Hollow Fields, Richmond
The Hollow Fields Reserve comprises 40 acres of gorgeous hayfield, habitat for grassland-nesting birds like bobolinks. Mowed trails through the fields guide walkers to views of the entire length of Yokun Ridge – stunning views in autumn!
GPS: 42.4068, -73.3654 (Trailhead parking)
Special features: Open fields, scenic views
Notes: BNRC has secured access only to the trails that appear on our map. No access to Perry’s Peak is available from our property; no access to the Taconic Skyline Trail is available beyond our boundaries.
Directions to parking
From Richmond: Follow the 41 North 1.1 miles and turn left on Perry’s Peak Road. Parking is 0.3 miles from Route 41 at the BNRC trailhead, signed at the roadside.
From Pittsfield: Take 41 South 2.5 miles and turn right on Perry’s Peak Road. Parking is 0.3 miles from Route 41 at the BNRC trailhead, signed at the roadside.
In 2013 Ron and Judith Shaw donated frontage on Perry’s Peak Road that gives access to a nice long piece of Sleepy Hollow Brook – the namesake of this “Hollow Fields Reserve”. The 139-acre Reserve comprises beautiful hay fields full of bobolinks, pretty hardwood forests, the banks of Sleepy Hollow Brook and provides magnificent views of the entire length of Yokun Ridge. A 2-mile walk on mowed paths through the fields will get you the views. A longer, more strenuous hike into the woods could get you some blueberries!
Access to the adjacent 45-acre Richmond Conservation Commission parcel is available; no access to other neighboring land is secured. Please stay on BNRC and Richmond Town lands.
2. Hoosac Range
3. Basin Pond
4. Stevens Glan
5. Yokun Ridge
6. Clam River
8. Bob’s Way
10. Housatonic Flats