May 29, 2018 Mariah

Alford Springs Hike, Alford, 07/18/2018

Enjoy the views of the Father Loop at Alford Springs.

ALFORD SPRINGS

Wednesday, July 18, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate (moderate elevation changes)

Description: We will hike the beautiful 4.3-mile Father Loop. This trail takes you to an incredible vista with a view of Mt. Greylock then winds you in and out of the Alford Valley. Please bring lunch/snack, water, and appropriate footwear.

Directions: From Great Barrington: Take Taconic Avenue, which becomes Alford Road.  Drive past Simon’s Rock to a left on Seekonk Road; follow Seekonk 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. Alternatively continue right to reach a second, three-season parking lot further down the street.

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, 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. Alternatively continue right to reach a second, three-season parking lot further down the street.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events.