GB A.T. Community Celebration: Hikes & Community Picnic

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Come celebrate Great Barrington's connection with the Appalachian Trail. Join DCR MassParks staff and Great Barrington Trails & Greenways partners. Volunteer, hike, and picnic with A.T. Maintainers and Hikers.  Parking for the event will be offered at the main entrance for Beartown State Forest near the boat ramp on Benedict Pond Rd. in Monterey. All events are free and open to all.  (check for registration requirements)

Appalachian Trail Hike

10:30 AM: 7 mile Hike/ Shuttle from Benedict Pond Parking lot (Beartown State Forest) to hike starting point.

  • Fernside Rd south  to Beartown State Forest

  • Registration required:

  • Group size is limited

2 PM: choose an afternoon hike and join the fun!

  • 1/2 mile Family Nature Hike (easy, great fit for kids)

  • 4 mile Hike to Wildcat Shelter (moderate with climbing hills and vista view)

  • Pre-registration requested by not required:

5pm: Come to the AT community Potluck Picnic and enjoy the cheerful notes of the Berkshire Ukulele Band!  Bring your favorite picnic food to share. Meet AT Volunteers and fellow hikers. Swimming & campfire provided. AT Community Day is sponsored by: Great Barrington Land Conservancy, Ma DCR, Greenagers, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and Appalachian Mountain Club. For hike, picnic or both, email:  or CALL 413 -528-0904

A. T. Community Day in Great Barrington, MA