Waypoint: BearMtnCt

mile 1495.20 / Summit


Summit of Bear Mountain. Highest peak in Connecticut.

Waypoint: ParadiseJct

mile 1495.78 / Trail Junction


Paradise Lane Trail joins the AT. Bypass Bear Mtn via 2.3 mile detour to the east, rejoining the AT at RigaJct.

Waypoint: SagesCampSpur

mile 1496.12 / Trail Junction


W 0.1 miles to Sages Ravine Campground, a large, official campsite with bear boxes, spring, privy, caretaker in summer months.

Waypoint: SawmillBrook

mile 1496.65 / Water


AT crosses Sawmill Brook in Sages Ravine.

Waypoint: LaurelRidgeCamp

mile 1497.65 / Campsite


W a short distance to Laurel Ridge Campsite, an offical campsite with room for several tents. Bear boxes, privy.

Waypoint: BearRockStream

mile 1497.85 / Water


Reliable water source.

Waypoint: RaceMtn

mile 1499.47 / Summit


2,370'.

Waypoint: ATRaceBkTr

mile 1500.38 / Trail Junction

Waypoint: MtEverett

mile 1501.29 / Summit


2,602'. The second highest peak in Massachusetts.

Waypoint: EverettRd

mile 1501.87 / Road


Near Guilder Pond Picnic Area.

Waypoint: HemlocksSpur

mile 1502.40 / Shelter Junction


E 100 yards to the Hemlocks Shelter. Main water source for shelter a few feet north.

Waypoint: GlenBrookSpur

mile 1502.45 / Shelter Junction


E 700' to Glen Brook Shelter.

Waypoint: ATElbowTrail

mile 1503.11 / Trail Junction


Elbow Trail joins the AT.

Waypoint: MtBushnell

mile 1504.08 / Summit


1,834'.

Waypoint: JugEnd

mile 1505.14 / Scenic Area

Waypoint: JugEndRd

mile 1505.98 / Parking


Water in culvert a quarter mile east.

Waypoint: Mass41

mile 1506.80 / Road


Mass 41, ATC Kellogg Conservation Center. The New England regional office of ATC. No parking, but water available from a hose and two charging outlets. Parking available on Sheffield–Egremont Road, 1.8 miles north on AT. W 1.2 miles to South Egremont, Mass. Post office 01258 open Monday thru F 8:15-12 & 12:30-4, Sa 9-11:30, (413) 528-1571. Moms Country Cafe, M-Su 6:30-3, library, M, T & Th 10-6, Sa 9-12p, ATM.

Waypoint: HubbardBk

mile 1508.44 / Bridge


Not potable.

Waypoint: SEgremontRd

mile 1508.64 / Parking

Waypoint: ShaysRebellion

mile 1508.69 / Scenic Area


Shays Rebellion Monument.

Waypoint: WestRd

mile 1509.84 / Road

Waypoint: AT150241

mile 1510.34 / Railroad

Waypoint: US7GreatBarrington

mile 1510.47 / Road


E 3.2 miles to Sheffield, Mass. P.O. ZIP 01257 open M-F 9-4:30, Sa 9-12, (413) 229-8772. Jess Treat offers rooms in her home for max 6 hikers, $55 cash, includes linens, breakfast, shuttle available, laundry extra, camping $15, reservations required: (860) 248-5710, http://jesstreat@gmail.com. Restaurants, ATM, and bus service in town. W 1.5 miles to Great Barrington, Mass. Post Office ZIP 01230, open Monday thru Friday 8:30-4:30, Sa 8:30-12:30. Guido’s, organic and deli; Big Y Foods, open M-Th & Sa-Su 7-9, F 7-10; Great Barrington Bagel Co., daily 7a-4p. Many hotels. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, (413) 528-2810. $5 entitles hikers to the showers, saunas, aquatic center, fitness room, and classes. 6 tent platforms, <http://www.berkshiresouth.org>. Community dinner Mondays 5-6. No dogs. Located on Berkshire Regional Transit Bus Route #21, let the driver know, 85¢–$1.75 cash, <http://www.berkshireta.com>.

Waypoint: KelloggRdS

mile 1511.28 / Parking

Waypoint: KelloggHousatonic

mile 1511.38 / Bridge


Kellogg Road bridge over the Housatonic

Waypoint: BoardmanSt

mile 1511.78 / Road

Waypoint: HomeRd

mile 1513.26 / Parking

Waypoint: AT150591

mile 1513.84 / Water


Footbridge over a small stream.

