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Trail Mix, Oct. 3, 2016


Sunday, October 02, 2016

Editor’s Note: Listings in Trail Mix are free. Email: outdoor@recorder.com

The deadline is Tuesday by 8 a.m. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Weather may cancel or force the rescheduling of some of these events. Additionally, space is often limited. Please contact organizers to ensure you can attend. This is particularly important if registration is required.

Fall Foliage Atop Crag Mountain

Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Spend an afternoon hiking and enjoying the scenery, peak foliage and views of the Connecticut River valley below. Crag Mountain is known for its gorgeous three-state views. Participants in moderate condition, who are able to walk three miles, comfortably with a small amount of rock scrambling on steep slopes. Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes that can get wet or muddy. Dress in layers and bring a sense of adventure, snack and water. Brief stops along the way will focus on seasonal highlights. Directions to hike meeting location will be shared with registered participants. Heavy rain cancels. This hike is appropriate for ages 10 and older and is free to attend. Register in advance by calling 800-859-2960.

Great Falls Discovery Center

Great Hall Art Display — “Migration: Connecting through Art and Culture of the Americas. Now through Oct. 29. Guatemalan art display curated by local artists.

Trees on Trails — Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meet at the entrance to the center. Learn fun facts and identify characteristics of native trees. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

Farm walk

Local farm to host walk showcasing native wood for home building — “Woods to Home” walk, Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to noon in Gill. Brian Donahue and Faith Rand, co-owners of the conserved Bascom Hollow Farm in Gill, will host a woods walk and tour of their farm house, which was built with lumber harvested from the family’s own woodlands.

The walk will feature discussion by forestry professionals who made the harvest and project possible. It will be followed by a tour of the Bascom Hollow farmhouse. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a discussion.

For more information and to register, contact Melissa Patterson by calling 413-625-9151 or emailing her at: melissa@masswoodlands.org. Also, visit: masswoodlands.org