A ridgeline property on the eastern slopes of the Taconic Range, this tract abuts the Taconic Trail State Forest. Its unmarked wood roads lead deep into the hollows to the north. Outstanding starting point for exploration for hikers, snowshoers and backcountry skiiers with map, compass and GPS skills.
Property Name: Berlin Road
Activities: Hunting, hiking, snowshoeing
Special features: Unimproved wood roads
Hiking difficulty: Expert — unmarked trails, steep slopes
GPS: 42.7012, -73.2637 (frontage)
The Berlin Road Reserve is 210 acres of rugged beauty. This cut-over timberland came to us from Bob Thieriot, the namesake of Bob’s Way (see that page for more about Bob). The property is crisscrossed by wood roads and skid roads. The best of the roads carries traffic into Taconic Trail State Forest; this trail is maintained by volunteers at the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation.
For the hale and skilled, this property is well worth exploring. Follow any one of the wood roads that leads uphill and west and you’ll quickly discover how beautiful (and rugged!) the Taconic Range is.
From the intersection of Route 2 west and Route 7 in Williamstown: west on Route 2 for 0.3 miles to a left on Torrey Woods Road. In 0.4 miles, bear right at intersection with Berlin Road. Follow Berlin Road for 1.3 miles to the unmarked pull-off on right. Or continue farther west on Berlin Road to the trailhead for the Class of ’33 trail.