February Hikes

February 24  
Saturday Hike:
“Chicopee State Park'' Meet at 8:00 AM for breakfast at Fifties Diner, 363 Burnett Rd, Chicopee, MA. Meet for the hike at 9:00 AM at Williams Park, 850 Burnett Rd. Chicopee. Approximately 5 miles, moderate terrain. Leader: Paul Griffin (413) 335-2675.

February 28
Wednesday Hike:   
“Hike Goat Rock” Meet 9 AM for breakfast at Reid's Corner, 20 E. Longmeadow Rd., Hampden. Hampden, MA.  Meet for the hike at 10 AM  in Reid's Corner parking lot. Moderate terrain, approximately four miles. Bring traction aids. Leader:  Kris Jackson (413) 782-0247 or  cell: (413) 386-7027.

March Hikes

March 2
Saturday Hike:
 “Keystone/ Bray Lake Valley trail” Mt Tom Reservation. Meet at 10 AM in the Bray Lake Parking Lot, Reservation Rd or at the gate if the road is closed. Reservation Rd is off Route 5, Holyoke MA (across from the Holyoke Canoe Club). Trail is a 4 mile loop with 700 feet of elevation, rated moderate, taking about 2 hours to complete. Bring microspikes. Leader: Merlon Bassett (508) 867-3034 (prefers text) or mbassett3034@gmail.com.

March 6
Wednesday Hike:  "
Hike Camp Yay-apo," located at 20 Camp Rd., Somers, CT.  Meet at 9 AM in the Hampden Mini Mart parking lot, 3 Allen St, Hampden, MA.  This hike has several steep sections.  Bring appropriate hiking gear and snacks.  Leader: Dom Maynard (413) 525-3464.

March 9
Saturday Hike:
“Hike to Interesting Gravestones” Meet at 19 Valley View Circle, Rutland, MA. We will caravan to the start. Hike length 5-6 miles, with an estimate of 3-4 hours (depending on snow conditions)  Bring spikes, food, and water. Leader: Diane Delrosario  (508) 612-2557 prefers text

March 13
Wednesday Hike:
“Hike Mineral Hills Conservation” Northampton, MA.. Meet at 10:00 AM at the trailhead, west side of Sylvester Rd., Northampton (0.2 mi. north of Ryan Rd.). Hike is about 4-5 miles of moderate terrain with a few early return options. Traction aids may be required. Bring lunch. Dogs allowed on leash. If we have sufficient snow, we will ski Notchview in Windsor, MA instead. Bring lunch, stay the day. No dogs allowed at Notchview. Please call, text or email the day before if in doubt. Leader: Glenn Barnes (201) 625-2744 or Glenn1998_11@yahoo.com.

March 16
Saturday Hike:
“Hike Mt Tom”  Meet at 9 AM in the lower parking lot on Rt 141 by the Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Rd,Holyoke, MA.  We will walk the lower road into the park and up to the summit. Bring microspikes. Leader: Kerry Goguen  (413) 525-4029.

March 20
Wednesday Hike:
   Meet at 10 AM at the Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 793 Main St. Hampden, MA. Hike 4-5 miles.  Be prepared for areas of wet and/or muddy conditions.  Bring a snack. Leader: Kris Jackson (413) 782-0247 or cell: (413) 386-7027.

March 23
Saturday Hike:
  "Mt. Sugarloaf State Reservation” Meet at 9:30 AM at the Hillside Drive parking area off of River Rd. in Sunderland. We will hike the North Sugarloaf Mt. Loop Trail, about 5 miles. For a trail map see dcr Mt. Sugarloaf . Bring microspikes. Bring water, lunch and/or snacks.  Leaders: Donna and Paul Katz donna.katz56@gmail.com or  (413) 531-6879.

March 27
Wednesday Hike:   "
Hike Soapstone Mt., Somers, CT."  Meet at 9 AM in the Hampden Mini Mart parking lot, 3 Allen St, Hampden.MA.  Caravan to the trailhead.  Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464.  

March 30
Saturday Hike:
“Smith College Ramble.”   Meet at 8:00 AM for breakfast at Tandem Bagel, 228 King St.  Northampton, MA, next to Stop & Shop. Meet for hike at 9:00 AM. Short walk to Smith College campus. Will visit gardens, Greenhouse, Art Museum, etc. Admission Free! Bring lunch. Leaders: Mary Ann Siron (413) 579-1688 or ottertales8@gmail.com. and Sue Strange (413) 386-3030.

 Hikes Schedule

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.  Wear clothing in layers suitable for the weather. Trails may be icy, wear appropriate footwear (i.e. traction aids). 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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Springfield, Massachusetts