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DEERFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

600 Million Years of Natural History From Pangaea to the Connecticut River

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Program #18828ENZ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Ancient rock formations in the Connecticut River Valley tell the story of billions of years of continental splitting and colliding. Explore the rich natural history of the 410-mile river stretching from New Hampshire’s Connecticut Lakes to Long Island Sound. Discover armored mud balls and see fossil specimens collected at the Natural History Museum of Amherst College — home to the largest collection of dinosaur tracks in the world — and examine the ecological diversity of the region at the Great Falls Discovery Center.


Highlights

• Join local geologist Richard Little for a geologic exploration of Mount Sugarloaf, followed by a picnic lunch.
• Enjoy a geologist-led boat ride along Connecticut River through magnificent French King Gorge to Barton’s Cove.
• Identify flowers, trees, birds and insects during an expert-led walk along Channing Blake Foot Path.

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Walking up to one mile on mostly even terrain, short inclines.

Coordinated by Historic Deerfield.


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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences

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