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A short loop through fields and Birch glades.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Loop

1,619' 493 m

High

1,361' 415 m

Low

290' 88 m

Up

293' 89 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

Parking for this trail is either at the Cheshire Harbor Trailhead or the Gould Trailhead. This trail follows yellow blazes. From the Cheshire Harbor Trailhead, head towards the Cheshire Harbor Trail. Take a right through the open field to the sign at the end of the field. From here, the trail enters the woods and follows an old road at moderate grades.

The trail is relatively flat, then descends to the Gould Trailhead parking area. Here, the trail crosses West Mountain Road and travels through a Birch glade. The trail turns right and passes a grassy road that isn't the trail. It continues into the woods, then takes a switchback over a stream. As the trail begins to climb, it merges back with the grassy road, near an old apple orchard. Follow the old road left, then the trail enters an open field. It follows a road back to the Cheshire Harbor Trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Beech, white birch, hop hornbeam, partridgeberry, wintergreen, goldenrod, asters, aspen
Fungi: Green stain fungus, hieracum corraloides, red russula
Fauna: Bluejays, chickadees, red squirrel, grey squirrel, juncos
Historical Features: Rock walls, old orchards, cellarholes

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Shared By:

David Smith

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Photos

The way back to Belows South Trailhead parking lot.
Jan 17, 2022 near Adams, MA
Gould Trailhead (Jan. 5, 2019)
Jan 6, 2019 near Adams, MA
Mt Greylock starting point for the Cheshire Harbor Trail.
Jul 29, 2017 near Adams, MA

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