A New Fleet of Wilderness Systems Kayaks

The 2017 summer season found us in the fortunate place of turning over our aging Old Town kayak fleet and replacing it with Wilderness Systems Pungo 12′ recreation kayaks, as well as two 14′ versions for instructors. These… Read More

Wild Hearted Kids during April Vacation

We are thrilled to bring back a recently beloved program, Wild Hearted Boys, and introduce a soon-to-be-beloved parallel program of Wild Hearted Girls! There is a new structural twist for the spring session in that it is an… Read More

“Seven Sisters” – Beautiful Mountains – Beautiful Song

For those of us that live in the Pioneer Valley, the Seven Sisters Range is a common sight from many vantages. This lovely range is an anomaly in that it runs roughly east west and was created as… Read More

Going outside, as the doctor ordered….

Started in 2011, by a Washington DC pediatrician by the name of Robert Zarr, there is a movement afoot in which doctors can prescribe the outdoors to patients!  As a means to fight obesity, chronic disease and ‘nature… Read More

Dinosaurs in our Midst

Every once in a while I have a vision – I am suddenly transported to a place in my mind where I can picture the banks of the Connecticut River swarming with large, bipedal dinosaurs.  Did you know… Read More

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Northern Woodlands – Great Outdoor Publication

If you are looking for a great gift for an outdoor enthusiast on your holiday list, look no further. I have been a subscriber to this fabulous magazine for four years, just gifted all of our staff with… Read More

Get Outdoors & Remember to Wear Your Orange – Deer hunting season is upon us!

The season is upon us where all outdoor enthusiasts need to take caution. The deer hunting season in Massachusetts is the most popular and concentrated hunting season of the year. Monday through Saturday, the woods and forests are… Read More

Five (More) Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do

In another inspiring TED talk, Gever Tulley continues his exploration of risk and safety as they relate to children. Does the media fuel an illusion that our children are in danger? How does reality compare to our fears?… Read More

The Importance of Self-Care

“Self-care is a touchy subject. That’s because our society largely views self-care as selfish, slothful and overly indulgent…Yet, it’s anything but. Taking good care of yourself not only makes your life more fulfilling and contributes to your well-being, but… Read More