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Western Mass Hilltown Hikers Group Hike

Group Hike of Knittel Conservation Area in Blandford August 21st 10:00am

GPS Location:  42.17080, -72.92915 Parking  Hike Rating: Moderate 3.5 mile loop
The Knittel Conservation Area in Blandford is a 254-acre passive recreation land comprised of fields, forest and Falls Brook above Cobble Mountain Reservoir.  There are trails on both sides of Herrick Road, we will hike on the lesser-known side along Falls Brook, over several bridges and passing a small pond and great rock formations and behind the old Herrick family farm including a bottle dump.  We will come out at the edge of the watershed land where old Herrick Road once continued to Granville. Option to hike the loop around the big pond (1.4 miles) The conservation area helps protect the water supply of 250,000 people in the Pioneer Valley.

Meet at the Trailhead Kiosk on 26 Herrick Road in the parking lot, off Route 23. Plan for three hours hike time. Be prepared for water, rocks and mud on the trail.  Maps and bottle water will be provided.  Please be aware that there are no facilities at the trail. More details are on Facebook and www.westernmasshilltownhikers.com. Friendly dogs are welcome! Please Register on https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com hike is free, donations are appreciated!     For more information email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com.


You must register for this event using ticket leap, you will receive a confirmation number. This event as of today is limited to 25 people.
Register on https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com hike is free, donations are appreciated!
Tees, hoodies and hats will be for sale at the hike, the complete free catalog of printed hiking maps will be there too.   #westernmasshilltownhikers.  Events, maps and photos located at www.westernmasshilltownhikers.com For more hike information email  westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com or call/text 413-302-0312.   You must register for this event. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Meetup, YouTube and Twitter.  #westernmasshilltownhikers.  Events, maps and photos located at www.westernmasshilltownhikers.com
Donate here:  paypal.me/hilltownhikers
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! 

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