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GPS Location: 42.2562N, 72.9468W Hike Rating: Easy with some slopes 1.25 Miles In and Back

Celebrate the New Year 2022 outdoors with us! First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America*s State Parks to encourage people to get outdoors. On New Year’s Day, hundreds of free, guided hikes will be organized in all 50 states. Hikers all across America will be participating in First Day Hikes, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the beauty of a state park. Last year nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year, hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country!

Parking is at the Sanderson Brook Falls lot on Route 20 across from Bannish Lumber in Chester.

The Chester-Blandford State Forest includes remnants of small mining operations and the 60-foot cascade at Sanderson Brook Falls. It is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The state forest was established in 1924 when local lumber companies sold land to the state. The Civilian Conservation Corps was active in the forest from 1934 to 1940. Their work included the construction of a campground, pavilions, trails, ski runs, and the road and bridges that lead to Sanderson Brook Falls. The trail is gravel and wide which gently climbs upward. We cross three girder bridges and follow along Sanderson Brook then take the more narrow trail to the right which takes us to the bottom of the waterfall. Be prepared for ice, snow and mud, bring walking sticks and spikes if there is snow on the ground. We hike rain or shine! Friendly dogs are welcome! Register at https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com/   please note

***REGISTRATION IS PER CAR LOAD*** 1 ticket = as many as you can fit in your vehicle

hike is free, donations are appreciated!

Scan the QR Code with your phone to make a donation or    paypal.me/hilltownhikers     Venmo @hilltownhikers

Sanderson Falls Group Flyer

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