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Spring Plein Air Paint Out

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Land and art have long been intertwined. It was the historic tradition of landscape painting here in Western Massachusetts by artists like Thomas Cole that contributed to the American land conservation movement in the 19th century. Kestrel Land Trust and the Amherst Plein Air Society are partnering to offer a 4-part Plein Air Landscape Painting…

Trails for Everyone Challenge: Family Edition

Swing into spring and rekindle your curiosity for nature by exploring the Valley you love with the young ones in your life (or the young at heart)! From Amherst to Westhampton, spend some family time hiking local conservation areas then share your fun with photos on Facebook or Instagram. When you visit 3 or more…

Hiking for Health on Mount Toby

Mount Toby Sunderland

As trees leaf out and bird song fills the air this spring, would you like to get your blood flowing and enjoy a “peak” experience in a conservation area close to home? It may be a local peak or a trail that's new to you! Join us for our second Hiking for Health event of…

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