The West Dale Preserve is a pristine parcel on the western approach to Stockbridge. It features an expansive meadow, a variety of trees and animals, and a climb to a wooded ridge with views across the valley to Prospect Hill. The parcel abuts 310 acres of Town-owned land.
This is one of the Association’s newest acquisitions. It was purchased from Virginia Loveless in a deed filed August 13, 2014. The Loveless family approached the Association to preserve the land’s open state. This was the third property procured via joint preservation efforts with the Stockbridge Land Trust, which split the cost 50/50 with the Association.
Conservation Restriction. None at present. But one is mentioned in the deed: “Subject to the [Association] recording a permanent Conservation Restriction on said property prohibiting any building or above ground improvements, except for two parking areas…; until…such Conservation Restriction is recorded, [the Association] shall not sell, transfer, convey or encumber said property.”
Trails. None at this time. There is great potential for trails to the ridge vistas and links to other trails such as Yokun Ridge to the north.
Size. 35.64 acres