Greenberg Family Conservation Area
The Greenberg Family Conservation Area in Westhampton is loved for its lush forest as well as the picturesque Sodom Brook. For decades, the Greenberg family cherished the woods they owned behind their home. Native trout swim in the brook, delicate wildflowers and mushrooms grow on the forest floor, tiny salamanders crawl in the leaves, and birds search the ground and trees for insects to feed their babies. In 2017, Rebecca and Carolyn Greenberg donated 70 acres to Kestrel Land Trust. They hoped to protect all of the life on this land while allowing the community to experience its special natural features.
A new, blazed trail system of loops takes you through a hemlock forest, along the brook, and past magnificent tulip trees. The Central Loop (yellow blazes) is easiest, bringing you to an open clearing with benches and a gathering platform, a perfect place for a picnic or a round of yoga. The Tulip Tree Trail (blue blazes) is slightly more challenging, and the Brookside Path (white blazes) is the most challenging, with a moderately steep portion descending to the brook. The Overlook Trail (orange blazes) is the highest elevation area of the Greenberg Family Forest, leveling off on a plateau.
- Sodom Brook
- Tulip trees
- Gathering Circle with benches and platform
- Mushrooms in the fall
- Families with young children
- Conservation area is open from sun-up to sun-down every day, all year
- The Brookside Trail is for foot traffic only and not recommended for snowshoeing
- Parking area located on Southampton Road can accommodate up to 6 cars
- Keep your dog on leash or under eﬀective voice and sight control. This means your dog is always in your sight, and comes immediately when called.