Seasonal Nature and Animal Encounters

Elachee Seasonal Programs

FEBRUARY: Great Backyard Bird Count

Join us for an Elachee birding hike to help collect data on local wild birds for this annual, weekend long online citizen-science project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Elachee Birding Hike 2019 details to come.

MARCH: Raptor Fest

Saturday, March 16, 2019, see flight demonstrations, birds of prey programs and enjoy birding activities, crafts, food and more. Details to come for the 2019 event.

APRIL: Trillium Trek Trail Run & Walk

Lace up for this competitive race along the trails in Chicopee Woods that offers multiple courses for advanced racers or beginners, and a Kids Fun Run. DETAILS and REGISTRATION
Event Date: Saturday Morning, April 13, 2019
​Race Start/Finish Location: Elachee Visitor Center Parking Lot

SEPTEMBER: Snake Day 2018

Join us for a festival of all things reptilian featuring exotic and native species, sponsored by Tipton Construction Company. 
Event Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 LEARN MORE
Location: Elachee Visitor Center

Recurring Special Event

MONTHLY: Stars Over Elachee 

Learn to set up and use a telescope, then embark on a guided tour of the night sky to see the first quarter moon and bright seasonal stars. Most meaningful for adults and children 8+. 
Location: Elachee’s Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake
Learn More: Program Dates and Details