Marble, Alford’s main export in the 1800s, was used in the construction of New York City’s old city hall, and possibly in the Washington, DC monuments.
Quiet, serene, and private, Alford is the town for those who love the feeling of a getaway, every day. A former farming town, Alford strictly controls its residential development to maintain its pastoral charm. It may not have stores, hotels, gas stations, or even a post office, but it does have plenty of wide-open fields, low-traffic roads, and mountain trails, making it the perfect place for biking, jogging, walking, and hiking. With its location between Great Barrington and the border of New York State, you’re always close to shopping and other conveniences.
POINTS OF INTEREST
ALFORD SPRINGS RESERVE
Nearly 900 acres of mostly forested ridgeline, plus stunning views of Mount Greylock and Tom Ball Mountain. The reserve has six miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, challenging cross-country Nordic skiing, and hunting. And tons of fresh, wild blackberries.
This peaceful brook, which runs into the Green River, isn’t just a great spot for a picnic. It’s also considered one of the best spots for fishing in the Berkshires.