Opportunity to Learn about Geocaching at the 2017 Massachusetts Convention

While chasing down the 50 highpoints, several highpointers dive into other adventures such as tripointing and lowpointing.  At the 2017 Highpointers Massachusetts Convention, highpointers will get the chance to learn about another hobby–geocaching.

For the uninitiated, geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.

Some state highpoints, such as Backbone Mountain, Maryland, have geocaches hidden on them.  

Club members will have the opportunity to mingle with the geocachers of Berkshire GeoBash during the Massachusetts 2017 Highpointers Convention “Afternoon Delight” at Freight Yard Pub in North Adams on Friday, July 21st. The fun starts at 1 PM and goes until the last person crawls home at close.

Massachusetts 2017 Convention Schedule Announced

The 2017 Massachusetts Convention schedule has been announced, and it features three days of events for highpointers who will be in attendance.


Change to MA-17 Convention Host Hotel

Highpointers planning to attend the 2017 Convention in Massachusetts may want to adjust their lodging plans as the Howard Johnson Williamstown has replaced the Holiday Inn Berkshires in North Adams as the host hotel for the Convention.

The Howard Johnson has an availability of 35 rooms, so another hotel, the Cozy Corner Motel in Williamstown will act as the Host Hotel Overflow venue.  The Cozy Corner Motel has 12 available rooms.  Both hotels are honoring a “Highpointers Rate,” and they are about seven minutes of driving time apart from each other.

The Howard Johnson can be called direct at 413-458-8158, and the Cozy Corner can be reached at 413-458-8006.

Hotel rooms are moving fairly quickly in the region as the Williamstown Theatre Festival will be taking place during the Convention.

For those wanting to stay on the summit of Mount Greylock, Bascom Lodge is an option.  It sits next to a tower at the top of Massachusetts’s highest point. The lodge features just nine rooms.  Bascom Lodge can be reached at 413-743-1591 or by emailing mail@bascomlodge.net.

2017 Highpointers Convention July 20-22 at Mount Greylock

Highpointers 2017
Mick Dunn and Ruth Anne Heselbarth, along with Mark and Ginny Adam, welcome all of you to the Massachusetts 2017 Highpointers Convention to be held in North Adams and the Berkshire Mountains on July 20-22, 2017.

The schedule has been announced here.

You can download the MA17 Convention Registration Form.

Visit the convention Facebook page.