photo credit: Kristin DeBoer

Outings and Events

Kestrel holds monthly outings to help you explore the Valley. These are open to the public: Just sign up so we know you’re coming! (Suggested donation: $5 per adult participant). We also hold workshops for landowners and other events as well.

Here’s a list upcoming events: (Details will be added below as they become available.)



New Year’s Day Outings

Ring in the New Year in the Valley with our annual New Year’s Day hikes, one on each side of the river! On the East side, we’ll explore the Wentworth Farm Conservation Area with Dave King, Wildlife Biologist. On the West side, enjoy a festive Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area hike with naturalist John Body and Board member Dave Herships. Both outings begin at 12 noon (plenty of time to recover from the previous night’s festivities) and go until 2 pm. No charge for either outing, though donations are always welcome. Heavy snow cancels. 

Please RSVP to or call 413-549-1097. 

Happy New Year! 

December Outing: The History of Larch Hill

On Sunday, December 7, from 1 to 3 pm, take an easy walk with Pete Westover at the Larch Hill Conservation Area and Bramble Hill Farm in Amherst. Learn about the cultural and natural history of this historic site. 

Plenty of space still available! Please join us at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment front parking lot, 525 South Pleasant St. Amherst. 


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