Wilderness hiking to Round Hill Pond in Chester, highest in Hampden County. Where the settlers came to get ice. Folklore has it this was a volcano, as the pond is “bottomless”. Not to mention wild and remote, with plenty of moose. Hiking by the Wright Emery Mine. Also looked for remains of Mr. W Knox homestead, found. His brother Isaac’s homestead can be found across from the Hilltown Land Trust Round Top Hill trailhead on Round Hill Road. #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers #hilltownhistory