Waypoint: TomLeonardShelter

mile 1516.96 / Shelter


Sleeps 10, privy, bear box, fire ring, picnic table, loft, small tent platform with a view, limited tenting. Located just south of Ice Gulch. Water source 0.2 miles down a blue blaze past the privy.

Waypoint: LakeBuelRd

mile 1518.04 / Parking


New Marlborough (Lake Buel) Road. W 1 mile then left on last driveway before Mass. 23, 0.6 mile uphill to Mountain Retreat Center, see ATMass23.

Waypoint: AT151061

mile 1518.47 / Water


Stream emptying a bog.

Waypoint: Mass23

mile 1518.83 / Road


E 4.3 miles to Monterey, Mass. PO 01245 open Monday-F 8:30-1 & 2-4:30, Sa 9-11:30 (413) 528-4670. W 1 mile to Lake Buel Road, turn left, first driveway on right, 0.6 mile uphill to Mountain Retreat Center, (413) 528-6617, <https://www.facebook.com/eastmtretreat/>. W 4 miles to Great Barrington, see ATUS7.

Waypoint: Mass23Parking

mile 1518.86 / Parking

Waypoint: BlueHillRd

mile 1520.01 / Parking

Waypoint: BenedictPondTr

mile 1520.58 / Trail Junction


West 0.5 miles to $10 camping, water and a sandy beach on the south side of Benedict Pond

Waypoint: BenedictPdInlet

mile 1520.72 / Bridge


Beaver pond water.

Waypoint: AT151329

mile 1521.01 / Bridge


Pond outlet.

Waypoint: MtWilcoxRd

mile 1521.78 / Road


Unpaved.

Waypoint: WilcoxSSpur

mile 1521.88 / Shelter Junction


E 0.1 miles to Wilcox South Shelter.

Waypoint: SwannBrook

mile 1522.89 / Water


Beaver pond outlet.

Waypoint: WilcoxNSpur

mile 1523.69 / Shelter Junction


E 0.2 miles to North Wilcox Shelter.

Waypoint: BeartownRd

mile 1524.58 / Water


Beartown Mountain Road, East Brook culvert.

Waypoint: EastBrookII

mile 1524.81 / Water

Waypoint: EastBrookIII

mile 1524.92 / Water

Waypoint: FernsideRd

mile 1527.56 / Parking


Fernside/Jerusalem Road, dirt.

Waypoint: ShakerCampsite

mile 1527.89 / Campsite


Wooden tent platforms, privy, bear box.

Waypoint: ShakerStream

mile 1527.97 / Water


Small stream near Shaker Campsite.

Waypoint: JerusalemRd

mile 1529.63 / Parking


Jerusalem Road, parking, W a short distance to a spring. W 0.6 miles to Tyringham, Mass. Post office 01264 open M-F 9-12:30 & 4-5:30, Sa 8:30-12:30, (413) 243-1225. Best southbound access via Tyringham Main Road. Library open Tuesday 3-5, Sa 10-12 with wifi and computer. Cobble View B&B, (413) 243-2463, no pets, across from the post office.

Waypoint: AT152245

mile 1529.98 / Water


Tributary of Hop Brook.

Waypoint: HopBrook

mile 1530.55 / Water

Waypoint: TyringhamMainRd

mile 1530.66 / Road


W 1 mile to Tyringham, Mass. Best nobo access via Jerusalem Road.

Waypoint: WebsterRd

mile 1532.48 / Parking

Waypoint: MerryBk

mile 1532.79 / Water


Footbridge.

Waypoint: GoosePdRd

mile 1534.80 / Parking

Waypoint: CooperBrook

mile 1535.30 / Bridge

Waypoint: AT152916

mile 1536.78 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: HigleyBrook

mile 1537.04 / Water


Inlet of Upper Goose Pond.

Waypoint: UpperGoosePdSpur

mile 1537.79 / Shelter Junction


W 0.5 miles to Upper Goose Pond Cabin, a fully enclosed cabin with wood stove, caretaker in season.

Waypoint: MassPikeE

mile 1538.93 / Bridge


Pedestrian bridge over the Mass Pike eastbound lanes.

Waypoint: GreenwaterBk

mile 1539.19 / Water

Waypoint: US20Lee

mile 1539.31 / Road


E 0.1 miles to Berkshire Lakeside Lodge, 3949 Jacobs Ladder Road, Becket, MA 01223, (413) 243-9907, <http://www.berkshirelakesidelodge.com>, on Greenwater Pond, canoes and kayaks, breakfast, food delivery, mail drops accepted. W 5 miles to Lee, Mass. Post office zip 01238 open Monday thru F 8:30-4:30, Sa 9-12, (413) 243-1392. Super 8, Rodeway Inn, Price Chopper, Big Y supermarket, fast food.

