Archive of Past Events

Conversation and Community Cookout

Conversation and Community Cookout

09/11/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Join us at Sheep Hill on Saturday, 9/11/21, rain date 9/12/21 same time Stop in or stay for the day! Featuring Local artists, musicians, and vendors whose work aligns with WRL’s motto “Forest, fields, and farms—for you, forever.” Guided walks around the Sheep Hill property Activities for children Grills (one for meat and one for... Read more »

Guided Hike Series: Loop hike from Hopkins Forest

Guided Hike Series: Loop hike from Hopkins Forest

08/21/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Guided Walks

Hopkins Forest > Taconic Crest>Shepherd's Well>Buxton Ravine Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate except for the climb to Taconic Crest Trail Hike Leader: Barbara Carr 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. Loop - Ascending through Hopkins Forest to the Taconic Crest trail. Descending... Read more »

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 »

Butterflies and Blooms!

Butterflies and Blooms!

08/13/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Join butterfly enthusiast and former Williamstown Rural Lands (WRL) executive director, Leslie Reed-Evans, for a Butterfly Walk up and around the meadows and wetlands of Sheep Hill. Taking place on Friday, August 13 at noon at the WRL Center in Williamstown, participants will learn about the habitats and lives of the varied butterfly families that... Read more »

Guided Hike Series: Leete Hollow > Dodd's Cone Bushwhack

Guided Hike Series: Leete Hollow > Dodd's Cone Bushwhack

07/31/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Guided Walks

Leet Hollow > Dodd's Cone Bushwhack Distance: 5.5 - 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate / strenuous Hike Leader: Bob Hatton 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. Beginning at Taconic Trail State Park pullout (halfway up Route 2 headed to Petersburg Pass): We start our... Read more »

Stewardship Day: Stone Hill Road Trail Stepping Stones

Stewardship Day: Stone Hill Road Trail Stepping Stones

07/18/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Trail Stewardship

Are you sick of plodding through the mud along Stone Hill Road Trail? So are we! Join us as we install stepping stones through consistently muddy areas along this classic Williamstown trail. Work involves digging, and also requires being in close proximity to other people (within 6') for short periods of time in order to... Read more »

Firefly Hike!

Firefly Hike!

07/10/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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WRL's annual Firefly Camp with Stories and Campfire has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 10th from 7:30 - 10 with a Rain Date of Monday, July 12th. Storyteller/musician John Porcino will delight visitors with whimsical stories and songs at 7:30. The guided firefly hike happens at dusk and a campfire with s-mores rounds out the... Read more »

Guided Hike Series: Haley Farm Trail up to Stony Ledge - down the Hopper Trail

Guided Hike Series: Haley Farm Trail up to Stony Ledge - down the Hopper Trail

07/10/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Guided Walks

Haley Farm Trail up to Stony Ledge - down the Hopper Trail                                                                                       ... Read more »

Guided Hike Series: Birch Hill Loop

Guided Hike Series: Birch Hill Loop

07/03/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Guided Walks

Birch Hill Loop Hike Distance: ~4 miles Difficulty: Moderate Hike Leader: Bob Hatton Registration required Beginning at Taconic Trail State Park pullout (halfway up Route 2 headed to Petersburg Pass): Start down an old woods road and quickly reach the fields. Ascend a knoll for fine views to the east of the Greylock Range. Pick... Read more »

Firefly Hike Postponed to Saturday, July 10th!

Firefly Hike Postponed to Saturday, July 10th!

07/01/2021  Add to calendar (iCal)
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Due to a forecasted 3 days of rain, we are postponing the Williamstown Rural Lands Firefly Hike and Stories with John Porcino to Saturday, July 10 from 7:30- 10 with a rain date of Monday, July 12th! Enjoy storytelling, a campfire, s'mores, and walking the fields at Sheep Hill in the glow of fireflies.  Our... Read more »

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