Garnet Hill in Peru

❄Scouting trip to Garnet Hill and the WWII Plane crash Memorial in Peru❄ Blizzard upon arrival…after all this is Peru. Put on more gear and started in to a 5.4 mile 3.5 hour uphill trek, snow got deeper as we got higher. Started from Curtin Road in Peru, road is not plowed, side of road parking, at USA flags make right turn up Garnet Hill Road then first left again marked by flags to Memorial site which is an in and back, then continue up Garnet Hill Road keeping left at intersection to vista of Pittsfield, Mount Greylock and the Catskills, NY State. This hike is difficult in snow but worth it. We will flash hike it with all of you when the snow melts! #westernmasshilltownhikers #hikethehilltowns

Big E Train Show 2020

🚂Friday I posted hiking on the old Chester Becket Railroad which runs from the Becket Quarry to the Chester Railway Station. Here it is as a model(not exact but close) including the giant granite saw(see this still standing across from the train station), the Derrick at the Quarry, notice Bannish Lumber which is across from Sanderson Brook Falls parking lot on the main Boston Albany railroad🚂 #westernmasshilltownhikers #hikethehilltowns #visitchestermass

Chester Becket Railroad

🚂Hiking the old Chester Becket Railroad from the Becket Quarry. Originally the Chester Quarry the granite was moved by train on this rail to Chester where it met the Boston Albany Railroad. You can see this old railroad from Route 20 up on the mountain ledge on the left while traveling West through Chester and Becket. On Hampden Street in Chester there is a kiosk and official parking to hike a section there as well. I would like to see this entire rail trail opened up as an official trail, it is currently owned by the Becket Land Trust on this section we hiked today🚂 #westernmasshilltownhikers #hikethehilltowns #visitchestermass

Keystone Arch Bridges Trail Group Hike Announced 10-17-20

🚂#westernmasshilltownhikers has been offering group hikes at the Keystone Arch Bridges Trail for 6 years, this is all made possible by the Chester Railstation, Dave Pierce, Friends of the Keystone Arches and many volunteers. This is one of the reasons to #visitchestermass! JOIN US SATURDAY OCTOBER 17th 2020 for the 7th Annual #KAB group hike! #keystonearches on Facebook #hikethehilltowns tag your hiking photos!