Chapel Falls - Trustees Bullitt Reservation
Age Level: 12 and up
Fitness Level: Moderate - you have some previous hiking experience in warmer weather
Skill Level: All
Winter is a beautiful time to enjoy a walk in the woods and you don’t need to be an expert to don a pair of snowshoes or micro spikes to make the experience an enjoyable one. We’ll help you gear up and take your first steps in our equipment making it possible to walk on snow and ice.
Once we get going, we’ll explore the beauty of the winter forest and connect to the healing powers of nature. We’ll discover the abundance of life in the forest. With tree and bird identification as well as wildlife tracking, we can begin to know our natural world more intimately.
Meet us at the Bullitt Reservation as we travel approximately 2 miles through this historic conservation area home to a broad range of wildlife and protected plant species.
This beautiful reservation trail will lead us through the forest of Ashfield, specifically Poland Brook Wildlife Management Area, which is often home to families of deer. The hike will culminate at Chapel Falls, a waterfall at the base of the stunning Chapel Ledges. This cliff face is one of the most prominent cliff faces in Western Massachusetts.
- Three hour guided winter hike
- Snowshoes and/or spikes
- Trekking poles
What to bring:
- Hat, gloves, waterproof clothing, and insulated layers
- Warm boots and thick socks (extra pair)
- Plenty of water and snacks
Meeting point: Chapel Ledge Trail