Waypoint: AT153207

mile 1539.68 / Power line

Waypoint: TyneRoad

mile 1540.19 / Parking

Waypoint: BecketMtn

mile 1540.72 / Summit


2,180'.

Waypoint: AT153642

mile 1543.99 / Water


Large stream.

Waypoint: CountyRoadMA

mile 1544.64 / Parking

Waypoint: BaldTop

mile 1544.88 / Summit


2,040'.

Waypoint: OctoberShelterSpur

mile 1546.50 / Shelter Junction


W 100 feet to October Mtn Shelter. Water source for the shelter is 100' south on the AT.

Waypoint: WBranchRd

mile 1547.06 / Parking

Waypoint: PittsfieldWashington

mile 1548.50 / Parking


Pitsfield Road intersects Beach Road. E 0.1 miles to Wiley residence and blueberry farm. Water is available from a spigot on the side of garage. Blueberry picking and camping by arrangment. E 5 miles to Becket, Mass. Post office 01223 opens M-F 8-4, Sa 9-11:30, (413) 623-8845. Becket Motel, (413) 623-8888; general store.

Waypoint: AT154285

mile 1550.29 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: CadyBrook

mile 1550.41 / Water

Waypoint: BlotzRd

mile 1551.35 / Parking

Waypoint: WarnerHill

mile 1552.13 / Summit


2,056'.

Waypoint: AT154749

mile 1554.94 / Power line

Waypoint: KayWoodSpur

mile 1555.21 / Shelter Junction


E 0.2 miles to Kay Wood Shelter.

Waypoint: GrangeHallRd

mile 1555.53 / Parking

Waypoint: BartonBk

mile 1555.68 / Water


Footbridge over Barton Brook.

Waypoint: CSXRailroad

mile 1557.61 / Railroad


Nobo AT enters the town of Dalton.

Waypoint: TomLevardi

mile 1557.86 / Water


Tom Levardi's residence. Hikers can use his spigot, tenting may be available.

Waypoint: EHousatonic

mile 1558.04 / Bridge


East Branch of the Housatonic River bridge, Dalton.

Waypoint: Dalton

mile 1558.20 / Trail Junction


W 0.3 miles to PO.

Waypoint: DaltonCumbies

mile 1558.26 / Convenience store


Cumberland Farms.

Waypoint: GulfRdN

mile 1559.30 / Parking


North end of Dalton.

Waypoint: AT155538

mile 1562.27 / Power line

Waypoint: CrystalMtnCampSpur

mile 1562.37 / Trail Junction


East 100 yards to official campsite.

Waypoint: GorePondOutlet

mile 1563.11 / Water

Waypoint: CheshireCobbles

mile 1565.22 / Summit


The Cobbles are marble outcrops. Views of Cheshire and Mt. Greylock, 6 miles away.

Waypoint: FurnaceHillRd

mile 1566.27 / Road


Cheshire south trailhead.

Waypoint: CheshireHoosic

mile 1566.63 / Bridge


Bridge over the Hoosic River in Cheshire.

Waypoint: CheshirePO

mile 1566.73 / Post Office


Cheshire, Mass. 01225. Open M-F 7:30-1 & 2-4:30, Sa 8:30-11:30, (413) 743-3184.

Waypoint: Mass8

mile 1567.23 / Road


W 0.2 miles to a large Shell convenience store. E 2.4 miles to Berkshire Outfitters, (413) 743-5900. E 4 miles to Adams, Mass. Post office 01220 open M-F 8:30-4:30, Sa 10-12, (413) 743-5177. Big Y supermarket; restaurants; fast food; laundry; hardware store; doctor; dentist; Rite Aid; veterinarian; Western Union.

Waypoint: OutlookAve

mile 1568.01 / Road

Waypoint: AT156128

mile 1568.21 / Water


Stream.

Waypoint: AT156143

mile 1568.36 / Power line

Waypoint: AT156269

mile 1569.51 / Water


Small spring.

Waypoint: MarkNoepelSpur

mile 1571.45 / Shelter Junction


E 0.1 miles to Mark Noepel Shelter.

Waypoint: RockwellRdI

mile 1573.72 / Parking

Waypoint: RockwellRdII

mile 1574.03 / Road

Waypoint: SummitRdI

mile 1574.24 / Parking