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

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Come celebrate Great Barrington's connection with the Appalachian Trail. A.T. Partners (ATC, AMC, MA DRC and GBLC) will be providing a full day of great events and a potluck picnic for all. Volunteer, hike, and picnic with A.T. Maintainers and Hikers.   All events are free and open to all.  Pre-register at See volunteer, guided hikes, and picnic info. below.

Location for all Activities: Beartown State Forest (Parking for the event will be offered at the main entrance for near the boat ramp on Benedict Pond Rd)

9AM- Volunteer for trail maintenance! We will be making improvements to the South Wilcox Shelter located within Beartown State Forest.  Contact Cosmo Catalano at:, or 413-822-0094 to join the fun!

Appalachian Trail Hike

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

  • 2.4 Mile A.T.Hike (moderate with good climbs and great view) Join Christine Ward(GB Trails) and Bess Dillman (AMC) for this great introductory Hike. Learn about the Appalachian Trail, catch a great view and explore the Wilcox South Shelter.

  • 4 mile Hike to Wildcat Shelter (moderate with climbing hills and vista view) Join Deb Phillips and Adam Morris of MA DCR on a guided hike to the Vista View and Wildcat Shelter. The hike will leave from the main parking lot, follow the Pond Loop and Beartown Mountain Trails to the Vista, then join Wildcat Trail to the shelter. Hike is about 4 miles round trip with moderate uphill climbs. Bring appropriate shoes, water, and a snack.

  • Pre-registration for 2pm hikes is 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