🌿From the General Knox Trail hike August 17th hosted by Tom Ragusa, thank you to Michele for representing the #westernmasshilltownhikers
The Month of September is filled with hike, cultural and art events in Western Mass. Each one is unique and fun filled. Click here to see the entire Housatonic Heritage Hikes Brochure.
Hiking the Taproot Commons Farm Waterfall Trail in Cummington. The newest Hilltown Land Trust Trail!
Waterfall on Porter Hill Brook
Taproot Commons Farm (formally Warner Farm) is a 131-acre privately-owned property in Cummington, Massachusetts, permanently protected in 2010 with a Conservation Restriction jointly held by Hilltown Land Trust and the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation.
This private landowner’s property was conserved to continue the legacy of farming (it has been farmed since the 18th century) and to protect surface water and wildlife habitat. There are two streams on the property, Porter Brook and Tower Brook, that flow from wetlands.
The property includes a short, public trail that extends approximately half a mile from Porter Hill Road to an attractive waterfall on Tower Brook. The land remains in private ownership, but the landowners allow the public to hike the trail. Please respect the property and stay on the trails. This property is an active farm, please be aware that there may be some sugaring lines in the trail during maple sugaring season.