Appalachian National Scenic Trail CT and MA

North Adams, Massachusetts

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This 2,155-mile national scenic trail, journeying from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine, traverses the northwest corner of Connecticut and western Massachusetts, touring forest, field, and mountain top. It offers various tour options for round-trip, shuttle, and thru-trails. Special attractions: Vistas, ponds, waterfalls, the Housatonic River, hardwood and boreal forests, spring blooms, fall foliage.
Hiking Southern New England

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Hiking Southern New England

by Rhonda & Greg Ostertag (Falcon Guides)

This 2,155-mile national scenic trail, journeying from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine, traverses the northwest corner of Connecticut and western Massachusetts, touring forest, field, and mountain top.

It offers various tour options for round-trip, shuttle, and thru-trails. Special attractions: Vistas, ponds, waterfalls, the Housatonic River, hardwood and boreal forests, spring blooms, fall foliage.

©  Rhonda & Greg Ostertag/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: North Adams
Distance: 138
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Spring through fall
Local Contacts: Appalachian Trail Conference, 304-535-6331
Local Maps: Appalachian Trail Conference maps
Driving Directions: Directions to Appalachian National Scenic Trail: CT & MA

Recent Trail Reviews

11/1/2005
2

Late report - headed up to Brace Mountain to see the highest point in Dutchess County, NY. Hiked by myself on an overcast day (trip date is approx.) took Rt 22 to Rt 44 to Rt 62 to Deer Run Road and started there. Great views to the southwest and a clean fresh water stream on the way up. First climb for me. Considered it moderately strenuous but am dealing w/illness. At the start of the climb spotted a large bear moving north (quite briskly) perpendiculat to trail approx. 50 yds. in just before steeper incline begins. Bear did not see me (I think) and after some hesitation completed the climb w/great excitement. Rested on a sunny group of flat rocks at my summit and got quite confused on the way down. Wound up climbing down some sheer earth and sharp stone faces. Would pay more attention here next time.


7/11/2005
1

Vigorous climb heading north out of Bull's Bridge! Great views back into NY State but lots of highway noise on the east side of the mountain. Be aware that the CT Appalachian Trail folks do not want fires of any kind. They would also like you to sign-in at designated areas. I have yet to figure out where those areas might be. Nice trail!


9/2/2004
0

12/5/2002
0

We started at the Pattison Rd trailhead and headed south on the AT to the Wilbur clearing leanto. Trail had about 6 inches of snow cover as of 2 weeks ago. No blowdowns to speak of and overall this section is in very good condition.



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