JUNE 2021. Williamstown Rural Lands is pleased to announce the publication of an illustrated
brochure designed to enable residents and visitors to take a self-guided
tour of Williamstown’s trees. The “Walking Tour of Notable Trees in
Williamstown” is a 12-panel guide to a tour that begins and ends at
Tunnel City, at the foot of Spring Street, going as far east as Southworth
Street, as far north as the Williams College Field House above Cole Field,
and as far west as the Milne Library.
The guide includes a map showing the location of each of 36 trees, of
various species from the familiar red oak and sugar maple to the more
unusual northern catalpa and bald cypress. Included too are three
surviving examples of the American elm as well as some trees native to
Japan and China. The “Walking Tour” was produced by a committee of local
residents, chaired by Dustin Griffin, and was printed with funds
supplied by Williamstown Rural Lands.
Copies are available, free of charge, at the WRL office at 671 Cold Spring Road, the Milne Library, and at the Chamber of Commerce booth at the foot of Spring Street.
Plans are being made to post the content of the brochure on the WRL
website, along with additional information about notable trees outside
the town center that can be seen by hikers, cyclists, or motorists.
An 11″ x 17″ downloadable version of the brochure can be found here.