The Claude M. Hill Trail starts behind the ranger station at the main entrance of Knightville Dam in Huntington. We hiked 3.5 miles in and back. This trail goes to Indian Hollow in Chesterfield, the entire length, on the opposite side the East Branch Trail takes you to Chesterfield Gorge, underwater except in summer/fall. We hiked thru experiencing two distinct events in this area: the Village of Knightville, now under the dam and the Black Panther Ski Resort. This trail also connects to several old roads to Norwich Lake. The old ski tows (including pulleys) and runs are still visible today. We found evidence of one homestead and a possible mill. Great trail for cross country ski and horses. #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers #hilltownhistory