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Stacy Mountain Preserve




Open to the Public

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Why You Should Visit
Stacy Mountain is a scenic mountain preserve of rich forest, cliffs, and vernal pools in the Connecticut River's French King Gorge. Much of the land around the preserve has been protected by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Location
Pisgah Mountain Road, Gill, Massachusetts

Size
155 acres 

Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
Stacy Mountain provides habitat for several rare or threatened species.

What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
Between 1997 and 1999, the Conservancy purchased 155 acres in seven tracts. In 1997 the Conservancy created a short hiking loop off of Pisgah Mountain Road.

What to See:
Rich mesic forest, white pine-hemlock forest, spring wildflowers, vernal pools and ravens.

Preserve Policies:
Please read our complete list of preserve use policies.

  • Preserve open daily from dawn to dusk
  • Foot traffic only
  • Groups larger than 10 people are asked to coordinate their visit with our Western Massachusetts Program at (413) 229-0232.
  • Please stay on the trail
  • No collecting of plants or animals
  • Carry out all litter
  • No fires, smoking or camping

Accessibility
All reasonable requests for special accommodations will be made with ample notice.

There is a short marked trail, which is steep in places.
If you have any questions while planning your outing, please contact our Western Massachusetts office at 413-229-0232.

 

Directions

From Boston:

  • Follow Route 2W for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes to Millers Falls.
  • Cross the French King Bridge (Connecticut River).
  • Drive about one mile and turn right onto Pisgah Mountain Rd.
  • Turn right at the first fork and travel approximately one mile to a small pull-off on the left. The Stacy Mountain trailhead is just opposite the pull-off.

From Rt. 91

  • Take Rt 91 to Greenfield and head east on Rt. 2.
  • Roughly 2 miles past junction of stop light (Main Rd to Gill on left, bridge to Turners Falls on right, Mobile Station on corner), look for Pisgah Mt. Rd on left.
  • Turn right at the first fork and travel approximately one mile to a small pull-off on the left. The Stacy Mountain trailhead is just opposite the pull-off.

 

 

 

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