The Boulders

Western MA

The Boulders

71 Gulf Rd
Dalton  Massachusetts  01226
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

The Boulders is a 645 acre property in the towns of Dalton, Lanesboro & Pittsfield. 
 
The Boulders was formerly held by the Crane & Company, (longtime maker of the paper used for US currency), it was not well know even to local residents. But starting in 2016 that changed. Now managed by the Berkshire Natural Resources Council the area has increased in popularity enormously.
 
The trails are open to mountain bikers, hikers, snowshoers and trail runners. Be sure to check out the natural rock slides at "The Boulders". Expect to discover over 6 miles of interesting, fun trails.
 
Directions:
For the trailhead parking area on Gulf Road, Dalton: take routes 8/9 east from the center of Pittsfield. Take a left onto Park Avenue, passing Craneville School.  Take a left onto Gulf Road. Park at the pull-off on the left, opposite the parking for the Appalachian Trail.  (**Note the Appalachian Trail is not open to bicycles.)
 
For more information check the Berkshire Natural Resource Council's webpage

 

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