🇺🇸we were invited to walk the 1764 survey of the General Knox Trail by Thomas Ragusa of the Otis Historical Society to gps and waypoint sites on the route on the Otis section. We started at station #1 Black Oak and continued the 3.7 mile journey on “ye trodden path” to cellar hole #1, cellar hole #2, the 65 miles to Albany marker, by Big Pond where General Amherst and 200 hatchet men in 1758 widened the path for cart travel, the Latimer House, the 1927 Knox Trail Monument, the Louden School, Station #20, Isaac Webster saw mill, The Great Rock, burial spot of General Burgoyne’s soldier, to Station #33 the East Shore of the Farmington River which is the oldest site recorded; the encampment of Benjamin Wadsworth in 1694 where a group of 50 camped overnight on August 9th/10th on their way to Albany to sign a treaty with the five Indian nations.🇺🇸#hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers #hilltownhistory
Shatterack Falls #1 in Russell, last week we were at Falls #5 which can be found after coming down East off the Shatterack Mountain Ridge Trail Unkamit’s Path section #7 #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers
We cant be happier with the new lower parking area at the Keystone Arch Bridges Trail thank you to MassLive for linking our website!
🚂Keystone Arch Bridges Trail maintenance, graded road to lower parking area with fresh hardpack! Thank you to Chester DPW! #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers #KAB http://www.keystonearches.com #keystonearches
Shatterack Mountain Ridge Trail Unkamit’s Path section #7 we started this section from Shatterack Brook, park on Russell Road barricade in Montgomery take cart path 1st left walking in or start at Shatterack Mountain trailhead and hike the ridge. Unkamits Path maps on http://www.westernmasshilltownhikers.com #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers #unkamitspath
🇺🇸Richard Falley, FRIEND OF LIBERTY AND HIS COUNTRY SOLDIER IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ARMORER TO THE 18TH MASS REGIMENT BUILT ARMORY AT MT. TEKOA CIRCA 1765 MADE MUSKETS FOR THE PATRIOT CAUSE THIS WAS THE SITE OF HIS HOME AND BLACKSMITH SHOP CIRCA 1764 TO 1783🇺🇸 Hike to both his armory and homestead at the Grace A. Robson Sanctuary in Montgomery #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers #hilltownhistory
🥾Hike in to Shatterack Brook on old cart path in Montgomery to find Shatterack Waterfalls. Park on Russell Road take trail in just before Shatterack Trailhead, listen for the water… we found one of five, see Christy Butler’s book Berkshire Destinations for more info and adventures! 🥾 #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers
🌲Chester Blandford State Forest Beulah Land Road to Dynamite Box Loop 2.7 miles, park at the Beulah Land entrance. Working on the upcoming Town of Blandford Walking Map with Pat D. Take Beulah Land to the 5-way intersection where the CCC Camp chimney is and CCC Ski Trail, Sanderson Brook Falls Road, all meet then back via Dynamite Box Trail #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers