January Hikes


Saturday, January 28
Saturday Hike:
  "Camp Yay-Apo" Meet for breakfast at 8 AM at Reid’s  Corner, 20 E Longmeadow Rd, Hampden, MA.  Hike  at 9 AM at Camp Yay-Apo, Camp Rd, Somers, CT.  Hike has several steep sections. Bring spikes and poles if you use them. Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464 


February Hikes

Wednesday, February 1
Wednesday Hke:  "Hike Mt. Tom,”  Meet at 9 AM at the Bray Lake parking lot for Mt. Tom, 125 Reservation Rd., Holyoke, MA.  Hike a potion of Bray Lake loop trail to Knox trail and follow to the lookout by the billboard. Continue on the Knox trail to the Quarry and return to the parking lot via Bray Lake loop trail. Estimated time is about 3 hours. Bring poles, spikes, lunch and snacks. Bring snow shoes for deep snow. Leader: Mary Ann Siron (413) 579-1688 or ottertales8@gmail.com


Saturday, February 4
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aturday Hike: “Northfield Mountain” Meet at 8 AM for breakfast at the Wagon Wheel, 39 French King Hwy, Gill, MA. Meet at 9:00 AM at Northfield Mountain Recreation Area Parking Lot, 99 Miller's Fall Rd (Rt. 63), Northfield, MA to hike Northfield Mountain's Rose Ledges trail. (Snowshoes, if snow) micro-spikes are a must if hiking.  Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095, bettrad@msn.com. NO DOGS ALLOWED.



Wednesday, February 8
Wednesday Hike: 
“Rabbit Run/Soapstone Mountain”  Meet for breakfast at 9 AM at the Country Store, Petersham,  2 N Main St, Petersham, MA 01366. Meet for the hike at 9:45 to caravan to trail head.  Approximately 3 hours/6 miles with beautiful views of Quabbin.  Fairly flat with one steep climb to a great vista then gradual downhill. Bring snacks and micro spikes if icy.   Leader: Betty and Ray Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com.  NO DOGS ALLOWED.


Saturday, February 11
Saturday Hike:  “Northwest Park” - Meet at 9 AM at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT. Hike around Northwest Park, some small rolling hills. Dog Friendly. Leader: James DeSellier (413) 297-3880, jdesellier@lenard-eng.com.


Wednesday, February 15
Wednesday Hike:
 “Whittaker Woods Nature Preserve /McCann Family Farm, Somers, CT”  Meet at 9:30 AM at the Whitaker Woods parking area off of Wells Rd. which is on the south side of (.1 mile east of Dream Dogs) Rt. 190 (runs east-west).   The WWNP / McCann Farm offers a five mile, approximately three hour hike through reforested farm lands just north of Shenipsit State Park in Somers, CT. We’ll hike along rolling hills with a few moderate uphill climbs, and classic New England winter scenes with bedrock ledges, impressive stone walls, and gurgling streams. An optional post-hike climb up to the Soapstone Mountain tower – a very short drive away – is available for anyone wanting to extend the trip. If there is deep snow, bring snowshoes. Otherwise, microspikes are a must; hiking poles are strongly encouraged. Leader:  Donna Katz (413) 531-6879 or donna.katz56@gmail.com


Saturday, February 18
Saturday Hike:
  “Hike Clam River”  The Clam River Reserve contains a few loop trails that will be combined to create an approximately 4.5 mile hike. The Clam RiverTrail travels along the Clam River and is rated as moderate. The TRAILHEAD is located behind the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex located at 66 Sandisfield Rd., Sandisfield, MA 01255 (GPS: 42.1081, -73.1080). Parking is available at the Annex. Dogs are able to use this trail but must be under control or kept on leash. The HIKE WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM.  Bring lunch, snacks and drinks and snowshoes or micro spikes if the trail conditions warrant them. Leader: Donna Katz (413) 531-6879 or donna.katz56@gmail.com. Berkshire Natural Resources Council: Front Page


