March 31, 2022 Mariah

Family Self-Guided StoryWalk at Housatonic Flats, Great Barrington 

Enjoy the 1 mile and enjoy the fun story about beavers!

WHEN/WHERE: 

The Beavers’ Busy Year by Mary Holland will be on display for a self-guided adventure from Saturday, May 14 – Monday, May 30 (dawn to dusk) at Housatonic Flats in Great Barrington. 

DESCRIPTION: 

Beavers are busy at work! These aquatic mammals have unique traits that aid them in building the perfect lodge to raise young beavers and keep predators away. Mary Holland’s vibrant photographs document the beavers’ activities through the course of a year. Do these beavers ever take a break? Follow along as they pop through the winter ice to begin the busy year of eating bark, building dams and gathering food just in time for winter to come again. 

 While the audience of the book is 5-8-year-olds, the content is great for all ages- even adults! 

About StoryWalks: The pages of the book are installed along the trail. When you arrive at the trailhead parking area, you’ll see an informational kiosk. The title page of the book and map showing the trail the book is installed on are at the kiosk. From there you just follow the pages! 

DIRECTIONS: 

From Lee: From the Mass Pike/Big Y intersection, take Route 102 southwest toward Stockbridge. In Stockbridge turn left onto Route 7. After passing Monument Mountain, before reaching Price Chopper, look for the parking lot on the right side of the road. 

From Great Barrington: From the Price Chopper, head north on Route 7 for less than half a mile. Parking will be on the left. 

From Lenox: Take Route 7 or Route 7A south toward Great Barrington. After passing Monument Mountain, before reaching Price Chopper, look for the parking lot on the right side of the road. 

GPS: 42.216357, -73.343895 (Trailhead parking) 

For questions reach out to Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org