Seasonal Nature and Animal Encounters

Elachee Seasonal Programs

FEBRUARY: Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 16, 2019, join us for a 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. DETAILS

MARCH: Raptor Fest

Saturday, March 16, 2019, see flight demonstrations, birds of prey programs and enjoy birding activities, crafts, food and more. DETAILS

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


Saturday, September 14, 2019, come out to Elachee for a festival of all things reptilian featuring exotic and native species of snakes, tortoises, turtles, lizards, frogs and toads. 

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