Fall Hike Focuses on Berkshire Foliage
October 18 @ 2 p.m.
Hancock Shaker Village hosts seasonal guided hikes on the Farm and Forest Trail, with visitors encouraged to come back to experience the changing seasons so it is never the same walk twice. The autumn hike will showcase the stunning color of the Berkshires’ famous fall foliage. Hikers will feel the crunch of fallen leaves under their feet and watch for different woodland birds and animals as they scurry about preparing for the coming winter. They will also get to taste an heirloom variety apple from the long-ago abandoned Rock Orchard.
This family-friendly, easy level, walk and talk on Hancock Shaker Village’s one-mile long, accessible trail focuses on natural and cultural history of the Village’s outlying farmlands, wetlands, fields, and forests, and on how the Shakers considered themselves stewards of the land.
Hancock Shaker Village
Free with museum admission: Adults, $17; ages 13-17, $8; 12 and under free
34 Lebanon Mountain Road