What we're about

This group is operated by Western Mass Hilltown Hikers Inc. 08-29-22.

#### We are a non-profit 501C(3) organization incorporated in the State of Massachusetts. Tax ID #86-2532249We #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 25 to 40 hikers at the "group hikes".

"Flash hikes" are above and beyond our regular once monthly group hikes. Membership is required to participate in these events. Group size 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 or CalTopo 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, map less trails, historic hikes, scouting trips. If you are interested in flash hiking the events are announced using Facebook Messenger, membership is required, please email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com if interested to learn more or sign up on www.hilltownhikers.com under the membership tab.

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 the situation is hazardous.

We do boundary stone hikes, General Knox Trail hikes, old railroad hikes, Native American Footpath hikes...you name it we hike there.

For info and questions email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com. www.westernmasshilltownhikers.com and www.hilltownhikers.com. Our hikes are usually 2 to 4 hours. Water and Maps provided.
Find Western Mass Hilltown Hikers on Facebook, Facebook Groups, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. Hashtag #westernmasshilltownhikers #hikethehilltowns

Upcoming events (1)

Hubbard River Trail Granville State Forest Group Hike

Granville State Forest

#hikethehilltowns with us!
Hubbard River Trail Granville State Forest Group Hike December 3rd 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
GPS Location:[masked], [masked] Trailhead and Parking
Hike Rating: Easy 2.5 miles total in and back, option to go farther for 4 miles in and back.
Granville State Forest was once the Tunxis Native American tribe's hunting and fishing grounds. After discovery by English pioneer Samuel Hubbard in 1749 much of it was converted to open pasture and farmland. Under protection, the forest is regenerating with typical northern conifers and hardwoods. The Hubbard River drops 450 feet in 2.5 miles forming pools and waterfalls as it passes over various rock formations.
The River offers a great relatively flat trail that runs alongside, as you hike in further the trail turns gorge like with large rock chasms and the river itself has several waterfalls. Evidence of the CCC is here with culverts and bridges when this state Forest was worked during the great depression and converted to an outdoor recreation area complete with a campground. There are 2,426 acres of passive recreation to explore here and several trails. Moose frequent this area and are often seen especially in winter.

Register at https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com hike is free, donations are appreciated!
Please email [masked] or call/text[masked] if you have any questions.
Be prepared for water, rocks, roots and mud on the trail. Maps and bottled water will be provided. We hike rain or shine. Friendly dogs are welcome! Please Register (per carload) on https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com hike is free, donations are appreciated!
Tees, hoodies, hats, window stickers, artwork, and puzzles will be for sale at the hike, the complete free catalog of printed hiking maps will be there too. See all our events, maps, blog and photos at www.hilltownhikers.com For more hike information email: [masked] or call/text[masked]. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Meetup, YouTube, TikTok, Pinterest and Twitter. Search our hashtags #westernmasshilltownhikers and #hikethehilltowns
Donate here: paypal.me/hilltownhikers Venmo: @hilltownhikers or on the donate link on the website. Home | Western Mass Hilltown Hikers (square.site) Please keep our beautiful places clean and carry in and carry out.
We head up the trail at 10:00 am sharp! See you all there!

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Be prepared for water, rocks, roots and mud on the trail. Maps and bottled water will be provided. We hike rain or shine. Friendly dogs are welcome! Please Register (per carload) on https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com hike is free, donations are appreciated!
Tees, hoodies, hats, window stickers, artwork, and puzzles will be for sale at the hike, the complete free catalog of printed hiking maps will be there too. See all our events, maps, blog and photos at www.hilltownhikers.com For more hike information email: [masked] or call/text[masked]. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Meetup, YouTube, TikTok, Pinterest and Twitter. Search our hashtags #westernmasshilltownhikers and #hikethehilltowns
Donate here: paypal.me/hilltownhikers Venmo: @hilltownhikers or on the donate link on the website.
Please keep our beautiful places clean and carry in and carry out.
We head up the trail at 10:00 am sharp! See you all there!

Past events (40)

Round Top Hill Group Hike in Chester

Round Top Hill

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