2022 Hikes/Concerts

2022 MASSACHUSETTS WALKING TOUR ALONG THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL (MA SECTION HIKE)

All concerts start at 6pm unless otherwise noted. Each evening will feature a mostly music program with the MWT tour troupe along with local musicians, poets, trails organizations and conservation groups.

Interested in participating in an event? Local Slots still available. Email us! masswalkingtour@gmail.com

 
For Daily Hikes: Hikers joining the MWT are responsible for their own safety while on the trail. We do not have a support vehicle. You must arrange your own drop off/pick up, staging of cars etc. Please bring food, water and bug spray. We like to start early usually around 8 AM. Check each date for start times. The MWT core group will be hiking sections of the AT and then road walking into each town to our concert venue. Join us for as little or as much as you’d like! Start and End locations below are where we enter and leave the trail. We are usually walking in the direction of that days concert venue. Some days have additional road walking for the MWT tour troupe. Call us! 508-981-6245 
For a more detailed itinerary please email masswalkingtour@gmail.com

CONCERT: Friday June 17 2022
First Congregational Church of Sheffield (Old Parish Church)
125 Main St, Sheffield, MA 01257
Sponsored by the Sheffield Cultural Council
LOCALS: Maggie McRae, Peter Lehndorff & Susan Hill (Soupeater), David Reed
HIKE: Start at 8am. 8 trail miles. 3.5 road walk to venue for MWT. Some of this hike is considered strenuous and has good views and waterfalls. 
Start:  Mt Frissell/Northwest Camp Trailhead. End: Rt 41 Race Brook Falls Parking Area.

CONCERT: Saturday June 18 2022
April Hill Education & Conservation Center
62 Undermountain Rd. South Egremont, MA 01258
Sponsored by the Alford-Egremont Cultural Council
LOCALS: Graham and Barbara Dean, Harrison Levenstein, and the infamous WOLFPEN
HIKE: Leave from Guilder Pond TH at 10am. 4.8 trail miles. End point is at venue. This hike is considered moderate but does have a difficult and very steep descent at the end.
Start:  Guilder Pond Trailhead Mt Everett Reservation. End: April Hill (Greenagers)

CONCERT: Sunday June 19 2022
Mason Library Children’s Garden
(behind the library, entrance on Pleasant Street)
231 Main Street Great Barrington, MA 01230
Sponsored by the GBCC and the Great Barrington Libraries
LOCALS: Dan Blakeslee (The one and only MWT Poster Artist!!!)
HIKE: Start at 8am. 6.5 trail miles. 3.4 road walk to venue for MWT. This Hike is considered easy and is generally flat until climb after Kellogg Rd.  Many opportunities for other participants to join or leave the hike at various road crossings. Buggy section at the end. 
Start:  April Hill (Greenagers) End: Home Rd, Great Barrington MA

CONCERT: Monday June 20 2022
Tyringham Union Church
128 Main Rd, Tyringham, MA 01264
Sponsored by the Tyringham Cultural Council
LOCALS: Lynn Bertelli, Cameron Sutphin
HIKE: Start at 8am. 11 trail miles. 0.8 road walk to venue. Moderate climbs, but lots of relatively flat and smooth trail with Many opportunities for other participants to join or leave the hike at various road crossings.
Start:  Beartown State Forest Benedict Pond Parking Beartown State Forest Benedict Pond Parking End: End at Jerusalem Rd

CONCERT: Tuesday June 21 2022
Lee Library
100 Main Street Lee, MA 01238
Sponsored by the Lee Cultural Council and Lee Library Association
LOCALS: Dan and Faith  Bubbles Uke and Hoop
HIKE: Start at 8am. 8.9 trail miles. 5.3 road walk to venue.  Moderate to easy trail.  Cabin is a nice stop, porch, caretaker, dock & pond to swim in.
Start:  176 Main Rd, Tyringham End: Rt 20 parking area 2120 Cape St, Lee

CONCERT: Wednesday June 22 2022
Old Town Hall
Approx. 452 Pittsfield Rd Washington, Massachusetts
Sponsored by a grant from the Washington Cultural Council
LOCALS: Carol Lew (historical storyteller), Annie Guthrie
HIKE: Start at 9am. 7.8 trail miles. Approx 1 mile road walk to venue. Moderate to easy trail.  Pretty much flat after initial climb and descent.
Start:  Rt 20 parking area 2120 Cape St, Lee. End: AT Trail Crossing at West Branch Road. Parking Available at Town Common on (approx 1 mile from trail crossing)West Branch Road/Pittsfield Road. More parking at Blueberry Hill a short distance up Pittsfield/Washington Mountain Road.

CONCERT: Thursday June 23 2022
The Stationery Factory
63 Flansburg Ave, Dalton, MA 01226
Sponsored by the Dalton Cultural Council
LOCALS: Wintergreen Trio, The Berkshire Natural Resources Council
HIKE: Start at 8am. 10.5 trail miles. 0.5 road walk to venue. Moderate to easy trail.  Pretty much flat other than easy climb to Warner Hill.

6/23 update- We have to change the start of our route to the next road crossing at Blotz Rd/Kirchner Rd. Sorry for the short notice!! 
Start: Blueberry Hill AT Parking 47 Washington Mtn Rd, Washington End: Curtis Ave/Pine Grove Park Dalton

CONCERT: Friday June 24 2022
Father Tom Campsite
6 Main St. Cheshire, MA 01225
Town of Cheshire 3rd Annual Appalachian Trail Community Celebration
and Dedication Ceremony of the Father Tom Campsite
Sponsored by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire
LOCALS: Mary Lou Burdick (poet), Steve Mole
HIKE: Start at 8 am. 7.3 trail miles. Arrive at venue. Moderate climb/descent.  Nice viewpoint at Cheshire Cobble
Start: Gulf Rd  AT Parking, 71 Gulf Rd, Dalton MA End: Father Tom Campsite Railroad St, Cheshire MA

CONCERT: Saturday June 25 2022   (5pm Concert)
Bascom Lodge
Mt. Greylock State Reservation
off rt. 7 Lanesboro MA 01247
Sponsored by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire
LOCALS: Fox and the Dragon, Eyes of Age,
HIKE: Start at 7 am. 8.3 trail miles. Arrive at Venue. Day is pretty much a constant climb of various steepness.  Participants could join or leave hike at Outlook Ave.
Start:  Father Tom Campsite Railroad St, Cheshire MA End: Bascom Lodge Mt Greylock Summit (parking fee)

CONCERT: Sunday June 26 2022
First Congregational Church of North Adams
134 Main St. North Adams, MA 01247
Sponsored by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire and the First Congregational Church of North Adams
LOCALS: Adela & Jude, Stevens Family Band, Robin Sears from the Williamstown Rural Lands Trust

HIKE: Start at 8am. 6.3 trail miles. 2.7 road walk to venue. Day starts relatively flat on occasionally rocky trail, then down steeply from Mt Prospect.  Day ends on Phelps Ave at junction w/ Route 2.  Participants could join/leave hike at Notch Rd

Start:  Bascom Lodge Mt Greylock Summit (parking fee) End: Phelps Ave/Rt 2 intersection AT parking