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Mount Greylock Family Forest walk
04:17PM / Friday, April 15, 2022
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ADAMS, Mass. — There will be a Mountain Mindfulness: Family Forest Walk at the Mount Greylock State Reservation on April 16 as part of DCR's school vacation week state park programming. 
 
The Baker-Polito Administration announced that the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will offer free and low-cost family-friendly programs during the upcoming April school vacation week. 
 
"At DCR we know that the best way to celebrate spring is to get outside and enjoy nature, so the Baker-Polito Administration is especially pleased to be able to offer expanded programming across the state for the upcoming April school vacation week," said Acting DCR Commissioner Stephanie Cooper. "This is also Earth Week which is a great time to start talking with your children about protecting the environment as you participate in outdoor adventures together as a family."
 
Programming begins on Saturday, April 16, 2022, and is available throughout the state. Visitors will be able to participate in a variety of programming, including scavenger hunts, wildlife tracking, fishing, trail hikes, and more. A full list of activities and programming can be found on DCR's website.
 
In Berkshire County, there will be a Family Forest Walk at the Mount Greylock State Reservation from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
 
Participants will be guided on a slow, intentional journey to de-stress while connecting with nature. Each mindful outdoor experience incorporates elements of mindful breathing, nature connection, and meditation skills culminating in a group session for sharing and reflection.
 
Dress warmly in non-cotton layers for outdoor hiking in snow. Wear snow boots with traction devices and warm socks. If there is snow on the ground, bring snowshoes if you have them. Bring water and a snack. 
 
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 
 
Program duration 2 hours. This program is free and open to all ages. Meet at the Visitor Center. All levels are welcome. No previous experience is necessary. 
 
For more information call the Visitor Center at (413) 499-4262.
 
Visitors are encouraged to tweet, post, and tag photos on social media using @MassDCR and #MassDCR. DCR asks visitors to park in designated areas only and to visit at a different time if parking lots are full. Dogs are required to be on a leash in state parks unless signage designates otherwise. Dogs are not permitted on DCR Water Supply Protection area. To find a dog-friendly park, visit the DCR website
 
 
 
 
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