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Eastern Division

Fall 2015 Seminar and Refresher for Instructors:

Avalanche – Mountain Travel & Rescue – Nordic

Northfield, Massachusetts

September 19 & 20, 2015


Travel Directions to Northfield Mountain

Northfield Mountain is located close to the junction of I-91 and Route 2, near the intersection of Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Mapping Software and GPS Coordinates

Be sure to check Massachusetts road construction and closings at this Department of Transportation site.

Use 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA as the address with mapping software. The GPS coordinates are N42.61098, W072.47149.

Route 2 in this area is also known as the “Mohawk Trail.” Near the Barton Cove campsite, Route 2 is called the “French King Highway.”

Many maps show "Northfield Farms" as the correct location of Northfield Mountain.

From I-91 Northbound

As you approach Greenfield from the south, Exit 26 offers a variety of travellers services: gas stations, lodging, restaurants, and super markets.

For Northfield Mountain, take Exit 27 to Route 2 East and continue east. You will pass the entrance to the group campsite at Barton Cove (3.9 miles) and cross the French King bridge (6.3 mi or 1.0 km). At 7.2 miles, move into the lefthand lane and turn left onto Semb Drive immediately after Dunkin Donuts but before the Entertainment Center. Drive one long block and make a left at the stop sign onto Moore Street (Route 63 North). 2.0 miles later, turn right at the "Northfield Mountain" sign and proceed to parking.

From I-91 Southbound (Vermont)

From the North on Interstate 91, take Exit 28 in Bernardston. At the top of the ramp, turn left onto Route 10 North. Drive 4.5 miles and turn right at the stop sign onto Route 63 South. Continue 5.2 miles, turn left at the "Northfield Mountain" sign, and proceed to parking.

From Route 2 West

Coming from Albany or North Adams areas on scenic Route 2, drive to Greenfield. At the I-91 rotary interchange (Exit 26), drive 3/4 around and take I-91 North. Then follow the I-91 Northbound directions above.

From Route 2 East

Coming from Eastern Massachusetts, Route 2 is limited access and four-lane until Philipston. The road then narrows to 2 lanes. West of Orange, limited access ends. About 5 miles west of Erving center, pass Christina's Pizzeria & Tavern (PIZZA, SUBS) on the left. Turn right at the "TO 63 NORTHFIELD" sign on the right and continue 2 miles to Northfield Mountain.

Cellphones

Cellphone reception enroute should be excellent on major highways. Signal strength may be spotty around Northfield, depending on your provider and location. There is a cell tower on top of Northfield Mountain.

Automobile Services

Fuel is readily available on I-90 and off I-91, I-84, and I-95 and in Greenfield and Turners Falls. Between Greenfield and North Adams on scenic Route 2, service stations are few and far between. There's a Mobil station on Route 2 in Gill, 0.8 miles west of the Barton Cove entrance.

Campsite

The group campsite is again at Barton Cove off Route 2, 4 miles east of I-91 and 5.6 miles from Northfield Mountain. For directions, click CAMPING.


For local information, contact Bill Schweikert at 413-423-3437 or wwschweik@yahoo.com

For information about program content, contact Jonathan Shefftz: NSPAMN@gmail.com