Bartholomew's Cobble

Ashley Falls
Sheffield, Massachusetts

Beside the winding Housatonic River rises Bartholomew's Cobble, a natural rock garden of ferns and rare wildflowers.

Visitors may explore this delicate woodland community by walking Ledges Interpretive Trail. A network of other trails leads through forest, meadow and pastureland to the top of Hulburt's Hill with its magnificent views of the Housatonic valley.

A flyway for more than 200 bird species, this 294-acre Reservation is an ideal spot to study nature, picnic and enjoy scenic views. Discover the Cobble, and join many visitors who find it one of New England's most unique natural areas.


From Sheffield center follow Route 7 south 1.1 mile. Turn right on Route 7A and follow directional signs to Weatogue Road. Entrance on left. Parking area.

Open daily: Trails open year-round, daily sunrise to sunset. Bailey Natural History Museum. Open year round, daily 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; closed holidays.

Admission fee. Free to members of The Trustees of Reservations. Admission fee for non-members. Group tours by appointment. For information, call 413-229-8600.

The Trustees of Reservations is dedicated to preserving properties of exceptional scenic, historic and ecological value throughout the Commonwealth. Founded in 1891, it is a non-profit conservation organization and relies for support entirely upon membership dues, admission fees and voluntary contributions. Bartholomew's, one of the 83 properties of The Trustees of Reservations, is a National Historic Landmark.

Join The Trustees and help support the management of properties like Bartholomew's Cobble.

For more information about membership in The Trustees of Reservations, please contact:

    The Trustees of Reservations
    Western Regional Office
    The Mission House
    P.O. Box 792, Sergeant Street
    Stockbridge, MA 01262
    (413) 298-3239

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