7 2024

Ramblin' with the Rav

9:00AM - 12:00PM  

Knesset Israel
Advance registration required! 16 Colt Rd
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Diana Macfarlane
Advance registration required!

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 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 Weds, August 7 - Hollow Fields & Perry’s Peak, Richmond
Moderate, 3.8 miles, 807’, 2+ hours
A bucolic walk through bird-filled meadows around a picturesque horse farm leads to a forested mountain trail. The cobble at the top offers views over New York State and, if the bears haven’t gotten to them first, plenty of wild blueberries. Descend through the meadows with a spectacular view of the Yokun Ridge. Be prepared for some mud and bugs. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Meet at KI at 9 a.m. to carpool to Richmond. The trailhead parking lot is very small.
Rain date Weds, August 14

Sponsor: Knesset Israel