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Lanesborough, Hikes at Mount Greylock

June 6 - June 27

MONDAY, June 6, June 20 TRAILS AND TALES HIKE, 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. For all ages. Park Interpreter Mike guides a hike exploring the human side of Mount Greylock. Hikes feature local history, literary inspirations, poetry readings, maybe even a ghost story! Be prepared for the weather. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, a snack, bug spray and sunscreen.

MONDAY, June 13, June 27 FINDING YOUR WAY, 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. For all ages. Discover how to navigate outdoors with skills of map and compass. Learn traditional methods of path finding in the forest or your own back yard. Identify signs of wildlife, trees by their leaves or bark. Activities may include making a map, or a scavenger hunt. Be prepared for the weather. Wear sturdy boots, bring water, a snack, bug spray and sunscreen.

WEDNESDAY, June 15, June 29 MOUNTAIN MINDFULNESS, 10:00 a.m. start time For ages teen and up. De-stress and get re-connect with nature! Explore healthy, mind-body techniques: yoga, walking meditation, and Forest Bathing– a guided slow, intentional woodland walk to find a meditative spot. Then relax into a conscious mindful state. Sessions guided by certified teachers and vary in duration, 20—120 minutes. Beginners welcome! Call ahead for weekly program information and meeting locations, or, visit us on https://www.facebook.com/ DCRMountGreylock/ , or visit http://www.facebook.com/ events/304631915084186/ for June 29 program.

WEDNESDAY, June 15 GEOCACHING 101, 1:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m. For all ages. Engage your tech-savvy kids with the natural world. Try geocaching (JEE-oh-cash-ing)! This outdoor activity combines hiking with a tech-aided treasure hunt. Learn the basics. Head out on the trail to test out your new skills. Can you find the hidden treasure? Beginners welcome! No experience or digital device necessary. You may bring your digital device, download the free geocaching.com app. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Inclement weather cancels. For more info call the Visitor Center.

WEDNESDAY, June 8, June 22 THURSDAY, June 16, June 30 NICE AND EASY TRAIL HIKE, 10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Easy-paced, one to 3-mile guided hikes geared toward seniors, but open to all ages. A wonderful opportunity to join other hiking enthusiasts! Dress for variable weather and wear sturdy boots. Hiking poles recommended. Bring drinking water, bug repellant and a snack. Program duration 90 minutes—2 hours. Inclement weather cancels. NOTE: Meeting locations vary. For updates call the Visitor Center (413) 499-4262.

THURSDAY, June 9 RANDOM RAMBLINGS, 10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. For all ages. Fun guided hikes with a Park Interpreter. Hikes feature seasonal topics with trail locations based on group ability. Be prepared for the weather. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, a snack, bug spray and sunscreen.

FRIDAY, June 10, June 17 DISCOVER GREYLOCK HIKES, 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. All ages. Hike with a Park Interpreter to explore exciting, hidden features of Mount Greylock. Hike may include waterfalls, flora and fauna, and historic sites, incorporates trail skills, outdoor stewardship, and bear awareness. Be prepared for the weather. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, a snack, bug spray and sunscreen.

FRIDAY, June 24 GREYLOCK EXPLORER’S CLUB, 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Ideal for ages 8—12, but open to all ages. Have fun as an outdoor explorer discovering Mount Greylock. Learn skills to identify signs of wildlife and trees by their leaves or bark. Identify topographic features like water sources, trails and geology. Topics change each week and offer various hands-on activities. Be prepared for the weather. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, a snack and bug spray.

FRIDAY, June 24 FIREFLY FROLIC, 8:30 p.m.—10:00 p.m. All ages. Did you know that watching fireflies can be fun for you AND safe for bugs? Come learn about fireflies and how to best view these mystical glowing lights of summer! Play a game inside the Visitor Center. Learn safe “catch and release” methods you can use at home. Then take a short walk outside to see fireflies. Dress for evening conditions. Bring a flashlight or BLUE LIGHT headlamp. Bring a small butterfly net if you have one, but please NO GLASS OR ANY COLLECTION DEVICES be used outdoors. NOTE: space is limited, please pre-register for this program at https:// june24_firefly_frolic.eventbrite.com

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, Ongoing Except June 4 SCENIC SUMMIT TOURS, 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. All ages. Park Interpreter-guided short and easy walk along paths explore the cultural landscape and unique ecology of the highest point in Massachusetts. Wheelchair accessible. Meet at the circular relief map at the Summit. Program duration 20— 30 minutes. Parking fee may apply.

SUNDAYS, Ongoing NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT, 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Suitable for children and families. Program is self-guided. Adventurous quests invite you to search for natural treasures along park trails. Several “seek and find” scavenger hunts for different age and skill levels. Scavenger Hunt pages available at Visitor Center and at the summit during program times. Ask a Park Interpreter for more information.

ATTENTION HIKERS:
Be prepared for variable Spring weather, dress in layers and wear sturdy boots. Hiking poles and traction devices for boots may be advisable. Spring trails may be muddy, or even icy and snow-covered. Bring bug repellant, drinking water and a snack. Most guided hikes will cancel in inclement weather.
For additional information on programs and weather updates, call the Visitor Center at (413) 499-4262.

Mount Greylock State Reservation 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, MA 01237.

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Start:
June 6
End:
June 27
Website:
https://www.mass.gov/locations/mount-greylock-state-reservation