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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

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00 AM

    MOUNTAIN PARK ACCESS ROAD (off Rt. 5) Mountain Park Rd., Holyoke MA 01040

    16 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:00 AM

    Section 17a, New England Trail, Simsbury, CT

    19 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:00 AM

    Cave Hill Trails & Peace Pagoda

    20 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    6 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:00 AM

    D.A.R. State Forest, Goshen, MA

    1 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, December 18, 2016 9:00 AM

    Section 17b, New England Trail, Simsbury, CT

    15 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    3 Hikers attending
  • Saturday, December 24, 2016 9:00 AM

    Mount Warner, Hadley, MA

    16 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, December 29, 2016 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, January 1, 2017 10:00 AM

    New Year’s Day Walk, Ashley Reservoir, Holyoke, MA

    4 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:00 AM

    Hike the Town Trails While the Kids Are in School (Wilbraham, MA)

    2 Hikers attending
 
Founded Aug 8, 2014

Organizers:

Ed Kostreba, Gerri Morgan
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