Snowshoeing Adventure at Buffam Brook Community Forest

$35.00 per person

Join us for a walk in the woods with John Body. The forest will come alive with John’s keen eye and ability to tell the story of the forest through animal tracking. Whether it is a bobcat on patrol, porcupine blindly lumbering to its hemlock ravaging feast or a bear climbing a beech, John will share his insights and provide a new appreciation for the mostly unseen but vibrant wildlife happenings in the forest. We’ll also explore an old quarry basin that was active in the first half of the 19th century and learn about its important contribution to Pelham and Amherst history.

The Buffam Brook Community Forest is only the second of its kind in Massachusetts. Owned and managed by the Pelham Conservation Commission, in partnership with Kestrel Land Trust, which holds the perpetual Conservation Restriction on the land, the forest is managed for the educational, recreational, and economic benefit of the community. 

Your participation in this adventure directly supports the Kestrel Land Trust and their mission to preserve open space and provide access to outdoor recreation.

NOTE: We anticipate a firm snowpack on the trail. The snowshoes will help us with traction.

  • Date: March 6, 2021
  • Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm approx.
  • Age Level: 10 and up
  • Fitness Level: Easy
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Price: $35 per person

What’s included:

  • Guided adventure
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Snowshoes, trekking poles
  • Hot Chocolate

Skill level: This is an easy hike for all skill levels. We will hike less than 2 miles total. There will be some small hills and we will make frequent stops to observe flora and fauna in the forest.

Meeting Point: 222 North Valley Road, Pelham

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