Just off Pleasant Street in Berlin, bluebird houses circle Berlin Meadows, which is frequently visited by turkey, coyotes, deer, and birds of prey. From lands along the adjacent Brewer Brook, you can turn circle the beautiful flood control pond that attracts migratory birds, or you can cross the bridge to Sawyer Hill, where an impressive group of white pines sits just to the north.
Berlin Meadows and Sawyer Hill
Berlin Meadows, owned by the Town of Berlin, is a mix of open field, wet meadow, forested wetland and upland, and dense successional scrub. It provides natural flood control and storm drainage to neighboring communities. The Town donated a conservation restriction (CR) on Berlin Meadows to SVT.
Sawyer Hill, which is privately owned land, consists of forested open space and public trails. SVT has held a CR on this land since 2008.
The two areas are connected via a trail through the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Brewer Brook land.
- Bluebird houses circle the meadow off Pleasant Street, which is frequently visited by turkey, coyotes, deer, and birds of prey.
- Upon entering the Tyler Conservation Area and Brewer Brook from Berlin Meadows, look for a 250-year-old oak tree near the property boundary.
- From Brewer Brook you can proceed to the Sawyer Hill CR, crossing the bridge, or turn right to circle the flood control pond, which is an attraction for migratory birds.
- As you cross the bridge to Sawyer Hill, an impressive group of white pines is just to the north.
- A loop of trail circles the northern and central part of the Sawyer Hill property. Adjacent to a residential development on its southern boundary, the land offers its neighbors a chance to enjoy a quiet walk in the woods.
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1-3 Pleasant Street Berlin, MA
From Route 495 in Berlin, take Exit 67 (Route 62). Go west on Route 62 toward Berlin for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Pleasant Street. Parking is on the immediate left. Trail access is 200 feet further down Pleasant Street on the left.