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This is a group for anyone interested in hiking. We do a variety of trails from very easy to difficult, predominately within 45 minutes of Wilbraham, Massachusetts. All skills levels are welcome. Almost all hikes are on a weekend day, and occur year round except for around the time of some holidays. This is a great way to get in shape, or stay in shape, and a way to meet nice people.

The Wilbraham Recreation Department (WRD) sponsors this club, and requires each hiker to fill out a Liability Waiver Form only once, prior to or at their first hike. Several family member names can be added to the form by a parent or guardian.  Sorry, but the WRD does not allow dogs to hike with this group. 

Things to keep in mind for ALL hikes
Always bring water.
Hiking boots are best for unpaved trails.
Bring one or two poles if needed for stability or joint issues.
Trail snacks usually include fruit, granola, nuts, or cheese.
If anyone gets a blister, hike leaders usually have first-aid supplies.
A small backpack is helpful.
Pack an extra pair of wool socks.
Bring insect repellent or mesh headgear during bug season.
"NERD UP": tuck pants into socks to try to avoid ticks.
For reasons related to health and to forest safety, all hikes are smoke-free.


A note about conduct
We are a group of like-minded people who enjoy getting together to hike and be outdoors. Although members often develop friendships (and sometimes relationships) outside of the group, Meetup.com and the Wilbraham Hiking Club are not designed primarily to encourage dating or unwanted romantic attention.

It's very important that all members of the club feel welcome on all of our hikes. So please: respect the boundaries of your fellow hikers. It's appropriate to contact someone through the meetup site ,or through email or phone information that the member has given you, but encroaching beyond a person's comfort level is inappropriate. People who cross the line after being warned will be excluded from future hikes.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:15 PM

    Impromptu after-work hike at Mount Warner, Hadley, MA

    5 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:00 AM

    Summit House hike at J. A. Skinner Park

    12 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017 9:30 AM

    Rattlesnake Knob via the Robert Frost Trail

    24 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:00 AM

    Town Trails Hike - Keep Homestead in Monson

    7 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 AM

    Section 20 New England Trail (East Granby, CT)

    14 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00 AM

    Bear Hole Speed Challenge Hike for History Buffs - W. Springfield, MA

    9 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:30 AM

    Mount Warner, Hadley, MA

    17 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00 AM

    Bigelow Hollow State Park, Union, CT

    11 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM

    Rice Nature Preserve (and wait, there’s more…)

    11 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:00 PM

    Ray Anderson discusses the Pacific Coast Trail and his new mystery, “Sierra”

    3 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:00 AM

    Town Trails Hike - Forest Park

    10 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:00 AM

    Section 19, New England Trail, Tariffville, CT

    7 Hikers attending
 
Founded Aug 8, 2014

Organizers:

Ed Kostreba, Gerri Morgan
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