Mohawk Trail Conservation Area

Shelburne

A former commercial nursery beloved for its cathedral-like woods and a point of access to one of western MA's most notable long-distance trails: the Mahican-Mohawk Trail.

Activities

Birding, Hiking

Details

21 Acres
Completed on November 25, 1992

The Franklin Land Trust purchased the Mohawk Trail Conservation area in 1992, and in the process became the steward of a truly unique parcel. During the mid-20th century, the land that would become the Mohawk Trail Conservation area was a bustling commercial nursery, a history which is visible today in the neat rows of red pine, European larch, and Norway spruce throughout the woodlot. Although as many species in the property’s present-day woodlot are exotic as native, the Mohawk Trail Conservation area is beloved for its shaded woods and as a point of access to one of western MA’s most notable long-distance trails: the Mahican-Mohawk Trail.

Hiking Difficulty: Easy

M-M Trail Map (DRWA)

Narrative Address: Route 2 – ½ south of turn off onto Maple Street towards Shelburne Falls and directly opposite 235 Route 2, Shelburne Falls Mini Storage.

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