Meet at the playground area in the southern Linear Park area off Water Street. HooRWA has proposed to the Williamstown Community Preservation Committee the construction of a trail linking the northern and southern sections of Linear Park. The Committee has approved this proposal, and the town will vote on it at in the 2019 Town Meeting. This hike is an opportunity for residents to walk the suggested route, which at this point is flagged and roughly brushed out. The trail is steep, wet, and rugged at some points, so hikers are advised to wear good hiking boots. Hiking poles would be a good idea for anyone who worries about stability. The proposed trail is about a mile. At Walley Bridge, we will continue to the crosswalk across Route 2 and proceed to the north section of Linear Park as far as the Hoosic River.