General Hike Information

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Wednesday, November 3
“Bullitt Reservation to Chapel Ledges” Meet at Baker’s Country Store, Rt 116 Conway, MA. for breakfast at 8:00 AM. Hike will depart from Bullitt Reservation, 332 Bullitt Rd. Ashfield, MA at 9:30. Hike will follow Two Bridges Trail to Chapel Falls, Chapel Ledges and the summit of Pony Mt. for the lunch stop. Around 6 miles round trip, mostly flat to rolling terrain, until we reach Chapel Ledges with a short climb to the summit. Plan for 1:00-1:30 pm return. Bring lunch and water. Please plan to carpool, as parking at Bullitt Reservation is limited.  Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com. 

Saturday, November 6
“Bear Hole to Ashley Reservoir” – Meet at 9am at the Bear Hole parking lot at the end of
Bear Hole Road in West Springfield. Easy fire roads; hike length about 6.5 miles. Equipment needed (if
any) and other details. Bring snack and water. Note: there are no bathrooms along this route...plan
accordingly.  Leader: Al LaFleche, 314-306-1270 ajlafleche@comcast.net No dogs.

Wednesday, November 10
Meet at the Rt. 20 eastbound rest area, between Palmer and Brimfield. We will carpool from there. Hike Wells State Park, Sturbridge, Ma. Approximately 2-3 hours. Bring water and snacks. Dogs allowed. Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464 or djmaynard07@charter.net. 

Saturday, November 13
“Arches Hike” – Meet at Friendly’s – on (Route 202), 21 Southampton Rd, Westfield, MA
01085 at 9 am, then drive to the trail head in Chester, MA. Leader: Kerry Goguen (413) 525-4029,
Dyna309@charter.net, Dog Friendly.

Wednesday, November 17
Meet at Peaked Mt. parking lot, 43 Butler Rd, Monson, MA. Dogs allowed, distance depends on the group. Bring water and snacks. Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464 or djmaynard07@charter.net. 

Saturday, November 20
 “Tekoa Mt.” - Meet at Friendly’s on (Route 202), 21 Southampton Rd, Westfield, MA
01085 at 9 am. Drive to Tekoa Mt., start off of Reservoir Rd., about 5.0 miles. Leader: James DeSellier
(413) 297-3880, jdesellier@lenard-eng.com Agile Dog Friendly, some parts are very steep.

Wednesday, November 24
“Hike Brimfield State Forest.” Meet at Rt. 20 eastbound rest area between Palmer and Brimfield, dogs allowed, bring snacks and water. Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464 or djmaynard07@charter.net.

Saturday, November 27
“Camp Aya-Po” – Meet at the Hamden Mini Mall at the corner of Allen St. and E.Longmeadow Rd, Hamden, MA at 9 am. Drive to Camp Aya-Po, Somers, CT. Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464, djmaynard07@charter.net, Dog Friendly.

Wednesday, December 1
“Hike Robinson St. Park” Meet at Rt. 187 entrance, 428 NorthSt. Feeding Hills, MA. Bring water and lunch. Leader: Kris Jackson (413-782-0247) or nausetrose@hotmail.com.

Saturday, December 4
“Penwood State Forest” – Meet at 9am at Penwood State Forest, 560 Simsbury Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002. Leader: Tom Copp (860) 573-0328, downryder_TRC@hotmail.com Dog Friendly.

Wednesday, December 8
“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 10:00 AM.  Bring lunch, snacks and drinks and snowshoes or microspikes if the trail conditions warrant them. Leader: Donna Katz (413) 531-6879 or donna.katz56@gmail.com. Berkshire Natural Resources Council: Front Page

Saturday, December 11
“Peaked Mt.” - Meet at Hampden mini mall at 9 am, then drive to trailhead. Hike Peaked
Mt. lower section located off of Butler Rd., Monson. Leader: Kerry Goguen (413) 525-4029,
Dyna309@charter.net, Dog Friendly.

Wednesday, December 15
“Mineral Hills Conservation”  Meet 10am at trail head, west side of Sylvester Rd, Northampton (0.2 mi north of Ryan Rd).  About 5 miles moderate terrain with a few early return options.  Traction aids and liquid replenishment required.  Bring lunch.  Dogs allowed only 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 day before if in doubt.  Leader:  Glenn Barnes 201-625-2744 (call or text) or Glenn1998_11@Yahoo.com . 

Saturday, December 18
“Rock Valley” - Meet on Old Rock Valley Rd, Holyoke, MA at 9:00. Hike the Rock Valley
section of East Mountain located north off of Rt. 202 Holyoke. Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464,
djmaynard07@charter.net, Dog Friendly.

