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Hidden Treasures Month at the Fells 2017

Hidden Treasures Month at the Fells 2017

Hidden Treasures month is a region-wide celebration of the natural, cultural and historic “treasures” located within the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. The first year Freedom’s Way proposed the Hidden Treasures concept, they highlighted a weekend. Last year, they highlighted a week of special places and events. This year? They’ve set aside an entire month!

Hidden Treasures 2017 features a unique variety of regional treasures to explore during 31 days of creative, community organized activities offered free of charge:

Saturday, May 6–activities include Saturday Morning Birds Walk, Martial Arts Lessons for Children, and Spring Flowers of the Forest

Sunday, May 7–Wildlife Along the Rock Circuit Trail

Thursday, May 18–Long Pond Lady Slippers with Boot Boutwell

Saturday, May 20–another Saturday Morning Birds Walk, Wright’s Tower Tour, and another Lady Slipper Orchids Walk

Saturday, May 27–Saturday Morning Birds Walk

Also included are the Babes in the Woods hikes on Tuesday mornings at 10am, various locations. The popular Hike ‘n’ Seek Nature Scavenger Hunts will resume on May 16th at 10am, and Babes in the Woods (adult paced hikes for parents and their babies and toddlers in carriers) will shift to 11am, directly following.

Some of our community partners are also hosting events at or about the Fells:

Friday, May 5–May Art Blossoming Opening Reception

Saturday, May 6–a historical hike, Ghost Town: The Forgotten Village of Haywardville on Spot Pond Brook, led by Ryan Hayward with the Preservation Collaborative

Wednesday, May 17th–Hayward is also presenting a lecture at the Botume House–A Landscape Changed: An Evolution of Land Use in the Middlesex Fells

The Friends of the Fells is pleased and proud to take part in this celebration and will offer an expanded showcase of programs and activities. Please click here to visit our calendar for leaders, times, locations, and more details.
For additional information on Hidden Treasures Week including other regional events, please visit:
discoverhiddentreasures.org

Join us in celebration and discovery!!

Lindsay Beal

Lindsay Beal

Vice-Chair and Volunteer Coordinator Lindsay Beal has been a Friends of the Fells volunteer since 2010 and joined the board in 2015.Her outdoor education began while growing up in Western MA in the foothills of the Berkshires, developed while leading hikes and backpacking trips around New England for children and teens, and continues today at the Friends of the Fells and beyond. She blogs about enjoying and protecting the outdoors over at PlaygroundHunt.com as well.
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