where wonder happens
Questing
berkshires New Marlborough, MA
438 acres

Visit a landscape of returning forest and wetlands, and remnant cellar holes and stone walls that recall a long-abandoned settlement dating to early Colonial times.

What makes Questing a special place?
Located on the flanks of Leffingwell Hill, Questing features 438 acres of transitional hardwood forest, pockets of wetlands, small streams, and vernal pools.

From the parking area, an old woods road follows a pretty stream for about 1/3 mi. to an open field. This 17-acre upland field of native wildflowers attracts several species of dragonflies and butterflies. Mowed paths follow the edge of the field and connect to a forest loop trail that leads through the woods for about 2/3 mi. around the perimeter of Leffingwell Hill. Look for cellar holes and stone walls, many fascinating in their construction, that tell the story of the 200-year-old settlement known as Leffingwell, where the first non-Native American children were born in New Marlborough. This settlement was abandoned in the late 19th century as farmers migrated to the Midwest.

Trails
2 miles of moderate hiking

When to Visit
Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1½ hours.

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  • History
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Advisory: Authorized hunting is allowed on this reservation. See Regulations and Advisories at left for more information.

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