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Part of the eastern slope of the West Stockbridge Mountain, this parcel with no formal access is a key piece in BNRC’s efforts to conserve all the high ground on this landmark mountain.


  • Stockbridge, MA
  • Difficulty: Difficulty, No maintained trails
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Size: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​50 acres
  • Special features: Hillside protection forest


This land, and all of the present-day Berkshires, are the ancestral homeland of the Mohican people, who were forcibly displaced to Wisconsin by European colonization. These lands continue to be of great significance to the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation today. To learn more, visit

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      • Center of Property:  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Google Maps​​​​​​​ | 42.3275, -73.3496


      No parking and no trails exist; no road frontage exists. The property is best accessed from Olivia’s Overlook by the Ridge Trail.

      The 50-acre Maeder Reserve is entirely forested and is within “Zone B” of the Town of Stockbridge water supply. The donor’s intent was to see the land conserved in perpetuity. BNRC’s goal is to find an appropriate way for hikers to go from Pittsfield to Stockbridge; Maeder is a key piece of this puzzle.