Events

Jan
21
Mon
Lanesborough, MA–Finding Your Way in Winter @ Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade.

Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark! Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities that will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a Park Interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. For more information call (413) 499-4262.

 

Pittsfield/Dalton, MA–Full Wolf Moon Hike at the Boulders, with the Berkshire Knapsackers
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Hike approximately 3.5 miles under a full moon. It will be a snowshoe if conditions warrant. Cancel for rain. Debrief after the hike at Applebee’s.

MEET: Contact leader directly for meeting place.

LEADER: Joe Doboszynski

** Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. Please contact the LEADER directly with any questions, as all leaders may not be members of Meetup, therefore may not see your questions here. **

Meetup now forces us to enter an end time. The end time listed is a very rough estimate. The end time of any hike depends upon too many factors to be able to predict in advance.

Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. With the changes Meetup made recently, please click on “Members” then “Pages” to get there.

Jan
24
Thu
Lanesborough, MA–Nice and Easy Trail Hike @ Mount Greylock Visitor Center 3
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Guided by a Park Interpreter, these easy-paced, two to three mile hikes are geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. Hikes may include bird viewing, tree identification, or just a great opportunity to join other hiking enthusiasts. Be prepared for the weather; wear appropriate clothing, bring trekking poles and traction devices for boots or snowshoes. Bring water, a snack and binoculars. Inclement weather cancels. For more information call (413) 499-4262.

 

Jan
25
Fri
Lanesborough, MA–Finding Your Way in Winter @ Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade.

Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark! Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities that will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a Park Interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. For more information call (413) 499-4262.

 

Jan
26
Sat
Great Barrington, MA–Benedict Pond and Beartown State Forest Hike with the Berkshire Knapsackers
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We will hike/snowshoe about 4 miles, halfway around Benedict Pond, then to a viewpoint.

Lunch and grog after at the Barrington Brewery.

Severe weather cancels.

MEET: Contact leader directly for meeting place. LEADER: Nancy King

** Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. Please contact the LEADER directly with any questions, as all leaders may not be members of Meetup, therefore may not see your questions here. ** Meetup now forces us to enter an end time. The end time listed is a very rough estimate. The end time of any hike depends upon too many factors to be able to predict in advance. Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. With the changes Meetup made recently, please click on “Members” then “Pages” to get there. Thank you!!
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Jan
27
Sun
Cornwall, CT–Welles Preserve Hike
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm

Join Cornwall Conservation Trust President, Bart Jones, for a hike up Bloody Mountain to spectacular views of Cornwall Village.

Parking – The parking area is located on Town Street, 4/10 of a mile from the intersection of Route 128.

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Jan
28
Mon
Lanesborough, MA–Finding Your Way in Winter @ Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade.

Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark! Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities that will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a Park Interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. For more information call (413) 499-4262.

 

Jan
29
Tue
Norfolk, CT–BARBOUR WOOD/HAYSTACK MT. Hike with the Appalachian Mt. Club
Jan 29 @ 9:15 am

Following the Norfolk 2018 10K route through Barbour Wood and Haystack State Park, this +6 mile hike incorporates an Old Railroad right-of-way, two flood control dams, Old Carriage Rd (+100 yrs), a view of Haystack Mt on Beech Hill and Killarney Bridge (1908).

After crossing the south dam & road, the route takes hikers up Haystack Mt (1,716 ft) with views of Berkshires and Catskills on a clear day. Looping behind and descending Haystack, will pick up again in Barbour Wood to finish the hike. Expect terrain to be icy or snow covered, some easy to moderate hills and a long moderate to steep ascent on Haystack. Car spot. Norfolk, ice box of CT. Be dressed appropriately.

Post social at Wood Creek Bar & Grill in Norfolk. Bring: water, trail snacks, lunch, micro spikes, snowshoes.

Meet: 9:15 for 9:30 car spot. Depending on parking conditions, trail route may change. Register w/Leader for details.

Leader–Jill Oneglia
860-309-4244
jaoneglia@icloud.com

 

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Jan
30
Wed
Pittsfield/Dalton, M–The Boulders Hike, with Berkshire Natural Resources Council staff
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Difficulty: Moderate (easy pace, moderate elevation change)

Description: Hike the 1.5-mile green loop; winding through beautiful forest, complete with new trail signage and look for signs of wildlife! Please bring water, a snack, dress in layers, and wear appropriate footwear (consider snowshoes and/or micro-spikes).

Directions: From Pittsfield, take Routes 8/9 east towards Dalton. Take a left onto Park Avenue. Take another left onto Gulf Road in about 0.5 miles. Trailhead parking is 0.25 miles ahead on the left.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event

Feb
3
Sun
Cornwall, CT–Hart Farm Preserve Hike
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm

Join Cornwall Conservation Trust President, Bart Jones, for a hike with lovely southern vistas from the top of Cherry Hill.

Parking – Turn right at white sign 3/4 mile down Cherry Hill Road, look for the mailbox marked “64”.