Wednesday, February 22
Wednesday Hike:
“Hike Chicopee State Park”  Meet at 9 AM at William’s Park, 880 Burnett Road, Chicopee, MA. Hike about 6 miles, traversing many new trails. Dog friendly. Leader: Paul Griffin (413) 335-2675 or pgriffin23.pg@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 25
Saturday Hike:   
Hike to the Mt Holyoke Summit House via the Dry Brook, Lithia Springs, Black Rock Trail Loop. It is a 4.6-mile loop. It is rated moderately difficult with 1000 feet elevation gain with views of the Connecticut River Valley at the top. Meet 9 AM at the Old Mountain Road trailhead off Route 47, Hadley. There is parking along the dirt road, but carpooling is encouraged.   Bring traction aids. We will climb up the ridge trail to the summit and have our break there and descend via the Dry Brook trail to the start. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be on leash.  Leader: Merlon Bassett mbassett3034@gmail.com or text to (508) 867-3034
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/dry-brook-lithia-springs-black-rock-an-new-england-trail-loop?u=i.


March Hikes


​Wednesday, March 1
Wednesday Hike: “Hike Robinson State Park” Meet at 9:30AM at 428 North St., Agawam, MA. Hike is approximately 4-5 miles long w/ easy to moderate trails with some small hills. Wear appropriate gear and bring snacks. Dogs allowed on lease. Leader: Kris Jackson (413)782-0247 or NausetRose@hotmail.com 


Saturday, March 4
Saturday Hike:  “Quabbin Reservoir Hike” – Meet at 8 AM at Crystal Springs Dairy Bar, 166 West St, Ware, MA for breakfast.  Spot Cars at Gate #40, Hike from Gate 43 at Quabbin Res. Visit https://www.mass.gov/locations/quabbin-reservoir for more information. Leader: Douglas Young (413) 267-5883 (home), (413) 682-4464 or Kodi1young@gmail.com. NO DOGS ALLOWED.


Wednesday, March 8
Wednesday Hike:  Hike to the twin summit, Look Mountain, Mt. Holyoke Range, Granby, MA.  It is a moderately challenging 3-mile loop hike with a steep ascent of 700 feet elevation gain and a gradual descent.  Meet at 9 AM at the Harris Mountain Road trailhead, 12-198 Harris St, Granby, MA. Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged. Bring traction aids. We will rest/break at the summit, Leader:  Merlon Bassett mbassett3034@gmail.com or text  (508) 867-3034.  https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/long-mountain-summit?u=i


Saturday, March 11
Saturday Hike: Hike the NET in Holyoke, this hike was originally scheduled for fall but got rained out. Hike approximately 4 ) 682-4464miles. The route is beautiful along several scenic outlooks. Bring spikes, poles, lunch. Leader: Don Maynard (413 )525-3464. Rt 202 to Apremont Highway and park at Rock Valley Rd, a dead end street on the left, Trail head will be on the opposite side of the street.


Wednesday, March 15
Wednesday Hike: Hike the back side of Peaked Mt., Butler Rd., Monson, MA. Proceed 1.2 miles on Butler Rd. and turn left into the main parking lot. The hike begins at 9 AM. Estimated hike time is approximately 3 hours. Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464 or djmaynard07@charter.net


Saturday, March 18
Saturday Hike:  “Noble View”  Meet at 10 AM at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Noble View Reservation, 635 South Quarter Road, Russell, MA. Park in the lower parking area, outside the gate. Microspikes or snowshoes may be required - will update when the date gets closer. Approx. 4 miles, including two beautiful waterfalls. Dog friendly. Bring snacks and liquids. Buildings are NOT open. Leader: Liz Sturgen, lsturgen@aol.com or (413) 374-3456.


Wednesday, March 22
Wednesday Hike: Hike Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area. Meet at 9AM at North Farms Rd. parking lot. Easy to moderate hiking conditions – approximately 4 miles. Interesting wildlife landscape includes lake Fitzgerald and birdblind. Leader: Mike Cronin (413) 566-3114 or mike92341@gmail.com

 









Pre-hike breakfasts are at the discretion of the hike leader. Please do not attend breakfast if you are not feeling well. Hikes begin at 9:00AM unless otherwise designated. Masks are recommended when car spotting is required. Wear clothing in layers suitable for the weather. Trails may be icy, wear appropriate footwear (i.e. crampons). Hike leaders may refuse participation by unprepared hikers. If at least four inches of snow are on the ground the hike may be replaced by cross-country skiing or snow showing. Rain cancels. If in doubt about the conditions, contact the hike leader. We welcome non-members to join us for hikes but all non-members must sign a "release form."

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