What we're about
We #hikethehilltowns and cover Westfield to the New York State Border. Once a month we host a publicly advertised "Group Hike" to a Hilltown destination that has good parking and a trail that is easy to moderate, with an available map, in general good for just about all levels. These are planned months in advance. Usually there will be a special guest or a theme/cause involving a trail creator, history of the place, etc. There are usually 30 to 50 hikers at the "group hikes".
"Flash hikes" are above and beyond our regular once monthly group hikes. Group is typically up to 12 hikers. Short notice hikes in the Western Mass Hilltowns for experienced hikers, new places, adventures, historic hunts, mountains, old roads. GAIA gps app highly recommended. This is for adult hikers who have the gear, packs, poles, adventures in the hilltowns are anything goes including unusual weather, lots of rocks and elevation. Flash hikes are held usually on Fridays, Holidays. Saturdays and Sundays and are short notice. Destinations include remote trail heads, mapless trails, historic hikes, scouting trips. If you are interested in flash hiking the events are announced using Facebook Messenger, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Dogs are always welcome at all of our hikes. We only ask that hikers are responsible for their dogs. No poop on trails, use a leash when needed.
We hike year-round. Rain and snow. We never cancel unless its some catastrophe.
We do boundary stone hikes, General Knox Trail hikes, old railroad hikes, Indian Footpath hikes...you name it we hike there.
For info and questions email email@example.com. www.westernmasshilltownhikers.com and www.hilltownhikers.com. Our hikes are usually 2 to 4 hours. Water and Maps provided.
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