The East Branch Trail runs 6.6 miles from the Chesterfield Gorge trailhead (The Trustees) to the Knightville Dam in Huntington, traveling thru the Gilbert A Bliss State Forest (DCR) along the East Branch of the Westfield River. Wide and relatively flat, the trail winds thru the most scenic and wild scenery including the old quarry site for the old bridge, and further along at the 3 mile marker the Baker Dam Mill Site and 5 miles in the Taylor Bridge and Indian Trading Village.
This trail is shared by the Chesterfield Snowmobile Club and they offer a big parking lot in winter for a $2 donation AND making conditions prime for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. We went 2 miles in and back on this day for a #flashhike
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