Tap into mountain beauty in Berkshire County, just 30 minutes east of Williamstown
Return to the earth naturally in a 200-acre forest with 360° ridgetop views
What makes our Berkshires forest special:
- Unparalleled views of the Berkshires and Vermont’s Green Mountains
- Sweeping pastoral meadows lined with syrup-producing maples
- Located just 30 minutes from Williamstown and an easy day trip from Boston and NYC
A protected forest with unforgettable views
Take in the impressive views: the Berkshires to the south, the Green Mountains to the north, and pastoral meadows lined with giant, syrup-producing sugar maples.
A private spot for your memorial
Choose a part of the forest that speaks to you — among the iconic sugar maples bordering Aviator Meadow, on a highland overlook dotted with wild blueberries, or at home with the songbirds deep in the forest.
A beautiful place for your loved ones to visit
Our 200-acre forest is just off the Mohawk Trail and is surrounded by endless outdoor attractions and cultural destinations, including the Deerfield River, Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, and many more.
How it works
Get to know us
Let us introduce ourselves and answer your questions. Learn about how we maintain our forests or how we help with personalized planning.
Tour a forest
Experience the sights and sounds of the forest and learn what makes each section unique. Tour online from the comfort of home or in-person with one of our forest stewards.
Gather your loved ones
When it’s time, your ashes are mixed with soil and returned to the base of your tree during a personalized memorial ceremony.
Leave a legacy
Give your loved ones a beautiful place to remember you and help protect a forest for future generations.
Find your perfect resting place
Each forest section has its own character. Explore our Berkshires property in a guided, online tour with your advisor.
Maplewood Vista offers sweet serenity
The largest, rarest sugar maples in the forest grow here next to scenic Mountainview Meadow, with inspiring views of the Berkshires and Green Mountains.
Mystic Glen is a nature lover’s paradise
A diverse mix of trees – including the striking Paper birch – creates a serene, secluded spot that welcomes forest creatures from deer to songbirds.
Wintergreen Wilds is a natural sanctuary
A hike down a wooded path reveals an immersive wilderness experience with abundant birdsong and woodland creatures.
More about Better Place Forests
A beautiful place for you and your loved ones.
Serving you in life and beyond
During your tree selection
Explore the Berkshires forest and the surrounding area with a free online tour from a trained advisor.
At your memorial ceremony
Our forest stewards ensure your memorial ceremony honors your wishes and provides your loved ones with a beautiful way to celebrate your story.
For years to come
From travel support to ensuring a peaceful visit, our local stewards are here for you and your loved ones.
Explore our Northeast locations
Litchfield Hills, CT
Located just one hour from Hartford and two hours from NYC, our Litchfield Hills forest is in the northwest corner of Connecticut. This 130-acre mountaintop forest features sweeping views of the Housatonic River Valley and unforgettable fall foliage.
Ready to learn more?
Schedule your online tour today.