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Hike the Fire Tower Trail and Big Trees Trail
Saturday, August 13, 2022, 09:00am - 11:00am
 Contact Laurie Wheeler

Open Space Committee: Guided Hike along part of Shelburne’s Fire Tower Trail System (but, not climbing to the tower) – Saturday, August 13, 9:00 AM, meet at Arms Library & then a ½ -mile drive to trailhead on Route 2 & Halligan Ave.

Guided Fire Tower & Big Trees Trail Hike – The Shelburne Open Space Committee, Arms Library, and Deerfield River Watershed Association have partnered to lead a scenic and educational hike along Shelburne Trails Fire Tower and Big Trees interpretive trail system. A former Natural Resource Specialist/Forester will lead the hike through private lands he manages for recreation. There are 7 interpretive panels and many tree identification tags to see along the way. We may detour to a scenic overlook.

What to Bring: Hikers should wear good walking sneakers or hiking boots and bring plenty of water to drink, a snack, sunscreen, and tick repellant or treatment. (The best tick treatment is to pretreat your clothing with Permethrin.)

What to Know: We will not be climbing all of the way to the Fire Tower. This hike is moderate and ½ is uphill, but not too steep. Hikers should have a medium level of skill, but more endurance for this 1 ½ mile round trip hike. There will be plenty of discussion stops along the way. The hike will most likely take about two hours. Where to Meet: We will first gather on the steps of the Shelburne Falls Arms Library at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 13th. From there we will all drive or carpool 1/2 mile to the trailhead on Route 2 & Halligan Ave. Masks are required in any carpool vehicles.

If you have any questions, or would like to pre-register (you will be notified in case of a need to reschedule) contact Jim at: drwa@deerfieldriver.org See you there!

Location Arms Library, Shelburne Falls, MA