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Granville GorgeSouthwick, MA, United States
 
 

Granville Gorge

By Western Mass Hilltown Hikers (other events)

Saturday, July 20 2024 10:00 AM 2:00 PM EDT
 
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Granville Gorge Southwick/Granville
July 20th @ 10:00 am

Parking: Granville Gorge Main Lot on Route 57 in Southwick #372 MA-57

Hike Rating:  Moderate approx. 3.5 mile loop with 600 feet of elevation gain, Brook crossing

We will start this summer time hiking adventure crossing Munn Brook in the heart of the gorge in the greenery of a magical chasm surrounded by moss and clear flowing water and giant boulders. Water Shoes and hiking poles recomended. The Granville Gorge offers many hiking trails that are best discovered in the summer however the winter months create giant icicles on the gorge walls. We will hike approximately three and a half miles crossing the Granville/Southwick town border visiting the boundary stone and then up Drake Mountain with 600 feet of elevation gain to a grand vista. The climb is steep. We will then make our way down to Drake Brook and follow it to the old Winchell Road where this was once a booming colonial village before the land was taken by eminent domain to build both Winchell and Granville Reservoir for water supply. The Winchell Reservoir was built in 1899. Its capacity was more than three million gallons to supply the growing City of Westfield. By 1929 the capacity of the Winchell Reservoir was inadequate for the city’s needs and was abandoned. We will visit the remains of the reservoir and where the gate house once stood.

Please Register per car load on https://westernmasshilltownhikers.ticketleap.com Maps and bottled water provided.  Well behaved dogs allowed. Event is volunteer lead. Suggested donation is $10.  More details are on www.hilltownhikers.com .  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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Mission Statement: Western Mass Hilltown Hikers, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to engage in all legal activities relating to the development, maintenance and operation of recreational hiking and outdoor adventure in Western Massachusetts.  We are a non-profit 501C(3) organization incorporated in the State of Massachusetts. Tax ID #86-2532245

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Liability Waiver: As a condition of your
voluntary participation in this activity, you
acknowledge and agree to the following: this
activity involves inherent risks that can cause
property damage, injury, illness, disability,
and/or death to participants and/or others;
you assume all risk associated with this
activity; you are responsible for having the
necessary knowledge, skills, abilities,
clothing, and equipment to safely participate
in this activity; you know and will follow the
Hiker Responsibility Code described at
www.hikesafe.com;.the leader(s) of this
activity are volunteers; and you for yourself,
your heirs, executors, and administrators
release, hold harmless, and indemnify the
leader(s) and all members of this group from
any and all claims for property damage,
injury, illness, disability, and/or death -
including those caused by negligence and/or
other reasons.

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PO Box 3 Chester, MA 01011