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Of especial interest to families or participants with children.

Leave No Trace Workshop at Stanley Park, Westfield MA

Do you enjoy the outdoors and want to learn more about how to protect the outdoor places you love? Join us for a Leave No Trace Workshop, led by the Appalachian Mountain Club, focusing on fostering stewardship through our own practices in the outdoors. We will spend an hour hiking on the beautiful trails in Stanley Park, periodically stopping along the way to discuss the 7 principals of Leave No Trace. This is an interactive course, with users encouraged to bring fresh perspectives and questions for conversation surrounding sustainable habits in the outdoors.

Date: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:00pm

ANNUAL FAMILY ROCK WALL AND PIZZA PARTY EVENT

Join the Berkshire Family and Mountaineering combined program in a 2-hour belayer supported climb or bouldering with gear included. At the end of the event, pizza will be provided. Both parents/guardians and children ages 5 and up are welcome to attend. An AMC membership is not necessary. Please contact the leader for waiver requirements and any food allergies. Cost is typically $18 with your own belayer. Family programs is charging $10 cash pp ($15 credit card on the day of the event) and the pizza for all participants.

Date: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

3rd Annual Outdoor Festival a Big Success!

Jan Alicia Nettler receives AMC Volunteer Award

The Berkshire Chapter's annual Outdoor Festival at Noble View on Saturday, September 15, was a great success, with more than 150 attending.

Highlights of the event included:

The World is our Classroom: An Afternoon with Author Cindy Ross

Cindy’s story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas. This Canada-Mexico trek illustrated to Cindy and her husband what experiential education can do. Inspired by the experience, they went on to create a new way of supplementing their children’s education, focusing on two arenas for learning: the natural world and travel.

Date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

BERKSHIRE FAMILIES INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING DAY

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location

Central Rock Gym, 165 Russell St., (Rte. 9) Hadley, MA., 01035,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

Heather Wyman 
413-454-8424 
Squareroot123@gmail.com 

Date: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

Summer is a Great Time to Get Outdoors

Check out AMC activities in Western Mass. This summer we are offering several series of hikes including the AT in Mass, Hiking Along Rivers, Easy Hikes in Northampton, and the weekly Tuesday hike. You can find both flat water and white water paddling events, bicycling, rock climbing, backpacking, and family programs. Don't miss out on these. This link will show you activities currently posted by the Berkshire Chapter:

http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?grp=1&mode=list

Family Fall Foliage Hike - Saturday, October 22nd

Calling all families! Fall Foliage is here, let's go take a look!

Join us for a family-friendly, short hike to the Lookout Tower on Mt. Sugarloaf near Sunderland, MA.

The sun will be warm and the trees in foliage color as we hike about 2 miles round-trip, to the Lookout Tower and back. This is an easy, family-friendly hike. This is also the last day that the tower is open for the year. And restrooms... oh, what a relief! After the hike, those who choose can head over to nearby Mike’s Maze for more fun or snacks!

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