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Let’s Walk The Grounds at The Sterling & Clark Art Institute

For directions please visit the website:  or call 


We will meet at the main Parking lot at 9:00 AM.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is both an art museum and research center, welcoming visitors year-round to experience its outstanding collections of European and American art in an intimate setting surrounded by the profound natural beauty of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Set on a 140-acre campus of expansive lawns, meadows, and walking trails, the Clark is home to exceptional examples of European and American painting and sculpture, master prints and drawings, English silver and porcelain, and early photographs. The museum is best known, however, for its extraordinary collection of French Impressionist paintings.

Click to view a printable version (PDF) of this campus map.

The Clark Grounds

Surrounded by 140 acres of expansive lawns, meadows, and walking trails, the Clark is located in a setting of profound natural beauty. The windows of its galleries afford views of the surrounding woods and fields, adjacent farm pastures, and a nearby lily pond. Walking trails traverse the property, including trails up historic Stone Hill, which offers a spectacular view of Williamstown and the Green Mountains of Vermont to the north. Picnic tables and benches dot the property, enabling visitors to pause and enjoy the surroundings.

The walk will be approximately 2 ½ miles with some stairs and some climbing to fantastic views. 

Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

Please be considerate and change your RSVP to NO if your plans change to allow someone else to attend.

Be dressed for the weather and dress in layers.  

• We will walk rain or shine. 

• Bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as sunscreen, rain gear, day pack.

Please feel free to text or call Betsy’s cell if you have any questions. [masked]

Look for my Blue/Silver Subaru Outback in the main parking lot

By the time we are finished walking, the museum will be open for anyone who wants to visit.  Hours and fees for the museum are also listed on the website.

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  • Betsy

    Hi Joe
    If you pull up this screen there should be an upload icon on the right just below the title. Sometimes it takes a few seconds after clicking for the icon to open. That should do it

    August 12, 2013

  • Joe H.

    This was a gentle hike in beautiful weather in a very scenic area. Thank you, Betsy. Perhaps you could remind me how to submit a few photos from this meetup. I've done it before, but don't see the obvious icons, etc., to proceed.

    August 11, 2013

  • Heidi

    Nice walk with beautiful views!! Thanks Betsy. Great afternoon in Williamstown afterwards too!

    August 10, 2013

  • Blanche N.

    This was a lovely walk through the fields and woods behind the Clark Museum. It could easily be done in an hour by anyone from 8 to 80. I would suggest since the walk is very short,if you are coming from a distance be sure to have something else planned to do in the area.

    August 10, 2013

  • Veronica

    I am sooo sorry---I wrote down this was for tomorrow. ;( We were really looking forward to this.

    August 10, 2013

  • judy

    Sorry have other plans now

    August 9, 2013

  • judy

    Thank but I have other plans now. Enjoy!

    August 9, 2013

  • Richard K.

    work to do at the house

    August 1, 2013

  • Jeannie T.

    I have been trying to get my act together to visit here again for 2 years (it's been too long). If anyone can go on a weekday, please let me know! My weekends in August are booked with parenting-stuff.

    July 31, 2013

  • MaryAnne

    Will be celebrating 28th anniversary by taking son to a goal keeper clinic that day!

    3 · July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Congratulations Mary Anne! Have a great day :)

      2 · July 30, 2013

    • Jeannie T.


      1 · July 31, 2013

  • Marisol

    I'll be camping the Clark is very nice enjoy.

    2 · July 29, 2013

  • Marisol

    I'll be camping the Clark is very nice enjoy.

    1 · July 29, 2013

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