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Monterey

Monterey, or “Green Woods” as it was then called, was established in 1735 to help develop a wilderness trail, and was the original settlement of Tyringham. In 1847, the southern portion of Tyringham became Monterey, named after one of Zachary Taylor’s victorious battles in Mexico. Originally an industrial center with factories, mills and a thriving fur industry, the town metamorphosed into a summer resort town and today has a creative, independent, artistic flair.

Hiking Trails
Appalachian Trail A marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine running through many towns in the Berkshires.
South Egremont MA 01258 413.528.8002
www.appalachiantrail.org
Mount Hunger Gem of Monterey Preservation Land Trust, on 385 acres and open to the public, this property has miles of trails, stunning views, historic sites and a great variety of natural landscapes.
Mount Hunger Road Monterey MA 01245 info@mplt.org
www.mplt.org
Historic Homes
Bidwell House and Gardens Elegant Georgian saltbox, authentically restored, filled with antiques and surrounded by 192 acres of beautiful grounds and hiking trails. Memorial to Columbus Day.
Art School Road Monterey MA 01245 413.528.6888
bidwellhousemuseum.org
Libraries
Monterey Public Library
452 Main Road Monterey MA 01245 413.528.3795
www.montereymasslibrary.org
Lighter Fare
Harvest Barn Bakery & Café We serve delicious breads, pastries, coffee and tea. We offer Gould Farm maple syrup, honey, cheddar cheese and eggs. In summer we sell vegetables from our gardens. 
100 Gould Road Monterey MA 01245 413.528.1804
www.gouldfarm.org
Nature Preserves
Beartown State Forest 12,000 acres with everything for the outdoor enthusiast. In summer there's hiking, swimming, paddling, and mountain biking. In winter snowshoe, cross country ski, snowmobile and hunt.
69 Blue Hill Road Monterey MA 01245 413.528.0904
www.mass.gov
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