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Address: Amherst, MA

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Wonderful Hiking Trail

This hiking trail begins in Connecticut, crosses all of Massachusetts and ends at Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire. It would be a multi-day trip to hike the entire trail, but... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This hiking trail begins in Connecticut, crosses all of Massachusetts and ends at Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire. It would be a multi-day trip to hike the entire trail, but hiking it is sections is very popular. There is information and a map on line to help you select a convenient section to hike. Most sections take 2-3 hours to... More 

Thank Lovetraveling199
Amherst, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

i live just down the street and have hiked the trails up to mt. norwattuck the tallest in this part of hampshire county. i ski the trials in the winter months as well as sled some of the hills and trails so much fun!

Thank Janet L
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a great place to hike that is part of the Notch in Amherst MA. I have only taken a portion of the Metacomet-Monadnock trail and it was great.

Thank Jeff S
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Decided this morning to make fresh tracks in the Metacomet Trail thru Simsbury, CT. Alone in the woods with the tracks of last nights predators, this mornings tree climbing gatherers, and the wind riders looking for breakfast I found the chill exhilarating. Highly recommended any season. I added a couple photos from summer.

1 Thank JBMartiniguy
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

I've hiked this trail between Amythest Brook and Leverett. Beautiful ridge views, not heavily used, and clearly marked.

3 Thank MassachusettsMishka
Westfield, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

We hiked the M-M trail from the Notch Visitors Center on rt 116 east to Horse Caves. The trail takes you over mount Norwottuck which is the tallest peak in the Holyoke Range at 1101 ft. At the top of the mountain there are two very nice vistas. Narrow, fun scrambles down get you to the caves. There are many... More 

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Canton, Connecticut
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207 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I hiked parts of this trail years ago with some kids ages 10 and 12, and just recently visited again with my 11-year old niece. All three enjoyed it thoroughly, and so did I. The trail is challenging enough if you want to make a full day of it that you can, but within a relatively short (30-45 minutes) but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The entry point we used, to what is only a section of a long distance trail, was the Notch Visitor Center on route 116 south of Amherst. Trail maps were available there. The section east from the visitor center to the Horse Caves via Mt Norwottuck is fairly challenging in August heat, humidity and bug attacks. In August the view... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This trail, most of it quite easy, runs through the Mt. Tom reservation and hte Holyoke Range. It's beautiful most times of the year, and the ridge views are fantastic. Be careful after snow as it can be icy and slippery underneath, and there are some steep drops along the trail in places.

Thank Joe G
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

What is good for day hikes isn't necessarily good for thru hiking. I did Mass Sections 1 thru 7 in July 2013 in the extreme heat and noted the following: The guide book itself was accurate as were the blazes, but there is vitually no water on the trail - I obtained it from convienience stores and people at highway... More 

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