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Heading Outdoors

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.

∎ Accessible Kayaking — Stavros Outdoor Access holds adaptive kayaking program for people with disabilities, their families and friends on July 7, 14 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen. Preregistration required; call 259-0009 to register.

Skinner State Park — Dept. of Conservation and Recreation sponsors free programs at Joseph Allen Skinner State Park, Route 47, Hadley: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Summit House Tour at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.; July 7: 1 p.m., Advance Hike for Seniors (meet at front gate); July 10: 1 p.m., Hiking the Range (meet at front gate); 5 p.m., Tramtastic (meet at Summit House). $2 parking on weekends. 586-0350

∎ Adaptive Canoeing — Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Universal Access Program holds adaptive canoeing program for people with disabilities, their families and friends, July 8 and 15, 9:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen. Preregistration required. 584-2052 to register.

∎ Butterflies in the Field: Searching for Hairstreaks — Butterfly search with Tom Gagnon, July 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $5. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcaria@massaudubon.org

 Adaptive Kayaking — Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Universal Access Program holds adaptive kayaking program for people with disabilities, families and friends, July 9, 16 and 23, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen. Preregistration required; call 584-2052 to register.

∎ Adaptive Cycling on the Norwottuck Rail Trail — Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Universal Access Program holds adaptive cycling program, July 11, 18 and Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen. For people with disabilities, their families and friends. Preregistration required. $3. 584-2052 to register.

∎  Moth Night — Indoor-outdoor program on moths and other night-flying insects, July 11, 8 to 11:30 p.m., Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Preregistration required. Free. Call 800-859-2960.

∎ ∎ Wild Edible Plants Walk — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors walk with naturalist John Root in Hadley, July 12, 9:30 to 11 a.m. RSVP. $5 suggested donation. office@kestreltrust.org, 549-1097.

∎ Eagle Cruise on the Quinnetukut II — Natural history cruise on the Connecticut River with bald eagle specialist Dianne Benson Davis, July 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Fee: $12 adult; $11 senior; $6 child. Call to reserve, 800-859-2960.

 Growing Our Own: Families Working Together for a More Sustainable Life — Hitchcock Center sponsors tour of Old Field Farm in Leverett, July 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Free; preregistration required, 256-6006.

∎  A Nature Walk and Picnic Lunch — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors events for children and parents at Conte Wildlife Refuge, Moody Bridge Road, Hadley, July 12, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., RSVP by July 9. $10 per person. office@kestreltrust.org, 549-1097.

Full Thunder Moon Beaver Ecology — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors natural history canoeing on the Mill River, July 12, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcaria@massaudubon.org.

∎ Journey Through Lesbian Mecca — Two-hour walking tour covering the history of Northampton’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, July 13, 2 p.m. All welcome. Limited to 30 people. Fee: $20 general, $10 seniors and low-income to benefit the Sexual Minorities Archives. For information email sexualminorities.archives@yahoo.com or call 584-7616.

∎ Exploring the Vegetation, Geology and Natural Life That Surrounds Forbes Library — Walk with naturalist Laurie Sanders, July 17, noon, Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. Free. For information call 587-1011.

∎ Plant Identification Hike at Tamarack Hollow — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors 3-mile moderate hike, July 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; 584-3009, arcadia@massaudubon.org

∎∎ Sustainability and Justice Farm Tour — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors tour of Next Over Barn Farm in Hadley Sat., July 19, 2 to 4 p.m. Free but reservations required. office@kestreltrust.org, 549-1097.

∎∎ Adaptive Canoeing on the Connecticut River — Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Universal Access Program holds adaptive paddle from Sunderland to Hatfield, July 22, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For people with disabilities, their families and friends. Preregistration required; call 584-2052.

∎∎ River Critters at the Gorge — Trustees of Reservations sponsor one-mile natural history hike, July 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chesterfield Gorge, Chesterfield. Fee: $10. To register, 532-1631 or westregion@ttor.org

∎∎ Butterflies and Dragonflies — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors walk with naturalist Bill Benner in Whately, July 27, 10 a.m. to noon. $5 suggested donation. office@kestreltrust.org, 549-1097.

∎ Tour of Food For All Garden — Hitchcock Center sponsors tour of community-engagement model of local agriculture, July 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m., UMass Agricultural Learning Center, 911 N. Pleasant St., Amherst. Free; preregistration required. 256-6006, hitchcockcenter.org

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