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Sanderson Academy Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

The first in a series of trails around Ashfield.


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Point to Point

1,838' 560 m

High

1,494' 455 m

Low

433' 132 m

Up

403' 123 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Historical Significance · Wildlife

Parking isn't allowed at the Sanderson Academy during school hours.

Need to Know

One section of this trail coincides with a snowmobile trail; please be aware of snowmobilers.

Description

This trail starts from the edge of the soccer field at the Sanderson Academy. It travels through a cattail marsh then travels through the woods. It crosses over Route 116 and continues northward, crossing over Bug Hill Road, it then takes a left. It rises the top of Peter Hill, the tallest point in Ashfield.

It descends through a Hemlock forest down to the powerlines and crosses over to the other side. It crosses over Swamp Road and turns left. Here, the trail ties into the Fern Glade Trail and runs to the Beaver Brook Trail. It follows the tread of the Beaver Brook and Lookout Trail. It crosses over Hawley Road and follows the Apple Valley Overlook Trail. This trail ends at the picnic table beneath the White Pine. This trail ties into the Overlook Trail, if you would like to continue farther.

Contacts

Local Club: Ashfield Trails

Shared By:

David Smith

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#494

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Photos

Sunrise through frosty trees.
Feb 10, 2020 near Ashfield, MA
View of Beaver Pond from Beaver Brook Trail.
Nov 21, 2019 near Ashfield, MA

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Feb 8, 2020
David Smith
9.8mi — 3h 30m