– The Berlin Road Trail System –
Easy, 1.5 miles, 1 hour, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing
The WRLF Berlin Road trails are located on Berlin Road on property acquired in 1997 by the WRLF. They can be reached from Route 2 west (The Taconic Trail) by turning left onto Torrey Woods Road, then continuing straight ahead onto Berlin Road where the road becomes gravel. Parking is on the left about 4/10ths of a mile past the last house. The entrance to the Class of ‘33 trail is 100 yards to the east of (downhill from) the parking area.
The blue-blazed trails are on relatively flat and easy terrain and include a one-hour loop across the WRLF property and adjoining Town of Williamstown property, a scenic overlook and interpretive signs. The trail follows a logging road, crosses the brook and then climbs to a woods road to an old ski area at the top of Berlin Road. Take the road back to the trailhead.
The Waterfall Trail is a short spur off the first part of the trail, making for a short but rewarding hike. The great variety of flora and fauna that have been identified on the property, along with several charcoal pits and other curiosities, are reflected in the interpretive signs and markings placed along the trail. The interpretive signs also chronicle the history of logging and forest recovery on the property.
NOTE: The WRLF partners with the Williams Outing Club (WOC) to maintain and improve Williamstown area trails.
The WRLF is grateful to the WOC for allowing it to use the trail information shown here. For more detailed information on area trails, the WOC Northern Berkshire guide and a full map of all area trails are available. Please contact the WOC or the WRLF for where to find the guide and maps.