HIKING

HIKE DETAILS

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Friday September 17th

Mt Wantastiquet - Upper Trail - Night Hike

Route: Wantastiquet Upper Trail
Expected Duration: 2-1/2 hours
Estimated Distance: 4-1/2 miles
Skill Level: Moderate

Arrive at Departure Point by 4:30pm
Trip starts promptly at 5pm

Departure Point: Trailhead parking area at Wantastiquet base, Mountain Road, Hinsdale (across from Norm’s Marina). Carpooling suggested as parking area is small.

Hike takes about 45 minutes to reach the top and is suitable for anyone, age 3 years old and up, in healthy condition. While the terrain is rocky, you're hiking on a wide road-type path. The trail zig-zags back and forth so it's not a steep climb for any length of time. Fine view of Brattleboro across the river.

THIS IS A KID FRIENDLY HIKE

Guide(s): Kendra Gardner 

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Saturday September 18th

Moon Ledge   

Guided sunset hiking tour to Moon Ledge

Route: Daniels Mountain to Moon Ledge
Expected Duration: 2-1/2 hours
Estimated Distance: 1-1/2 miles
Skill Level: Moderate

Arrive at Departure Point by 5:30pm
Trip starts promptly at 6pm

Departure Point: Trailhead parking area, N. Hinsdale Road, Hinsdale. 1.7 miles from intersection of Monument & Plain Roads; left hand side of road). Look for “Departure Point” sign. Carpooling suggested as parking area is small.

Follow white diamonds nailed to trees, hike 0.7 mile up Daniels Mountain while climbing 549'. Moon Ledge, a rocky outcrop, offers a spectacular view (cloud cover permitting!) into Massachusetts and Vermont from a grassy clearing on the south side of the mountain. Trail is steep and rocky in parts.
 

THIS IS A KID-FRIENDLY HIKE.

Guide(s):  Mike Darcy 

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Saturday September 18th

Eagle's Nest

Route: Bald Eagle’s Nest
Expected Duration: 1 to 1-1/4 hours
Estimated Distance: 1.2 miles
Skill Level: Easy

Arrive at Departure Point by 10am
Trip starts promptly at 10:30am

Departure Point: Hinsdale House, 609 Brattleboro Road, Hinsdale.

Easy, fun hike out to the eagles' nest on a mostly flat, wide trail that has a couple of small hills. There are other nests, signs of beavers, and other fowl to observe along the trail.

THIS IS A KID-FRIENDLY HIKE.

Guide(s): Sarah Hudon & Tammy Stebbins

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Saturday September 18th

Guided Hiking Tour over Bear Mountain

Route: Pisgah to Bear Mt. to Moon Ledge to Wantastiquet
Expected Duration: All Day
Estimated Distance: 7 miles
Skill Level: Moderate to Strenuous
THIS IS A CHALLENGING HIKE

Arrive at Departure Point at 9am
Trip Starts promptly at 9:30am

Departure Point:  Hinsdale High School parking lot, 49 School St, Hinsdale.  

Hikers will be transported to Pisgah Park, picked up at Wantastiquet and bussed back to the parking lot.


We’ll be hiking in a remote area.  Elevation will offer scenic views so bring your phone or camera.  We may see occasional wild life.

Bring food, water and snacks for nourishment.

Guide(s): Wayne Gallagher & Leo Marshall

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Saturday September 18th

Guided Meditative Sunrise Hike

Route: Pisgah State Park to Kilburn View
Expected Duration: 2 hours
Estimated Distance: 3 miles
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate 

Arrive at Departure Point at 5:30am
Trip Starts promptly at 6:00am

Departure Point:  Pisgah State Park, parking lot off 63 N.

Moderate hike with some hills.  Hiking along Pisgah Ridge over bridge to the first clearing to view a calming sunrise.

Elevation will offer scenic views and possible wildlife, bring your camera.

Guide(s): Mike Darcy

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Guided Meditative Sunrise Hike

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Madame Sherri's Night Hike

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Saturday September 18th

Route: Daniel’s mountain trail to viewpoint
Expected Duration: 2 hours
Estimated Distance: 3 miles
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate 

Arrive at Departure Point at 6 pm
Trip Starts promptly at 6:30 pm

Departure Point:  Madame Sherri parking lot on Gulf Road in Chesterfield (across from Egypt Road)

A moderate uphill climb up Daniel's 
mountain trail to a secret viewpoint just off the trail, to watch the sun set.
 

You may want to bring a flashlight for the trip back. 

Bring a snack and some water

Guide(s): John Herrick & Heather Howe

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Saturday September 18th
Sunday September 19th

Hinsdale History, Guided Hiking Tour to the Hinsdale House

Route: Hinsdale House Grounds
Expected Duration: 1 hour
Skill Level: Easy/Basic

Arrive at Departure Point by 11:30am
Trip starts promptly at 12:00pm on both days

Departure Point: Hinsdale House, 
609 Brattleboro Road, Hinsdale.

Travel Hinsdale House grounds and some of the surrounding trails. Area is easily accessible and terrain is level with one small rise over the rail trail.   Guided historic tour of the Col. Ebenezer Hinsdale House followed by a walk around the grounds and some of the surrounding trails.

THIS IS A KID-FRIENDLY HIKE.

Guide(s): Sharron Smith

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GOT LUNCH?

The Hinsdale Historical Society will be putting together box lunches for our participants.  The cost is $10 each and will consist of bottled water, a wrap (turkey or veggie) and a snack, packed up in an insulated lunch bag.  
Your pre-ordered lunch will be delivered to your trip’s departure point before the excursion starts.
Lunches must be pre-ordered.  Please do so when you register for you trip  

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ARRIVE PREPARED

Hikers:
Hiking boots are strongly recommended; next best is some type of sturdy footwear.
Canoers/Kayakers:
Required: PFD (life preserver); canoe/kayak; paddle. YOU WILL NEED YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT for the Liscomb Hollow 
trips.  We suggest waterproof bag(s) for gear. 
Recommended for All:
Dress appropriately for changing weather; identification; hat; sunglasses;  sun screen/block; bug spray/repellent; 
lots of water/Gatorade;  snacks/lunch;  small first aid kit; binoculars: phone or camera; backpack.