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Outdoor Spring Activities for Families in the Berkshires


Mud abounds in the Berkshires during the spring months (as it does in a lot of places) and my son would do nothing else but play it it if I let him. Unfortunately for him, I occasionally need some variety. So here are some of the activities we will be enjoying this spring in the Berkshires.
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Maple Syrup Production: A fair number of farms in the Berkshires produce maple syrup and some have family-friendly activities introducing people to the syrup making process.
          Dates: February through early April
          For More Information: FarmFresh.org
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Baby Animals at the Hancock Shaker Village: What kid (or adult for that matter) can resist baby animals.
          Dates: April 13 through May 5
          For More Information: Hancock Shaker Village

Earth Day Events
          Dates: April 19 - 25
          For More Information: iBerkshires.com
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Wildflower Walk or Stargazing
          Dates: Various
          For More Information: The Trustees of Reservations

Farmers Markets: Just a reminder to support our local farmers.
          Dates: May through October
          For More Information: Farmer's Market Online

Berkshire Botanical Garden Plant Sale: A fun way to involve the kids in gardening, let them pick out the plant. The Gardens open May 1.
          Dates: May 10 - 11
          For More Information: Berkshire Botanical Gardens

Mt. Greylock: What better way to enjoy the spring than by hiking the highest peak in Massachusetts.
          Dates: Visitors Center opens Memorial Day
          For More Information: Department of Conservation and Recreation

Stay tuned!

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