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50 Things To Do On the Trail

50 Things To Do On the Trail

Sometimes keeping spirits up and minds occupied is more exhausting than the actual hiking! These games and activities will help you and your children stay engaged and interested out on the trail. Keep scrolling for all 50. 50 Things To Do On The Trail Follow the...

Picnics, Paths, & Pebbles – Bullitt Reservation

Picnics, Paths, & Pebbles – Bullitt Reservation

I don’t think you could there be a more perfect picnic spot than Bullitt Reservation. Between the tree-dotted hillside, the fragrant breeze of the expansive fields, and the plentiful bird sightings, we passed a memorable hour over peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Pooled Echoes of the Past  – Duncan Brook Reservoir

Pooled Echoes of the Past – Duncan Brook Reservoir

 Where We Went : Duncan Brook, Dalton MA  When We Went : 1st Week of April Difficulty (Boots 1 - 10) : 2.5 Boots (based on lack of trails)  Trail Length : No Marked Trails  How Long it Took Us : 2 Hours   Overview : In 1957, the town of Dalton proposed a public...

5 Reasons To Walk In The Rain – Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

5 Reasons To Walk In The Rain – Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

airheWhere We Went : Ashuwillticook Rail Trail/Lanesborough entrance When We Went : Mid-June Difficulty (Boots 1 - 10) : 0 Boots! (except for our rain boots) Trail Length : 11.2 Miles (We only walked about 1.5 miles before turning around.) How Long it Took Us : 2...

Hike & Seek the Seven Spring Sisters

Hike & Seek the Seven Spring Sisters

Put to it to list the first seven wildflowers that signal spring in New England, seven botanists would surely give seven different answers. Put the same question to the earliest flying bees and flies, and their answer would be one and the same since their lives depend...

Roots Both Bitter & Sweet – Longcope Park

Roots Both Bitter & Sweet – Longcope Park

Where We Went: Longcope Park - South Lee, MA When We Went: Early January Difficulty (Boots 1 - 10): 1.5 Boots  Trail Length: Loop Trail, just under 1 mile (Blue Blazes) How Long it Took Us: 2 Hours Overview: Janet Longcope Park is 46-acres of eastern hemlock, pine and...

Gold Diggers & Cave Crawlers – Widow White Reserve

Gold Diggers & Cave Crawlers – Widow White Reserve

                                              Where We Went : Widow White Reservation - Lanesboro, MA When We Went : Early April & again in Late May Difficulty (Boots 1 - 10) : Steep in places, but mostly easy walking on wide wood roads 2.5 Boots Trail Length : NO...

Red Flags of Spring — Free Printable!

Red Flags of Spring — Free Printable!

As March marches on towards spring, we may think our late-winter environments look pretty blah. But on closer inspection, you may just find these red flags. Look for these clues that spring is on its way and learn how to make Sumac Lemonade!

Bog Trotting for Beginner’s — Hawley Bog

Bog Trotting for Beginner’s — Hawley Bog

“The fields and the woods are a great deal like the books we read: the more we become familiar with printed page or forest path, the oftener we return to certain thoughts and trails that lead us back to scenes and associations enjoyed before.” 

20 Open-Air Spaces for Berkshire Families

20 Open-Air Spaces for Berkshire Families

With every aspect of our lives suddenly disrupted, nature and outdoor activities provide essential stability, stress-relief and distraction to the current crisis. Lucky for us, the Berkshires is bursting with open-air spaces. With Spring on the horizon and increasing...