Calendar

2019

Apr 20 - 2:00pm - Apr 26 - 3:00pm

Take the River Walk Upstream Tree ID challenge and enter the GB Arbor Day Raffle to win a native tree. The Tree ID Challenge will be available from Earth Day through Arbor Day (April 20 -26) on the Upstream section of River Walk. 2 Winners! Win a native tree!

Apr 26 - 12:00pm - Apr 26 - 6:00pm

Celebrate Arbor Day and Great Barrington Trees at a tree-centric day hosted at the Mason Library including:

A downtown chalk art festival *
Free seedlings and planting advice
Pollinator plan for Mason Library
Self-guided downtown GB tree map
Memorial tree planting and dedication
Riverwalk upstream tree ID challenge
And a block party with live music and food from the forests, and a bounce house!

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

Bird Walks with Cheryl Barret

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 (e.g. Waddle Fence). Alternative times available by important. Come make a difference!

Pre-registration suggested: river@gbriverwalk.org

May 5 - 9:00am - May 5 - 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 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.