Black Friday Freewalk in the Tekoa Mountain Wildlife Management Area

We have room for 14 people. Reserve your spot!

Join Biocitizen the day after Thanksgiving from 11 am to 4 pm for an exploration of the exposed granite ridges of the Tekoa Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Russell and Montgomery.

We’ll pick up at Northampton High School at 11am, arrive at Tekoa around 11:30, walk until 3:30, and be back at NHS at 4.
Dress for the weather, wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring your own food and water. We’ll have water to supplement.

This amazing place:
—is where the Westfield River exits the mountains through a gorge, and flows over the sandy flats of the Ct River valley
—is a geomorphic “crossroads” harboring many wild creatures (rattlesnakes, bobcats, moose, bear, coyote, porcupines) and telling human impacts
—offers great views of the Westfield River, surrounding mountains, Springfield and Westfield
—abuts significant industrial infrastructures: CSX railroad tracks, Rt 20, I-90 and the Woronoco Mills brownfields and hydroelectric dam
—is not user friendly, has few established trails or parking areas, and provides perfect conditions for freewalking

We have room for 14 people. Reserve your spot.

The outing is free; of course, a donation is tax-deductible and welcomed. The School has announced a new position: Westfield River Fishways Public Education Intern—please share!

Matthew Macpherson took the featured picture; here is his gallery of Westfield watershed pictures.

Strathmore Paper Mill, Woronoco, Mass. 1912

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