20 2024

Ramblin' with the Rav - Father Loop, Alford Springs

10:00AM - 12:30PM  

Knesset Israel
Advance registration required! www.knessetisrael.org/rsvp 16 Colt Rd
Pittsfield, MA 01201
4134454872 office@knessetisrael.org

Contact Diana Macfarlane
Advance registration required! www.knessetisrael.org/rsvp

Ramblin’ with the Rav hikes feature a morning of enjoying our beautiful neighborhood - exercise, a beautiful view, good company, a bit of Torah, and fantastic conversation on the trail. This is a wonderful opportunity to build relationships and community while enjoying the outdoors. Rabbi Weiner leads the hikes, which typically take place on select Wednesday and Sunday mornings in the warmer months of the year. Every route is unique. Please note the difficulty, distance, total elevation gain and approximate time of each hike. Driving time is not included. Be responsible and realistic regarding your fitness and stamina. All hikes are potentially family-friendly; all but one welcome leashed dogs as well. In the summer, some include an opportunity for wading or swimming, at participants’ risk. Members and non-members of KI are welcome. Prospective participants must register in advance for each hike at www.knessetisrael.org/rsvp. Registrants will receive information about the demands of the route, what to wear, what to bring, where to meet, etc…, and be added to an email list for communication before the hike. Poor weather may lead to a postponement to the rain date, usually communicated the day before, and low RSVP numbers may cause a cancellation a day or two in advance. Questions? Please contact Rabbi Weiner by email at rabbiweiner@outlook.com. Sun, October 20 - Father Loop, Alford Springs
Easy/Moderate, 4.3 miles, 784’, 2-2.5 hours
Celebrate Sukkot and autumn with a hike that abuts the Massachusetts-New York state line. The Alford Springs reserve includes reforested land - a different sort of landscape from many hikes in the Berkshires - and surprisingly good views all the way to Mt. Greylock. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Meet at KI at 10 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead. (It is also possible to meet us there at about 10:45.)
Rain date, Sun, October 27

Sponsor: Knesset Israel