Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races

Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races

Norfolk Land Trust

The Norfolk Land Trust ("NLT"), an all volunteer organization, was created in 1982 to encourage the preservation of natural heritage and open space in Norfolk, Connecticut. Our resources include pristine water courses, beautiful wetlands, meadows and woodlands, and the plants and animals whose habitat it is.


A challenging and scenic race through picturesque Barbour Woods. The course is a mixture of single and double track. Climb up Beech Hill for a view of Haystack Mountain, run on carriage roads beside historic Killarney Bridge, descend down the dry dam to a flat stretch of railroad bed, ascend through woodlands and finally along a gladed wetland, known as the Swamp Trail to the finish. (Please see yellow route on map.)


Want to go a little longer? Try adding a challenging loop over Haystack Mountain. This course begins on the same route as the 5K, but jumps off of the Sunset Trail onto the South Dam, crosses Route 272N and ascends through a grassy meadow onto an intense single track to summit at Norfolk's iconic Haystack Mountain Tower. Descend down the mountainside on a carriage path to meet up with a single track winding along the mountainside bringing you back to the park's main entrance where you will cross over the South Dam and finish up the 5k course. (Please see map. The green route is added to the yellow loop for the 10k.

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Power Beer Fest
1:00pm 1:00pm

Power Beer Fest

More than 60 Massachusetts brewers are coming together to launch the first ever, “Power Beer Fest,” on Saturday, April 29 at the SoWa Power Station. The two-session festival -- 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m. -- will kick-off the season opening of the SoWa Open Market located at 540 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118.

Tickets are $55 and include unlimited two ounce beer samples from participating breweries. Proceeds of each sale will benefit the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, a nonprofit organization that protects and promotes the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. Power Beer Fest is the only beer event in the state organized by Massachusetts Craft Brewers to raise funds to create educational and marketing programs for local breweries, as well as support its government affairs work at the legislative level.

Participating breweries include:
Three Beards Beer Company
Aeronaut Brewing Company
Amherst Brewing Co.
Bad Martha
Battle Road Brewing Company
Bent Water Brewing Co.
Berkley Beer Company
Berkshire Brewing Company
Big Elm Brewing
Bog Iron Brewing
Bolton Beer Works
Boston Beer Works
Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer
Brew Practitioners LLC
Bright Ideas Brewing
Cambridge Brewing Company
Cape Ann Brewing Co.
Cape Cod Beer
Castle Island Brewing Co.
Cisco Brewers
Clown Shoes Beer
Cold Harbor Brewing Company
Devil’s Purse Brewing Co.
Dorchester Brewing Co.
Down the Road Brewing Co.
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Co.
Flying Dreams Brewing Co.
Harpoon Brewery
Idle Hands Craft Ale
Independent Fermentations (IndieFerm)
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers
Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Lefty’s Brewing Co.
Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
Mayflower Brewing Company
Medford Brewing Company
Medusa Brewing Company
Merrimack Ales
Mighty Squirrel
Moon Hill Brewing Co.
New City Brewery
Newburyport Brewing Co.
Night Shift Brewing
Old Planters
Outlook Farm Brewery
Portico Brewing
River Styx Brewing
Riverwalk Brewing Co.
Salt Box Kitchen
Samuel Adams Boston Brewery
Somerville Brewing Company
Spencer Brewery
Start Line Brewing Company
The Tap Brewing Company
True West Brewery
Westfield River Brewing
Winter Hill Brewing Co.

The Massachusetts Craft beer scene is a power house industry with more than 122 breweries across the state. Breweries employ locals, drive traffic and tourism to the Commonwealth and pour world-class craft beer to thirsty locals and travelers. Massachusetts’ breweries are ranked among the best in the world, country and region, with accolades and awards being announced weekly.

