Lovely wetlands and vernal pools highlight these paired properties in Egremont & Great Barrington.
An excellent spot for peepers and other spring wildlife viewing.
This land, and all of the present-day Berkshires, are the ancestral homeland of the Mohican people who were forcefully 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 mohican.com.
Hiking difficulty: Expert — unmarked yet walkable wood roads crisscross both properties.
Special features: Vernal pools, interesting topography, wood roads
The eastern parcel has frontage on the west side of Seekonk Cross Road, between 66 and 70 Seekonk Cross Road. The western parcel has frontage on the west side of Pumpkin Hollow Road, in Egremont. (Pumpkin Hollow Road becomes Locust Hill Road in Great Barrington. Google or mapping software might not appreciate this distinction.)
The best access for the western parcel is 0.8 miles from the intersection of Egremont Plain and Pumpkin Hollow Roads. Park at the BNRC road opposite the driveway for 49 Locust Hill Road, Great Barrington (which driveway is located on Pumpkin Hollow Road, Egremont). You may park out of the way at the head of BNRC’s road on the west side of Pumpkin Hollow Road. See the map for clarity.
42.1990, -73.4039 (East frontage on Seekonk Cross Road)
42.1955, -73.4143 (West frontage on Pumpkin Hollow Road)
Unmarked wood roads give the explorer access to ecologically rich vernal pools and wetlands. Bird watching and nature study are the attraction. Bring a field guide, a camera or even a sketchbook.