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Heading Outdoors

 Cycling for Seniors — All Out Adventures and Mass. Dept of Conservation and Recreation offer program on the Norwottuck Rail Trail in Hadley for ages 60 and up Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Fee: $5. For information call 584-2052, or email info@alloutadventures.

e_STnS Washington Mountain Meadow Trail Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors hike in the Washington Mountain Lake area of October Mountain State Forest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $16. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Amherst Spring Sprint — Amherst Education Foundation sponsors 3rd annual 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run for kids on Saturday at 10 a.m., Wildwood Elementary, 71 Strong St., Amherst. Registration starting 9 a.m.; for information go to amhersteducationfoundation.org.

e_STnS Whately Weed Walk & Taste — Walk and taste with Blanche Derby at MacLeish Field Station, West Whately on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet in parking lot at end of Poplar Hill Road. Free. Register by emailing wildweedcyb@gmail.com.

e_STnS Leeds Hotel Bridge Bike Ride — 4th annual ride to benefit the historic Hotel Bridge in Leeds on Sunday at 8 a.m.; 10, 25 and 50- mile routes. Food, drinks and gift. Rider fees: $30 Individual, $40 family of 3 or more. Register onsite at Chartpak, 1 River Rd., Leeds or online at www.leedscivic.org.

 HCC Cougar Crawl — 5K run/walk to support health and science education at Holyoke Community College on Sunday at 10 a.m., Holyoke Community College. Registration 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Bartley Center. Fee: $25 on race day. Children 11 and under free. For information email cougarcrawl@hcc.edu.

e_STnS Little Tom Mountain Work Day — Trustees of Reservations sponsors trail building outing on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., Little Tom Mountain, Mountain Park Road, off Route 5 (I-91 overpass), Holyoke. Meet at the yellow gate. Call 532-1631 or email westegion@ttor.org to register.

e_STnS Northampton Cross-Country Races — 5K races starting and ending at Northampton Community Gardens, Burts Pit Road, Northampton take place Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration starts at 5:45 p.m. Fee: $5 adults; under 18 free. For information call Don Grant at 584-7725.

e_STnS Spring Wildflowers at High Ledges — Hitchcock Center and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsor hike with botanists Connie Parks and Janet Bissell on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary, Patten Road, Shelburne. Fee: $8. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Birding By Ear — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors birding with John Green on May 25 from 7 to 9 a.m., Graves Farm Sanctuary, Williamsburg. Fee: $10. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 Run Round the Mountain 5K and 10K — Races to benefit VFW Post 3295 and Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club take place May 25 at 8:30 a.m. Veterans posted along route at water stations for mutual cheering. For information go to www.sugarloafmac.org.

e_STnS Bird Walk — Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation sponsors bird walk with John Green on May 26, from 7 to 10 a.m., Notch Visitor Center, 1500 West St. (Route 116), South Amherst. Free. For information call 253-6443.

Items for Heading Outdoors may be mailed to the Daily Hampshire Gazette at 115 Conz St., faxed to 585-5299 or emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com.

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