R103 | In the Steps of Melville: Hiking in the Berkshires  


9:30 am - 11:00 am

Various Locations in Berkshire County, MA

6/2, 6/16, 6/23 & 6/30

(no hike on 6/9)

Four Sessions 

Bonus Session: Sunday, July 31st at 9:00 am

Please note that all in-person attendees are required to be masked at all times while indoors and provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19, or a negative test within the past 48-72 hours.

Herman Melville’s editor marveled at how much the writer knew of his surroundings; claiming “he knows every rock and bush.” Energetic, robust, charismatic, curious, Melville hiked and rode his horse all around the Berkshires.  This four-class session will tackle some of those hikes that Melville made and helped inspire his writing.  En-route, we’ll reflect on Melville quotes and talk about his life in the Berkshires, but mostly just walk.  Hikes are easy to moderate in difficulty. 

June 2: Arrowhead

June 16: Balance Rock

June 23: Ice Glen

June 30: Mount Greylock

July 31: Monument Mountain (with the Berkshire County Historical Society)


John Dickson serves on the board of the Berkshire County Historical Society and is a tour guide at Arrowhead. 

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