Events

May
8
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–Hike at Stockbridge Trails—Laura’s Tower, Ice Glen, and Mary Flynn Trail
May 8 @ 10:00 am

Come explore a lovely in-town triplex of trails that lead out from one parking area and into some fine white pine and hemlock glades and then through a dark and dramatic ravine. These trails are maintained by the Laurel Hill Association, although the Ice Glen property is owned by the Town of Stockbridge.

The other two trails are on the Sedgwick Reservation. Altogether the mileage is about 4 miles and there is about 700’ of vertical. The Glen requires some boulder scrambling; it is not an easy trail to negotiate and will take some time.

We will likely car pool since the parking area is limited. See https://housatonicheritage.org/Places/lauras-tower-trail-ice-glen-trail-stockbridge-mass/

Contact leaders for time and place to meet…– Karen Ross, 794-7474 or kcoyross@aol.com or Lori McCarron, 587-1957 or mmccarr2@nycap.rr.com

 

Stockbridge, MA —Hike to Laura’s Tower, Ice Glen, and Mary Flynn Trail
May 8 @ 11:30 am

Come explore a lovely in-town triplex of trails that lead out from one parking area and into some fine white pine and hemlock glades and then through a dark and dramatic ravine. These trails are maintained by the Laurel Hill Association, although the Ice Glen property is owned by the Town of Stockbridge.

The other two trails are on the Sedgwick Reservation. Altogether the mileage is about 4 miles and there is about 700’ of vertical. The Glen requires some boulder scrambling; it is not an easy trail to negotiate and will take some time. We will likely car pool since the parking area is limited.

See https://housatonicheritage.org/Places/lauras-tower-trail-ice-glen-trail-stockbridge-mass/ Contact leaders for time and place to meet.

Leaders: Karen Ross, kcoyross@aol.com
Lori McCarron, mmccarr2@nycap.rr.com

 

May
18
Sat
CHESTER, MA–The 28th Anniversary: Chester On Track Events
May 18 all-day

2019 marks the 178th year since the railroad was opened.

There will be a massive parade, Civil War, Blacksmith demos, Hand hewn woodworking demo, and early Irish railroad re-enactors from Storrowton Village, will be on the north lawn of the station. A train show will be in the station, and commemorative envelopes and historic stamps with a special postal cancellation.

State Police K-9 demo, Steam Train Derby, Bounce House, Petting Zoo Garden Tractor pulls, Sand Art and other amusements will be in full swing at the ballfield on Emery St.

A craft fair, face painting and ‘one-lung’ steam & gas engine demos will be along Main St and on the lawn of the Chester Inn. Also on the Chester Inn front porch will be live music throughout the day by the group, ‘Just Us’.

Classic cars from Model ‘T’s to the newest Corvettes will line up on Maple St., where kids can visit the and be entertained by Nicole the Railroad Clown, formerly of Ringling Bros. Circus.

The railroad station outdoor stage will host music by the Pitoniak Bros., Pioneer Valley Fiddlers, Dogwalker, and an open jam session by a number of local musicians during the afternoon. The Pioneer Valley Live Steamers will display their large scale operating steam and diesel locomotives and a selection of rolling stock on the station’s south lawn.

The Hamilton Memorial Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale on the lawn, and the Library’s Chester Mineral Collection will be open for tours with John Marge from 10 AM to 1 PM. The Chester Historical Commission will be on hand at the Old Jail for tours from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

The Cornerstone Church will be open for lunch, A&L Market will be open all day, and the Foundation’s own Blue Caboose will open at 8 AM for breakfast and have a hearty railroad man’s menu throughout the day, where you can eat ‘hobo style’ in an antique wooden boxcar.

A number of 1920’s-era freight cars, including the 100 year old wooden caboose and ‘Children’s Boxcar’ will be open to the public. The Fire Dept. will hold their annual Duck Race on the Westfield River at 3:00 PM.

Visitor’s can hike to the first American cluster of stone arch RR bridges on the first MA Wild & Scenic River the Westfield. Tour an archeological stone works, enjoy historic displays & more! FREE (donations accepted) Partially funded through a grant by the Chester Cultural Council, a local agency, through Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

(413) 354-7878 or  Chester, MA 01011-0743. Like us on Facebook!

Sep
7
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 7 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

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Sep
8
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 8 all-day

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Sep
14
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 14 all-day

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Sep
15
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 15 all-day

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Sep
21
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 21 all-day

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Sep
22
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 22 all-day

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Sep
28
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 28 all-day

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Sep
29
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 29 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

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