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Themed Hikes

The Friends of the Fells sponsor a variety of nature- and history- themed hikes and activities. Some examples are listed below.

Visit our Events Calendar to see the descriptions of upcoming nature hikes, and to find the meeting times and locations. See you on the trails!


Nature Hikes with Boot Boutwell

Freelance teacher and naturalist Roland “Boot” Boutwell leads regular nature hikes focused on particular topics related to the diverse flora and fauna of the Fells.

‘TreeWalk’ Hike Series

Botanist Walter Kittredge of the Harvard University Herbaria leads regular botany-focused hikes throughout the Fells.  Explore the diverse tree species and ecologies found around the Fells, learn how to identify the trees, and discuss the habitats they live in.

Nature Journaling

Join artist-botanist team Kaye and Walter Kittredge for a short easy hike to evocative spots in the Fells. Bring a sketchbook or art pad of your choice as we draw inspiration from nature, answer your questions, and explore different techniques for creating a unique journal of your own design. Open to all levels of experience, we will pick a theme to get your creative juices flowing. Bring pens, pencils, markers, watercolors—whatever media you like—and an open mind to give it a try.

History Hikes with Doug Heath and Alison Simcox

Award winning author and historian team Doug Heath and Alison Simcox share their extensive knowledge of the Fells with you!  Frequent topics include the story of the Haywardville Mill Village, history of Virginia Wood, Botume House and the Tudor Barn, Spot Pond Brook, discussions of 19th Century life in the region, and more.

Resident & Migrating Birds

Join bird-loving members of the Fells community on an easy bird watching walk.  Look out for resident and migrating birds as they move north towards their breeding grounds, or return to the Fells for the warmer weather.

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