Hike from Chester Campground to Goldmine Falls in Chester. Easier way…on Route 20 theres a pull off, across the road there are stone steps into the woods and to the trail #hikethehilltowns #westernmasshilltownhikers
Save the dates!
Super excited to have met Christy Butler at Chester on Track Saturday!! Purchased both his books; Rockachusetts and Erratic Wandering and Waterfall cards and poster. Check him out http://www.berkshirephotos.com #westernmasshilltownhikers
THE NEW #jlba #hilltowndestinations maps are here!!! #hikingtrail map on one side AND #businesslocator on the other side! FANTASTIC JOB Lyle Congdon and JLBA TEAM!!! Thank you!!
This is the third production of the #Destinations map and the best yet. This was just a dream of a project years ago and with the hard work and help of the Jacob’s Ladder Business Association team it is the Real Deal! 🌲Check out the QR code that takes you directly to westernmasshilltownhikers.com Maps Page!🌲
Come to the JLBA Booth and #westernmasshilltownhikers booth at #chesterontrack Saturday May 18th between 9am to 4pm to get your copy! See you then!
A sunny crisp morning made for an amazing hike on May 11th, it’s impossible to be in a bad mood when hiking! We completed the outer loop trail to the wetlands where we viewed the large beaver dam which completely held the pond on the left side. Beaver work here appears to be a full time job. Wonderful hiking for all levels and ages here.
Upcoming group event in Otis is a pleasurable easy hike through two rolling hills, beaver work is highly evident along the wetlands section and the old Dowd homestead is in remarkably good condition. Please carpool parking is limited at the trailhead.
On May 4th despite the drizzle we set out on a 5k at Littleville Lake tour. The low hanging clouds made for exceptional beauty. Many varities of birds were observed including one of the only pair of nesting bald eagle at the lake.