Bartholomew's Cobble is a national natural landmark and was part of the Colonel John Ashley's estate in Sheffield, MA, is a beautiful natural site to visit, it's a rugged and exotic landscape supporting many species of plants. The name Cobble is taken from German word "Kobel" meaning rocks. More than 500 million years ago this area was a bedrock, and due to the formation of new mountains this inland sea area was exposed million of years ago. The area has walking trails, a natural history museum and you can explore nature at the natural landmark.
Things to Do
- Visitors can tour the cobble year-round, the cobbles consist of quartzite and marble, and diverse species of more than 800 plants.
- Th natural landmark has one of the largest cottonwood trees in the state, and a great diversity of fern species can be found.
- The Hurlburt's hill is the highest point that gives scenic views of the surrounding valley.
- Enjoy hiking at five miles of hiking trails, the trails pass through two small caves that kids love to explore.
- There are open fields, beaver ponds, trees and plants and wildlife to explore.
- Children would love to see stuffed animals at the natural history museum.
Bartholomew's Cobble Insider Tips
- Wear good walking shoes and bring insect repellents.
- Bring drinking water.
- You cannot bring pets.