Flash hike on the cobble loop, partially on the #appalachiantrail , studying unique trees, including the ironwood russ climbed up, fields of wildflowers, 3 vistas and more dogs than humans. Tyringham has always been a favorite town of mine with the mountains, a very zen place, trailhead on Jerusalem Road just off Main Road, heres the history ….Tyringham Cobble was born from massive tectonic movements that shifted ancient strata, leaving an exposed underbelly of rock atop a high ridge.

In the late 18th century, a growing Shaker community bought this geologic wonder as part of an extensive 2,000-acre farm holding and pastured cattle and sheep on its northwest side.

In the 1930s, a group of conservation-minded individuals calling themselves The Cobblers purchased the property to protect it from development—in particular a proposed ski run-and their descendants donated the land to The Trustees in 1963.

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