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Re-live the history of the 1874 flood. A three mile hike with rolling terrain, medium difficulty, some stream crossings and fields, mostly wooded. Trailhead on Skyline Trail, Middlefield (gps 42.380851 -73.042801). PLEASE NOTE we are carpooling from Middlefield Town Hall 188 Skyline Trail, Middlefield, MA  01243.  Visit the remains of the Goose Pond dam that gave way and flooded Factory Village and its mills in July 1874. Hear about efforts to re-build the reservoir in the 1930’s, 50’s and 70’s that came to naught. Optional visit to the lower reservoir dam site in Factory village. 

This is a special event with our host Alec Gillman, Regional Interpretive Coordinator, to narrate our journey.

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Group Hike of Middlefield State Forest
June 25th @ 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Parking on Skyline Trail in Middlefield with Carpool, Trailhead closest house is #16 gps 42.380851 -73.042801 
PLEASE NOTE we are carpooling from Middlefield Town Hall 188 Skyline Trail, Middlefield, MA  01243. 

Hike Rating: Medium Difficulty

GPS 42.380851 -73.042801

Register at https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com  hike is free, donations are appreciated!

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

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There is room for six vehicles on Skyline Trail, registration is per car load. PLEASE NOTE we are carpooling from Middlefield Town Hall 188 Skyline Trail, Middlefield, MA  01243.   Please email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com or call/test 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 
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We head up the trail at 10:00 am sharp!  See you all there! 

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