One of the most well known landmarks in all of the Berkshires is the famous "hairpin" turn on Route 2 climbing up and out of North Adams, which many people drive by every day. I, myself, have driven this rod countless times, always admiring the beauty and uniqueness of the steep climb up the Hoosac Range. I recently discovered that there is a hiking trail that climbs up these steep slopes, starting from North Adams at an elevation of just over 1200 feet, and climbing up to the Western Summit of Florida Mountain, which stand at about 2020 feet. There is a small circular parking area across a mobile home park with trail signage along Route 2.
Skies really began to
clear out on the drive home, making for delightful spring conditions. I
stopped off to enjoy this relaxing spot on the Green River in