Pinnacle Association snowshoe hike at Bald Hill

Bald Hill
Join the Pinnacle Association in a group snowshoe hike. Stock photo.

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – A pair of snowshoes can take away concerns about whether it’s snowed, rained on top, or iced over because one can just merrily trod whatever frozen stuff nature has to offer. Furthermore the usually slower, more deliberate pace from snowshoes allows a closer look at one’s surroundings.

To make the most of such an experience and learn about the terrain and the history of the area, join the guided walk that Vanessa Stern, member of Bald Hill Conservation Committee and the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association Board, will lead on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 1-3 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Participants should dress in layers, bring water, and meet at the Cemetery Road gate kiosk near the Bellows Falls Union High School off Route 5 in Bellows Falls. The Bald Hill Reserve links to the Bellows Falls High School Forest lands, and together they offer over seven miles of trails readily accessible to hikers. Registration for the hike is required. Please contact Vanessa Stern at 802-463-4948 or at davidandvanessa@gmail.com to register, get more information, or check on the weather.

The Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association is best known for its conservation of almost 2,000 acres in Westminster, Brookline, Rockingham, Athens, and Grafton and for its publicly- accessible 25-mile hiking trail system that runs from Putney Mountain to Grafton. For information about other programs or for maps to trails and trailheads, visit www.windmillhillpinnacle.org. Pinnacle is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/windmillhillpinnacle/.

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