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Ice Glen - photo by Peter Wise
Ice Glen - photo by Peter Wise

Laurel Hill Association of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, founded in 1853, is the oldest existing village improvement society in the United States. The organization's purpose is to do “such things as shall serve to improve the quality of life and of the environment in the town of Stockbridge.” Activities include maintaining Association properties, planting trees and flowers, and cooperating with the town and other organizations for community welfare.


Laurel Hill Park

Laurel Hill Park Renovation

Laurel Hill Park behind the Town Offices on Main Street is the Association's signature property. It was the site of the first meeting in 1853. Twenty-five years later in 1878 it was gifted to the Association by the Sedgwick family—our first property.

Earth Day Stockbridge

Help us clean up Stockbridge: Earth Day 2018!

Earth Day Litter Pick-up in Stockbridge – Many Hands Make Light Work

Help make Stockbridge clean and beautiful by joining your neighbors in picking up the winter's accumulation of trash around your own neighborhood.

Earth Day Litter Pick-up will take place from Monday April 16 – Sunday April 22!

view from Chesterwood Studio

2018 Photo Contest

The Laurel Hill Association and the Stockbridge Land Trust have launched our third annual photo contest. Photos may be submitted until April 30, 2018.

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Laurel Hill Association funds its work through member donations.
Please help maintain the quality of life and of the environment in Stockbridge.