August 26, 2019 Mariah

Alford Springs Hike, Alford, 10/22/2019

Enjoy the fall foliage along the Father Loop!

Tuesday, October 22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Photo by Gabrielle K. Murphy

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult due to distance and elevation changes

Description: Hike the 4.3-mile Father Loop. We’ll take in the expansive view from the clearing, wind our way down the valley, and finish the hike the single-track connector trail nestled under the dense canopy. Please bring a snack, water, and wear 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 (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.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event.