MHLC Events 2021 Calendar

Get outside and connect with nature at one of our free events! There is something for everyone in our 2021 line-up! Our outdoor events take place in our 20 preserves, and we partner with local organizations, naturalists, and experts to bring you an exciting schedule of opportunities to learn and explore. 

Sign up for our mailing list for monthly reminders of upcoming events! Look for the full 2021 Events Calendar – coming soon!

Take MHLC’s 20 Preserve Challenge!
All year-long

Are you ready to take the 20 Preserve Challenge? Visit all 20 MHLC Preserves to receive a limited edition sticker. There’s no rush – this challenge will be open for all of 2021! Click below for details.

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Winter Sports Meet-ups
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Enjoy the wonders of winter with MHLC and friends! You can sign up for email notifications from the MHLC Trail Breakers to stay in the loop on meet-ups to XC ski the preserves. 


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The Nature Explorer’s Sketchbook
A Virtual Event for All Artists, Explorers & Nature Lovers
Thursday, January 21, 6 – 7:30 pm
(Eastern Standard Time )

If you like exploring nature or drawing or both, this session is for you! Meet local artist and author of The Nature Explorer’s Sketchbook, Jean Mackay, ask questions, and draw along with Jean as she shares some activities and tips from her new book to spark your curiosity.  This session is especially suited to the 10+ old artist, explorer, or nature lover — and adults who have wanted to try nature journaling.


Sculpting with Felt: Nature Objects
A virtual event with artist Mallory Zondag

Saturday, March 27, 10 am – 12 pm 

Supply fee: $8 (must be picked up at the MHLC office)

Learn how to sculpt with wool during this two-hour virtual workshop. You’ll learn the ancient and awesome art of wet felting with mixed media fiber artist Mallory Zondag. During the workshop, you’ will use wet felting to create a felted stone, vine, and flower. Mallory has specially prepared kits with all the supplies you need to create the three objects, the fee is $8 per person fee. Kits can be picked up at the MHLC office, please contact to arrange a time.

NOTE: This class is recommended for ages 8 and up. Younger participants may join but will need an adult present to help them.



MHLC Events: Message regarding COVID-19
The safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, visitors, and partners is our top priority, and we will continue monitoring guidelines for the latest recommendations on containing the virus. We are limiting registration for better social distancing– register early to reserve your spot!

Looking for something to do right now? Check out MHLC’s Virtual Hikes & Lessons from the Field!


2020 Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt: CLICK HERE to read more and view the gnome photos!

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