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Heading Outdoors

■ Bartholomew’s Cobble Hot Chocolate Saturdays — Days of winter programs and snowshoe hikes take place Saturdays, March 1, 8 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield. For more information call 229-8600 or email bcobble@ttor.org.

■∎ Boreal Forest Snowshoe Trek and Track at Tamarack Hollow — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors two-mile trek on March 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Windsor Jambs State Forest, River Road, Windsor. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

■∎ How to Identify Trees By Bark and Habitat Clues — Pioneer Valley Institute sponsors a walk with Nancy Goodman beginning in parking area at the base of the Sunderland Bridge west of Route 116 on March 1, at 10 a.m. Fee: $5. For information email wildeyes@rcn.com.

∎■ Trees By Their Bark — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors a walk with Michael Wotjech at MacLeish Field Station in West Whately on March 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee: $5 suggested donation. Preregistration required; go to kestreltrust.org or call 549-1097.

■ Northampton Community Rowing — Youth preseason begins March 3. Regular season begins March 23. Open to all youth and adults, men and women. For more information go to hampcrew.com.

∎■ DCR Accessible Winter Recreation — DCR hosts accessible winter recreation for persons with disabilities, their families and friends on March 5 at 1 p.m., DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen. Activities include skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, more. Free. Call 259-0009 to register.

∎■∎ Little Tom Mountain Hot Cocoa Snowshoe Hike — Trustees of Reservations sponsors a 2 to 3-mile hike on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Mount Tom State Reservation, Route 5, Holyoke. Meet at Lake Bray pavilion. Free; $5 snowshoe rental. For more information email scavanaugh@ttor.org or call 532-1631.

■ Trees By Their Bark — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors a walk with Nancy Goodman at Amethyst Brook in Amherst on March 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation. Preregistration required; go to kestreltrust.org or call 549-1097.

∎■∎ Moonlight Skiing — Trustees of Reservations sponsor moonlight skiing on March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., Notchview Reservation, Route 9, Windsor. Fee: $10. For more information call 684-0148.

∎■∎ Seeing Through the Eyes of Animals — Earthwork Programs sponsors a tracking program on March 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., Bear Swamp Reservation, Hawley Road, Ashfield. Fee: $60. For more information call 340-1161 or email earthworkrograms.com.

∎■∎ Last Blast of Winter Family Fun Hike — This hike for families with children ages 6 and up takes place March 15 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Free; $16 with snowshoe rental. Preregistration is required; call 800-859-2960.

Items for Heading Outdoors may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, faxed to 585-5299, or mailed to the Daily Hampshire Gazette at 115 Conz St., Northampton, Ma. 01060.

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