Snow-hiking at McLennan Reservation

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This past Sunday I guided a Yoga Adventure for the Trustees of Reservations. Instead of snowshoeing, I’ll call it snow-hiking. There wasn’t enough snow to snowshoe, but there was an icy layer under the snow that made ice-grippers and trekking poles required. Stay tuned for a round-up on ice grippers.

McLennan Reservation in Tyringham, MA is a beautiful moderate level trek through what feels like silent and deep woods. Formerly part of the Ashintully Estate this 600 acre property flows through maple lined woods roads, ambling stone walls, a rushing waterfall and a frozen beaver pond.

Fenn Road is closed for the winter, so you’ll park at the end of Fenn Road and hike in about a mile to the McLennan Reservation entrance. With a group, casual breaks, and careful downward hiking with somewhat icy conditions, this 2.5 mile trip took us about 1.5 hours.

Getting there. Check out the details on www.ttor.org

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