published by seanhanson on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:49pm
Calling all families! Fall Foliage is here, let's go take a look!
Join us for a family-friendly, short hike to the Lookout Tower on Mt. Sugarloaf near Sunderland, MA.
The sun will be warm and the trees in foliage color as we hike about 2 miles round-trip, to the Lookout Tower and back. This is an easy, family-friendly hike. This is also the last day that the tower is open for the year. And restrooms... oh, what a relief! After the hike, those who choose can head over to nearby Mike’s Maze for more fun or snacks!
published by seanhanson on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:30am
Tickets are now available for this year's Berkshire Bash.
Please join all Berkshire Chapter members and friends at our annual dinner meeting! The 2016 Berkshire Bash takes place on Saturday, November 5, at the Summit View in Holyoke. Tickets are $20 each, and admission includes a buffet dinner and our featured speaker, Ed Webster. There will be a cash bar. We will also have a short business meeting with the election of our Executive Committee members for the coming year.
published by seanhanson on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:27am
We're excited to announce that award-winning mountaineer and author Ed Webster will be the speaker at this year's Berkshire Bash - our chapter's annual meeting and dinner. The 2016 Berkshire Bash will take place the evening of Saturday, November 5, at the Summit View in Holyoke. Please save the date, and watch out for further details and ticket information in September.
published by seanhanson on Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:28pm
The New England National Scenic Trail (NET) is a 215-mile hiking trail route that has been in existence for over half a century. The NET runs from Long Island Sound in CT to the MA/NH border, comprised primarily of the Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock (M-M-M) Trail systems. In Massachusetts, the white-blazed trail follows the historic route of the Metacomet-Monadnock trail. Here are some upcoming opportunities to support this historic trail.
On Saturday, November 7, at 5:30pm, the Berkshire Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club will hold it’s annual dinner meeting at the Summit View House in Holyoke.
We are excited to announce that the speaker will be Tom Wessels, ecologist, educator and author. His books include: Reading the Forested Landscape, The Granite Landscape, Untamed Vermont, The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future, and Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to reading the Forested Landscape. His focus will be on Reading the Forested Landscape. His books will be available for purchase and signing.