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Notchview, Windsor

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#7 of 8 in Winter Sports in Berkshires
Cross-country Ski Area · Hidden Gem · Outdoor Activity
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Notchview is a 3100acre conservation property located on Massachusetts Route 9 in Windsor, Massachusetts in eastern Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is currently managed by the Trustees of Reservations.
Early 19th century farmers made attempts to cultivate the region, but rocky soils and a short growing season soon forced them to farm elsewhere. By the year 1900, these farms were bought up and became larger private estates. Lt. Col. Arthur D. Budd merged these holdings into the 3000acre Notch View Farm, which he bequeathed to The Trustees of Reservations in 1965. In 1993, an additional 93acre from the Smithers Woodland Preserve were added to the reservation.
Notchview is a part of the Hoosac Range, part of Vermont's Green Mountains. Judge's Hill the highest point on the reservation at 2297ft. With the exception of some southerly facing fields, most of the Reservation is covered with a red spruce and northern hardwood forest. Areas with poor drainage contain a spruce and fir tree mix that lends a Boreal forest appearance.
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  • Snow conditions here are good even when you may not have any snow out your window! which is the case this year (2020), grass at my house but 15" of snow here. Trails for all abilities and the... 
    Snow conditions here are good even when you may not have any snow out your window! which is the case this year (2020), grass at my house but 15" of snow here. Trails for all abilities and the...  more »
  • Best conditions are when trails have been tracked. Then, it's the best skiing around. Even when there's no snow in the Pioneer Valley, there'll be great skiing here. 
    Best conditions are when trails have been tracked. Then, it's the best skiing around. Even when there's no snow in the Pioneer Valley, there'll be great skiing here.  more »
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  • Spent this winter skiing here, so much fun and bang for the buck!
  • this is a great place to take a hike. The trails aren't too difficult and the forest is incredible. The wildlife and sense of the fresh pines will ensure you have a memorable visit. You can bring your dog here to stay stay on leash. Be careful when you leave the main highway as the road can be a little bumpy.

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