Feb
10
Sun
Adams, MA–Greylock Glen Trail Hike with the Taconic Hiking Club
Feb 10 @ 12:15 am

Located in Adams, MA at the eastern base of Mount Greylock is a network of lower elevation trails that were designed to form the basis for a golf course and grand development project with a hotel, conference center, houses, and condos. Luckily that project was scrapped, and now the new plan is for multi-use trails and an environmental center.

We’ll plan to do about 5 miles of these lovely trails which have been recently upgraded and redesigned and which offer nice views up to Greylock and down through the valley. Expect rolling terrain with little elevation gain.

Bring full winter gear, including micro-spikes or other ice-grippers or snowshoes required. We’ll give an update on conditions as the date approaches. This is a joint Knapsackers and Taconic Hiking Club listing. Bad driving cancels.

Here’s the DCR map of the Greylock Glen Trails: https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/10/30/greylock-glen-map-2017.pdf

Here’s more information on the Greylock Glen trail development plan:
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/greylock-glen-multi-use-trail-system-plan
Meet: Contact leaders for meeting time and place

Leaders: Vicky Singer vsinger30@gmail.com 413 442-3701
Karen Ross, kcoyross@aol.com 518 794-7474

Feb
13
Wed
Lenox/Richmond, MA–Burbank Trail Hike, south from Olivia’s Overlook at Yokun Ridge with Berkshire Natural Resources Council Staff
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Enjoy this beautiful trail and look for signs of wildlife!

Difficulty: Easy

Description: A collaborative hike with the Taconic Hiking Club—Join us on this 3.2-mile Burbank Trail loop hike that will feature overlooks, Monks Pond and old cellar holes. Please bring water, lunch/snack, wear sturdy footwear (weather dependent: consider snowshoes or micro-spikes) and appropriate layers of clothing.

Directions: From the center of Lenox, take Rt. 183 south; bear right on Lenox-Richmond Road. At 1.5 miles, the trailhead will be on your left; look for the BNRC sign. Carpooling is always appreciated!

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event

Feb
17
Sun
Cheshire/Adams, MA–Mount Greylock Hike/Snowshoe with Berkshire Knapsackers
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

We will hike/snowshoe 6-7 miles, starting with the Cheshire Harbor Trail to the Mt Greylock summit. We will snack/lunch at the Thunderbolt shelter. We will then head down via the Gould Trail back to the cars.

MEET: Contact leader directly for meeting place.

LEADER: Harold Moon,

** Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. Please contact the LEADER directly with any questions, as all leaders may not be members of Meetup, therefore may not see your questions here. **

Meetup now forces us to enter an end time. The end time listed is a very rough estimate. The end time of any hike depends upon too many factors to be able to predict in advance.

Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. With the changes Meetup made recently, please click on “Members” then “Pages” to get there.

Feb
21
Thu
Sandisfield, MA–Sunset Hike at Clam River with Berkshire Natural Resources Council Staff
Feb 21 @ 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Walk through the cathedral pines as the sun sets on Sandisfield

Difficulty: Moderate

Description: Join us in hiking the 2-mile Clam River loop. We’ll wind through cathedral pines and get great views of the Clam River as it winds its way through the valley. Please bring water, snack, wear sturdy footwear (weather dependent: consider snowshoes or micro-spikes) and appropriate layers of clothing.

Directions: Trailhead is located at the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex.

From Great Barrington, head east on Rt. 23 towards Monterey. Take a right onto Rt. 183/Rt. 57 towards New Marlborough. After passing the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, stay left on Rt. 57. Follow Rt. 57 into Sandisfield. Go past Hammertown Road (on your left) and then turn into the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex on the left hand side. If you get to the intersection with Rt. 8, you’ve gone too far.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event.

Mar
2
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Winter Snowshoe Walk/Wildlife Tracking/Birding at Housatonic Flats with Berkshire Natural Resources Council Staff
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore the fields and riparian forest and learn to recognize and read wildlife tracks and see what winter birds live here. In partnership with the Great Barrington Land Conservancy and Berkshire Natural Resources Council.

Difficulty: Easy (easy pace, little elevation change)

Description: Housatonic Flats provides important habitat to many Berkshire mammals and birds. We will guide visitors on where to look and what to look for. If no snow, we’ll skip the snowshoes and go for a winter hike!

If weather permits, bring your own snowshoes or you can rent a pair from Berkshire Bike & Board (413-528-5555).

Directions: From Great Barrington: From the Price Chopper, head north on Route 7 for less than half a mile. Parking will be on the left.

This is a free event and pre-registration is requested: info@gbtrails.org. For more information or to register by phone call Mariah at 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5). Severe weather will cancel the event.

Sep
7
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 7 all-day

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Sep
8
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 8 all-day

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Sep
14
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 14 all-day

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Sep
15
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 15 all-day

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Sep
21
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 21 all-day

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Sep
22
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 22 all-day

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Sep
28
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 28 all-day

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Sep
29
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 29 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

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