Date and Time
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Sunday, February 25, 2018
Noble View Outdoor Center 635 South Quarter Road Russell, MA 01071,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,
Registration is required for this activity.
Please contact registrar below.
Enjoy winter hiking, snow shoeing & sledding, then warm up next to the wood burning stove with home cooked meals, friendly smiles and other families enjoying snacks, games or crafts. If you have x-c ski's...bring them! Typically, others do, too!
Noble View is known for well marked trails & beautiful vistas overlooking the Pioneer Valley. The trails are easy for families of all ages whether hiking, on shoe shoes or x-c skis. Families with kids of all ages are welcome! We have snow shoes you can borrow (let us know) and/or you may bring your own outdoor equipment and indoor games to play/share with others. Russell Pond may be frozen enough for ice skating, too! We'll have to see... "Snow much to do!!!"...
The Double Cottage at Noble View is rustic and cozy warm with the wood burning stove, but with no running water (that's at the Bath House!). Everyone gets to share the responsibilities for meal prep in the well-stocked kitchen, and clean-up. The Bath House is a short walk away and features running hot & cold water, hot showers and eco-friendly, flush toilets.
Sleeping accommodations are co-ed to try to keep families together in private rooms (no promises). Bed numbers vary per room, so bring along an air mattress for the kids to use on the floor. Don't forget your sleeping bags and pillows! Bedding is not supplied.
If you like downhill skiing, there are a few areas close by you may want to explore on your own. (Lift tickets & equipment not included in fee).
$125/pp covers meals: 2 dinners (possibly 3 depending upon your arrival time) 3 breakfasts, lunch fixings and snacks throughout the day; lodging; use of Noble Views trails and facilities.
Cross-listed with AMC Berkshire Chapter. Register with Margo Chapski at email@example.com.
AMC Trip Policy
/ $125 non-member
/ $125 non-member
/ $125 non-member
**Meals, snacks, lodging. 2-3 dinners depending upon your arrival time; 3 breakfasts, lunch fixings and snacks throughout the day. Use of Noble View's grounds and facilities. Fee does not include any rental equipment/lift tickets.
Past participants say...
'Love the view at Noble View!'
'We had a wonderful time with everyone we met during our Winter Weekend! The kids enjoyed the sledding just outside the cabin, and my husband and I loved the snow shoeing! The trails were well marked and wide. We saw animal tracks, too! We really enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to the next time!'
'There were so many stars!'
Boston Family Outings
Noble View Outdoor Center
For GPS or Google Maps, use Noble View Outdoor Center, 635 South Quarter Rd., Russell, MA, 01071
I-90 to Exit 3, Westfield, MA. Travel 1.7 miles SOUTH on Rte. 202/10 toward *downtown Westfield. At rotary (Town Common), turn (R) onto Western Ave (still Rte. 202), Pass Stanley Park on (L) and Westfield State University on (R).
At small fork in road, bear (L) continuing on Western Ave. (If you bear right, you're on Bates Ave.) Cross through the intersection of Northwest Rd and continue up the mountain on General Knox Rd.
Approx. 3.2 miles up, look for a small triangular common with the historic General Knox marker. Turn (L) onto S. Quarter Rd.
Noble View's entrance is 1.2 miles up on the (L).
Drive up the dirt road to the large parking area on the (R). You can continue to the Double Cottage to unload, then return you vehicle to the parking area.
*Local eateries are near the rotary and Downtown area.