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September 17th in Gt. Barrington, MA     10 AM – 1 PM


Join Christy Butler, author & photographer of Berkshire Destinations“, along with Elizabeth Massa and Karen McTaggart (from the Western Mass Hilltown Hikers), for a moderate hike to Flag Rock Vista (on the west side of Monument Mountain), passing through its lower boulder field. Exploration of some splendid and humongous sized boulders will require short side-trips off the main trail. 3 hours–3.5 miles

To Register…chrisjan@berkshirephotos.com or (413) 743-4326 OR westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com

Meet at side of road 0.2 mile north of Taft’s Farm/Division Road/Rt 183 junction. Driving on Rt 7, at the junction of Rts 7 & 183 at the north end of Gt. Barrington, drive north on Rt 183 for 0.8 mile. GPS 42.1410, -73.2052

Heritage Areas around the U.S. have distinctive histories, geographies, natural resources and fascinating stories to tell. Ours is one: comprising nine towns in Northwest CT and 20 in Berkshire County, MA.  There are 49 Heritage Areas in the U.S.  U.S. Congress has designated these areas, which are funded through the National Park Service. Find out more About Housatonic Heritage here.

Please email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com or call/text 413-302-0312 if you have any questions.

Be prepared for water, rocks, roots and mud on the trail.  Maps and bottled water will be provided.  We hike rain or shine. Friendly dogs are welcome! Please Register (per carload) on https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com hike is free, donations are appreciated!

Tees, hoodies, hats, window stickers, artwork, and puzzles will be for sale at the hike, the complete free catalog of printed hiking maps will be there too.  See all our events, maps, blog and photos at www.hilltownhikers.com For more hike information email: westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com or call/text 413-302-0312.   Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Meetup, YouTube, TikTok, Pinterest and Twitter.  Search our hashtags #westernmasshilltownhikers and #hikethehilltowns
Donate here:  paypal.me/hilltownhikers    Venmo:  @hilltownhikers or on the donate link on the website. Home | Western Mass Hilltown Hikers (square.site) Please keep our beautiful places clean and carry in and carry out.

We head up the trail at 10:00 am sharp!  See you all there!


Explore with knowledgeable & local historians, naturalists, and environmentalists at sites within the Housatonic River Valley: tours of historic buildings and town centers, hikes on the Appalachian Trail and other trails, walks through industrial heritage sites, a canoe paddling trip on the Housatonic River, bike rides on old country roads that have a history, behind-the-scenes tours at performing arts venues, and strolls through formal gardens and estates. All ages & all people are invited to join us!

The HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS are a partnership between the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, the numerous heritage organizations in the Upper Housatonic River Valley, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, and the National Park Service.

We’re extremely grateful for our ‘HERITAGE WALKS’ sponsors!


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