Events

Jul
19
Fri
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley’s landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320

Jul
20
Sat
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Animals A to Z
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: Family (suitable for children 0 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Dig-in with bugs, tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders! Together we will search the muck, weeds, forests and fields for the many wild things that live at Pleasant Valley. We will be looking for all the critters, from ants to zooplankton. Families are invited to bring a picnic and stay longer and enjoy the evening if they wish. Bring boots or water shoes.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320
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Jul
23
Tue
Mass Audubon – Birding at The Mount, with Mass Audubon Society @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home-
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Audience: Adult
Fee: Free
Explore Edith Wharton’s original estate, including its woods, wetlands, and meadows. Learn skills to bird by sight and sound as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Jul
24
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley’s landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320

Jul
26
Fri
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley’s landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320

Jul
27
Sat
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Learn the Ferns with Joseph Strauch
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: Adult Members: $10.00 Nonmembers: $15.00

Are ferns a mystery to you? Join botanist and fern expert Joe Strauch on a journey into the fascinating world of ferns and learn clues that reveal their identity. Learn how to identify a fresh assortment of local ferns, then head outside to test your new skills. Easy-to-use Fern Finder guides will help you identify the 50 species in Berkshire County.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Monterey, MA–Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape – Guided Walk @ The Bidwell House Museum
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm

Join guide Rob Hoogs to explore a new interpretive trail as you retrace the steps of the Native Americans—specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe—who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years. Non-Members: $10. Children and Members are free. A guided tour of the house can be added before or after the guided walk. The price for the walk and tour together will be $15 for non-members.

413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Animals A to Z
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: Family (suitable for children 0 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Dig-in with bugs, tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders! Together we will search the muck, weeds, forests and fields for the many wild things that live at Pleasant Valley. We will be looking for all the critters, from ants to zooplankton. Families are invited to bring a picnic and stay longer and enjoy the evening if they wish. Bring boots or water shoes.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320
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Jul
28
Sun
Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA– Civilian Conservation Corp with Ranger Mike (Bascom Lodge talk & dine  presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An illustrated history of the C.C.C. and its work on Mount Greylock and Bascom Lodge.
Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Jul
30
Tue
Mass Audubon – Birding at The Mount, with Mass Audubon Society @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home-
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Audience: Adult
Fee: Free
Explore Edith Wharton’s original estate, including its woods, wetlands, and meadows. Learn skills to bird by sight and sound as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Aug
6
Tue
Alford, MA–Alford Springs Family Nature Exploration Hike, with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wind through mountain laurel, white pine and oak forest on this 2.4-mile hike on the Mother Loop at Alford Springs Reserve. We’ll bring binoculars, magnifying glasses, and materials for leaf and bark rubbings! Please bring water and snack and wear sturdy footwear.

Directions: From Great Barrington: Take Taconic Avenue, which becomes Alford Road. Drive past Simon’s Rock to a left on Seekonk Road; follow Seekonk Road (becomes Green River Road) for 3.6 miles. Turn right on to Mountain Road (if you come to the New York State line, you’ve gone too far). Follow Mountain Road for 0.8 miles, bearing left at the first “Y” and right at the sharp right turn at 0.8 miles. You’ll pass the first trailhead to Alford Springs and continue to a second, three-season parking lot further down the street.

42.25240, -73.43861 (Mother Loop Trailhead parking- 3 season)

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

Alford, MA–Alford Springs Preserve: Family Nature Exploration Hike
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Family Hiking Series with BNRC, GBLC, and CHP
Description: Wind through mountain laurel, white pine and oak forest on this 2.4-mile hike on the Mother Loop at Alford Springs Reserve. We’ll bring binoculars, magnifying glasses, and materials for leaf and bark rubbings! Please bring water and snack and wear sturdy footwear.

Directions: From Great Barrington: Take Taconic Avenue, which becomes Alford Road. Drive past Simon’s Rock to a left on Seekonk Road; follow Seekonk Road (becomes Green River Road) for 3.6 miles. Turn right on to Mountain Road (if you come to the New York State line, you’ve gone too far). Follow Mountain Road for 0.8 miles, bearing left at the first “Y” and left again at the sharp right turn at 0.8 miles. Alternatively continue right to
reach a second, three-season parking lot further down the street. 42.25240, -73.43861

Aug
11
Sun
Lenoxdale, MA– Join the Housatonic Valley Assoc. for a Housatonic River Family Paddling Trip
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get your family out for an afternoon of river exploration. We will paddle out and back from Woods Pond, Lenoxdale. This stretch of the Housatonic River is flat and calm. There’s always a change of seeing wildlife. Suitable for families with children 6+ years. Canoes provided or register to bring your own boat. Contact HVA 413-298-7024.

