Andrew DeVries Sculpture Trail 10:00 am to 2:00 pm August 26th
Parking on 42 East River Road, Middlefield, MA
Hike Rating: Easy and flat
Andrew DeVries has created a Sculpture Trail featuring over 40 works on 15 acres in Middlefield. The sculptures along the trail include outdoor figurative and abstract works in bronze created by DeVries. These are installed in two shaded groves and along the meadows’ back hedge that follows the middle branch of the pristine Westfield River. New this year are recently installed aluminum signs of poetry by various writers. This hike will be an exclusive tour of this trail by Andrew himself.
Andrew’s gallery, DeVries Fine Art International, formerly in Lenox is also located on the property and contains indoor bronze works and paintings. Andrew has a career that spans four decades and is among a handful of sculptors in the US who not only create but also cast their own works in bronze. He is also a great Hilltown neighbor who loves the Hilltowns. His works are in private and public collections on five continents, including France, Ireland, Germany, Chile, and Australia.
PLEASE NOTE DRIVING DIRECTIONS BELOW: there is no cell service!
Directions from Lenox:
Directions from Lenox: (45 minutes) Take Route 7 going north. Turn right onto Holmes Road (just after the Mobile station) and travel just over 3 miles to the stoplight. Turn right at the stoplight onto Williams Street and travel 2 miles.
At the intersection turn left onto Division Street. Travel 1.7 miles to the stop light. Go straight through this light and continue to the traffic light at Route 9/Route 8 (south) – turn right at this stoplight. Travel towards Dalton, at the next stoplight get in the right hand lane – go through this light, you will be on Main street in Dalton.
Stay straight through the next 2 traffic lights. At the Y intersection of Route 9/8 continue straight. You will now be on Route 8 (south). Continue to Hinsdale and turn left at the traffic light onto Route 143. Travel east on 143 for approximately 8 miles (through Peru and past the Worthington town line sign). Turn right onto River Road and travel 3 miles to River Studio – it is on the left.
Directions from Lee:
Take Route 20 east continue to the Route 8 north intersection. Turn left onto Route 8 north and continue to Hinsdale. At the light in Hinsdale turn right onto Route 143. Continue driving for 8 miles. You will cross the Worthington town line and in 1 mile come to River Road. Turn right and continue for 3 miles, we are on the left.
Directions from South:
Take Route 10 or Route 187 to Route 20, take Route 20 west to Huntington, turn right onto Route 112. Continue on Route 112 to Worthington Corners – go around the small rotary to continue west on Route 143 miles – in 4.2 miles you will come to River Road, turn left onto River Road, we are 3 miles down on the left.
Directions from Northampton:
Take Route 9 West to Williamsburg, take Route 143 to Worthington Corners, enter the rotary and go right to continue on Route 143, in 4.2 miles you will come to River Road, turn left onto River Road, we are 3 miles down, on the left.
Directions from Pittsfield:
Take Route 9 east, Route 8 will join at Allendale shopping center, continue on Route 8 south until Hinsdale.
At the light turn left onto Route 143, go through Peru continue pass the Worthington town line, about a mile past the line is River Road, turn right onto River Road, we are 3 miles down on the left.
Directions from Williamstown:
Take Route 2 to North Adams, then take Route 8 south to Adams, in Adams go straight through the light onto Route 116, proceed on Route 116 to Route 8A then turn right onto 8A and continue to Route 9.
Turn left onto Route 9 (east) go to Worthington Road which is marked by a large highway sign that says “To Route 143”, turn right and continue to 143.
Then turn to the right onto Route 143, in 1.9 miles you come to River Road, turn left onto River Road, we are 3 miles down on the left.
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