Group Hike to the Spencer Homestead, Old Dayville in Chester

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Western Mass Hilltown Hikers Group Hike

Group Hike to the Spencer Homestead, Old Dayville in Chester
Saturday May 29th at 10:00 am
GPS Location:  42.30219  -72.90484 Parking      Hike Rating: Moderate     3 miles in and back

Dayville, Chester was once a village, taken off the map when the Littleville Lake and Dam was built to provide back up water supply to Springfield.  Twenty homes, nine farms, one church, fire station, and two cemeteries were taken.  The goal was a combination flood control/water supply for the City of Springfield.  A part of South Worthington Road was flooded including the bridge that connected to East River Road. Skyline Trail was built instead with heavy criticism, the people wanted a road along the lake which would of brought recreation and been a scenic attraction.  This was deemed too expensive and never happened.  Littleville is present day backup water supply to the City of Springfield and does not supply any water to any hilltown communities.  There is no swimming or power boating allowed.

Park along Kinnebrook Road and meet at the Littleville Fair entrance gate(do not block the gate).  Plan for three hours hike time. Be prepared for water, rocks, downed trees and mud on the trail and one steep incline. Trail is not blazed.  There is NO cell service at the trail. We will hike as a group.  Maps and bottle water will be provided.  Please be aware that there are no facilities at the trail.  More details are on Facebook and the website. Friendly dogs are welcome! Please Register on https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com hike is free, donations are appreciated!     For more information email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com

Register on https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com hike is free, donations are appreciated!   Please keep our beautiful places clean and carry in and carry out.  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 head up the trail at 10:00 am sharp! We hike rain or shine. See you all there!  Liz

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.

“NOTE: Due to Current Massachusetts COVID-19 mandates: registration, signing a COVID-19 waiver, masks if you cannot social distance and whatever other mandates are ordered by Governor Baker will be required to participate in this event. The number of participants may be restricted. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT ONLY IF YOU INTEND TO ATTEND this will be a small group of 25.  THERE IS NO WAITING LIST.

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Liability Waiver: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity, you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com;.the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself,
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