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Berkshires

McLennan Reservation

Tyringham and Otis

594 acres

Venture into a rugged and remote tract of forested hills and wetlands at the edge of the historic Tyringham Valley.

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Plan Your Visit
  • Overview
  • Ideas for Your Visit
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions
  • Property Map
  • Regulations & Advisories

Overview

Round Mountain and its neighbor Long Mountain form the backdrop for the McLennan Reservation, nearly 600 acres at the southeastern end of Tyringham Valley. In the saddle between these 1,500-foot elevations lies Hale Pond, created when Camp Brook is periodically dammed by beavers.

Ideas for Your Visit

From the entrance, a one-and-a-half-mile trail follows the graceful rises and dips of this densely forested landscape before reaching the high plateau and Hale Swamp. The trail is moderate in difficulty, with some strenuous sections, but it pays off in striking views of unspoiled wilderness.

Admission & Hours

Free to all.

Directions

Fenn Road
Tyringham and Otis, MA 01264
Telephone: 413.298.3239
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Get directions on Google Maps.

From Mass Turnpike (1-90), take Exit 2, Rt. 20 East. Take 1st right onto Rt. 102 West. Turn left onto Tyringham Rd. After 2.5 mi., continue onto Main Rd. After 3.7 mi., turn left onto Fenn Rd. (dirt road) and park along the road. Walk up Fenn Rd. 0.5 mi. to entrance.

 

Property Map

At present, a downloadable trail map is not available for McLennan Reservation.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Seasonal hunting is permitted at this property subject to all state and town laws. Learn more about hunting on Trustees properties. Wear bright colors during the November – December deer hunting season; avoid wearing or carrying anything that is white.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent. Read our photo and video policy.
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Property Acquisition History

Gift, with endowment, of John S. McLennan in 1977, 1978, and 1991.

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