Hilltown Families


History of Snowshoeing Did you know that snowshoeing was practiced 6,000 years ago? The world’s oldest known snowshoe was discovered in September 2016 at an altitude of 10,280 ft on the Gurgler Eisjoch glacier close to the Italian-Austrian border. While snowshoes are used recreationally in modern day New England, the original  intended use of snowshoes was survival-based, allowing people to travel and hunt in  the winter on foot, across snowy terrain. The… Read More

The Trustees of Reservation writes: Join a Trustees guide in exploring our special places across central and western Massachusetts. Each Saturday we will host a snowshoe hike at a different sites from 10am-12noon. Lack of snow or bad conditions may cancel a trek. Please call 413-532-1631 x13 the day before to confirm December 18th, 2010 – Bartholomew’s Cobble in Sheffield, MA (Easy/Moderate) January 8th, 2011 – Notchview in Windsor, MA (Part of… Read More

Winter Trails Day at Notchview in Windsor, MA Free Outdoor Snow Sports Fun For All The Trustees of Reservations invite everyone to try out a snow sport on Winter Trails Day. Free events will take place at Notchview on Route 9, Windsor, MA on Saturday, January 9th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. SNOWSHOE: Snowshoes will be available for free to try out for up to two hours. CROSS-COUNTRY SKI: Free cross-country… Read More