Did someone ask for this snow? A first snowfall hike up to the summit of Turtle Bend Mountain just 845 feet of elevation here but because of its location, westerly views down the valley are incredible. Almost zero visibility up top and some good old fashioned “butt” sledding on the way down, crampons offered no help! For the last 5 years this mountain has been actively quarried for A+ finest quality gravel, hence the trail will be rerouted until the quarry land will be given to Fish and Wildlife. Turtle Bend Mountain is the only mountain located inside the Westfield River Valley.

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