Thursday, May 19, 2016

North Springfield Lake Interpretive Programs


A variety of summer programs that are fun, fascinating, family friendly and free are being hosted by US Army Corps of Engineers and Park Rangers from North Springfield Lake.


Summer Schedule 2016 

May 28
Intro to Fly Fishing: Looking for a new hobby? Learn how to fly fish before the summer kicks in. Join us for a short fly fishing tutorial and practice session. Great for all ages! Meet at the Stoughton Pond Boat Ramp at 2 P.M.

May 29
Grout Cemetery: Come learn about the interesting history of North Springfield Lake and the surrounding area. Meet at the Grout Cemetery on the West Access located at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville at 1 P.M.

June 4
American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®: Come out to hike and clean the trails at North Springfield Lake while learning about the natural environment and history of the area! Meet at Springweather parking lot at 1 P.M.
*American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is a nationally recognized trail awareness program that occurs annually on the first Saturday of June and inspires the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, and trail stewardship projects. National Trails Day® is a registered trademark of American Hiking Society
June 3
Wilderness Skills: Come learn valuable skills about the outdoors such as using a compass and knot tying! Meet at Stoughton Pond Recreation Area at 1 P.M.

June 11
Vermont Free Fishing Day: Come out and enjoy a day of fishing and learn about the species living in Stoughton Pond. No license needed! Meet at Sand Hill parking lot located at the end of Stoughton Pond Dam at 9 A.M.

June 12
Importance of Pollinators: Learn about local pollinators and their importance to the local ecosystems! Learn about how they are essential to our everyday life as well. Meet in the Springweather parking lot at 2 P.M.

June 18
Waterfowl Walk: Come to the West Access to walk through the area on the search for waterfowl and learn about their ecology. Meet at the main parking lot in West Access located at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville at 1:30 P.M.

June 19
Birding Walk: Join us in a Birding walk in Springweather. Learn about the local birds and their individual calls. Meet in the Springweather Nature Area parking lot at 1 P.M.

June 25
Water Safety Scavenger Hunt: Come for a fun filled scavenger hunt centered on water safety! Learn about ways to be safe in the water and equipment designed for a safe adventure into and on the water. Meet in the Stoughton Pond parking lot at 1:30 P.M.

June 26
Crown Point Trail: Learn about the history of the Crown Point Trail and see where the Crown Point Trail originally ran. Meet at the Branch Brook Parking Area, located at the end of Branch Brook Road off of Vermont Route 131 at 1 P.M.

July 2
Water Safety Olympics: Come participate and win prizes in the Water Safety Olympics at Stoughton Pond! Events include water safety ring toss and other fun events! Meet at Stoughton Pond Recreation Area Beach at 1 P.M.

July 3
Nature Walk: Enjoy a nature walk along Stoughton Pond and the Branch Brook Trail! Meet at the Stoughton Pond Recreation Area parking lot at 1 P.M.

July 9
Bats in the Environment: Learn about the importance of bats in the environment and enjoy a short hike. Meet at the Sand Hill parking lot at 1 P.M.

July 10
Intro to Fly Fishing: Looking for a new hobby? Learn how to fly fish! Join us for a short fly fishing tutorial and practice session. Great for all ages! Meet at the Stoughton Pond Boat Ramp at 2 P.M.

July 16
Water Safety Talk: Come learn about proper water safety and water safety equipment essential to having a safe fun time in or on the water. Meet at the Stoughton Pond Recreation Area Beach at 1:30 P.M.

July 17
Grout Cemetery: Come learn about the interesting history of North Springfield Lake and the surrounding area. Meet at the Grout Cemetery on the West Access located at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville at 1 P.M.

July 23
Basic Orienteering: Learn how to use a compass and map to navigate the outdoors! Meet at the Recreation parking lot near Springweather at 1 P.M. July 24
Water Safety Scavenger Hunt: A fun filled scavenger hunt centered around water safety! Learn about ways to be safe in the water and win prizes! Meet at the Stoughton Pond Recreation Area parking lot at 1 P.M.

July 30
Invasive Species: Learn about invasive species in Vermont and how to identify them, also what you can do to prevent spreading! Meet at the Canoe Launch on the West Access located at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville at 1 P.M.

July 31
Importance of Pollinators: Learn about local pollinators and their importance to the local ecosystems! Learn about how they are essential to our everyday life as well. Meet in the Springweather parking lot at 2 P.M.

August 6
Waterfowl Walk: Come to the West Access to walk through the area in the search of waterfowl and learn about their ecology. Meet at the main parking lot in West Access located at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville at 1:30 P.M.

August 7
Nature Walk: Learn about the environment and wildlife at North Springfield Lake! Meet at Springweather parking lot at 1 P.M.

August 13
Wetlands are Wonderful: Learn about the importance of wetlands and the wildlife that live in wetlands! Meet at Sand Hill parking lot at 1 P.M.

August 14
Grout Cemetery: Come learn about the interesting history of North Springfield Lake and the surrounding area. Meet at the Grout Cemetery on the West Access located at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville at 1 P.M.

August 20
Crown Point Trail: Learn about the history of the Crown Point Trail and see where the Crown Point Trail originally ran. Meet at the Branch Brook Parking Area, located at the end of Branch Brook Road off of Vermont Route 131 at 1 P.M.

August 21
Water Safety Olympics: Come celebrate the end of the Summer Olympics and participate to win prizes in the Water Safety Olympics at Stoughton Pond! Events include water safety ring toss and other fun events! Meet at Stoughton Pond Recreation Area Beach at 1 P.M.


North Springfield Lake 
98 Reservoir Road
Springfield, Vermont 
802.886.2775 

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