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The One Incredible Trail That Spans The Entire State of Massachusetts

May 6 2019
The One Incredible Trail That Spans The Entire State of Massachusetts With spring in full bloom, its a great time to get out and explore. Read more about this great hiking trail here . [continue reading]

Hike to the Highest Elevation in Hampden County

Apr 23 2019
Apr 27th, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Griffin Brook Road, Chester, MA
Hilltown Land Trust is partnering with Western Mass Hilltown Hikers to lead a hike up to Round Top Hill which is the highest peak in Hampden County and fifth highest… [continue reading]

Poetry & Trees: Literary Hike along the Rivulet | Cummington | April 27

Apr 13 2019

Apr 27th, 2019 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
207 Bryant Rd
Hilltown Land Trust is partnering with the Trustees to offer this event. Join us for poems, hiking, & history along the Rivulet Trail Hike along the Rivulet trail and through… [continue reading]

Moonlight Hike at Big View | Williamsburg | February 16

Feb 11 2019
Moonlight Hike at Big View Saturday February 16th, 6:00 pm Optional items to bring:  snowshoes, flashlight/headlamp, water bottle Park and meet at the Big View Trail Head.  Carpool if possible as parking is limited. (From Rt. 9 in Williamsburg Center, Take South St. and go about 1 mile to Unquomonk Rd. on [continue reading]

Hilltowns Hiking Series – Hike & Lunch at Earthdance

Jan 15 2019

Jan 19th, 2019 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Earthdance is opening its doors and trails to Hilltown Land Trust’s hikers. This artist-run retreat center provides a dynamic mix of dance, and somatic and interdisciplinary arts training in an environment… [continue reading]

Senior Walk at Conway Hills Wildlife Sanctuary | October 16

Oct 9 2018
Oct 16th, 2018 – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conway Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Route 116
On Tuesday, October 16th from 12:00 to 2:00 PM, Hilltown Land Trust, in collaboration with Field Memorial Library and Conway’s Council on Aging, invites youthful seniors, along with their friends… [continue reading]

New Hiking Trail Revealing Hidden History in Williamsburg, MA

Jul 20 2018
When I first moved to the Pioneer Valley five years ago, I lived in Williamsburg. Shortly after settling into my new apartment, I went to the library and checked out a book on local history. It was the first time I heard of the Mill River flood caused by the catastrophic failure of the Williamsburg Reservoir [continue reading]

New Trails in Williamsburg Showcasing Local History| Volunteers & Donations

May 1 2016
The dam ruins in 1874 — Source: Williamsburg Woodland Trails
In 1874, Williamsburg’s 600′ dam unexpectedly burst creating a flood that wiped through the four mill villages ( Williamsburg , Skinnerville , Haydenville , and  Leeds ) and finally settled in Florence. The dam was crafted by local factory owners to provide a reliable source [continue reading]

State Forests and Parks: Treasure for all to Enjoy

Jul 20 2015
So much fun for so little money. It’s as simple as that. We are so lucky to live in a state dotted with an abundance of well maintained state forests and parks. Affordable programs are put in place for us to get as much out of them as possible. *Hint, ask at your local library [continue reading]

Retracing the old trolley track in South Amherst

Jan 17 2013
Published by under Amherst, Hiking Trails
By Vivienne Carey
I snowshoed along this trail today and it took about 1½ hours. At other times of the year, when walking at a brisk pace, I usually need a little less than 1 hour. However, as you read on, I will show how the hike can be either shortened or lengthened according [continue reading]

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