December 18, 2017 Mariah

Night Hike at Alford Springs, Alford, 02/10/2018

Enjoy the views of the open sky on the Father Loop at Alford Springs.

ALFORD SPRINGS

Update: Hey folks! A heads up, the weather forecast is looking dicey for tomorrow evening’s hike. We know it won’t be good for viewing an open sky. Check Facebook or email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org by 2pm tomorrow for updates. If weather is decent, a staff member will lead a walk for those prepared for the weather.

Saturday, February 10, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Difficulty: 2 miles total. Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes)

Note: Night conditions may make this moderate hike harder depending on your comfort level.

Description: We will hike 1 mile on the Father Loop to the early successional, open habitat to take in the view of the night sky and enjoy hot apple cider before returning to the trailhead. Please bring water, wear sturdy footwear (consider snowshoes and/or micro-spikes) and bring appropriate clothing.

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.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.