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.
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
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.