Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Travelers Woods of New England, Bernardston, MA

Date of Stay:  Sunday June 28 – Wednesday July 1,2015 (3 nights)

Rate:  $14/night (PPA discount)

Website:  Travelers Woods of New England
   152 River Street
   Bernardston, MA 01337

Description:  Older park with nice sized sites.  The upper level where we stayed (site 6) was FHU 30A while the lower level didn’t have sewer.  The upper level had paved roads whereas the lower level was gravel.  All sites were grass/gravel.  This was a KOA back in the ‘60’s.  The park is owned by The Masons so any profits go to the Shriner’s.  Seems that the park was for sell in the 1990’s and some friends who were Masons were talking around a campfire and decided to buy the place.  Although it is not real close to the exit, it is right next to I-91 so traffic noise can be bothersome.  Check the website for directions because there is a very low underpass on River Street.

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpster centrally located in the park.  No recycle.

Activities:  We met up with Dan, Tricia, Doug and Darlene for a couple of days on our way to Maine.  It was nice to get the PPA rate all three nights.  One day we all piled in our truck to go to the Yankee Candle Village in nearby Deerfield and then a walk around the quaint town of Shelburne Falls with the Bridge of Flowers and Glacial Potholes on the Deerfield River.  The Bridge of Flowers began as a trolley bridge in 1908.  It was abandoned in 1928 and soon became a flower bridge.  They have dammed the river some to better show the rock with the potholes in them.  The next day, I joined D&T and D&D for a very nice 20 mile bike ride on the Norwottuck Rail Trail near Hadley.  It was freshly paved so it was much nicer than most Rail Trails we’ve been on.  Hadley had more bike trails but this one went out into the countryside which was more enjoyable than urban biking.

Travelers Woods of New England  Office at Travelers Woods
Travelers Woods of New England
P1030046  On site 6... tractor trailer riding by over D&D
On site 6 next to D&T                       Transfer truck on top of D&D’s fifth wheel

Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls  Dan, Tricia, Gin, Syl, Darlene and Doug at the Bridge of Flowers
Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls
Bridge of Flowers  Bridge of Flowers
 Bridge of Flowers   Tricia and Gin on the Bridge of Flowers
Beautiful flowers!
Bridge of Flowers Bridge of Flowers Bridge of Flowers
Bridge of Flowers from the Iron Bridge  Bridge of Flowers from the Iron Bridge
Bridge of Flowers
P1030070  Glacier Pot Holes
Nice place to see the glacial potholes  Lots of glacial potholes
Looking at the glacial potholes
Love this shop's bench  Mosaic artwork
Artwork in town

Beginning the Norwottuck Rail Trail over the Connecticut River Beginning the Norwottuck Rail Trail over the Connecticut River Riding over the river
Beginning the Norwottuck Rail Trail over the Connecticut River
Doug and Dan enjoying the ride   Darlene and Tricia enjoying the ride
Doug and Dan                            Darlene and Tricia
Under the road  Tunnel under a road
Couple of tunnels under the road
Rail Trail approaching tunnel  Beautiful trail
Beautiful rail trail
Looks Moosey  Lunch break!
Over looking the countryside  Overlooking the countryside
Scenery along the rail trail

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