Dalton | Lanesborough | Pittsfield | Windsor

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Forested hillside mostly owned by MassWildlife, bisected by the Appalachian Trail.

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.

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Crane Conservation Projects and Chalet WMA 42.508000, -73.164400 Crane Conservation Projects and Chalet WMA(center) (Directions)


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Property details from MassWildlife

No maintained trails: difficult

Special features: Large tract of forested land



Three parking lots available off Flintstone Road, Windsor and Rte 8 and Notch Road in Cheshire. The Appalachian Trail corridor divides the area roughly in half.

GPS: 42.5080, -73.1644 (center of property)


With gifts from the Crane family, Bob Thieriot, and Crane and Company, BNRC has helped conserve more than 3,600 acres adjacent or near to the Chalet Wildlife Management Area. BNRC holds conservation restrictions over 2,100 acres owned by MassWildlife and open to the public for passive, non-motorized recreation. View MassWildlife’s map and zoom in on the area in western Massachusetts for additional property details.

Chalet WMA is crisscrossed by wood roads and old town roads. The Appalachian Trail runs north-south through the center of the project area (no hunting on the AT or within the corridor!). If you’re comfortable off of marked trails, you should explore.