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CONSTITUTION HILL HIKE
Lanesborough, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Come explore the property from the valley to the spiny ridgeline. Wednesday, February 21, 10:00am – noon Difficulty: Moderate — good trails with gradual to steep inclines Description: Enjoy the 20-30 minute climb from the trailhead to the spine of the hill and the summit. After descending from the ridgeline, return on the blue-blazed trail, noting the slag glass used to firm the road.  Be prepared for potential of icy trails. Dogs on leash are welcome. Directions: From the intersection of Bridge Street and Main Street/Route 7 in Lanesborough (right near the police station): follow Bridge Street west to its end at the BNRC trailhead and kiosk. The trailhead is about 0.8 miles from Main Street. Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.  
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NATURAL BRIDGE SNOWSHOE/WALK
North Adams, 1:00 p.m.
A winter snowshoe hike, with or without snowshoes, on trails up and around the Natural Bridge. Light history with hot chocolate. Meet: At 1 p.m. by the entry gate of Natural Bridge State Park. The park is located on Route 8/Beaver Street, North Adams, MA - approximately 0.4 miles north of Route 2. Leader: Andy Kawczak; contact the HooRWA office at 413-458-2742 or email s.mcmahon@hoorwa.org for preregistration.
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MOONLIGHT HIKE AT CLARK ART INST. CAMPUS
Williamstown, 6:45 p.m.

Join HooRWA Board Member Elayne Murphy and hike by the light of the full moon on the Clark Art Campus. Meet at the Main Entrance by the digital sign at 6:45. Bring headlamps or flashlights. Be prepared for walking on snow. Hike will be about 2.5 miles and highlight on top of Stone Hill.  Preregister by March 1 by calling 413-458-2742 or emailing s.mcmahon@hoorwa.org.  Preregistration allows the leader to contact you should the details of the event change.


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PARSONS MARSH HIKE AND PRESENTATION
Lenox, 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Walk: 4:00pm (Please try to arrive at 3:45pm) Presentation: 5:00-6:00pm, Discussion and refreshments until 6:30pm Feel free to attend the walk and/or presentation. Registration for the presentation is required (details below). Description: In 2017 Berkshire Natural Resources Council, with much community support, purchased the northern end of the Parsons Marsh wetland complex and surrounding uplands, completing a long-envisioned initiative to conserve farmland, wildlife habitat and open space in Lenox’s iconic Undermountain Valley. After the walk we will gather at Stonover Farm for a presentation by BNRC staff. Big thanks to Tom & Suky Werman for opening Stonover to us! This will be a great opportunity to meet BNRC’s new President, Jenny Hansell. PLEASE NOTE: While the activities on on March 8th are FREE, we require registration for the presentation due to the limited space available. Please email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 to RSVP. Directions: Park at Stonover Farm’s event parking area across from the Farm buildings which are located at 169 Undermountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240.
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CONSTITUTION HILL NIGHTTIME WALK
Lanesborough, 7 - 10 p.m.
Join us for a nighttime stroll in the open fields at Constitution Hill. Saturday, March 10, 7:00pm – 10:00pm Difficulty: Easy Description: Enjoy hot apple cider, donuts, and guided night-time hikes through open fields. If the weather permits, we’ll have a bonfire. Bring your own adult beverage and something to roast; we’ll provide donuts and cider. Bring warm layers, a flashlight, and weather appropriate footwear. Chairs, blankets are welcome. Directions: From the intersection of Bridge Street and Main Street/Route 7 in Lanesborough (right near the police station): follow Bridge Street west to its end at the BNRC trailhead and kiosk. The trailhead is about 0.8 miles from Main Street. Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.
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PARSONS MARSH HIKE
Lenox, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Hike at Parsons Marsh Saturday, March 10, 9:00am-10:30am Difficulty: Easy Description: Join us for a short walk and learn about the accessible trail and boardwalk to be built in the spring/summer of this year and discuss the broader conservation vision for the Valley Directions: Park at Stonover Farm’s event parking area across from the Farm buildings which are located at 169 Undermountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240. In 2017 Berkshire Natural Resources Council, with much community support, purchased the northern end of the Parsons Marsh wetland complex and surrounding uplands, completing a long-envisioned initiative to conserve farmland, wildlife habitat and open space in Lenox’s iconic Undermountain Valley. BNRC is now fully engaged in providing improved public access into Parsons Marsh. Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.
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PARSONS MARSH HIKE
Lenox, 3 - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13, 3:00pm-5:00pm  Difficulty: Moderate (We will be walking off-trail on uneven terrain with moderate changes in elevation) Description: Join us for a walk and learn about the accessible trail and boardwalk to be built in the spring/summer of this year and discuss the broader conservation vision for the Valley. We’ll explore BNRC and the Lenox Town property on this walk, overlooking the marsh multiple times. Directions: Park at Stonover Farm’s event parking area across from the Farm buildings which are located at 169 Undermountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240. In 2017 Berkshire Natural Resources Council, with much community support, purchased the northern end of the Parsons Marsh wetland complex and surrounding uplands, completing a long-envisioned initiative to conserve farmland, wildlife habitat and open space in Lenox’s iconic Undermountain Valley. BNRC is now fully engaged in providing improved public access into Parsons Marsh. Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.
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OLD MILL TRAIL HIKE, HINDSALE/DALTON
Hinsdale, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join us in exploring the history of the mill site along the East Branch of the Housatonic River. Wednesday, March 28, 10:00am – 1:00pm Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (southern portion of trail is universally accessible; solid single track hiking trail at the north) Description: Hike 3 miles through beautiful forest and alongside the rushing Housatonic River. Bring lunch and water, wear warm layers and appropriate footwear. Directions: From the center of Dalton: take Route 8 south to the Hinsdale line. From the town line, continue 4/10 miles to a left on Old Dalton Road. The trailhead parking is the first, immediate left. Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.
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