This event kicks off a join initiative of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) and the North Adams Public Library (NAPL) called Nature Discovery Backpacks.
The program provides access to essential hiking supplies for a safe, fun, and educational outdoor experience. Community members with a library card will be able to check out backpacks equipped with field guides, trail suggestions, a basic first-aid kit, compass, binoculars, magnifying glass, bug spray, two ponchos, an insect house, wildlife tracking card, Leave No Trace educational cards, and an observational journal. The packs, generously sponsored by BNRC donors, will be available at the North Adams Public Library for a one-week checkout (reservations required).
Directions: From North Adams: Take Route 2 east. Past the hairpin, on the top of the hill, the parking and trailhead will be on your right.