Hopkins Forest

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The Hopkins Memorial Forest sponsors many events throughout the year that are open to the public, usually for free, and are announced in the [[Daily Messages]] or by the [[Center for Environmental Studies|CES]] [[listserve]]. Especially popular are the yearly Hopkins Memorial Forest [[#Fall Festival|Fall Festival]] held in late September and [[#Maple Sugar Days|Maple Sugar Days]] in early April. There are also opportunities to participate in banding owls, finding salamanders and frogs, and animal tracking.
===Fall Festival===
===Fall Festival===The fall festival gathers locally skilled people to demonstrate and teach skills like shake-splitting and log cutting, and to share homemade treats of the season like hot cider and apple butter on homemade bread (for the past many years brought and doled out by the same very jovial woman). Trained students open the [[#canopy walkway]] to allow people of all ages to walk a rope bridge high in the trees. Some years have had live contradance music played by local musicians in the old Moon barn.
===Maple Sugar Days===