Had a day off today, but extremely humid and unstable air had sparked off numerous thunderstorms this morning, so I had to carefully check the radar before heading out. I opted to drive east a short distance into the Berkshires where some dry air still remained.
My first stop was Housatonic Flats, a new 26 acre Berkshire Natural Resources Council Property along Route 7 just north of the village of Great Barrington. A large parking lot is located along the west side of the road, with a kiosk with trail map near the trail head.
Next, I visited Pfeiffer Arboretum on the west side of town along Long Pond Road. This 38 acre property was donated to the Great Barrington Land Conservancy in 1997, and a .75 mile loop trail was constructed several years later in 2002.