Attend a music festival, climb a mountain, learn how to preserve veggies, go on a mindfulness walk and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend. And don’t forget to enter the Photo Contest—the deadline is this Sunday!
Climb Lenox Mountain with an experienced guide to enjoy several vistas, all part of the Berkshires Hiking Series. This hike is a three-mile round-trip trek through northern hardwood and hemlock forest for an elevation gain of 840 feet. (adults, registration required)
Connecticut River Valley
Attend the very first Arcadia Folk Fest, an outdoor, all day family-friendly music festival that brings the community together around music in the heart of the Pioneer Valley. (adults and children, tickets required)
Explore the question, “How do I fit into the big circle of life?” through an Eco-Art Workshop at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton that incorporates elements of mindfulness, introspective writing, natural-object exploration, and art. (adults, registration required)
Go on an Autumn Forest Bathing Walk at Ipswich River in Topsfield to reconnect with the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of nature. Finish our walk with time for reflection and a relaxing cup of tea.
Celebrate the launch of Cheeky and Charlemagne, the latest children’s novel by local author Donna Seim (Newbury) and illustrator Susan Spellman (Newburyport) at Joppa Flats’ Fall Family Open House. Enjoy a day full of free family activities, including games, movies, handouts, snacks, autographed books, and more.
Go on a Fall Foliage Canoe down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River with Broadmoor. Start from the Medfield marshes, enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. (adults and children ages 12+, registration required)
Learn the art of Pickling and Canning at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln. Practice simple, time-honored, and delicious methods for preserving the bounty of summer produce and go home with samples and recipes to share and inspire your preserving efforts. (adults and children ages 12+, registration required)
Boston Nature Center is hosting their annual Rockin’ with Raptors festival. Get up-close with animals, build birdhouses, enjoy family-friendly entertainment, and eat delicious food.
Go on a Morning Bird Walk at Habitat in Belmont. Enjoy a gentle stroll through the sanctuary as we look for signs of change as winter approaches. (adults and children)
South of Boston
Monarch Tagging at Allens Pond in South Dartmouth will give you a closer look at these delicate creatures and their migratory patterns. (adults and children ages 5+, registration required)
Wondering what is birding exactly and how can you tell different types of birds apart? During Birding for Beginners at Oak Knoll in Attleboro find out how to bird and why birding is a fun hobby for everyone. (adults and children ages 5+, registration required)
Cape Cod and Islands
During Bird Research in Action! at Wellfleet Bay, meet James and the rest of the bird banding team to learn about banding methods and the information gathered from this research. You will likely get to see live birds up-close and observe the banding process. (adults and children ages 8+, registration required)
Spend a gentle morning of birding and learning about our conservation activities on the beautiful island of Nantucket as part of Birds, Breakfast, and Conservation. (rsvp required, adults and children ages 12+)