Forest and wetland in an ecologically rich corner of the Berkshires
Property Name: Roosevelt
Activities: Hiking, snowshoeing
Special features: Pretty hardwood forest; adjacent to The Nature Conservancy properties
Hiking difficulty: Intermediate — unmarked wood roads on moderate terrain
GPS: 42.3503, -73.0742 (center of property)
The Roosevelt Reserve comprises habitat for moose, bobcat, and all the Massachusetts mammals that need lots of room to thrive. The parcel climbs from a wetland at its southeast to a wooded hill at the northwest. At that high point, it touches land owned by The Nature Conservancy, which in turn connects to thousands upon thousands of acres of land owned by TNC, MassWildlife, and MA Department of Conservation and Recreation – lots of land to roam!
This property does not have parking or maintained trails. The best access to the property is from Middlefield Road, Washington.