Explore the beauty of the Housatonic River on this free paddle trip offered by the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA). The paddle trip is a great chance for area residents to learn where to access the river, understand some of the current issues and appreciate the river as a natural resource. Register to use one of HVA’s canoes or bring your own boat.

While this trip is free, pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Once registered, participants will receive trip information that will provide detailed information about what to bring, directions and meeting location.

This free paddle trip is in partnership with the Housatonic Heritage Area.

For more information and to register, please contact Alison at 413-298-7024 or adixon@hvatoday.org

Aug
14
Wed
Lanesboro, MA–“Forests and their Importance” Presentation @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.

Aug
20
Tue
Gt. Barrington, MA–Thomas & Palmer Brook Family Scavenger Hunt Hike, with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a scavenger hunt hike! We’ll bring hand lenses and a field microscope to take a look at the little things. Please bring water and snack and wear sturdy footwear.

Directions: Thomas and Palmer Brook is on State Road (Route 23) east of Great Barrington. Look for a sign between 301 and 309 State Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions. Severe weather will cancel an event

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Aug
25
Sun
Sandisfield, MA–Clam River Hike, with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

moderate pace, moderate elevation changes

Description: Enjoy the dark hemlock forests and incredible views of the Clam River on this 4-mile hike. We’ll meet at the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex on Rt. 57 (66 Sandisfield Road) and walk the woods road trail to the new Hammertown loop and returning. Please bring lunch/snack, water, and sturdy footwear.

Directions:
66 Sandisfield Rd, Sandisfield, MA 01255

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.

From Pittsfield: Take Route 20 East through Lee. After passing under the Mass Pike, turn right on Route 102 and then take an immediate left onto Tyringham Road. Continue straight across Route 23 onto Town Hill Road. Follow this until it intersects with Route 57 in Sandisfield. Turn left onto 57, heading east. Continue on Route 57 for 1.5 miles and park on the left at the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex, which is the former Sandisfield School. Enter the woods at the east edge of the parking lot.

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.

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

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

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Stockbridge, MA–Join the Housatonic Valley Assoc. and Historic New England for a leisurely paddle on the Housatonic River
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Paddle through Stockbridge, along a meandering slow moving stretch of river that passes behind the Historic Merwin House. Afterwards, enjoy a boxed lunch on the back porch of the Merwin House, followed by a house tour.

Canoes provided or register to bring your own boat. Cosponsored by Historic New England.
Lunch fee: $23 members/$35 non-members. Please call 860-928-4074 to register.

While this trip is free, pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Once registered, participants will receive trip information that will provide detailed information about what to bring, directions and meeting location.

For more information and to register, please contact Alison at 413-298-7024 or adixon@hvatoday.org

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

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

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Lanesboro, MA–“Forest Ecology Slide Show and Nature Walk” @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Identification of local plants and insects),    Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.

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

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

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

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

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

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

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

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

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Great Barrington, MA– Housatonic Heritage Paddling on the Housatonic River with the Housatonic Valley Association
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Trip Length: 7 miles Level: Beginner (10+yrs)

Get your family out for a day of river exploration. We’ll paddle from Bridge Street, Great Barrington to the Covered Bridge in Sheffi eld stopping for lunch on a sandbar where the Green River joins the Housatonic. This meandering stretch of the Housatonic River is mostly calm with occasional quickwater.

 

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

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

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Lanesboro, MA–“Mountaintop Walk” (Nature & History Walk on the Summit of Mount Greylock), @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Lanesboro, MA–“Mountaintop Walk” (Nature & History Walk on the Summit of Mount Greylock), @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-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

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

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

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”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Lanesboro, MA– “Forests and Climate Change” Presentation @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Presentation on how the presence or lack of forests impact climate), 6-7pm. Free and Open to the Public.

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Oct
13
Sun
Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA–Benefits of Wild Forests (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presentation on why forests should be allowed to grow “wild”
Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.