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Thoreau Bicentennial Celebration Walk & Talk: Westhampton

October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Giant Yellow Birch tree

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Henry David Thoreau – the great American naturalist, writer, philosopher, and social reformer. Born on July 12, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts, Thoreau is being celebrated nationwide this year in numerous ways, including the first-ever Massachusetts Statewide Read.

Walden bookKestrel Land Trust is joining this celebration by hosting its second of four Thoreau Bicentennial events on Saturday, October 28th from 9 am – 11 am. Join us for a reflective and inspiring nature walk and talk at the lovely Greenberg Family Conservation Area, Kestrel’s new 65-acre nature retreat in Westhampton. Along the way, we will pause to share and talk about passages from Thoreau’s work.

Bring your favorite Thoreau passage to read aloud. Visit the Walden Woods Project online to see a list of all of the works by Thoreau that are available in digital format.


“People are particularly drawn to Thoreau’s belief of finding spirituality in nature – a philosophy woven throughout his books and essays. As our lives become ever more complex, we hunger for simplicity and a communion with nature that Thoreau insists will lead to truth and spiritual renewal.” – Walden Woods Project


Please note: The terrain at this conservation is variable, and there are a few steep slopes. 

Registration is required, and space is limited to 20 participants. You will receive meeting location details after you register.

There is no rain date for this program. The event is free, though donations are welcome.



October 28, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Westhampton, MA
Westhampton, MA, United States + Google Map
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