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Public Calendar For Prospective Members of Women Outdoors Western Massachusetts

Welcome!  Please CONTACT US with any questions about events.

Tusi and Nira

Nira at niraharper@gmail.com   &    Tusi at ritachild@hotmail.com

July, August, September 2021

Covid-19 procedures for Women Outdoors members: Until further notice, we ask unvaccinated members to wear masks at indoor activities and keep 6 foot distance at outdoor activities.

 When you participate in an event, you assume the risk as stated here:

Please note that all Women Outdoors trips are cooperative trips led by volunteers.  While members are concerned for safety, our experience levels differ and mistakes may be made.  There may also be equipment failure, unexpected dangers, or conditions beyond our control (such as weather).  There is also an inherent level of risk in many of the activities that cannot be eliminated.  Women Outdoors and its coordinators don’t train, screen or certify any of the leaders or supervise the trips.  All trips are offered in the common adventurer spirit – where each participant is responsible for her own skills level and safety.  Please be sure to verify all of the information above as well as the organizer’s experience and trip plans to your own satisfaction so you can make an informed decision about whether the trip is right and safe for you.  Remember that in choosing to participate you are agreeing to assume responsibility for all risks associated with the activity.  Women Outdoors trips have an excellent safety record.  We ask that you take care to keep it this way!

Wednesday Hikes.  Noor, Nira and others will organize hiking (or another activity) Wednesdays around 1:00 pm.  Details will be sent on the listserve.  

Sat. July 3. 4th of July Cookout.  Bren will host a backyard cookout in Easthampton. 

Wed. July 7. Ashfield Lake Swim.  5:30 pm. Let’s meet to carpool to Ashfield Lake where the swimming is lovely. RSVP to Andrea and she’ll send details. 

Sat. July 10. Swift River Kayak.  10:00 am paddle on the beautiful Swift River in Belchertown.  

Sun. July 11. By the River.  Stop by Paula’s after 2:30 to visit, dip in the Mill River, paddle a kayak.  Bring your own food and drink. 

Tues. July 13. Walk at Mt. Holyoke/Dinner. Meet at 4:00 pm at the Greenhouse at Mt. Holyoke College for a walk around two bodies of water. We’ll take 3-4 breaks to share poems, creative pieces, and stories. Share dinner out afterwards.  

Sat. July 17.  Bike the Northampton Garden Tour.  Meet at 10:00 to visit these beautiful gardens by bike. 

Sun. July 18. Dog Walk at Northampton Dog Park.  Meet at 4:00 pm at the Dog Park message board on Burts Pit Rd for an easy going walk for easy going dogs and their people.  Dogs can be off leash if friendly and recall responsive.  There’s a spot for the dogs to swim. 

Sat. July 24. Chesterfield Gorge Bike & Swim.  There’s a great place to swim in the river a couple of miles down the path from the parking area.  The path is fairly rutted, so it’s not a quick ride but it’s worth it.  

Sun. July 25. D.A.R. Paddle, Swim and Optional Picnic. We’ll meet at the boat put in at D.A.R. in Goshen to paddle and swim.  Bring your picnic food if you’d like.  

Fri. Aug. 6. Swift River Kayak. Meet at 1:30 at the put-in on Cold Spring Rd in Belchertown. It’s a scenic paddle in very cold water, a clear stream with interesting birds. We’ll swim and paddle for about 2 hours.  

Thurs. Aug 12. Meditative Hike at Arcadia. Meet at 9:00 am at Arcadia in Easthampton.  We’ll start with a short meditation and then take a meditative hike. There will be frequent stops to have quiet time in nature. 

Sun. Aug. 15. Scenic Deerfield Bike Ride.  This an 18 mile moderate bike ride with some good hills. South Deerfield to lower Greenfield to Historic Deerfield.  Scenic ride along the river, farms and village. 

Sat. Aug. 28. Look Park Potluck.  Meet at Look Park to share food and socialize.  

Sat. Sept. 4. Performance Art Event. Meet at 1:00 pm at the Greenberg Family Conservation Area in Westhampton for a short hike to an outdoor stage. Bring your talent: read poetry, do a monologue, sing, tap dance or perform comedy.  Make us laugh, cry or think! Costumes optional.  

Mon. Sept. 6. Labor Day Fun at Tully Lake.  Come to have a picnic lunch, play in the water, kayak and swim at Tully Lake in Royalston, MA.  

Fri – Sun. Sept. 10-12. Women Outdoors National Gathering.  At Camp Scully, outside Albany, NY.  Cabins and tenting.  Lots of WO led activities like biking, hiking, swimming, paddling, birding, games, campfire and lots more.  To find out more and register, go to womenoutdoors.org and click on Gathering. 

Sat. Sept. 18. Meditation Walk.  1:00 pm at D.A.R.

Sun. Sept. 19. Hiking at Clark Art Institute. Meet at 11:00 am at Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA at the reflective pool after the front entrance.  This will be a moderate 4-5 mile hike from the museum on well maintained trails.  Gentle incline from the museum and a muddy decline on the last half of the hike.  Views of Mt. Greylock.  

Sun. Sept. 19. Book Group.  We meet early evening for a book discussion.  Details to follow over the listserve.

Sat. Sept. 25.  Annual Make-Your-Own-Bouquet Garden Party and Plant/Seed Swap. 4:00 pm. In the yard at 41 Williams St. Northampton.  

Sun. Sept. 26. Will Bike4Food.  Western MA Women Outdoors has a team riding in this fundraiser for the Food Bank of Western MA.  Feel free to donate to this worthy cause or join us on the ride.  https://www.pledgereg.com/3820/t/WomenOutdoors

 

 

 

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