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Adventure East, Winter Snowshoe Walks

December 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Explore winter ecology on beautiful Trustees properties while becoming acquainted with the wild world and let Adventure East be your guide. This winter wonderland adventure will begin with a brief explanation of the human history on the location followed by an exploration of the wild world. Learn about winter track and sign, what animals are moving in the snow, and who is tunneling beneath. We will also explore how plant life adapts to darker and colder temperatures and which birds stay for the winter. This adventure is for all ages. Snowshoes or shoe spikes and poles will be provided to make this a safe and enjoyable experience.

Trustees: William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Former childhood home to the illustrious 19th century poet, William Cullen Bryant, the homestead is now home to nearly 200-acres of preserved property. Trails running through the property feature old-growth forests, meadows, and remnants of a lovely, old orchard.

December 27
10 am

Trustees: Bear Swamp

Set on over 300 acres, Bear Swamp has 3 miles of trails that lead to different areas of the reservation and features a blend of beautiful and strong hardwood trees and flourishing forests.

January 15
10 am

Trustees Chapel Brook

With stunning summit views and streams that change with the seasons, Chapel Brook highlights the natural and rugged beauty of the region. Blending deep forests with rock faces and winter ice falls, Chapel Brook is the perfect place to explore a winter wonderland.

January 22

Trustees: Bullitt Reservation

Located in Ashfield and Conway, this historic, 262-acre property features a blend of forests, open fields, and wetlands and links conservation lands totaling roughly 3,000 acres.

February 21

Trustees: Chesterfield Gorge

A Trustees property since 1929, Chesterfield Gorge is an historic landscape comprised of primarily forested land and a 1.5 – mile stretch of the Westfield River, which over time, carved the feature for which the property is named.

February 22

Trustees: Mt Warner

Nestled among the Mill River, the North Hadley Pond, and Lake Warner, this 156-acre property is comprised of a mix of forest types and wetlands and provides homes to an array of wildlife such as beavers, wood frogs, deer, and common New England forest critters.

March 12



2-hour guided experience with a naturalist

Snowshoes, spikes, and trekking poles


Layers appropriate to the temperatures (hat, gloves, insulated layers)

Warm hiking boots and thick socks (extra pair)

Plenty of drinking water and some snacks


December 27, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


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