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Bernard Farm Trail

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A moderate trail that passes by one of the Greylock plane crashes.


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2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

70%

Runnable

2,773' 845 m

High

1,393' 425 m

Low

1,380' 421 m

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Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Wildlife

Description

This trail starts off the Notch Gate Parking and follows an old road through the woods. This road may have been the primary road to the Bernard Farm (I'll have to investigate the history). It eventually turns left off the old road onto a singletrack and crosses over Notch Road. At the Notch Road Connector, it turns back into a doubletrack.

Somewhere along this stretch, the trail passes by a fruiting American Chestnut tree. The trail turns right off the old road and ascends a series of switchbacks. You'll pass by a piece of the plane wreckage (on the left). A bit farther, you'll pass by the main bulk of the crash.

I've heard conflicting information about this plane crash and haven't fully researched it. It crashed somewhere between 1960 - 1999; the pilot survived, but his passengers didn't make it. This isn't a full listing, but it's a start. The trail ends when it reaches the AT.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: American Chestnut, Beech, Eastern Hemlock, Red Spruce.
Fauna: White Tail Deer.
Historical Features: plane crash.

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Shared By:

David Smith

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Piper Plane Crash (taken Nov. 25, 2018)
Jan 6, 2019 near Adams, MA

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