Archive of Past Events

Tour of Bullocks Ledge w/MassWildlife

Tour of Bullocks Ledge w/MassWildlife

01/21/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Join Williamstown Rural Lands and MassWildlife for a special tour of Bullocks Ledge on Friday, January 21 at 1 pm. The Commonwealth's smallest Wildlife Management Area is in for big changes.  Squeezed between Sheep Hill and Hemlock Brook, the Bullocks Ledge Wildlife Management Area (WMA) plays host to an uncommon plant community of state-wide significance.... Read more »

Talks on the Hill: Lost Ski Areas of the Berkshires

Talks on the Hill: Lost Ski Areas of the Berkshires

01/06/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Author and skier Jeremy Davis presents on the Lost Ski Areas of New England. From the 1930s to the 1970s, forty-four ski areas were developed throughout the Berkshires. Today there are only seven. Jeremy Davis is a skier, writer and meteorologist. In 1998, he founded the New England and Northeast Lost Ski Areas Project (www.nelsap.org),... Read more »

Eyes on the Land Book Group

Eyes on the Land Book Group

12/07/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Eyes on the Land Book Group will next meet on Tuesday, December 7th at 5:30. Then starting January 18th, the group will be back to meeting every third Tuesday. On December 7th, we'll be discussing Bewilderment by the Pulitzer-prize winning author, Richard Powers. Happy to receive new members at our in-person, masked but lively meetings.... Read more »

Talks on the Hill: Mohican Nation in Williamstown

Talks on the Hill: Mohican Nation in Williamstown

12/02/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join us on Thursday, Dec 2, for a zoom panel presentation 'Mohican Nation in Williamstown' with Williams professors Christine DeLucia and Margaux Kristjansson, along with Bonney Hartley, Manager of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Community's Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) in Williamstown, and Williams students: Hikaru Hayakawa, Jayden Jogwe, and Gwyn Chilcoat. Presenters will share their reflections... Read more »

Guided Hike Series: Tenney Hill to Turnpike Trail

Guided Hike Series: Tenney Hill to Turnpike Trail

11/13/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Guided Walks

Tenney Hill to Turnpike Trail Distance: ~4 miles Difficulty: Moderate Hike Leader: Allen Pope Sweep: David McGowan   Registration required. Beginning at Taconic Trail State Park pullout (halfway up Route 2 headed west to Petersburg Pass): Gently ascend the Turnpike Trail to the top of Tenney Hill, whose wooded peak is marked by a fine collection of... Read more »

Funding our Future - WRL Online Auction

Funding our Future - WRL Online Auction

11/10/2021 - 11/13/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
All Day

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Williamstown Rural Lands invites members of the community to participate in a virtual autumn auction featuring unique local goods and experiences that represent the best of Berkshire County. This year’s auction is titled “Funding our Future” to celebrate the refreshed identity and mission of Rural Lands. The auction will go live on November 10th at... Read more »

Eyes on the Land Bookgroup

Eyes on the Land Bookgroup

10/19/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Meets every third Tuesday of the month. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer is our current book, and it will be discussed at Oct 19th's meeting. Featuring writing by contemporary authors on current topics that address concern for this small planet of ours. In person at Sheep Hill from 5:30-7. Masks required for now. 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 - 11:00 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 with Mark Brandriss, Lecturer Emeritus in... Read more »

Repair Café

Repair Café

10/02/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Don't throw it out! Bring household items to Sheep Hill for repair at SWCA's Annual Repair Café. South Williamstown Community Association and WRL team up to help keep 'almost' usable and broken stuff out of landfills. Local knacklers and crafters are donating their skills to get your stuff in working order from tool sharpening to... 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 »

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