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May 7: Chicopee Backcountry Guided Hike
May 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
To introduce the hiking community to the newly opened, 4.22-mile Chicopee Backcountry Trail, Elachee is offering a no-cost, one-way guided hike at 10 a.m., starting at Chicopee Lake. BY REGISTRATION ONLY: limited to 12 participants.
You will hike (one way) with a guide. Hikers should be prepared to make the return hike to Chicopee Lake (4.22 miles along the Backcountry Trail or via the Bridge/Lake Loop, approximately 3 miles), or, have a vehicle parked at Elachee Nature Science Center.
This trail has moderate/difficult terrain and creek crossings, and is NOT recommended for novice hikers. Appropriate footwear and trekking poles are advised.
PLEASE NOTE: All vehicles entering and parking in the Chicopee Woods Conservation Area are subject to the Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission parking fee. Daily parking fee is $5 per vehicle or $10 for 15-passenger vans and buses.