LANESBOROUGH -- Mount Greylock State Reservation’s Junior Ranger program for children ages 8-12 begins on July 11 and will continue Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon through Aug. 22. Parents or guardians must register children by July 11.
Led by a state park interpreter, Junior Ranger activities promote outdoor recreation and appreciation of the natural world through fun activities.
Easy hikes to various locations on Mount Greylock explore water, geology, climate, plants and animals. Children must wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Sturdy walking shoes, water, a snack, sun screen and bug spray are recommended. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate.
For the first session on July 11 participants are asked to bring a plain T-shirt to be decorated with tracking prints and used as a Junior Ranger uniform. Certificates and patches will be awarded to those who attend five sessions or show outstanding participation. Sessions meet at the Visitor Center at 30 Rockwell Rd.
The Mount Greylock Visitor Center is located 1.5 miles from North Main Street and Route 7 in Lanesborough. Registration forms are available at the Visitor Center in Lanesborough or by calling 413-499-4262.