Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Taconic Hiking Club - Tyringham Cobble, Shaker Series # 4

Tyringham Cobble, Shaker Series #4, Tyringham MA

 

This property managed by the Trustees of Reservations has been transferred several times since the Shakers left in 1874. One building remains (private), but we will walk on former Shaker lands to the Tyringham Cobble off Jerusalem Rd. We will do a loop that includes a bit of the Appalachian Trail. 

Distance: 2-3 miles, 400’ elevation gain.  Contact leader for meeting time and location.

Leader: Sharon Bonk, 518-674-004, scbonk@gmail.com

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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

CANCELLED - Taconic Hiking Club - Silver Hollow Mt. Catskills

Silver Hollow Mt. Catskills

 

This hike is from Alan Via's book "The Catskill 67", which highlights the sub 3500 foot peaks in the Catskills. Alan describes it as "a lightly traveled, short, rewarding hike with excellent views near the summit." Sounds good to me! The trailhead is off Rt. 214 near Edgewood. You reach the summit in 2 miles and 1150 feet of vertical ascent. We could extend it by traversing the ridge a bit further. There are more ambitious options for future consideration.  Contact leader for meeting time and location.

Contact: Bob Armao at 518 271-6512 or bob_armao@yahoo.com

Length: 4+ miles, 1150 feet gain

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Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

CANCELLED - Taconic Crest Trail - Shaker Mountain Shaker Series # 3

 Shaker Mountain, Shaker Series #3, Pittsfield State Forest, MA

This is part the Hancock MA Shaker lands. We will not visit the restored village, but we will see ruins of agricultural activity and visit a site of outdoor worship on top of the mountain.  Contact leader for meeting time and location.

Distance: 6+ miles, elevation gain: 800+ feet

Leader:  Sharon Bonk, 518-674-0042, scbonk@gmail.com

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Taconic Hiking Club - Taconic Crest Trail (TCT) Trail Work

We’ll cover the section of the TCT from Robinson Hollow to Mattison Hollow. This will involve blow down removal and drainage work. This trip will involve an overall elevation gain of about 1,000 foot and about an 8 mile round trip, depending on what needs to be done. The more trail needed will reduce the overall distance. Regardless, we’ll plan to be back at the trailhead by 4:00pm. 

Leader & Reservations: David Pisaneschi, 518 459-5969, dapadk@gmail.com

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Taconic Hiking Club - Mount Lebanon Shaker Village

Mount Lebanon Shaker Village Afternoon Ramble, Shaker Series #2, New Lebanon NYS

  •  Although the visitor center is closed, we will walk among the buildings of the North Family and Church Family and in the North Pastures to see the extent of the commercial and agricultural activities, and the architecture.  The Church Family site is now home to Darrow School which will be in session. The North Family Site is an outdoor historic site.  Contact leader for meeting time and location.

Leader:  Sharon Bonk, 518-674-0042, scbonk@gmail.com

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Taconic Hiking Club - Taconic Crest Trail - Berry Pond to Route 20

After spotting a car(s) at the Rte. 20 trailhead, we will drive to Berry Pond in Pittsfield State Forest; there we will start our through hike along the picturesque Taconic Crest Trail to Rte. 20.  The trail will take us over Tower Mountain then over several “ups and downs’ to the final descent to Rte. 20.  Hopefully, the changing leaves will provide us a brilliant display of color. 

Contact leader for meeting time and location, and provide recent hiking/biking experience. 

Distance: 8 miles, Elevation: 1000+ feet cumulative gain.  

Co-Leader: Cliff Prewencki.

Leader: Martha Waldman martha829r@aol.com

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Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Taconic Hiking Club - Mother Ann Lee Nature Reserve & Shaker Heritage Society

Mother Ann Lee Nature Reserve and Shaker Heritage Society, Shaker Series #1, Colonie NY

 

This site was the first place that Mother Ann Lee and her disciples settled after leaving England in 1764, moving to this area after a brief time in New York City. The buildings post-date her life, but her grave is on the site.  We will walk in the nature preserve and around the extant buildings.  Contact leader for meeting time and location.

Leader: Sharon Bonk, 518-674-0042, scbonk@gmail.com

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