Photo taken by James Nardacci, Jr.

Noble View Outdoor Center 

Springfield Naturalist Club present

Abandoned Hill Farm Community Hike

Saturday, April 28

10:00 am-12:00 Approx.

Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Leader:Dietrich Schlobohm

Enjoy a trip back in time and relive a part of New England’s past. See weathered rows of stone walls, haunting cellar holes, proud old sugar maples & overgrown roads leading to homes and lives since vanished. Dietrich Schlobohm, an environmental historian, will guide us on an exploration of an abandoned  community at the end of S. Quarter Road. During this 2 mile walk participants will examine several abandoned farm sites and gain a better understanding of land use change and how earlier Americans lived. By using history, nature, and our imagination we can share in the fun of discovery and gain insights into the lives of those who came before us.

As we begin our walk there is an initial moderately steep climb of 5 to 10 minutes, but after that the pace will be casual and on level ground. Be sure to bring along water and lunch. Proper footwear is a must.  

Meet in the street level  parking lot to the AMC property at Noble View in Russell.

Registration for this hike is required! Fee: $5.00

Any questions, contact

413-391-1382. Spaces are limited. Register by April 22nd.

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