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APPLE PICKING

       September 30 through the end of October

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Hike and Nordic ski on trails

              designed by Olympian John Morton                

     
 

Hiking is a great way to see the true beauty of the Berkshires and our 200 acre property has trails to suit all abilities.  

We have a great trails through the woods designed by professional trail developer John Morton.  He has participated in seven Winter Olympic Games; as an athlete, coach and team leader of the U.S. Biathlon Team.   

The Johnny Mash I and II and the new Perry's Peak trail is approximately 3.2 miles and twists and turns through our beautiful wooded acreage - great for skiing in the winter and hiking the rest of the year.

   
         
 

Hiking For All Abilities
Our 200 acre property is comprised of different types of terrain and vegetation, making it a unique and surprising place to explore on a stroll or more strenuous hike. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

  • EASY - Walk to the top of the Orchard then sit at the picnic table and enjoy the fabulour 20-mile views of the Berkshire hills.
  • EASY/MODERATE - Extend your hike by taking the Johnny Mash II 1 mile wooded country trail. The terrain is flat and follows the Furnace Brook creek to a stunning forest of majestichemlocks. This entire hike takes about 1 hour roundtrip.
  • MODERATE - The Johnny Mash 1 trail designed by John Morton which connects to the new Perry's Peak trail and is a beautiful 3.5km (2.2 miles) loop beginning at our Farm Winery Store and heading up through the orchard with twists and turns in and out of the woods.

Hikers are required to sign-in at the Farm Winery Store prior to their hike. There is a $5.00 fee per person -- with a portion donated to land preservation.  It is advised that hikers wear appropriate footwear (no open-toe shoes) and hats plus bring sunscreen and bug repellant.

 

   

         
  Hilltop Adventures Guided Hikes

We are excited to announce that Holly Brouker, an accomplished athlete and enthusiastic physical educator, will be heading up our Hilltop Adventures Guided Hikes. Guided hikes are perfect for people who are unsure of the terrain or who enjoy the camaraderie of an expert guide and fellow outdoor enthusiast.

                 Guided Hikes, By Appointment                              

Reservations:

Advance reservations are required. Contact Holly by email or phone (413-281-2028) with the date you would like to reserve and your contact information.

 
         
 

Have a Picnic

The top of the Orchard is arguably one of the best scenic views of the Berkshire hills, making this a wonderful place to rest with snacks or a picnic lunch.  Snacks and beverages are available at the Farm Winery Store or you can bring your own.

  Fall foliage in the Berkshires is spectacular from the top of Hilltop Orchards  
         
 

Hilltop Adventures Guided Bike Trips

Holly is also putting together some fantastic bike trips - one leaves from the Orchard, takes Rt. 295 onto Rt. 41 turning left onto Lenox Rd. then through Swamp Rd. looping back to the Orchard. This 8 mile ride takes about 1 hour and is recommended for intermediate riders (longer rides are available upon request). Holly can also arrange to meet you right at your Inn or B&B to start the bike ride. Contact her by email or phone (413-281-2028).

   
     
 

Apple Picking, Free Hay Rides

The Fall is our favorite season here as our delicious tree-ripe apples are ready to be picked. And if that isn't enough, there's the famous Fall foliage...our hilltop offers one of the best views of the colorful Berkshire hills. Families enjoy the free hay rides up to the orchard to pick their own apples.  The orchard grows over 24 varieties including many antique heritage apples that have been preserved and propagated for over 100 years. More information.                                 

  Take a hayride to pick you own apples at 200 acre Hilltop Orchards farm in the Berkshires  

 

 

 

 

 
 

Come and enjoy the gorgeous views from the Hilltop!

 
     

 

 

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