Massachusetts Hang Gliding Association

Mohawk Trail

North Adams, Massachusetts

Rating

HG Intermediate with Cliff signoffs

Launch Type

Slight slope to cliff

Wind Direction

NW   WSW to NNW possible

Launch MSL / Vertical to LZ

2170ft / 1400 ft

Access / Winter

Short 2WD dirt road. Winter access possible if not drifted in

Fees

None

Driving directions

Rt2 in North Adams, access road across from old Wigwam gift shop at top of ridge

Contacts

City Liaison - Brooks Ellison  802-694-1588

Matt Carr  413-477-0199

Mark Droy 413-221-2053

Restrictions

Launch is on city property - No camping, fires, littering, or tree/bush cutting. 

Notes

Mohawk Trail is located just north of Rt.2 about five miles east of North Adams, Massachusetts near the Western Summit. Do not block access to towers or gates. Park across Rt 2 from tower access road if needed. Launch is about 400 yards north, a grass and rock slope 750 feet above valley. 

Field below launch (Cirrus LZ) may be used for landing but can be very turbulent.

Primary LZ is "Amy's Field" behind McCann Hight School.

 

 

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