Trip report

A hike into the Sawmill Hills

Hiking/Walk DATE: 01/26/2014 - 01/26/2014

Trip/Event Location: Florence, MA
US

Trip Leader(s): johnwesternmass

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate

We will be hiking into the Sawmill Hills.  Depending on the ground cover (snow?), it is an easy to moderate hike of about 2 hours.  The first part of the hike is up hill and then it

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

We will meet in the rear parking lot of the Art's and Industries building in Florence.  Take 91 North to Northampton Exit.  Make a left onto Pleasant Street, towards Northampton.  Make a left onto Rt. 9, Main Street, Northampton.  Go up past Smith College, keep going past the Cooley Dickinson Hospital and into Florence Center.  At Maple Street (Bird's Variety on left; Pizza Factory on Right) Make a left onto Maple and go to the bottom of the hill, making a right onto Nonotuck.   Go to the end of Nonotuck, The Arts and Industries Building will be right in front of you.  Make a left onto Pine Street, go over the bridge and make a right onto Spring Street.  Make the first right into the Elks lodge parking lot and then make a right into the lower parking lot behind the Arts and Industries Building.  We'll car pool up the street to Avis Circle since there isn't much parking at the trailhead on Avis Circle.


Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

A group of hearty men showed up in 15 degree temperature to take a wonderful hike up into the Sawmill Hills of Florence.  A couple of vernal pools and porcupine habitat were highlights of the hike.  Chicken vegetable soup and delicious Hungry Ghost bread were rewards for a hike well done!

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Members That Participated

johnwesternmass

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Northampton, MA


United States
swimfit

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Hartford, CT


United States
silverbeard

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Jamaica, VT


United States
jonathanclark

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Hartford, CT


United States
Flycatcher

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Franklin, MA


United States
richardc

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Danbury, CT


United States
RTR-Rider

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Hartford, CT


United States
PaceAlong

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Meredith , NH


United States
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