Hike Griffin Brook Road at Chester Blandford State Forest

Saturday, February 23, 10am

Chester-Blandford State Forest is a publicly owned forest with recreational features located in the two towns for which it is named, Chester and Blandford, Massachusetts. Join us for a two hour hike starting at Griffin Brook Road which runs along Griffin Brook, the wide trail slopes downhill to the valley at the top of Sanderson Falls, we will then bear right onto State Road and end at Sanderson Brook in the middle of the State Forest. We will pass by a large marsh where moose and beaver dams can be seen, then up close to the massive moss covered rock walls that line this trail on one side while looking down at Griffin Brook far below

Meet at the Trailhead on Round Hill Road in the parking lot. Take Route 20 to Blandford Rd in Chester, turn left onto Round Hill Rd bear left at the old cemetery (you may park there also) and see entrance on your right. Plan for two hours to get to the end of the trail and back. Although the trail is easily traveled and well-marked, be prepared. Weather depending, bring walking sticks and spikes if there is snow on the ground, surface is gravel and rocky in some sections. There are no facilities at the trail. Good Dogs are welcome! No registration required, hike is free, donations are welcome!

For more information email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com

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