Calendar

2019

May 19 - 9:00am - May 19 - 2:00pm

Join friends and neighbors for a fun day of community action: trash pick-up, beach area spruce-up, forest challenge.

Meet at the Beach, gloves recommended.

Bring tools: rakes, wheelbarrows, hand trowels …

And enthusiasm!

May 1 - 8:00am - May 29 - 8:00am

Bird Walks with Cheryl Barrett

Wednesdays mornings, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Contact: Cheryl Barrett

cherylbarrett764@gmail.com 

Bring your Binocs and discover the birds that frequent these special places:

May 2 - 7:30am - May 30 - 6:00pm

River Walk is an eBird hot spot! Over 75 species have been recorded.
7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m / Meet at the St Peter’s parking lot entrance
Grab your binoculars and come focus in on spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.. The river is a migration corridor; our habitat provides shelter and food to traveling and nesting bird species.

May 3 - 3:00pm - Jul 25 - 3:00pm

On Thursdays in May, June & July  from 3 p.m - 5p.m.  River Walk Volunteer Workdays provide a weekly opportunity for community members to contribute to the care of the trail. Special projects will be planned for some Thursdays. Alternative times available by reservation. Come make a difference!

Pre-registration suggested: river@gbriverwalk.org

May 18 - 2:00pm - May 18 - 4:30pm

Enjoy an invigorating hike within a New England woodland. Climb uphill through rich woodland and then downhill to Fountain Pond for a surprising view of Monument Mountain. Learn about native trees, wildflower and birds. Return on the same trail to Berkshire South.

May 20 - 8:00am - Jul 29 - 3:00pm

Let’s make a date, River Walk provides guided tours for small groups tailored to visitor interests. Enjoy a quiet walk along the river with opportunities to learn about native trees, flowers, ferns, and birds and to explore connections to history.

May 21 - 10:30am - May 21 - 12:00am

Guided Hikes for Kids: CHP Nature Exploration Hike /10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m / meet at CHP, 444 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington. Come have some fun! Bring your kids for a guided hike with leaders from WIC, BNRC, & GBLC.

May 25 - 11:00am - May 25 - 3:00pm

Kids and their adults are invited to explore the water cycle with a story time at the GB Farmers Market and a self-guided adventure along River Walk.

Jun 1 - 10:00am - Jun 1 - 5:00pm

Young hikers are invited to join in on this rigorous A.T. hike celebrating National Trails Day / FREE

For folks in their twenties, thirties, and young at heart ....

Co-sponsors: AMC / GBLC-GB Trails / Ma DCR

Overview

Jun 16 - 10:30am - Jun 16 - 12:00pm

Ramble over long bog bridges, discover a view of long pond, search for nature treasures . . . . Come have some fun! Bring your kids for a guided hike with leaders from WIC, BNRC, & GBLC.

Jun 25 - 10:30am - Jun 25 - 12:00pm

Guided Hikes for Kids: Housatonic Flats Nature Hike /10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m / meet at CHP, 439 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington. Come have some fun!

Jun 29 - 11:00am - Jun 29 - 3:00pm

Kids and their adults are invited to explore flowers and ferns with a story time at the GB Farmers Market and a self-guided adventure along River Walk.

Jul 1 - 8:00am - Jul 26 - 8:00am

There is no better way to start a summer day! Join us for our fourth year at Lake Mansfield, 8am-9am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in July (July 3-July28). Beginners always welcomed and supported. Participants should bring a yoga mat and a towel.

Jul 9 - 10:30am - Jul 9 - 12:00pm

Guided Hikes for Kids: Family Scavenger Hunt at Thomas & Palmer Brook /10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m / meet at CHP, 309 State Rd, Great Barrington.

Jul 13 - 10:00am - Jul 13 - 11:30am

Guided walk with Tom Ingersoll, MA certified Horticulturalist.

Meet at the Downstream Du Bois River Garden Park at River Walk in Great Barrington to join in a guided exploration of the riverine forest. To Learn more about Tom, visit https://www.ingersolllandcare.com/

To pre-register email: River@gbriverwalk.org

Jul 20 - 2:00pm - Jul 20 - 7:00pm

Come celebrate Great Barrington's connection with the Appalachian Trail. A.T. Partners (ATC, AMC, MA DRC and GBLC) will be providing a full day of great events and a potluck picnic for all. Volunteer, hike, and picnic with A.T. Maintainers and Hikers.   All events are free and open to all.  Pre-register at info@gbtrails.org. See volunteer, guided hikes, and picnic info. below.

Jul 23 - 10:30am - Jul 23 - 12:00pm

Guided Hikes for Kids: Fountain Pond-Threemile Hill Woodland Family Hike /10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m / meet at CHP, Route 7, Great Barrington. Come have some fun! Bring your kids for a guided hike with leaders from WIC, BNRC, & GBLC

Jul 27 - 11:00am - Jul 27 - 3:00pm

Kids and their adults are invited to explore the busy life of pollinators with a story time at the GB Farmers Market and a self-guided adventure along River Walk.

Jul 27 - 2:00pm - Jul 27 - 4:00pm

Meet at the W.E.B. Du Bois River Park on River Street.

River Walk supports pollinators! Learn how you can, too. – Go on a treasure hunt to find precious pollinators along the Housatonic River Walk. Join Heather Cupo to discover a wide array of pollinators being supported by our native plants.

Aug 6 - 10:30am - Aug 6 - 12:00pm

Guided Hikes for Kids: Alford Springs Family Exploration /10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m / meet at CHP, Mother Loop Trail Head, Alford. Come have some fun! Bring your kids for a guided hike with leaders from WIC, BNRC, & GBLC
Mariah Auman - mauman@bnrc.org

Aug 20 - 10:30am - Aug 20 - 12:00pm

Guided Hikes for Kids: Family Scavenger Hunt at Thomas & Palmer Brook /10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m / meet at CHP, 309 State Rd, Great Barrington. Come have some fun! Bring your kids for a guided hike with leaders from WIC, BNRC, & GBLC

Contact: Mariah Auman mauman@bnrc.org

Aug 31 - 11:00am - Aug 31 - 3:00pm

Kids and their adult are invited to explore all about birds with at story time at the GB Farmers Market and a self-guided adventure along River Walk.

Sep 8 - 10:00am - Sep 29 - 11:00am

Incredible volunteer efforts removed 400 tons of debris from the river and developed a trail that respects nature and reveals the river’s beauty.
Sundays 10am-11am / Sept 8,15, 22 & 29

Sep 28 - 11:00am - Sep 28 - 3:00pm

Kids and their adults are invited to explore all about trees at story time at the GB Farmers Market and a self-guided adventure along River Walk.