Laurel Hill Park in Stockbridge, start your adventure here behind Stockbridge Town Hall. It was once land divided between two Mohican owned parcels, in 1834 the Sedgwick family purchased and put it in land trust. 1853 Mary Hopkins Goodrich made a call to action to better the village as Laurel Hill Association was created. Admire the large old growth trees as you follow the Sedgwick Path to the Glenn and informational kiosk, in front of you will be the Rostrum designed by Daniel Chester French, its desk is equipped with bronze arms. The enormous bench is the Sedgwick seat VIRO DILECTISSIMO AMICI the seat weighs 10 tons and took 4 horse teams and 12 men and 2 days to place it here. Continue here on the Adams Path up a very short, steep summit path to the Butler Seat at the summit of the once laurel filled hill installed in early 1900’s with glorious views to the West of Monument Mountain….and there’s more! Along the main path look for more inscribed rock like the Sedgwick family boulder, Lucius Adams Boulder and the Musgrave Seat inscribed ON REVIENT TOUJOURS we always come back…and I always do, this is my personal favorite place for history, nature and adventure. Parking also on Park Street, also the entrance to three more trails.
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