Feb
21
Fri
2020
Winter Tree Identification Hike @ Mount Greylock State Reservation
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Winter Tree Identification Hike @ Mount Greylock State Reservation | Cheshire | Massachusetts | United States

Calling all our NATURE DETECTIVES!
Learn how to identify trees during their winter slumber with DCR Management Forester, Kevin Podkowka, on this family friendly WINTER TREE IDENTIFICATION HIKE along the Bradley Farm Trail!

Be prepared for the weather by wearing appropriate clothing and sturdy snow boots (traction devices, trekking poles and snowshoes may also be advisable). Inclement weather cancels.

This program is FREE and open for ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Program duration 90 minutes.
Meet at the Visitor Center.

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Family Friendly Outdoor Adventures @ Mount Greylock State Reservation
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Family Friendly Outdoor Adventures @ Mount Greylock State Reservation | Cheshire | Massachusetts | United States

COME OUT and JOIN US for an afternoon of winter activities, including snow tubing for the little ones, a SNOWSHOE DEMONSTRATION by NeviTREK Handmade Snowshoes, and a self-guided hike along the Bradley Farm Trail! It’s a WINTER WONDERLAND of family-friendly activities not to be missed!

Please be prepared for the weather, dress in layers and wear sturdy snow boots. Traction devices, trekking poles or your own snowshoes are advisable for the hike. Snowshoes will be available to try out during the Snowshoe Demo for ages 8 and up. Rain or inclement weather cancels.

This program is FREE and open to all ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Visitor Center. Program duration 90 minutes.

This program is brought to you in collaboration with our Co-Sponsor NeviTREK Handmade Snowshoes! (www.nevitrek.com)

For more information and weather related updates, please call the Visitor Center at (413) 499-4262. Thanks again for your continued interest in recreational programming at Mount Greylock State Reservation!

Fireworks @ The Common Park
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Fireworks @ The Common Park | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Greylock Federal Credit Union sponsors this amazing 10 minutes of fireworks as part of the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival. Beginning as close to 6pm there will be ten minutes of fireworks to celebrate the festival with a bang! Berkshire United Way will be joining us before the event for a family fun afternoon before the show. Free and open to the public, rain date is Sunday, February 23rd at 6pm

Mar
28
Sat
2020
Hike The Boulders in Dalton @ The Boulders
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hike The Boulders in Dalton @ The Boulders | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Western Mass Hilltown Hikers group hike The Boulders in Dalton
Saturday March 28th at 10:00 am

GPS Location: GPS: 42.469782, -73.196226 (trailhead parking on Dalton Avenue)
Hike Rating: Easy with some slopes Approx. 5 miles total with several loops
The 645 acres of The Boulders provide more than six miles of trails plus the dramatic boulders that give the area its name and offer a vista to the west. There are four blazed trails through hemlock forest, wetlands, large trees and a fern-filled forest floor. An old wood road leads you to the Boulders summit. The bedrock of this property is primarily pelitic rock; a metamorphosed fine-grained sedimentary rock. The large outcrops on the boulders ridge show part of a concentric arcing called a “lunate fracture.” These form as an interaction between ice, pressure, and a very hard rock like the quartzite found here. In 2015 Crane and Company donated The Boulders property to the BNRC. What is amazing is that this property is located within the city limits of Pittsfield, yet when you are on the trails it doesn’t seem that way. The land use history of this property has resulted in diverse forests including large and old trees. This makes for a memorable experience no matter which route you take. Find out more about the Berkshire Natural Resources Council at www.BNRC.org.
The trail is wide in most places and sometimes rocky; an old woods road gently climbs upward on the summit section. Be prepared for ice, snow and mud; bring walking sticks and spikes.
Park at the trailhead parking area at the corner of Dalton Avenue/Hubbard Avenue in Dalton. Meet in the parking lot where the trail begins. For more information email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com. Plan for two hours hike time. We start up the trail at 10am. Full hike details are on Facebook and the website.
Maps and bottled water will be provided. Please be aware that there are no facilities at the trail. Dogs are welcome! No registration required, hike is free, donations are welcome!
Hilltown Hikers is a member of the Hilltown Outdoor Stewardship Alliance Learn more at www.HilltownOSA.com For more hike information email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com or call/text 413-302-0312. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube and Twitter. #westernmasshilltownhikers. Events, maps and photos located at www.westernmasshilltownhikers.com
Please keep our beautiful places clean and carry in and carry out.