Alford, MA--Snowshoe hike through the birch-lined "father loop" with Berkshire Natural Resources Council staff

Dec 21 2019

Alford, MA–Snowshoe hike through the birch-lined “father loop” with Berkshire Natural Resources Council staff

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult due to distance and elevation changes

Description: Hike the 4.3-mile Father Loop with the Great Barrington Land Conservancy and Berkshire Natural Resources Council. We’ll take in the expansive view from the clearing, wind our way down the valley enjoying the birch-lined trail, and finish the hike the single-track connector trail nestled under the dense canopy. Please dress in layers, bring lunch/snack, water, snowshoes, and consider microspikes/yak tracks and hiking poles.

Directions: From Great Barrington: Take Taconic Avenue, which becomes Alford Road. Drive past Simon’s Rock to a left on Seekonk Road; follow Seekonk Road (becomes Green River Road) for 3.6 miles. Turn right on to Mountain Road (if you come to the New York State line, you’ve gone too far). Follow Mountain Road for 0.8 miles, bearing left at the first “Y” and left again at the sharp right turn at 0.8 miles. You’ll see the BNRC sign.

From Pittsfield: Take Route 20 West and turn left onto Route 41 heading south. Drive to Great Barrington and turn right onto Division Street which becomes Seekonk Road. Follow Seekonk Road which becomes Green River Road, turning right on Mountain Road (if you cross the NY state border you have gone a little too far. Follow Mountain Road for 0.8 miles, bearing left at the first “Y” and left again at the sharp right turn at 0.8 miles. You’ll see the BNRC sign.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) to RSVP or with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event.