WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will sponsor a guided natural history hike of Pine Cobble Mountain on Sunday, Nov. 3, beginning at 1 p.m. The hike will traverse the new section of the Pine Cobble trail and some of the lesser known areas of WRLF’s Pine Cobble conservation property. Hikers should meet at the Pine Cobble trail head on Pine Cobble Road, off North Hoosac Road.
The hike will be led by geoscientist David Dethier. Pine Cobble has a unique geology, and the hike will feature a visit to an area of rock ledges, as well as Bear Spring and traverse two ancient shorelines, one formed by Lake Bascom a mere 14,000 years ago, and the other a tropical shoreline from approximately 500 million years ago, when Williamstown lay closer to the equator. The hike is moderately strenuous and will last approximately three hours. Sign-up is suggested.
The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation is a non-profit member-supported land conservation trust working to conserve the special places of the Williamstown area. Pine Cobble is its largest preserve.