Discovery Hike at Windsor State Forest

By Western Mass Hilltown Hikers (other events)

Saturday, April 27 2024 10:00 AM 2:00 PM EDT

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Discovery Hike
April 27th @ 10:00 am

Windsor State Forest River Road Windsor, MA  01270

Directions: From Route 9 (Berkshire Trail) in West Cummington, turn onto West Main Street then onto Savoy Road, which becomes River Road. Follow River Road west for 3.0 miles to day use parking area on the right. From Route 116 in Savoy, take River Road east for 3.0 miles to day use parking area on the left.

Hike Rating:  Moderate 4 miles

Join historian Mike Whalen and the Western Mass. Hilltown Hikers for an adventurous “off-the-beaten-path” hike at Windsor Jambs State Forest. This moderate 4-mile trek through highland forest explores an amazing deep-river gorge with 80-ft-high granite walls called the “Jambs,” abundant wildlife habitat, and a restored historic settlement cemetery. Also known as “Windsor Bush,” this area was once a thriving farming community, where early residents produced spruce-oil from the local forest and grain from grist mills along the Jambs Brook, located at the northern reaches of the Wild and Scenic Westfield River. Established in 1924, 1,825-acre Windsor Jambs State Forest was developed in the 1930s by the CCC and offers a rewarding exploration for nature lovers and history buffs alike. The hike will follow a combination of forest trails, town roads and old woods roads. Wear sturdy waterproof shoes and dress for the weather. Bring a lunch, water and trekking poles.

Please Register per car load on Maps and bottled water provided.  Well behaved dogs allowed. Event is volunteer lead.  More details are on .  Please email [email protected] or call/text 413-302-0312 if you have any questions.  As always be prepared for rocks, mud and roots, bring hiking poles!

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voluntary participation in this activity, you
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activity involves inherent risks that can cause
property damage, injury, illness, disability,
and/or death to participants and/or others;
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activity; you are responsible for having the
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clothing, and equipment to safely participate
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