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Explore Your Inner Winter Hiker (Track 1) - Quabbin Gate 30

Date and Time

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Location

Massachusetts, Central,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Enjoy a winter hike in the northern Quabbin woods from Gate 30 over the Keystone Bridge, through Bullard's Corner a former stagecoach stop and tavern. Hike past isolated and rugged Rattlesnake Hill then through a notch which separates it from Pitman Hill. Our hike continues to the shore of the reservoir with great views to the south. This easy to moderate hike is about 7 miles over flat and rolling terrain and along some abandoned forest roads. We will hike at an easy to moderate pace (1-2mph). Winter footwear, snowshoes/traction, and proper winter clothing will be required. Hikers who attended the Worcester Chapter's Winter Hiking Workshop on 11/21 will have registration preference. Others will be wait listed and allowed on about 3 weeks prior to the hike if room permits. Important reminders: You need to bring a mask and hand sanitizer. We will follow the state of Mass regulations at the time of the hike regarding the use of masks and other covid protocols.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Click map for driving directions
Keystone Bridge

Activities

Hiking
Snowshoeing

Offered By

Worcester (Mass.)

Status

Wait Listed

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




I am a local and backcountry four season hiker and backpacker, who has been leading trips for the AMCs Worcester Chapter since 2013. I enjoy the path as much as the destination and try to share that with my fellow hikers. WFA certified.

Co-Leader