Old Grove Forest Walking Tour-June 8

Amherst History Museum Walking Tours

Old Grove Forest Walking Tour

Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00am to noon
(Rain date: Sunday, June 9, 2024)

This June, the Amherst History Museum is pleased to offer once more one of our most popular tours to look at and talk about a local old growth forest that is home to a Black Birch that is among the largest trees of that species in Massachusetts. The hike will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10:00am to Noon (rain date: Sunday, June 9, 2024).

This hike will be led by Elisa Campbell who took noon-time walks in the wilder parts of this old forest. One day 20 or more years ago she realized that the tree she was standing next to had bark that looked like the bark she had seen on trees during  “Old Growth Walks” led by the Massachusetts expert on Old Growth, Bob Leverett. So she started exploring the area, bringing other people to explore it, and writing about it for the Amherst Bulletin and the Sierra Club. She is glad to be able to share it with more people now.

The hike is strictly limited to 12 people and registration is required. The cost is $10.00 for Amherst History Museum members, $15.00 for non-members. The fee supports the ongoing care and maintenance of the “Groom Tree,” the 260 year old sycamore tree that stands in front of the Simeon Strong House, home to the Amherst Historical Society & Museum.

Fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your participation, you may transfer your spot to a friend. Please notify Amherst History Museum and provide us with their name.

Note: The conditions are somewhat difficult. You should expect uneven ground and very steep sections. If weve had rain, parts will be slippery. Wear sturdy boots (bring hiking poles if you have them) and dress for the weather. Bring a water bottle if desired.

The hikes will take place shine or light rain. Heavy rain cancels.

By registering for this program, registrant indemnifies and holds harmless Amherst History Museum and its affiliates from any and all losses, damage suits, claims, costs, medical or other related expenses, demands, judgements, or liabilities, arising out of or in any way connected with the programs and activities of the Old Grove Forest Walking Tour.

Meeting location and parking information provided upon registration.

Elisa Campbell and black birch

Elisa Campbell with black birch tree. Photo by Michael Amato

group on walking tour

Please note: By registering for this program, registrant indemnifies and holds harmless Amherst History Museum and its affiliates from any and all losses, damage suits, claims, costs, medical or other related expenses, demands, judgements, or liabilities, arising out of or in any way connected with the programs and activities of the Old Grove Forest Walking Tour.

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