March 6, 2021 Mariah

United Way Volunteer Workday

Volunteer Workday with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council In Honor of Virginia “Ginger” Stanton Smith
(6 volunteers needed)

Saturday, April 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Corridor and Vista clearing Saddle Trailhead at Alford Springs Reserve, Alford

This workday will focus on clearing the Saddle Trail corridor and a vista viewpoint on the Father Loop at Alford Springs. We’ll hike about 4 miles total. BNRC will provide all tools. Please wear sturdy shoes, and bring a mask, gloves, 32oz of water, and lunch. The outlined safety protocols must be followed. Also, if you have loppers and/or pruners, please feel free to bring them.

Directions:

Saddle Trailhead:
From Great Barrington: Take Taconic Avenue, which becomes Alford Road for roughly 4 miles. Turn left onto Alford Center Road for 0.2 miles. Continue onto West Road for 2.8 miles. The trailhead will be on your left.

From Pittsfield: Take Route 20 West and turn left onto Barker Road which becomes Swamp Road for 9.5 miles. Turn left onto MA-102 E/MA 41-S for 0.3 miles before turning right to stay on MA-41 S. In 2.1 miles turn right onto East Alford Road. Continue on East Alford Road to West Center Road (1.7 miles). Turn right onto West Center (0.6 miles), take a sharp left onto Wilson Road (0.6 miles), and continue onto West Road (1.7 miles). The trailhead will be on your right.

GPS: 42.274919, -73.427083 (Saddle Trailhead)