About Stevens Glen
Stevens Glen, a BNRC property located in West Stockbridge and Richmond, offers visitors an opportunity to hike through a majestic and tranquil pine and hemlock forest to see Lenox Mountain Brook cascading down a steep rocky ravine. Bridges over streams make crossing safe and convenient. The 45-minute looped path is considered moderate but does include a set of steep stone steps. Each season offers a unique experience at this site. Spring will deliver sightings of painted trillium, and portions of the lower-lying trail are suitable for snowshoeing in Winter. Keen-eyed and quiet visitors may cross paths with fishers, deer, chipmunks, and red squirrels. Stevens Glen makes for a great nature hike with preschool or older children.
The site is named for the Stevens family, who settled and farmed the area in 1760. The site became a tourist attraction in the 19th century. Current vegetation replaced mature trees when chestnut blight forced cutting here and throughout the Berkshires and much of Western Massachusetts in the 1920s. BNRC’s website and signage at Stevens Glen provide further insight into the location’s many uses over time.
A small parking lot and overflow area can be found at the trailhead on Lenox Road in Richmond. Images and printable maps are available in English and Spanish on BNRC’s website.