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Snowshoe / Hike Hopkins State Forest

The HMF trail is a 4.2 mile trail consisting of the lower loop and the upper loop, which begins at the Rosenberg Center.

The trail forms a figure eight with a lower loop of about 1.5 miles.  The northern leg of the trail is on the old carriage road, while the southern leg parallels an old farm road and has a fairly steep section just west of the Moon Barn.  The upper loop of 2.7 miles across rolling terrain.  The entire hike should last about 3 hours.

Link for trail map:

• Appropriate hiking/ snowshoeing footwear is recommended.

Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

• please be dressed for the weather (layers and no cotton)

• wear appropriate hiking / snowshoeing footwear

• microspikes are recommended for this shoulder season... may be ice

• snowshoes if we have snow

• please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as rain gear and day pack

•camera and/or binoculars if you have them

Dogs are not permitted at any of this group's outings.

Directions:  Take Route 2 East to the Junction of Route 2 and ROute 7 in Williamstown, Mass.... take a left and.... Proceed north on Route 7 for 2 1/2 miles to the rotary. Go around the rotary staying on Route 7 north for 0.3 miles to Bulkley Street which obliquely intersects on the left. Take Bulkley Street 0.75 miles to its junction with Northwest Hill Road. Turn right on Northwest Hill Road for 100 yards to the entrance of the Hopkins Forest on the left.

Dorothy will have a black Jeep Liberty.  Betsy's car will be the silver Subaru Outback.

If you have any trouble finding us, Dorothy's cell is 518- 641- 9660 and Betsy's cell is [masked] feel free to call or text if you need directions the day of the meetup.   

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  • Esther

    You are too funny!

    March 24, 2014

  • James I.

    Anyone who wants a copy of Wiley Post song flying Will Rodgers send my your email address. [masked]

    March 24, 2014

  • James I.

    Thanks all

    March 23, 2014

  • Esther

    Thanks Dorothy!

    March 22, 2014

  • Dorothy

    I hiked a section of the trail today. It is very icy in spots and in one place mud... the recent rain then freeze has made the trail hard packed. Microspikes or trail crampons are a must, as we will be going up and down some hills. If you do not have them, snowshoes will work. Be prepared for the colder temperatures. Dress in layers.

    March 21, 2014

  • James I.

    If anyone needs a rife from my house in Latham 8:15 A.M. let me know. Jim[masked]

    March 17, 2014

  • Betsy

    my car will be the silver Subaru Outback
    My cell #[masked] if you need directions the day of the meetup

    March 16, 2014

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