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Heading Outdoors

 Winter Trails Day — A day of free outdoor winter activities takes place today at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Activities include cross-country ski lessons, wax clinic, snowshoe hike. Trail fees will be half-price, free for first-timers. For information call (800)859-2960.

Snowshoeing for Ages 60 and Over — All Out Adventures sponsors free programs on Jan. 9 and 23, and on Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen. Equipment provided. For information call 527-8980 or email info@alloutadventures.

 Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club — Weekly fun runs will be held at Whiting Reservoir on Mount Tom on Jan. 10, 17, 24, and 31, and on Feb. 7, at 8 a.m. For information go to pvwrc.org.

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

Snowshoe Ramble: Porcupines and Stone Quarries — Moderately strenuous hike takes place Jan. 12, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Free; no previous experience required. $16 snowshoe rental. Preregistration required; call (800) 859-2960.

Snowshoeing for Ages 60 and Over — All Out Adventures sponsors free programs on Jan. 16 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mount Tom State Reservation, Route 5, Holyoke. Equipment provided. For information call 527-8980 or email info@alloutadventures.

Introduction to Snowshoeing for Women — A program will be held Jan. 19, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Preregistration required. Free; no previous experience required. $16 snowshoe rental. For information call (800)859-2960.

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

Snowshoeing Under the Wolf Moon — Program takes place Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Preregistration required. Free and open to ages 12 and older. Snowshoe rental available for $16. For information call (800)859-2960.

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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