August 30, 2021 Mariah

Alford Springs Fall Foliage Hike, Alford

Enjoy the fall colors and expansive view on the Father Loop!

Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

To RSVP email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org. (up to 15 participants)

Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation change)

Description: Join BNRC for a 2 mile out and back hike to the forestry cut on the Father Loop. From the clearing, you get a great view of Tom Ball, Mt. Greylock, and the Taconic Mountains.  Please wear sturdy footwear, bring at least 32oz of water and lunch. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.

Directions to the Father Loop Trailhead:
From Great Barrington: Take Taconic Avenue, which becomes Alford Road. Drive past Simon’s Rock to a left on Seekonk Road; follow Seekonk Road (becomes Green River Road) for 3.6 miles. Turn right on to Mountain Road (if you come to the New York State line, you’ve gone too far). Follow Mountain Road for 0.8 miles, bearing left at the first “Y” and left again at the sharp right turn at 0.8 miles.

From Pittsfield: Take Route 20 West and turn left onto Route 41 heading south. Drive to Great Barrington and turn right onto Division Street which becomes Seekonk Road. Follow Seekonk Road which becomes Green River Road, turning right on Mountain Road (if you cross the NY state border you have gone a little too far. Follow Mountain Road for 0.8 miles, bearing left at the first “Y” and left again at the sharp right turn at 0.8 miles.