A rolling forest drops gently to a series of productive wetlands not far from the Konkapot River.
Property Name: Corn Warrior
Town: New Marlborough
Special features: Mature forest and a very diverse plant community
Hiking difficulty: Expert — there are no trails
GPS: 42.1528, -73.2667 (frontage)
This 38-acre parcel was given to BNRC and the New Marlborough Land Trust with the intention that it could be sold to fund conservation work elsewhere in the Berkshires. 20 years have gone by and we still own this quiet, pretty forest. Corn Warrior has two very pretty vernal pools and until 2010, it also had two active gravel quarries!
What Corn Warrior lacks in trails and improvements it seems to make up for in biodiversity: a 2009 ecological assessment noted 190+ plant species! The property may also be habitat for rare and endangered species, as documented by state wildlife officials.
Corn Warrior has extensive frontage on both Adsit Crosby and Hartsville-Mill River Roads. There is no improved parking; however there are places to pull fully off the road on the frontage at either road.