Maple Corner Farm Conditions
- Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 17:37
- Written by Joyce & Leon Ripley
Maple Corner Farm Cross Country Ski Center, a working family farm since 1840, has a friendly atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. The Center is located in the foothills of the Berkshires and has an elevation of 1,400 feet. A large ski warm up area with beginner trails is located right behind the ski lodge. There are 20 kilometers of marked ski trails from beginner to expert, machine groomed for traditional and skating styles. We also have 10 km. of natural woods snowshoe trails that weave through the evergreen forest and down to the big meadow.
The scenic ski trails lead you through pastures and meadows, along mountain streams, through the current Sugar Bush, and into the forest and hills beyond.
The rental shop has over 100 sets of skis and over 50 pairs of snowshoes for children through adult.
Group Ski lessons are at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Private lessons are also available. We do have a starter package which includes your trail ticket,ski rentals and a beginners lesson.
The Center has a cozy wood fire to warm up and relax by after a day's skiing. The snack bar is available for sandwiches, soup, chili, hot and cold drinks, and snacks.
We are open for skiing from 9:00 am through 5:00 pm weekends and holidays, and 10:00 am through 4:00 pm weekdays.
Visit our web site for more information: www.maplecornerfarm.com
Note: If you are following Google, Map Quest, GPS or similar directions that bring you in from Route 57, we highly recommend that you turn at North Lane where our sign is, rather than going by and coming in on Beech Hill Road. Beech Hill Road turns into a single lane dirt road in the middle—not recommended for winter travel. If you are turning onto Beech Hill Road from Route 23 there is no problem.
If Coming From Southwick:
Take Rt 57 west to Granville Center. From Granville Center continue traveling west on Route 57 for 4.1 miles. After passing Prospect Mountain Campground take the next right onto North Lane. (a Maple Corner Farm sign is on the corner) Follow the Maple Corner Farm signs six miles to the ski center.
If Coming from Connecticut:
Take Rt 91 north to exit 3, take Rt 57west to Agawam, continue on Rt 57west thru Southwick and into Granville. From Granville Center continue on Rt 57west 4.1 miles to North Lane (a Maple Corner Farm Sign is on the corner) Turn onto North Lane and follow the signs 6 miles to Maple Corner Farm.
If Coming From the Mass Pike or Westfield Area:
Get off Exit 3 from Mass Pike and take Rt 202 south to Westfield Center, take Rt. 20 west to Rt. 23 west. Follow RT. 23 west thru Blandford Center and down the hill to Beech Hill Road on the left (a Maple Corner Farm sign is on the corner). Follow Beech Hill Road four miles to the Ski Center.
For Further Information:
Phone: (413) 357-8829
Snow Conditions: (413) 357-6697
Maple Corner Farm
c/o Leon & Joyce Ripley
PO Box 344, 794 Beech Hill Road
Granville, MA 01034