Chesterfield Gorge - Westfield River


Age Level: 14 and up
Fitness Level: Fit - you are comfortable spending multiple hours on trails and have experience on winter hikes
Skill Level: Moderate - you have experience hiking in snowshoes or microspikes on slippery or uneven surfaces

We look forward to exploring one of the most dramatic and scenic geologic areas in Massachusetts, the Chesterfield Gorge.

Join us for a hike along the Westfield River, which has carved these stunning rock formations over thousands of years. We will pass remnants of a bridge destroyed by a flood in 1835 and traverse the many rolling outcroppings of ice and rock along the river, enjoying the quiet solitude of winter.

Your participation in this adventure directly supports Trustees of the Reservations and their mission to preserve open space and provide access to outdoor recreation.


What's included:

  • Guided winter hike
  • Snowshoes and/or microspikes
  • Trekking poles
  • AE shuttle back to Chesterfield Gorge Reservation parking lot from hike endpoint

What to bring:

  • Hat, gloves, waterproof clothing, and insulating layers

*See our Guide to Layering

  • Warm boots and thick socks (extra pair)
  • Plenty of water and snacks

Meeting point: Chesterfield Gorge


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