Old Mill Trail Party, Hinsdale, 06/09/2019

Celebrate and help raise support for this accessible trail and special riverside reserve


Sunday, June 9, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Schedule, details, and directions below

Old Mill Trail marker

Be part of this festive day at the Old Mill Trail… to celebrate and raise support for accessible trails in the Berkshires.

This all ages gathering features guided walks, music, food, and fishing in the clean East Branch of the Housatonic River. The party is free to attend. Drop by anytime for any part of the event.

Donations will support upgrades and ongoing upkeep of this Berkshire gem. The Old Mill Trail was carefully designed for enjoyment by people big and small–amblers and sprinters–who visit on boots, strollers, chairs, or skis alike!




Fishing for everyone (15+ years need a Massachusetts fishing license). Some gear will be available, but feel free to bring your own too.


Hinsdale/Dalton history walk with nature notes, led by Alison Dixon of Housatonic Valley Association, who created the Old Mill Trail’s interpretive discovery stations.


Toe-tappin’ music by Housatonic Philharmonic: Paul Rice, Andy Gordon, and Tim Gray play timeless tunes with a folk, Celtic, and Americana feel.


What makes a trail accessible? See for yourself with BNRC’s outreach coordinator and naturalist Mariah Auman.


Food by Hinsdale Trading Company, to include hot dogs, burgers, grilled veggie sandwiches, smoked pulled port, and local ice cream.


You can see who else is interested in attending the OMT Party on Facebook.

If you know in advance that you’ll be there, please register to help us plan for the day. Yet you are welcome to pop in unannounced!

E-mail Rich at rmontone@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with questions.

Special thanks to the remarkable Housatonic Valley Association for their outstanding stewardship of the OMT over the years.

Old Mill Trail on Housatonic River


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.
GPS: 42.4480, -73.1305 (trailhead parking)