23 miles Paved Road
Towns: Great Barrington, Sheffield, New Marlboro
Parking: Great Barrington abandoned fairgrounds
|South County is flat|
|Cows crossing at Balsalm Hill Farm|
More than one reader has told me my photos are too much scenery and not enough people. I’ll work on the people part someday, but today I’ll pay attention to other habitants of the county. The corn in the fields is mostly for the cows.
|The calves were less than a week old|
The cows are mostly for milk. We're lucky to have these farms, obviously they provide food, but they also protect the open space and rural economy. Maple Shade Farm is a member of the Organic Valley Cooperative dairy system.
Roads: South on Rt. 7 from GB; left on Brookside. Right onto Boardman. Jog left onto County, then immediate right onto Hewins. Bear left onto Shunpike, then right onto Canaan/Southfield Road. Right onto Clayton Rd. (where Old Turnpike Rd. enters from the south.) Right onto Polikoff, right onto Hewins. Back to Boardman and GB.