Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Egremont Walks: the Series Continues!

Thanks to our former Trail Management Assistant, Silvia, we have a beautiful brochure detailing short hikes on the Appalachian Trail in Sheffield and Egremont. We are happy to have the schedule set for a few more of these hikes: they will occur on the 3rd Friday of August, September and October. Mark your calendars:
August 19th: 10AM Meet at the Shays' Rebellion Parking area on Sheffield-South Egremont Road. We will enjoy a leisurely stroll on the AT toward the lime kilns, then return to the parking area. Optional hike extension will take us out on the boardwalk for a look at the wetland area. Binoculars recommended! ~1.5-2 miles round trip.
September 16th: 10AM Meet at the Kellogg Conservation Center at 62 Undermountain Road. Another opportunity to get to know April Hill farm! We will do a 1 mile hike through the beautiful fields of the Kellogg Center "April Hill", which boast a pollinator garden, apple orchard and resident sheep. We will also take a look at historical outbuildings and discuss the farm's history.
October 21st: TBA!
If you can't make a hike, stop by our office on Undermountain Road to pick up a free copy of the brochure!
These hikers joined us for the first April Hill grounds tour. Won't you come along next time? 
And here's a bonus shot: The incredible weather we had for our Wildflower Walk at Tyringham Cobble!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wildflower Walk with Ted Elliman

Don't forget - this Sunday is the Wildflower Walk with Ted Elliman! See the flyer for details - this is an event not to be missed!! (And it's free!)