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  • Williamstown, Massachusetts

    Hike Mt. Greylock via Money Brook Trail

    9.7 mi / 3034 ft gain
    Park in the parking lot on Hopper Rd. Walk to the end of the road where you will find the Hopper Trailhead. Take the right fork. The Money Brook trail will take you to a waterfall, the Mt. Greylock summit, and back to the end of Hopper Rd. The trail is long but worth the hike, exploring parts of ...
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  • Williamstown, Massachusetts

    Hike the March Cataract Falls Trail

    4.0
    2.2 mi / 511 ft gain
    Park at the Junction of Sperry Rd and Rockwell Rd. To get to the trailhead, hike along Sperry Road for about 30 minutes. (Not to the end of the road, see map below.) Then hike along the March Cataract Trail, an out-and-back. You can bring dogs on leash. The trail is short but steep in some parts ...
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  • Adams, Massachusetts

    Explore Bellevue Falls

    5.0
    When you reach the falls, you can cliff jump into a large swimming hole at the base. The best time to visit the falls is from April to November. Please note that dogs are not permitted here. Parking is at a cemetery, and the gates are open from 8am to 9pm. Use common sense before cliff jumping - ...
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  • Savoy, Massachusetts

    Tannery Falls Loop

    0.54 mi / 135 ft gain
    The hike to Tannery Falls may be a little confusing, I'll clear it up for you before you even go there! To get to The falls you will travel down a dirt road that isn't very well maintained during the winter. As you keep driving down the dirt road you will notice a pond , which means you are almos...
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  • Cropseyville, New York

    Hike Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

    4.5
    3 mi / 200 ft gain
    Once you drive onto N. Long Pond Road you will follow it appproximately 1.5 miles to the end. From the parking you can take the short walk back on the road to the start of the trail. The trail is actually a rough Fire Tower Road. You will follow this for about 1.3 miles. Here you will see a se...
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  • Woodford, Vermont

    Woodford State Park Loop

    2.41 mi / 203 ft gain
    A great loop for the summer, Woodford is also amazing when winter winter comes to the State Park. It also comes earlier than just about anywhere else in Southern Vermont. At 2,400 feet above sea level, this is an easy spot to find winter without spending a fortune at the local ski resorts. Woodfo...
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  • East Nassau, New York

    Kinderhook Creek

    5.0
    1.62 mi / 308 ft gain
    Kinderhook Creek is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Stephentown, New York.
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  • Shaftsbury, Vermont

    Hike Around Lake Shaftsbury

    1.3 mi / 42 ft gain
    Lake Shaftsbury State Park is a small park in Southern Vermont between Bennington and Manchester. It is well-loved by locals as swimming spot in the summer, especially for families with kids.  Less well known is the nature trail that meanders around the perimeter of the lake. While only a mile in...
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  • Cohoes, New York

    Capture a Sunset at the Colonie Town Park

    5.0
    Not all adventures have to involve scaling crazy-steep mountains or paddling down intense white-water rapids. Some of the best adventures are the relaxing and mellow ones right in our backyards. When I cannot get into the woods every day, I go to the Colonie Town Park, just 10 minutes from my hou...
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  • Stockbridge, Massachusetts

    Laura's Tower and Ice Glen

    5.0
    2.4 mi / 676 ft gain
    You will park at the end of Park Street in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  From the parking are you will cross a beautiful bridge over the Housatonic River.  The trail crosses railroad tracks and immediately begins to climb into the woods.  You will reach a split in the trail, a left will take you...
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  • Glen Road, Vermont

    Hike the Lye Brook Falls Trail

    4.0
    4.7 mi / 938 ft gain
    The Lye Brook Falls Trail is a 4.7 mile hike through scenic trails just outside of Manchester Center, Vermont. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to go is during spring blooms or to see the fall colors. This hike is family friendly and fun for all ages. Dogs are allowed on this trail...
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Hike Monument Mountain

    4.0
    2 mi / 720 ft gain
    At 1642 feet (with a total elevation gain of 720 feet), Squaw Peak is a great spot to see both Mt Greylock along the Vermont border, and the Catskills in New York. There are several trail options here to get to the summit, but no matter which combination you choose, you can keep your trip under ...
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  • Albany, New York

    Blueberry Hill East

    1.73 mi / 59 ft gain
    Blueberry Hill East is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Albany, New York.
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Hike the Lisha Kill Preserve Loop

    5.0
    2.3 mi / 324 ft gain
    This 2.3 mile loop trail is lightly trafficked and great for all skill levels. Starting out the trail register, you will see signs from The Nature Conservancy which manages the preserve. Descending down a hill with lots of exposed tree roots, you will then cross over the meandering Lisha Kill and...
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  • Albany, New York

    Blueberry Hill West Red and Yellow Trail

    1.37 mi / 52 ft gain
    Blueberry Hill West Red and Yellow Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Albany, New York.
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Hike the Lookout Trail in Beartown State Forest

    0.5 mi / 117 ft gain
    If you ever decide to go to the beautiful Beartown State Forest, be sure to enjoy the short but worthy hike to the vista on the Lookout Trail for views that stretches out to the mountains. There are two places to park:  1. From the main entrance of the park, you can get a spot at the lot at Bened...
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Camping and Lodging in Williamstown

Indian Hollow
Chesterfield, Massachusetts

Indian Hollow

Townshend Lake Day Use Area
Townshend, Vermont

Townshend Lake Day Use Area

Northampton / Springfield KOA Holiday
Westhampton, Massachusetts

Northampton / Springfield KOA Holiday

Brattleboro North KOA Journey
Putney, Vermont

Brattleboro North KOA Journey

Winhall Brook
Londonderry, Vermont

Winhall Brook

Hapgood Pond
Peru, Vermont

Hapgood Pond

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