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Elachee can get you back to nature this holiday

Free Saturday event offers trail hikes, other attractions to families

POSTED: December 9, 2010 12:30 a.m.

Escape the holiday madness and experience the magical gifts that nature brings to the Chicopee Woods as Elachee Nature Science Center offers free admission from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday for "Get Back To Nature" day.

Participants can take this opportunity to de-stress and rediscover the joy and beauty of winter in the woods with a stroll on the paved pathway or a refreshing hike on all or part of the 13 miles of trails. And they can check out a free Discovery Nature Pack filled with nature guides, activities and fun learning games to help parents maximize their family's woodland experience.

Inside, the kids can take part in the candy cane hunt and scour the museum for treats. Older children can take on the challenge of answering questions for clues to finding hidden holiday treasures.

Then you can finish your holiday shopping in the relaxed atmosphere of the Elachee Nature Shop, offering nature-inspired gifts, educational toys and treats for bird watchers and gardeners. Proceeds from all sales benefit Elachee's education programs.

Elachee is located at 2125 Elachee Drive near exit 16 off Interstate 985. For more information, call 770-535-1976 or click here.



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