Hiking Information

12:00pmLunch starts
1:00pmLunch ends. Walk to SHUTTLE 1, Haigis Mall, UMass. (See map below)
 Receive backpack with water and snacks.
 Board bus to Skinner State park trailhead: 1 Skinner State Park Rd, Amherst MA 01002
 (Bus will stay at the park, if you wish you can leave things on the bus. There are toilets on the bus, but not on the trail or at the Summit House.)
 Rain contingency location: Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd, Amherst, MA 01002
1:30pmWalk ~45 minutes to Summit House with beautiful view of the Pioneer Valley
3:10pmWalk back to bus at trailhead.
4:00pmBus leaves trailhead, traveling to banquet at: Quonquont Farm, 9 North St, Whately, MA 01093
5:00pmDrinks and appetizers at Quonquont Farm
6:00pmBanquet Dinner at Quonquont Farm
7:00pmInvited talk at banquet by Fernando Pereira (Google)
8:30pmBus leaves Quonquont Farm, traveling back to UMass and hotels.
~9:00pmArrive back at campus and hotels.
Shuttle Map
Shuttle Map

Skinner State Park

  • Start walk at lower parking.

  • Walk about 45-60 minutes on paved and dirt road marked in red to Summit House at top of Mt. Holyoke. (There are toilets on the bus, but not on the trail or at the Summit House.)

Skinner Park Trail Map
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