Had to take advantage of a brief period of gorgeous sunshine this afternoon, so did a short hike up to Laura's Tower in the town of Stockbridge, just before severe weather moved in. To access the property, which is part of the Laurel Hill Association, turn south on Route 7 in Stockbridge(at the Red Lion Inn), then proceed to Park Street, where you will bear left(east), and then follow that road all the way to the end. A small parking area, with room for up to about ten cars is found here.
The trail begins by crossing the Housatonic River on the beautiful constructed Goodrich Memorial footbridge.
Would've loved to have gotten out and explored more, but within a half hour of finishing the hike, strong thunderstorms were pouring down. Hiked about 1.5 miles RT.