Walk & Talk: State of the Hemlocks

Walk & Talk: State of the Hemlocks


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Bookings closed


Mt. Hope Park
Green River Road, Williamstown, MA, 01267

Event Type

Join Mary Hannah Parkman of the Williamstown Hemlock Monitoring Group and WRL naturalist Dana Williams for introduction to the Eastern Hemlock. We’ll cover the importance of Eastern Hemlocks to the forest, their historical significance to humans, threats to their populations, their status in Massachusetts, and the importance of community science. The talk will start out at the picnic area at Mt. Hope Park, where seating is available, and then continue with an optional stroll through the hemlocks nearby.

For general or accessibility questions, email programs@rurallands.org.


Directions to Mt. Hope Park. From downtown Williamstown, turn onto Water St./Rt. 43 S. Drive 2.5 miles and turn left onto Hopper Rd. Drive across the bridge and there is a medium sized parking lot on the left. There is a sign for Mt. Hope Park on Rt. 43 at the turn.

Parking at Mt. Hope Park. There is a medium sized parking lot on site that is paved/gravel. There are no reserved spaces for ADA accessibility.

Facilities at Mt. Hope Park. There are no indoor facilities, including bathrooms, available at the park. There are several picnic tables for seating and participants can bring their own portable chairs.

Surfaces. The park is mowed grass/lawn and relatively flat. There is a small dip down from the parking lot to the area with the picnic tables. We will be staying within the park/parking lot but there are also trails nearby are paved/packed gravel.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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