Williamstown Rural Lands News

Upcoming Saturday Activities

May 6, 2022

FUN Saturday EVENTS coming up. Sheep to Shawl Festival, Saturday, May 7, 11-3 – at Sheep Hill. Come enjoy sheep herding, sheep sheering, sheep petting, sheepish grins — all things

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Photo of spring beauty flower on the forest floor.

Spring is on its way: time to hike!

April 4, 2022

Have you noticed a bounce in your step? Has an urge to walk or bike to work suddenly come upon you? Maybe you’ve noticed that you don’t need to wear as

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New Executive Director at WRL

March 25, 2022

We are pleased to introduce the new Executive Director of Williamstown Rural Lands (WRL) Board of Directors. A Williamstown resident, Robin Sears brings a wealth of experience in land and

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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

Guided Hike: Birch Hill Loop

Guided Hike: Birch Hill Loop

07/09/2022  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 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 up Bob's... Read more »

Where'd you get that lettuce? Bigfoot Farm!

Where'd you get that lettuce? Bigfoot Farm!

07/10/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event

Join us for a tour and lesson in micro-scale farming at Bigfoot Farm on Sunday. Learn how farmer Brian Cole produces those amazing veggies on such high demand at the Farmer's Market. Now in his 5th year on one acre of leased farmland, Brian has made tremendous strides in learning what it takes to achieve... Read more »

Nature Discovery Summer Program - Session 1

Nature Discovery Summer Program - Session 1

07/11/2022 - 07/15/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Especially for Kids

Discover the Natural World at Sheep Hill for 5-7 year olds. We hope you won't mind your child coming home dirty from our Nature Discovery Programs. During a week of fun, games, crafts, and science, children explore nature, discover what excites them, and create all sorts of nature-based art  with our energetic educators. They'll enjoy... Read more »

WAIT LIST: Nature Discovery Summer Program - Session 1

WAIT LIST: Nature Discovery Summer Program - Session 1

07/11/2022 - 07/15/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Especially for Kids

WAIT LIST: Discover the Natural World at Sheep Hill for 5-7 year olds. Registration for the summer program is full. Use this page to sign up your child for the wait list. We will only contact you if a spot becomes available. We hope you won't mind your child coming home dirty from our Nature... Read more »

Learn the elegant practice of scything

Learn the elegant practice of scything

07/16/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event

Do you enjoy time in the yard in quiet summer days, feeling the earth, getting exercise, listening to the songbirds? Were you just a little overwhelmed by the height of grasses and forbs after No-mow May? Under our Working Lands/Working Hands series, we offer a hands-on workshop in this living tradition of meadow and field... Read more »

Nature Discovery Program - Session 2

Nature Discovery Program - Session 2

07/18/2022 - 07/22/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Especially for Kids

Discover the Natural World at Sheep Hill for 8-10 year-olds We hope you won't mind your child coming home dirty from our Nature Discovery Programs. During a week of fun, games, crafts, and science, children explore nature, discover what excites them, and create all sorts of nature-based art  with our energetic educators. They'll enjoy the... Read more »

WAIT LIST: Nature Discovery Program - Session 2

WAIT LIST: Nature Discovery Program - Session 2

07/18/2022 - 07/22/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Especially for Kids

WAIT LIST: Discover the Natural World at Sheep Hill for 8-10 year-olds Registration for the summer program is full. Use this page to sign up your child for the wait list. We will only contact you if a spot becomes available. We hope you won't mind your child coming home dirty from our Nature Discovery... Read more »

Guided Hike: Phelps Trail > Mills Hollow Loop

Guided Hike: Phelps Trail > Mills Hollow Loop

07/23/2022  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 This is a vigorous loop that climbs ~1500 feet in 1.5 miles on the Phelps trail with good footing. It then follows the Taconic Crest Trail south and descends on the Mills Hollow trail, a gentle descent surrounded... Read more »

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