December 1, 2021 Mariah

Beginner Snowshoe/Winter Hike at Housatonic Flats, Great Barrington

Saturday, January 22, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  

Join GBLC and BNRC for a 1-mile beginner winter hike. We hope to snowshoe! If you don’t have your own, we will have some adult and kids pairs to loan. If there’s no snow, we’ll skip the snowshoes and go for a winter hike.

We will review the basics of winter hiking like what traction to wear on your feet, how to layer properly, and what to look for!

To RSVP email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org. 

Housatonic Flats reserve: https://www.bnrc.org/trails-and-maps/top-berkshire-trails/housatonic-flats/  

Difficulty: Easy (gentle grades, easy pace) 

What to Bring: Please bring water, wear sturdy footwear and wear layers. BNRC has a few pairs of micro-spikes and snowshoes to loan. 

Directions: 

From Lee: From the Mass Pike/Big Y intersection, take Route 102 southwest toward Stockbridge. In Stockbridge turn left onto Route 7. After passing Monument Mountain, before reaching Price Chopper, look for the parking lot on the right side of the road. 

From Great Barrington: From the Price Chopper, head north on Route 7 for less than half a mile. Parking will be on the left. 

From Lenox: Take Route 7 or Route 7A south toward Great Barrington. After passing Monument Mountain, before reaching Price Chopper, look for the parking lot on the right side of the road. 

GPS: 42.216357, -73.343895 (Trailhead parking)