Group Hike Chester Becket Railroad Tour July 24th, 2021

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Group Hike of Chester Becket Railroad Tour July 24th at 10:00am

Parking: 10 Prospect Street in Chester, Ma  01011
Hike Rating: Easy  5 mile loop   

 Join us for a tour of Chester and it’s rich railroad history narrated by Dave Pierce of the Chester Railway Museum! We will follow the Chester Walking Map on blacktop and stop at several points of interest to learn about the early days when Chester was a booming railroad town including the Granite Saw, Truss Bridge, Lucy the Locomotive, Blue Caboose, Chester Jail, Pease Store, Pink Granite bridge, Walker Brook and an exclusive walk through inside of the infamous Riverside Inn. We will be in the woods on the Hampden Park Trail, and the Chester Becket Railroad Trail.  View Round Top Hill and Gobble Mountain along the way.  The railroad museum will be open after the event.  Chester walking maps will be handed out to all participants.  Outstanding food and drink can be found within walking distance of the Railstation:  Carm’s Restaurant, Chester Common Table and Classic Pizza/ Blue Note.  

Let’s go back in time to discover the Hilltown of Chester  

Park and meet at the Chester Railway Museum. Overflow parking is down the street at the Chester Ball Field. Plan for four hours hike/walk time. We will be on blacktop and trail with easy terrain.  Maps and bottle water will be provided. More details are on Facebook and the website. Friendly dogs (leashes for the blacktop) are welcome! NO registration required! hike is free, donations are appreciated!     For more information email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com     learn more at www.chesterrailwaystation.net 

Tees, hoodies and hats will be for sale at the hike, the complete free catalog of printed hiking maps will be there too. For more hike information email  westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com or call/text 413-302-0312.   Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube and Twitter.  #westernmasshilltownhikers.  Events, maps and photos located at www.westernmasshilltownhikers.com
Please keep our beautiful places clean and carry in and carry out.

We hike rain or shine. See you all there!
Liz, Karen, Michele, Kim, Russ and Lyle