For more information about the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, visit


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AMC Hike and Social at Big Elm
3:00pm 3:00pm

AMC Hike and Social at Big Elm

Location: Salisbury, CT and Sheffield, MA

HIKE INFO: Intermediate 10 mile hike (5 hours of hiking) at a quick (2-2.5 mph) pace on a mix of moderate and strenuous terrain. We will hike a combination of the Undermountain Trail, Paradise Lane and Appalachian Trail, visit Bear Mountain (the highest summit in Connecticut) and the Lion's Head overlook. This hike is organized by the Connecticut and Berkshire Chapter Young Members Committee but the young-at-heart are welcome to join us. Required to hike: - backpack - hiking boots or trail runners -2 liters of water -lunch and trail snacks -wear sweat wicking fabrics (no cotton/jeans) -bring a jacket or fleece -rain jacket -hat and gloves -trekking poles (recommended) SOCIAL: Big Elm Brewery just north of the CT/MA border in Sheffield. Please plan to drink responsibly.

Hike Leader: Alison Terjek Social Organizer: Nicole Dewberry


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Cabin Fever Party at Big Elm Brewing

Cabin Fever Party at Big Elm Brewing

"All work and no beer makes Homer something something"

Come join us at the brewery for some fresh new beer, hot local eats, and some jamming tunes.

Music from:

Whiskey Jack String Band

Lords of Lichtenstien

Food from :

Sky View Farms - Sheffield, MA - Bratwurst Sandwiches

Hot Tomatoes - Pittsfield, MA - Wood Fired Pizza


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Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
to Oct 9

Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

The Franklin County Rotary Club, Lefty's Brewing Company and the Greenfield Recreation Department will be hosting their sixth annual Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival at Beacon Field in Greenfield, MA on October 8th & 9th, 2016. The multi-day festival features a New England Barbecue Society Grilling Contest, a Kansas City Barbeque Society Contest (Official State Championship), as well as Beer, Blues Music, vendors, and fun and exciting competitions. The event is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society with professional BBQ teams competing.

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  • McKay Street, Pittsfield, MA Pittsfield, MA USA (map)
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The 9th Annual Pittsfield Berktoberfest is happening! New management, same great fun!  This charity beerfest will once again be supporting the Elizabeth Freeman Center and Moments House.  Enjoy great local and regional craft beer!  Eat great local foods from our friends at Flavours of Malaysia, Hot Tomatoes, Lucia's Latin Kitchen, Otto's Breakfast & Deli, and Berkshire Bakes! Listen to awesome local bands!  And watch KNIGHTS BATTLING! It's sure to be yet another great event to ring in the Autumn in the Berkshires!

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Brew at the Zoo
3:30pm 3:30pm

Brew at the Zoo

Don’t miss the seventh annual Brew at the Zoo! This beer-tasting event offers guests the opportunity to walk on the wild side as they sample offerings from local breweries and restaurants. The entire zoo will be open for this event, with the exception of the seasonal Butterfly Landing exhibit. Sip some delicious brews and visit with western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, ocelots, pygmy hippos, and other species in the Zoo’s Tropical Forest Pavilion, as well as giraffes, zebras, kangaroos and many other animals. Don’t miss a visit to Aussie Aviary, a seasonal free-flight aviary featuring brightly-colored budgies!

Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo support the operation and continued growth of Zoo New England, its education programs and conservation initiatives.

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Berkshire Bike-N-Fly

Berkshire Bike-N-Fly

  • 71 Egremont Plain Road Great Barrington, MA, 01230 United States (map)
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August 20th, 2016 - Great Barrington Airport


The BikeNFly Includes:

  • New and old Planes (Flying over the course and on display)
  • Hot Air Balloon rides (weather permitting)
  • Car Show (By Olde Yankee Street Rods)
  • Remote controlled plane demonstrations
  • Paragliding demonstration 
  • Vendors of all kinds
  • Raffle for flight lessons
  • Biplane and J-3 cub rides
  • Helicopter rides 
  • Dunk Tank (dunk a local celebrity)
  • Medow Muffin Lotto
  • Bouncy House
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Live Music Featuring Whisky City

A Great Barrington Rotary Event


The Great Barrington Rotary Club and Airport get together once a year to bring a great summer event. Proceeds benefit a wide range of worthy Rotary charities including: Elderly Services, Rail Road Street Youth Projects, International Youth Exchange, Scholarships just to name a few. 

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