|DCR Closes Snowmobile Trails for Lack of Snow
|04:07PM / Friday, February 09, 2024
ADAMS, Mass. — A lack of snow has caused the state Department of Conservation to close snowmobile trails through the state forest system in Western Mass.
DCR sent notice of Friday effective immediately that the trails are closed on Mount Greylock and at Monroe, Savoy Mountain , Mohawk Trail, Windsor and Dubuque (Hawley) state forests.
Snowpack is below normal for the region, according to the National Weather Service, with the eastern slopes of the Berkshires having between 8 and 12 inches at the higher terrain.
The remainder of the area is either snow free or has so little snowpack — trace to 4 inches
depth — as to be hydrologically insignificant.
Saturday is expected to be in the high 50s with a chance of rain though temperatures will drop again over Sunday night. There is a possibility of a snowstorm Monday night into Tuesday.
DCR says it's monitoring the situation and will reopen the trails if conditions improve. In the interim, they're encouraging visitors to enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at these locations.