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Heading Outdoors

 Williamsburg First Day Family Hike — Williamsburg Woodland Trails Committee sponsors a 1.5-mile loop hike in the Briar Hill Conservation Area in Williamsburg on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Meet at the trailhead at Briar Hill Road, Williamsburg, on the right, two miles from the intersection with Hemenway Road. For more information call 268-9927, or go to WilliamsburgWoodlandTrails.org.

DAR State Forest First Day Hike — The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation sponsors a hike on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., at the DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen. Meet at the Warming Hut in the day-use parking lot.

Northampton New Year’s Day Hike — The Kestrel Land Trust sponsors a hike in Sawmill Hills in Florence with John Brody and Dave Herships on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. Heavy rain or snow cancels. Preregister at kestreltrust.org or call 549-1097.

 Amherst New Year’s Day Hike — The Kestrel Land Trust sponsors a hike with Pete Westover and Harvey Allen on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m., at the Wentworth Farm Conservation Area in Amherst. Heavy rain or snow cancels. Preregister at kestreltrust.org or call 549-1097.

Snowshoeing for Ages 60 and Over — All Out Adventures sponsors a free program on Jan. 9 and 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen. Equipment provided. For more information call 527-8980 or email info@alloutadventures.

Winter Trails Day — A day of free outdoor winter activities takes place Jan. 12 at Notchview Reservation, Route 9, Windsor. Activities include cross-country ski lessons, wax clinic, snowshoe hike. Trail fees half-price; free for first-timers. For information go to www.notchview.org or call 684-0148.

Snowshoeing for Ages 60 and Over — All Out Adventures sponsors a free program on Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount Tom State Reservation, Route 5, Holyoke. Equipment provided. For information call 527-8980 or email info@alloutadventures.

Wildlife Tracking in Moose Country — Earthwork Programs sponsors a tracking program in Conway on Jan. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. Fee: $35 per person, $50 for adult and one child; additional family rates available. For more information call 522-0338 or go to www.earthwork-programs.com.

 Winter Emergency Survival and Self-Sufficiency Workshop — Earthwork Programs sponsors a program in Ashfield on Jan. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Fee: $35-$50. For information call 522-0338 or go to www.earthworksprograms.com.

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

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