Discovering joy in the simple things….

Connecting with family and friends….

Finding peace in nature….

Enjoying beauty in the outdoors….

Experiencing life to its fullest….

Welcome!

Hi! While we aren’t new to Western Massachusetts, our company is! We hope you’ll take a minute to get to know us. Let’s face it, the outdoors helped most of us get through 2020. The outdoors is one of the best places you can spend time, relieve stress and improve your health – it is scientifically proven! We are here to help you enjoy the outdoors to its fullest potential here in Western Massachusetts and the Connecticut River Valley. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you in the great outdoors soon!

Upcoming Experiences

Source to Sea Cleanup 2021 -

This year we're doing our part to help keep our rivers clean, safe, and accessible. On Friday, September 24, we'll be joining the Connecticut River Conservancy for a day of paddling and trash collection on the Connecticut River as a part of their annual Source to Sea river cleanup project. For more information on Source to Sea - as well as all the great work that CRC is doing year-round - visit their site here.

Get Outdoors with Adventure East & Eagle Eye Institute -

On Saturday, September 25, we're teaming up with our partners over at Eagle Eye Institute to host a fun-filled, family-friendly day at the Eagle Eye MountainStar Forest property in Peru, Massachusetts. We'll spend the day fully immersing ourselves in nature while our team of experts provide demos and share tips on how to safely enjoy our time outdoors. All proceeds from this experience will go directly to EEI in support of their mission to create opportunities for youth from urban communities to learn about, make connections with, and be inspired to protect the natural world.

Please see the calendar for all available experiences, but be sure to check back frequently as we are continuously adding exciting experiences throughout the year.

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Thursday, 09/16/2021

Unwind after work with an easy, evening paddle.

This is a gentle loop from the Sunderland Boat Ramp access around Sunderland Islands Wildlife Management Area - First Island and Second Island. This excursion is a good introduction to upstream paddling and exploring a mid-river island where there are nesting bald eagles.

 

Saturday, 09/18/2021

This outing will be a 9 mile paddle from the Poplar Street access downriver to the Sunderland Boat Ramp. It will include a peek up the Deerfield River and exploration of some islands and sandbars which will provide us with excellent potential opportunities for birdwatching as bald eagles and other birds of prey can be often be spotted on this route.

 

Saturday, 09/18/2021

Unplug for a few hours and take a rejuvenating stroll through the forest with us. This is a gentle and mindful outdoor experience that will allow you to connect deeply to the healing powers of nature. You will saunter along woodland trails, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds all around you, allowing you to become acquainted with life in the forest. Through bird and tree identification as well as wildlife tracking, you can begin to know our natural world more intimately. Improve your wellbeing with guided meditation, gentle movements and breathing exercises.

Saturday, 09/18/2021

“…a union of the picturesque, the sublime, and the magnificent.” - Thomas Cole

The Mount Holyoke Range is part of the Metacomet Ridge that extends from the Long Island Sound through Connecticut and Massachusetts up to the Vermont border.  It's unique in that is one of the few mountain ranges in the United States that runs east-west.

A hike along the ridge line is a great introduction to your explorations of the Connecticut River Valley. Cliff top viewpoints provide excellent spots to relax and soak in the abundance of open space and greenery in the valley.

Monday, 09/20/2021

Join us for an exciting evening under the stars as we climb to the top of Norwottuck Mountain on the Mount Holyoke Range in Amherst to soak up the rays of the full moon.
We'll start our hike at the new Kestrel Land Trust headquarters located at the foot of the beautiful Mount Holyoke Range, where we will climb for approximately an hour and a half before arriving to the top of Norwottuck. Once there, we will stop to take in the iconic views and watch the moon rise over the Pelham Hills.

Monday, 09/20/2021

Enjoy an evening paddle along the Connecticut River bathed in the light of the stars and the full moon as we make our way from Sunderland to the Hatfield Boat Ramp.
This 6 - mile excursion is already quite gorgeous, but paddling under the stars at night makes this experience even more special. There's nothing quite like the sights and sounds of the Connecticut River on a warm summer night, lit by the moon and surrounded by the sounds of nocturnal wildlife.