November 29, 2018 Mariah

Winter Snowshoe at Alford Springs, Alford, 12/29/18

Wrap up 2018 right—join us in climbing to the clearing on the Father Loop to enjoy the expansive views!

ALFORD SPRINGS

Saturday, December 29, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate to difficult elevation changes)

Description: Join the Great Barrington Land Conservancy and Berkshire Natural Resources Council in a winter wonderland walk. We’ll climb to the clearing atop the Father Loop with an incredible view of Mt. Greylock before beginning or decent back to the trailhead. Please bring water, a snack, dress in layers, and wear appropriate footwear (consider snowshoes and/or micro-spikes).

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. Alternatively continue right to reach a second, three-season parking lot further down the street.

From Pittsfield: Take Route 20 West and turn left onto Route 41 heading south. Drive to Great Barrington and turn right onto Division Street which becomes Seekonk Road. Follow Seekonk Road, turning right on Mountain Road (if you cross the NY state border you have gone a little 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. Alternatively continue right to reach a second, three-season parking lot further down the street.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event.