Housatonic River Greenway Trail

Hinsdale, Massachusetts

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Until recently this trail was just an idea floated in conversation among the Housatonic Valley Association, Crane Paper Company, and some innovative citizens around Dalton and Hinsdale. It is always exciting when a section of beautiful land is open to public use, and even more so when the area contains not only natural beauty but historic interest as well. Such is the case with the Housatonic River Greenway Trail. The newly created path winds along the trout-filled East Branch of the river, through deep hemlock forests and past the ruins of once thriving mills.
Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

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Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

by Charles W.G. Smith & Susan A. Smith (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Until recently this trail was just an idea floated in conversation among the Housatonic Valley Association, Crane Paper Company, and some innovative citizens around Dalton and Hinsdale. It is always exciting when a section of beautiful land is open to public use, and even more so when the area contains not only natural beauty but historic interest as well.

Such is the case with the Housatonic River Greenway Trail. The newly created path winds along the trout-filled East Branch of the river, through deep hemlock forests and past the ruins of once thriving mills.

©  Charles W.G. Smith & Susan A. Smith/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hinsdale
Distance: 1.6
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Maps: USGS Pittsfield East
Driving Directions: Directions to Housatonic River Greenway Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/21/2009
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This trail no longer exists. Did it get washed out in a flood? Sign posts, with no sign, at the "trailhead" suggest that the trail has been officially abandoned.



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