Hike to Flag Rock Vista A Mountain of Boulders with Christy Butler Special Housatonic Heritage Event

By Western Mass Hilltown Hikers (other events)

Saturday, September 16 2023 10:00 AM 1:00 PM EDT

#hikethehilltowns with us!

September 16th in Great Barrington, MA     10 AM – 1 PM


Join Christy Butler, author & photographer of “Berkshire Destinations“, along with Elizabeth Massa and Karen McTaggart (from the Western Mass Hilltown Hikers), for a moderate hike to Flag Rock Vista (on the west side of Monument Mountain), passing through its lower boulder field. Exploration of some splendid and humongous sized boulders will require short side-trips off the main trail. 3 hours–3.5 miles

To Register…[email protected] or (413) 743-4326 OR [email protected]

Meet at side of road 0.2 mile north of Taft’s Farm/Division Road/Rt 183 junction. Driving on Rt 7, at the junction of Rts 7 & 183 at the north end of Gt. Barrington, drive north on Rt 183 for 0.8 mile.  GPS 42.236355°  -73.348120°  Easiest way to find the trail head is enter Taft’s Farm into your Google Maps for driving directions.  Go North past the farm and you will see the trailhead on your right along the road.  The kiosk is in the woods about 20 feet or so. PARKING IS ALONG THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, NOT NOSE IN.

Heritage Areas around the U.S. have distinctive histories, geographies, natural resources and fascinating stories to tell. Ours is one: comprising nine towns in Northwest CT and 20 in Berkshire County, MA.  There are 49 Heritage Areas in the U.S.  U.S. Congress has designated these areas, which are funded through the National Park Service. Find out more About Housatonic Heritage here.

Please email [email protected] or call/text 413-302-0312 if you have any questions.

We head up the trail at 10:00 am sharp!  See you all there!


Explore with knowledgeable & local historians, naturalists, and environmentalists at sites within the Housatonic River Valley: tours of historic buildings and town centers, hikes on the Appalachian Trail and other trails, walks through industrial heritage sites, a canoe paddling trip on the Housatonic River, bike rides on old country roads that have a history, behind-the-scenes tours at performing arts venues, and strolls through formal gardens and estates. All ages & all people are invited to join us!

The HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS are a partnership between the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, the numerous heritage organizations in the Upper Housatonic River Valley, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, and the National Park Service.

Please Register per carload on Hike is free and volunteer lead; suggested donation is $5.00. Maps and bottled water provided. Well behaved dogs are allowed. Please bring hiking poles and a snack. We hike rain or shine. More details are on Be prepared for muddy conditions, rocks and some elevation gain.

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