WILLIAMSTOWN -- Hopkins Forest will host its annual Fall Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
This celebration of the fall season will take place within Hopkins Forest, located at the junction of Northwest Hill Road and Bulkley Street. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to everyone.
This event celebrates the changing of the seasons and the bounty of our wooded environments, and features traditional wood working demonstrations, music, apple butter and cider production, refreshments, a canopy walkway and children's activities. There will also be hands-on activities including shake-splitting and a cross-cut saw competition.
The 2,600 acre Hopkins Forest -- most of which was donated to the college in the 1930s by the family of Colonel Amos Lawrence Hopkins -- has been actively managed by Williams College for teaching and research endeavors for more than 35 years.
In addition, the Forest has an array of hiking and cross-country ski trails, along with a visitor center, an herb garden, and a maple sugaring operation.
At this year's festival, visitors will be able to take home a small piece of the forest as locally nursed, native tree seedlings will be on sale.
Information on the forest and its related activities: 413-597-4353.