Hilltown Families


“In melting time, our rivers rise, taking with them what we put in their way,” writes Kurt this month in “The Ripple: Stories About Western MA Rivers.” Kurt invites families to visit the Chesterfield Gorge and to witness the twenty-foot tall stone tower across the way – the remains of an old Colonial bridge built in the mid 1700’s. Is it permanent or will the river, in time, wash it away?

Weekly Hike Series This Winter with the Trustees of Reservations Even though it’s cold outside, and the snow and ice will be here soon, walking in the woods is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, and stay fit and healthy this winter.  Join the Trustees of Reservations for a new weekly walk series on Thursdays at the Bullitt Reservation, Chapel Brook, and other destinations in and around Ashfield,… Read More

Trail Run at Chesterfield Gorge Leslie Charles of Chesterfield, MA writes: Last year, a few of us started running at the Chesterfield Gorge in West Chesterfield, MA on Sundays at 8am. We would like to extend the invitation to all women at all levels to join us! Meet at the Chesterfield Gorge parking area at 8am on Sundays now until the late fall (directions). Around an hour or less (or more, depending… Read More

7th Annual Gorge aprés Gorge Sunday, November 28th, 2010 Chesterfield Gorge, West Chesterfield For the past seven year, families have gathered at the Chesterfield Gorge in West Chesterfield on the Sunday following Thanksgiving for the annual Gorge aprés Gorge, a FREE community walk/run. New this year is a 5K run to benefit the Trustees of Reservation, and Hilltown Families has two entries and two mugs to giveaway to one lucky reader! Deadline… Read More

The Trustees Encourage Visitors to Dream Big about Making Small Impacts on Local Land When globe-trotting Ambassador William Bullitt needed a place to ponder the world and relax with family, he retreated to the woods and fields of his farm in Western Massachusetts on the Ashfield-Conway border. Now, visitors can enjoy those same pursuits on a property that once hosted diplomats and dignitaries, as The Trustees of Reservations welcomes the public to… Read More