About This Site

The Harris property includes 1.9 miles of trails on 76 acres of land. The hemlock forests provide habitat for a variety of different birds. In the temporary vernal pools, you may see the eggs of frogs and salamanders in the spring, and their young as they hatch. These woodland pools provide critical habitat for amphibians. The property’s cliffs and outcroppings are home to lichens over a century old. The small piles of rocks form crevices and caves that provide great habitat for bats, porcupines, and snakes.

What to Do Here

  • Hike – trails are easy to moderate 
  • Birdwatch
  • Cross-country Ski
  • Fishing (Permit Required)
  • Now you can enjoy a guided tour using the Vizzit App!
  • Join CLC in the Hike Five Challenge by hiking this site or at least 5 any of our 10 Public Conservation Areas and you’ll be eligible to receive a prize! Click HERE for more information and to download your entry form!

Site History

Gordon Harris donated the property to CLC to be used for recreation and wildlife conservation. We also thank the Greenagers, a Great Barrington-based nonprofit, for partnering to provide youth with natural-resources based work experience maintaining the trails and building the site’s stone staircases.

If you’re interested in learning more, read the site’s brochure.

DIRECTIONS: 105 BLOODY HOLLOW ROAD, AUSTERLITZ, NY