The Knittel Conservation Area in Blandford on Herrick Road has trails on both sides of the road. We went to the Falls Brook side to repair the many washed out bridges, this side has a pond, trail on both sides of Falls Brook, goes behind the old family Homestead, by a bottle dump too. Group hike here August 21st. The conservation area helps protect the water supply of 250,000 people and preserve the rural setting for a working farm. Located at the end of Herrick Road, it has been home to the Herrick family farm for generations. The area feeds the Cobble Mountain Reservoir, which serves as the drinking water supply for Springfield, Ludlow, Agawam, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, and parts of Southwick and Westfield.

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