown in the distance.

The bottom of the hill also features picnic tables, making this property a beautiful lunchtime pitstop for families in the area. There is a small parking lot off southbound Route 7, just after the cell phone lot. Upon arrival, visitors should follow the signs for parking.

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