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Hike the Robert Frost Trail on National Trails Day

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trail sign on Mt. Holyoke Range

National Trails Day is on Saturday, June 1st. Come celebrate the trails we love with a vigorous small-group hike to a local peak close to home!

This 3-hour hike will take you to the summit of Bare Mountain (elevation: 1,014 feet) and Mount Hitchcock (elevation: 1,002 feet) in Amherst. Bare Mountain is a prominent peak of the Mount Holyoke Range, and part of the greater Metacomet Ridge that stretches from Long Island Sound to nearly the Vermont border. Rising steeply from the Connecticut River Valley, its bald summit offers sweeping views.

You’ll be guided by Kestrel Land Trust’s new Land Steward, Kerri Goldfuss, who will lead the 3.6-mile loop hike that includes a newly improved section of the Robert Frost Trail as well as the New England Trail (historically known as the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, and now designated as a National Scenic Trail). Meet new people or bring a friend and get your blood flowing during this “peak” experience, which also commemorates the 150th anniversary of Robert Frost’s birth (March 26, 1874).

The 42-mile Robert Frost Trail (RFT) winds through the heart of Kestrel Land Trust’s service area east of the Connecticut River. Kestrel’s team is partnering with the Appalachian Mountain Club, the MA Department Conservation & Recreation, and other community members to improve and maintain this beloved regional long-distance trail.

IMPORTANT: Participants must be able to climb steep slopes and navigate uneven ground.

Registration required. Sliding scale donation welcome.




June 1
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Robert Frost Trail


Kestrel Land Trust
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