About Conway Hills
At one time, cow pastures along with hay and tobacco fields covered much of this area. Now many of the fields have reverted to forests and provide habitat for coyotes, bears, moose, and bobcats.
A single loop trail with a moderate ascent takes you through a previously harvested white pine and hemlock forest, past aging stone walls, by a large sugar maple "wolf" tree, and over some rocky ledges.
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- The "wolf tree"—a large sugar maple with thick lower branches that was used on farms to provide shade and shelter for the animals—on a ridge overlooking the forest.
- Evidence of bear can sometimes be seen on the ground, on trees and even on the trail signs.
South Deerfield Road (Route 116), Conway, MA
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Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk
Free, donations appreciated