The Fitch Memorial Woodlands
The Fitch Memorial Woodlands and its trails are accessed from the parking area on the west side of Bee Hill Road, about a half-mile from the intersection at Cold Spring Road (Rte 7). The Fitch Trail is a blue-blazed trail meandering its way up around Bee Hill. The Fitch Trail’s start to the Bee Hill Road bridge makes for a pleasant, 1 1/2 hour easy-to-moderate hike through hemlock groves, fragrant ferns, and a remarkable stand of old-growth maple, some over six feet in diameter. The Fitch Trail ends at a junction with the RRR Brooks Trail (which connects to the Taconic Crest Trail to the west and runs to the Bee Hill Road Bridge to the east). From the junction it is 0.7 miles to the RRR Brooks’ trailhead at the Bee Hill Road Bridge. The RRR Brooks trail runs along Flora Glen, a burbling mountain brook.
The shorter Running Pine Trail starts from the trailhead parking lot on Bee Hill Road and zigzags up to meet the Fitch Trail at the top of 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.