Trail Mix, week of Aug. 14

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Monday, August 14, 2017

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.

Catamount Hill Association

Children’s hike: The Deerfield River Watershed Association and the Catamount Hill Association are sponsoring a hike tailored for children along the Chandler Ridge on Saturday. The hike will follow the old King’s Highway, starting from the top of Colrain Mountain out to Bear Print Rock. It will be led by retired school teacher Dot Willis. The hike is a half-mile one on mostly. Bear stories will be shared at the rock. Wear unscented bug repellent, water and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the corner of Greenfield and West Leyden Roads at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, call Muriel Russell at 413-624-3311.

Northfield Mountain

Raptor Identification: Northfield Bird Club and Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center (Route 63 in Northfield) will offer a free program on raptor identification on Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This video-based program by David Brown will acquaint you with field marks and other ways for identifying raptors as they pass overhead. Suited for adults and teens. 413-659-3714.

Mount Greylock (413-499-4262)

Summit Time: Join park interpreter Greg for a short, informative discussion at the Mount Greylock historic War Memorial Tower on Sunday at 2 p.m. Bring your questions about the summit, tower and trails. The program will last about 20 minutes, but the ranger will stay to answer questions. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free for all ages. There is a $5 to $10 parking fee, though. Call for more information.

Find Your Way: Every Tuesday in August at 10 a.m. (except Aug. 22). The importance of navigation knowledge can’t be overlooked. It is the most basic of all outdoor skills and has applications which carry over to everyday life. Have fun while learning how to use a map, compass and other navigational tools. This program is designed as a self-guided activity, or may be led by a park interpreter. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call for more information.