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Nature Hikes

The Friends of the Fells sponsor a variety of nature-themed hikes and activities. Some examples are listed below. You should 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 itinerant teacher/naturalist Roland “Boot” Boutwell leads regular nature hikes focused on particular topics related to the diverse flora and fauna of the Fells.


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.


Resident & Migrating Birds

Join Dana Jewell and Ingeborg Burggraf on an easy walk looking for resident and migrating birds as they move north towards their breeding grounds.


Animal Habitats Walks with Pete Costello of Zoo New England

Join Pete for a family-friendly walk to explore and discuss animal and bird habitats, nests and animal signs in the Fells. Walking will be easy to moderate. Bring water and binoculars.


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