Wednesday, December 22
Meet at 9:00 AM at the end of Wintonbury Rd, Simsbury, CT.  Hike the NET Section 18 and side trails in the James Property and Wilcox Park, about 4 miles.  Directions: Coming south on Rt. 202 in Simsbury, turn Left onto Rt. 315, go 0.35 miles, turn Right onto Terry’s Plain Rd. Go 0.6 miles, turn Left onto Wintonbury Rd., go to dead end in 0.2 miles. Park along the downhill side of the road or without blocking the gate. Dog friendly. Leader: Dave Wells, call or text (413) 231-6571

Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
Merry Christmas - No Hike

Wednesday, December 29
“Hike Chicopee State Park” Meet at 8:00 AM for breakfast at the Fifties Diner, 832 Burnett Rd, Chicopee, MA. Meet at 9:00 AM at Williams Park, 832 Burnett Rd. for the hike(about 5 miles)  Dog friendly. Leader: Ann Morin 413-592-4123(H),413-374-1040(C) or morinann@hotmail.com.

Saturday, January 1 (New Years Day)
“McLean Game Refuge” - - Meet at 10:00 AM at the main parking lot for McClean's Game Refuge on Route 10/202, Salmon Brook St, Granby, CT. Approximately 6 miles, some hills. Bring microspikes. David Westcott Cell: (860) 716-9791 davidw520@comcast.net Well behaved dogs on leash only.

Wednesday, January 5
Hike Rock House Reservation, West Brookfield, Ma. Meet at Day/Night Diner on Main St. Palmer,MA for breakfast at 8am. Leave for hike at 9:00AM. Park in the lot behind the restaurant. Hike approximately 2 hours. Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464 or djmaynard07@charter.net. 

Saturday, January 8
“Mt Tom” - Meet at 9am at the lower parking area of Rt. 141 near the log cabin. Hike the East
Hampton Ridge of Mt. Tom. Leader: Kerry Goguen (413) 525-4029, Dyna309@charter.net, Dog Friendly.

Wednesday, January 12
“Hike Soapstone Mt.” Meet for breakfast at 8:00 Reid’s Corner.  Depart from the Hamden Mini Mall for the hike at 9:00 AM.  Hike will be approximately 2-3 hrs. Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464 or djmaynard07@charter.net. 

Saturday, January 15
"Horse Caves" - Meet at Atkins Farms, 1151 West St, Amherst, MA for breakfast. Drive to the Notch Visitor's Center, 1500 West St, Amherst, MA. Hike around through the Horse Caves. Visit https://www.mass.gov/locations/mount-holyoke-range-state-park for more information. Leader: Cindy DeSellier (413) 297-3881, cdesellier0001@stcc.edu, Dog Friendly.

Wednesday, January 19
Meet at Lake Bray parking lot, Mt Tom Reservation at 9:00 AM.  Take Reservation Rd. off Rt. 5 Holyoke (opposite the now closed Competitive Edge).  Hike the flatter trails around the lake and visit the abandoned quarry and the Trustee’s of Reservations hiking area.  Bring water and snacks for a 3 hour hike.  Leader: Mary Ann Siron (413) 579-1688 or ottertales8@gmail.com.

Saturday, January 22
“Stanley Park” – Meet at 9:00 AM at 2nd entrance by the “restroom building”, bring lunch,
fluids, micro spikes or snowshoes, whatever makes sense for the weather! Hike the flatter trails and will stop by the covered bridge to see the geese, 2-3 hours. Leader: MaryAnn Siron (413) 579-1688,
ottertales8@gmail.com. FACE MASKS are required. Dogs must be on leash.

Wednesday, January 26
“Ski Notchview” Breakfast at BlueBonnet Diner Rt.5 Northampton. Carpool to Notchview, Windsor Jams, for x-c skiing (if conditions are good!) Bring lunch, stay the day. Trail fee $15.00, $10 for members. Dogs NOT allowed. If not enough snow, will hike Fitzgerald Conservation area in Northampton, from North Farms Rd. parking lot. Will be notified by email. (Dogs are allowed here on leash) Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or bettrad@msn.com

Saturday, January 29 
“Northfield Mountain” - Meet at the Wagon Wheel, 39 French King Hwy, Gill, MA for
breakfast at 8:00 AM or meet at 9:00 AM at Northfield Mountain Recreation Area Parking Lot. Hike
Northfield Mountain's Rose Ledges trail. (Snowshoes, if snow) micro-spikes are a must if hiking.  Visitor Center is not open.  Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095, bettrad@msn.com. NO DOGS ALLOWED.Type your paragraph here.


Unless otherwise specified, breakfast is at 8:00AM at the restaurant listed and hikes begin at 9:00AM. Breakfasts are optional. 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.



Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
Springfield, Massachusetts

Nov./Dec./Jan. Hikes Schedule

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