Williamstown Rural Lands News

Happy National Forest Week! Get out in the Woods and Enjoy!

July 12, 2021

While Williamstown does not have a National Forest, nor does anywhere in Massachusetts for that matter, where you can celebrate National Forest week (July 12th-18th, 2021) there is the Green Mountain National Forest that extends to the southern end of Pownal,

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Round Up for Rural Lands!

June 30, 2021

Williamstown Rural Lands is excited to be chosen as the next recipient for Wild Oats Market’s Round Up for Change program! During the month of July, shoppers at Wild Oats

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Bird Walk Delights with Color and Song

June 17, 2021

Former WLR Executive Director Leslie Reed-Evans guided a group of curious listener/viewers to encounters with many-colored feathered friends this morning on Sheep Hill.  She began by explaining that the intersection

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WRL Overview

In this video, actress and Williamstown Theater Festival alumna Jessica Hecht introduces our land trust in northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Consider it your invitation to join us at our many WRL properties and events.

Upcoming Events

Stewardship Day: Berlin Pass Trail Boardwalk

Stewardship Day: Berlin Pass Trail Boardwalk

08/15/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Trail Stewardship

After many years of wading through water to hike the Berlin Pass, we're doing something about it. Join us as we construct a boardwalk at the start of this classic ascent to the Taconic Crest. It will connect to a new section of trail being built this autumn by the Student Conservation Association. Work involves clearing... Read more »

Guided Hike Series: Phelps Trail/Mills Hollow Loop

Guided Hike Series: Phelps Trail/Mills Hollow Loop

09/25/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Guided Walks

Phelps Trail > Mills Hollow Loop Distance: 3.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate - Strenuous Hike Leader: Bill Levy Pre-register by 5:30 pm the day before by emailing admin@rurallands.org or call the office (413)458-2494; group size is limited. This is a vigorous loop that climbs ~1500 feet in 1.6 miles on the Phelps trail with good footing.... Read more »

Guided Hike Series: Stone Hill Geology Hike

Guided Hike Series: Stone Hill Geology Hike

10/09/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Guided Walks

Stone Hill Geology Hike Distance: 1.5 - 2 miles Difficulty: Easy Hike Leader: Phil McKnight Join us for a gentle, rising hike from the Lunder Center behind the Clark south to Stone Hill Road and then back to the lookout on the hill behind the Clark. Science and geology along the way. Did you know that... Read more »

Land Acknowledgement

It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that we are learning, speaking, hiking and gathering on the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people, the Indigenous people of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

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