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Bartholomew's Cobble

105 Weatogue Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257-9012
+1 413-229-8600
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Lovely hike through nature center and along the Housatonic

Bartholomew's Cobble is one of the properties run by The Trustees. It's visitor center includes... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Barbara C
,
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Nice hiking trails

Lovely views of the Housatonic River from several trails through woods. Trails are well marked and... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
nancy s
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White Plains, New York
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Created by geologic upheavals a half-billion years ago, this hundred-foot-high bedrock outcropping introduces visitors to a rugged and exotic landscape that also supports 800 species of plants while offering terrific mountain vistas.
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105 Weatogue Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257-9012
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Bartholomew's Cobble is one of the properties run by The Trustees. It's visitor center includes good information on local wildlife and birding, plus the restrooms are clean! Each time I have been there I learned something new from the Ranger, and the programming is top...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely views of the Housatonic River from several trails through woods. Trails are well marked and not too strenuous although there is an incline up some steps. All in all, an enjoyable outing.

Thank nancy s
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We walked on the "Ledges Trail" starts just to the left of the visitors center. There is a gentle decline on the beginning of the trail and then it levels out to a wide well groomed trail. We walked as far as the ledge that...More

Thank EDFeather
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Hiked over from the Ashley house then spoke with the caretaker who was great! Got a lot of good information about the cobble and Hurlburt's hill. Did 2.5 miles to climb both the cobble and the hill. Top of the hill is an ideal spot...More

Thank dave d
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The Trustees of Reservations owns this and an adjacent property, the Ashley House, which offers hiking trails up to a summit (Hurlbutt Hill) about a mile or so from the road. The view to the north from the latter is beautiful. The walk is easy...More

1  Thank Peter N
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stop in the small wildlife museum at entry. Many reasonable distance trails of great beauty with rock out croppings. Any season provides beautiful vistas . Across the road climb the hill or snow show in winter.

1  Thank ptcpa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

As a member of the Trustees of Reservations I hike there often and love the view from the top of the mountain.

1  Thank Nina A
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

A remarkable enclave combining great natural beauty, traditional farming and cultivation, and historical preservation. An hours walk here is a shortcut to the essence of the Berkshire with its mix of riverbed, wide valleys, rocky cobbles, and views of high hills. The Spero loop is...More

1  Thank murrayhiller
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing place to view wildlife, get outdoors, and see some nice views. It is not huge, but quite wonderful.

2  Thank Chikachik
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Plan to spend a few hours exploring this property. There are about 3 miles of trails; a mix of easy and moderate. Woodland trails are beautiful along the Housatonic River where you will see beaver dams, song birds and turkey. The “cobble” is interesting and...More

Thank NekoCat
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