- AMC GUIDED ADVENTURES
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Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Connecticut, West of River,
Hike the New England Trail on Connecticut Sections 20 and 21. Section 20 follows the north-south ridge and offers views to the west. Section 21 is mostly in forest. From the meeting place we will carpool to begin our hike at the southern end of Section 20. Hike distance is 7.5 miles. Please show up for the hike prepared for conditions commonly found on the trail such as uneven surfaces, rocky footing, exposed roots, wet areas and crossings, loose leaves, direct sun, ticks, etc. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes or hiking boots. Bring snacks and lunch, water (two liters for the average hiker), rain gear (if the forecast calls for precipitation), and hiking poles, if you use them. Dress in layers. Avoid cotton as it does not dry once wet. Meeting place is the NET trail crossing on Rising Corner Rd, Southwick, MA. Click on the map below for geographical location of the meeting place. Below the map find Driving directions. The hike activity starts at 9 AM. Arrive earlier to make final preparations, put on boots, etc., and be ready for the start at 9 AM.
COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.
From Springfield and points north: take Interstate I-91 South to Exit 3 and follow signs to get on Rt 57 West. At the end of the divided highway (about 5 miles) turn left onto Rt 187 South. In 1.4 miles turn right onto Barry St. Continue straight at the first stop sign. Barry St briefly crosses into Connecticut and then curves right and crosses back into Massachusetts (becomes Rising Corner Rd). The trail head and parking area is 0.1 mile on the right beyond the state line after crossing back into Massachusetts. From Westfield: take Rt 10/202 South to Southwick, MA, and turn onto Rt 57 East. Drive about 2 miles and at the traffic light turn right onto Foster Rd. In 1.2 miles bear left onto South Longyard Rd (a grassy triangle is at this intersection). In 0.8 miles turn left onto Rising Corner Rd and in 100 feet on the left is the trail head and parking area.