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MONDAYS THE FOREST & YOUR FIVE SENSES, 2:30—3:30 p.m.
For ages 12 and up. Join a Park Interpreter for a meditative hike in the woods. Use your senses with intention. Connect with the forest, and if inspired, sketch, or journal. Materials provided.
TUESDAYS TROLLEY SUPERHIGHWAY HIKE, 10:00—11:00 a.m.
For ages 12 and up. Discover the trolley that once connected the entire Pioneer Valley. Walk along its former rail bed! Easy hike with one short steep downhill section.
WEDNESDAYS 10:00—10:30 a.m. FRIDAYS OUR OWN JURASSIC PARK, 2:00—2:30 p.m.
For all ages. Take a deeper exploration of the geologic story of the Mt. Holyoke Range, formed and shaped by both fire and ice! Experience a real dinosaur footprint, or two.
THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS, BIRDING, 9:00—10:00 a.m.
For ages 12 and up. Join a Park Interpreter for a moderate, 0.5-mile hike in the woods. Discover more about our local birds, their behaviors, needs, and habitats. Listen, watch, sketch or journal on this interactive program.
SATURDAYS EMPOWERMENT HIKE, 10:00—11:00 a.m.
For ages 14 and up. This guided hike helps you build comfort and confidence with navigation skills. Connect to nature. Learn how to become a better steward. Moderate round-trip hike, about a mile, with some challenging terrain.
SUNDAYS TROLLEY SUPERHIGHWAY, 1:00—1:30 p.m.
For all ages and abilities. A park interpreter-guided story of the trolley that once connected the entire Pioneer Valley.
All programs are free, open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, meet in the Visitor Center, 1500 West Street, Amherst. Parking is free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. *Storms cancel all outdoor programs. Call to confirm. If you have questions, call the park at
Notch Visitor Center, Mount Holyoke Range State Park
1500 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002. Tel. (413) 253-2883
NOTCH VISITOR CENTER, 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.*
The Visitor Center features free exhibits, park information, restrooms and drinking water. Wheelchair accessible. Accessible by PVTA public transit (Amherst R38). Open late-May through mid-October. *Times and dates are subject to change.