Pfeiffer Arboretum at Long Pond

Trail Description:

This property offers a quiet .7 mile walking loop through diverse forest and wetland ecosystems. Forest management and invasive plant species control efforts are underway, helping to preserve the abundant native plants. The spur trail offers views of Long Pond.

Your help is needed: In 2017, new bog bridges and boardwalks will be installed, using black locust harvested from the Lake Mansfield Conservation Forest. The project is part of GBLC's celebration of its 25 years of stewardship and has received grant funding through the MA Recreation Trail program, The Berkshire Environmental Education fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Housatonic Heritage and the Fields Pond Foundation. We thank these organizations for their generous grants toward this work. We are assembling a key group of trail volunteers for support work days in June and July. Email to sign up to pitch in.

Bog boardwalk at Pfeiffer Arboretum, Great Barrington


From the center of Great Barrington, head north and follow signs to Route 41. Proceed onto Route 41 and make a left turn onto Christian Hill Road. Follow Christian Hill until Division Street, where Christian Hill to the blinking red light at Division Street where Christian Hill becomes Long Pond Road. Continue .6 miles from the blinking light. Look for the Pfeiffer Arboetum sign and trailhead on the left.  Parking is limited.

Pfeiffer Arboretum Trail Map