Section 1: Massachusetts border to Harriman Dam
South of the Massachusetts state line is Private Property. It is not open to the public. Do not proceed past this point.
One of the easiest portions of the CT to ski, most of this section follows an ungroomed old railroad bed. It runs along the scenic Deerfield River and includes a half-mile road walk. To reach the Massachusetts border, you must ski south from Harriman Station.
This is an easy section because it is flat. Allow extra time if you will be breaking trail after a significant snowfall. There is a short, steep climb up from the Deerfield River valley to the parking area at Harriman Dam, which can easily be walked.
Harriman Station and Harriman Dam are two different places.
Catamount Trail Section 1 – Map & Elevation Profile (.pdf ~296k)
Catamount Trail Section 1 – Written Description (.pdf ~78k)
Shuttle Directions Section 1
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