A few moments after passing the brook, the AT comes to a large meadow with wide views of 88 acre Greenwater Pond.
The trail gets interesting after leaving the pond's shoreline, crossing above the Mass Pike on two pedestrian bridges.
Welcome to the Berkshires.
The trail passes through mixed forest with many more beech and oak coming in on the south facing slopes. Low mountain laurel and wintergreen mark a prolonged level stretch as well.
Here is another level section of trail amongst millions of fallen leaves.
Quiet, meandering Higley Brook as it flows into Upper Goose Pond.
A very, nice, relaxing 3.7 mile RT hike. Would've gone to visit Upper Goose Pond's cabin, which would have added another 1 mile RT, but it was closed for the season.