David sent this in from The Granite Glider Guiders a southern New Hampshire area club. Deer Island is just minutes from downtown Boston and offers both east and west facing slopes. The property is part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. Public areas are open dawn to dusk every day. Using the address […]
Slope soaring sites in Massachusetts.
Jan sent in this update. IMPORTANT INFO HERE! Meant to write you last summer after reading your Wellfleet parking paragraph. Things have become even more restrictive since 2007. In May 2008 my friend was flying at Duck Harbor when the National Seashore environmental ranger told him to cease flying because of endangered species (piping plover) […]
I got to the Seascape about 2PM on Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 and had a good hour of slope flying the Weasel and the Bee but the wind died off as the rain that had been in the area all morning passed. I took a drive to look over Duck Harbor about 5PM and sloped […]
Had this link on the site for a while but it was buried. Good info on Cape Cod slopes. I’ve been there myself and there are some super spots with slope soaring possible from almost any wind direction. http://www.charlesriverrc.org/fields_capecodslopes.htm
Here’s a great slope site in Mass, The Mohawk Trail. 800 vertical feet high at least. West facing slope and the wind is always west here. Here’s a panoramic shot. The spot is the western most summit of the Mohawk Trail, Heading out of North Adams follow RT.2 East – after a short drive up […]
We arrived at the Seascape Motel on Monday evening after an 8-hour drive from Philly. I checked in, unloaded the family and the car and stepped out the ocean side door to behold a beautiful sight. The 80-foot (give or take a few feet) slope about 20 steps from my door. There was a light […]
These are locations we have had the privilege to fly. Some may have access restrictions.Check with local flyers for information. Massachusetts Slope Flying Sites Petersburg Pass Slope Site (NY/MA border) (OK, so technically it is in New York, but only .2 miles!) LOCATION: Park in a gravel parking lot at the south side of State […]