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Northfield Mountain Trails

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Tour of Northfield Mountain Recreation Area.


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11.3

Miles

18.3

KM

Loop

1,090' 332 m

High

279' 85 m

Low

1,913' 583 m

Up

1,912' 583 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views

Overview

Easy doubletrack, several views, singletrack if you want it.

Need to Know

Great parking. Normally bathrooms and visitors center but closed for COVID.

Description

Getting to the trail is a bit tricky as you go pass the power distribution center. There are several options however. Once in the trail system, there is plenty of signage!

This specific route was part of a COVID virtual challenge but it provides some of the first trailrunproject routes. The eastern part is fantastic singletrack. On the return, we followed the fence line close to the reservoir, instead of the white blazed trail that we took on the way out. This fence line leads back to the wooden reservoir overlook. If not looking for this level of adventure, the white-blazed trail is well marked and leads back to your previous path.

History & Background

As part of the company's commitment to environmental awareness and sustainability, FirstLight maintains and operates nature trails and recreation and environmental programs at our facilities in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Numerous opportunities are offered year-round for the public and school groups free of charge.

Contacts

Land Manager: FirstLight Power

Shared By:

G Tew

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Viewpoint from white blazed trail overlooking Miller River
Aug 1, 2020 near Erving, MA
Red Loop Trailhead.
Feb 17, 2016 near Millers…, MA
One mile to go!
Feb 17, 2016 near Millers…, MA
Green Loop Trailhead
Feb 17, 2016 near Millers…, MA

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