Trail Mix: Sept. 13, 2021

Published: 9/14/2021 3:57:48 PM
Mt. Tom State Reservation

Mt. Tom State Reservation, located on the Holyoke/Easthampton line with entrances on Routes 5 and 141, has numerous free programs sponsored by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. and are free and open to the public. Unless noted, all programs start at the Stone House Visitor Center, which is about two miles from either entrance. For information, call 413-527-4805

LIFE AROUND THE LAKE: Saturday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. The amphibians that live around the lake is the main object of our explorations for this week’s program. Meet at Bray Lake.

HIKE TO LOST BOULDER: Saturday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. This 2-2 ½ hour hike goes in search for the great Lost Boulder. What will we see along the way? How did it get lost? Hear all the answers and more as we travel on this moderately strenuous hike. Bring water and bug spray.

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS: No program this week.


SENIOR HIKE: Monday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m. Seniors can join in on this easy paced one-hour hike. The terrain will be mostly easy and the nature talk will be abundant. Bring water.

EXPLORER’S CLUB: Monday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m.. Children ages 10-14 are invited to explore Mt. Tom with this hiking program. Each week we will take a 1-2 hour hike on a different trail to discover what’s happening in the world of nature. Bring water and bug spray.

NATURE CRAFTS GALORE: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m. . This fun, creative one hour program will allow children ages 6-9 a chance to make a beautiful craft inspired by nature.

ADVANCED HIKE FOR SENIORS: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m. Senior and others who want more of a challenging hike can join in on this one-two hour hike up one of the more strenuous trails. The hike on these trails will be at a slower pace to accommodate this age bracket. Bring water.

Great Falls
Discovery Center

All programs, sponsored by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, are free. The Great Falls Discovery Center is located at 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

For outdoor programs, bring water, wear sunscreen/bug spray, dress in layers, and wear good footwear. An adult must accompany children. Inclement weather cancels outdoor programs. For more information call 413-863-3221 or visit:; or email

STORYWALK: Sept. 10-22, “Abuela” by Arthur Dorros, for young readers ages 3-7 and families of all ages; Sept. 24 through Oct. 20, “Honk Honk: A Story on Migration” by Mick Manning and Brita Granström for young readers ages 4-8 and all fans of geese and migration.

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