Wire Bridge Farm
Northwest Hill rises to a height of around 1200’ from the 600’ Hoosic River valley just south of the Vermont border. The Wire Bridge Farm consists of about 125 acres situated in Williamstown on the eastern slopes of NW Hill and the adjoining fertile floodplain of the Hoosic. Much of the floodplain section is being used for production of fodder for dairy cows: field corn and hay, while the slopes of Northwest Hill are forested (but subjected to timber harvests in the early 1970s). In the topographic crease between the marble hill and the floodplain, a hard water warm spring issues forth and flows northward, supporting a fen wetland.