With literally thousands of miles of trails on both state and private conservation lands to explore, we offer trail walks with naturalists, snowshoeing, forest bathing, yoga in the woods, cultural and historical tours, bird watching, and good old-fashioned hikes. Our hiking experiences vary in skill level, accommodating those looking for a challenge as well as folks who are interested in an activity that the entire family can easily enjoy.

And with winter approaching we've added plenty of great winter programming to our hiking and snowshoeing experiences, including: a tracking series for those looking to get familiar with local wildlife, mindful nature walks and some longer hikes along our favorite trails. We're all stocked up on brand new equipment for our winter outings. We have high-quality snowshoes and microspikes for adults and kids, as well as trekking poles to help navigate winter terrain. Never worn snowshoes before? No worries! Our guides are knowledgeable about the equipment and are more than happy to instruct you on proper usage before setting out for the experience. With the right gear and attentive guides, we have everything that you need to have a fun and safe experience with Adventure East this winter.

 

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All Adventure East experiences are available as private events for you and your family or pod. Contact us for more information.

Upcoming Hikes

Thursday, 01/20/2022

We look forward to exploring one of the most dramatic and scenic geologic areas in Massachusetts, the Chesterfield Gorge.

Join us for a hike along the Westfield River, which has carved these stunning rock formations over thousands of years. We will pass remnants of a bridge destroyed by a flood in 1835 and traverse the many rolling outcroppings of ice and rock along the river, enjoying the quiet solitude of winter.

Saturday, 01/22/2022

Winter is a beautiful time to enjoy a walk in the woods and you don’t need to be an expert to don a pair of snowshoes or micro spikes to make the experience an enjoyable one. We’ll help you gear up and take your first steps in our equipment making it possible to walk on snow and ice.

Once we get going, we’ll explore the beauty of the winter forest and connect to the healing powers of nature. We’ll discover the abundance of life in the forest. With tree and bird identification as well as wildlife tracking, we can begin to know our natural world more intimately.

Using our skills in observation, we can identify animals by their tracks most easily in winter when there is snow cover.

However, there are other ways to see animals as well. Middens, debris left behind from eating, fur and feathers, seed pods, bark and twigs, droppings and urine markings, and other telltale signs are sure to be found. A keen observer sees more than just tracks in the snow.

Saturday, 01/29/2022

Winter is a beautiful time to enjoy a walk in the woods and you don’t need to be an expert to don a pair of snowshoes or micro spikes to make the experience an enjoyable one. We’ll help you gear up and take your first steps in our equipment making it possible to walk on snow and ice.

Once we get going, we’ll explore the beauty of the winter forest and connect to the healing powers of nature. We’ll discover the abundance of life in the forest. With tree and bird identification as well as wildlife tracking, we can begin to know our natural world more intimately.

Sunday, 01/30/2022

We look forward to exploring one of the most dramatic and scenic geologic areas in Massachusetts, the Chesterfield Gorge.

Join us for a hike along the Westfield River, which has carved these stunning rock formations over thousands of years. We will pass remnants of a bridge destroyed by a flood in 1835 and traverse the many rolling outcroppings of ice and rock along the river, enjoying the quiet solitude of winter.

Tuesday, 02/01/2022

Using our skills in observation, we can identify animals by their tracks most easily in winter when there is snow cover.

However, there are other ways to see animals as well. Middens, debris left behind from eating, fur and feathers, seed pods, bark and twigs, droppings and urine markings, and other telltale signs are sure to be found. A keen observer sees more than just tracks in the snow.

Wednesday, 02/02/2022

Winter is a beautiful time to enjoy a walk in the woods and you don’t need to be an expert to don a pair of snowshoes or micro spikes to make the experience an enjoyable one. We’ll help you gear up and take your first steps in our equipment making it possible to walk on snow and ice.

Once we get going, we’ll explore the beauty of the winter forest and connect to the healing powers of nature. We’ll discover the abundance of life in the forest. With tree and bird identification as well as wildlife tracking, we can begin to know our natural world more intimately.

 

Thursday, 02/03/2022

Join us as we ascend Mount Toby, weaving our way through gorgeous corridors and ravines along a well-maintained access trail.

Throughout the hike, we will be able to stop and observe some large water and icefalls near the base of the mountain. Upon arrival at the summit, we will have the unique opportunity to climb the fire tower and enjoy one of the most expansive 360-degree views the Valley has to offer.

Saturday, 02/05/2022

Winter is a beautiful time to enjoy a walk in the woods and you don’t need to be an expert to don a pair of snowshoes or micro spikes to make the experience an enjoyable one. We’ll help you gear up and take your first steps in our equipment making it possible to walk on snow and ice.

Once we get going, we’ll explore the beauty of the winter forest and connect to the healing powers of nature. We’ll discover the abundance of life in the forest. With tree and bird identification as well as wildlife tracking, we can begin to know our natural world more intimately.

 

 

Tuesday, 02/08/2022

Using our skills in observation, we can identify animals by their tracks most easily in winter when there is snow cover.

However, there are other ways to see animals as well. Middens, debris left behind from eating, fur and feathers, seed pods, bark and twigs, droppings and urine markings, and other telltale signs are sure to be found. A keen observer sees more than just tracks in the snow.

*This last session will build off previous sessions and encourage participants to identify tracks and share their stories about their animal.

Wednesday, 02/09/2022

Winter is a beautiful time to enjoy a walk in the woods and you don’t need to be an expert to don a pair of snowshoes or micro spikes to make the experience an enjoyable one. We’ll help you gear up and take your first steps in our equipment making it possible to walk on snow and ice.

Once we get going, we’ll explore the beauty of the winter forest and connect to the healing powers of nature. We’ll discover the abundance of life in the forest. With tree and bird identification as well as wildlife tracking, we can begin to know our natural world more intimately.

 

Saturday, 02/12/2022

Winter is a beautiful time to enjoy a walk in the woods and you don’t need to be a expert to don a pair of snowshoes or micro spikes to make the experience an enjoyable one. We’ll help you gear up and take your first steps in our equipment making it possible to walk on snow and ice.

Once we get going, we’ll explore the beauty of the winter forest and connect to the healing powers of nature. We’ll discover the abundance of life in the forest. With tree and bird identification as well as wildlife tracking, we can begin to know our natural world more intimately.