Date and Time
Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:00PM - Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:00PM
Noble View Outdoor Center, 635 South Quarter Road, Russell, MA,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,
Registration is required for this activity.
Please contact registrar below.
Enjoy winter hiking, snow shoeing & sledding, then warm up next to the wood burning stove with home cooked meals, friendly smiles and other families enjoying snacks, games or crafts. If you have x-c ski's...bring them! Typically, others do, too!
The Double Cottage at Noble View is rustic and cozy, has no running water (that's at the Bath House!) and is heated by the wood burning stove. Everyone gets to share the responsibilities for meal prep in the well-stocked kitchen, and clean-up at the Bath House.
The Bath House is a short walk away and features running hot & cold water, hot showers and eco-friendly, flush toilets.
Sleeping accommodations will be co-ed to keep families together in private rooms. Bed numbers vary per room, so bring along an air mattress for the kids to use on the floor. Don't forget your sleeping bags and pillows! Bedding is not supplied.
Noble View is known for its well marked trails & beautiful vista overlooking the Pioneer Valley. The trails are easy for families of all ages to manage whether hiking, on shoe shoes or x-c skis. Families with kids of all ages are welcome!
You may want to bring along your own outdoor equipment and any games you think would be fun to play/share with others. The Russell Pond may be frozen enough for ice skating, too! We'll have to see... "Sno much to do!!!"...
If you like downhill skiing, there are a few areas close by that you may want to explore on your own. (Lift tickets & equipment not included in fee).
$125/pp covers meals: 2 dinners (possibly 3 depending upon your arrival time) 3 breakfasts, lunch fixings and snacks throughout the day; lodging; use of Noble Views trails and facilities.
AMC Trip Policy
/ $125 non-member
*Meals, snacks, lodging, snow shoes, 2-3 dinners depending upon your arrival time; 3 breakfasts, lunch fixings and snacks throughout the day. Use of Noble View's grounds and facilities. Fee does not include any rental equipment/lift tickets.
Past participants say...
'Love the view at Noble View!'
'We had a wonderful time with everyone we met during our Winter Weekend! The kids enjoyed the sledding just outside the cabin, and my husband and I loved the snow shoeing! The trails were well marked and wide. We saw animal tracks, too! We really enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to the next time!'
'There were so many stars!'
For GPS or Google Maps, use Noble View Outdoor Center, 635 South Quarter Rd., Russell, MA, 01071
I-90 to Exit 3, Westfield, MA. Travel 1.7 miles SOUTH on Rte. 202/10 toward *downtown Westfield. At rotary (Town Common), turn (R) onto Western Ave (still Rte. 202), Pass Stanley Park on (L) and Westfield State University on (R).
At small fork in road, bear (L) continuing on Western Ave. (If you bear right, you're on Bates Ave.) Cross through the intersection of Northwest Rd and continue up the mountain on General Knox Rd.
Approx. 3.2 miles up, look for a small triangular common with the historic General Knox marker. Turn (L) onto S. Quarter Rd.
Noble View's entrance is 1.2 miles up on the (L).
Drive up the dirt road to the large parking area on the (R). You can continue to the Double Cottage to unload, then return you vehicle to the parking area.
*Local eateries are near the rotary and Downtown area.