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Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Cascade Trail - North Adams, Mass.

Falls at the End of the Cascade Trail
We recently hiked the short (approximately 1-1/2 hours round-trip) Cascade Trail in North Adams, Massachusetts. Surprisingly, this little gem's trailhead is just off Marion Avenue, a residential street that connects with Route 2 on the western side of North Adams, very close to Williamstown.  There is a small parking area at the end of the street.  The hike proceeds through a very wooded hollow, alongside a creek leading to the cascading waterfall.

The trail is well-maintained by the Trustees of Reservations.  Click here for a map locator of their reservations in Western Massachusetts.

Other Hikes
The Long Trail at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center
Mattison Hollow
SVC Trails

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Park-McCullough House and Trails

Park-McCullough House - North Bennington, VT
On a gorgeous sunny afternoon several days ago, we decided to take a drive to the village of North Bennington, Vermont.  We parked the car, started walking aimlessly through the village and stopped in our tracks when we caught sight of the Park McCullough House.  This is an extraordinarily beautiful Victorian House with an interesting history.  Though the house was closed at the time, the grounds were open to the public. Click here for information on when the house is open for tours.

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Entrance to Park-McCullough House "Mile Around Woods"
We took the "Mile Around Woods" walk through the Park-McCullough House.  It's a beautiful walk through woods surrounded by bucolic meadows.

Map of the Park-McCullough Estate and Trails