March 28, 2022 Mariah

Guided Hike: The Brief but Wondrous Life of Early Spring Wildflowers  

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Old Mill Trail, Hinsdale/Dalton 

(up to 12 participants) 

Description: Early spring wildflowers race to bloom before the nearby trees leaf out. Their brief lifespan is part of what makes them so special – and easy to miss! Join us for a walk along the Old Mill Trail to catch these beautiful flowering plants before they are gone. We will learn about the unique ecological partnerships they form, and what makes the Berkshires such a fantastic place for wildflowers to thrive.  

This walk will be approximately 3 miles round trip, with little elevation gain. Our pace will be moderate with occasional stopping along the way. Participants may choose to turn around halfway once the accessible portion of the trail ends. Please bring water, a snack, and wear shoes suitable for muddy conditions. 

Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome on this hike. 

Difficulty: Accessible to Moderate (the first section of trail is an accessible path, the section is a single-track hiking trail with uneven footing) 

Directions:  

From the center of Dalton: take Route 8 south to the Hinsdale line. From the town line, continue 4/10 miles to a left on Old Dalton Road. The trailhead parking is the first, immediate left, across from the Hinsdale Trading Company. 

GPS: 42.4480, -73.1305 (trailhead parking) 

Email Charlotte at chood@bnrc.org to RSVP.  

In the case of severe weather, this event will be canceled.