Pioneer Valley Fern Society

Fern Walk for Braun's Holly Ferns

Fern Walk for Braun's Holly Ferns
Braun's Holly Fern

Sunday, August 8, 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Chester VT

Are you ready for a road trip to VT? About an hour's drive north of Greenfield MA. Easy walk along a road (occassional traffic so we need to be careful), some scrambling up slope if you want to see ferns closer, but almost all are visible from the road. For fun, we are meeting at the VT Country Store in Rockingham VT at 1PM, & will drive in our cars a little ways north on Rt 103 to Chester VT. You can go up earlier, meet us there at the VT Country store, or drive (in separate cars) together up Rt 91 to exit 6. Directions below.

Besides the impressive (& uncommon in MA ) Braun's Holly Ferns, there are many others, including maidenhair, narrow beech, oak fern, and more...

Directions: We will be at the Shell gas station west of the RT 2 Rotary in Greenfield at 11:30 am on Sunday (next to Tacco Bell, across from the Big Y Plaza) if you want to drive up with us. Or just meet us up there at the VT Country Store at 1PM. (Store is open 9-6).

Drive North on Rt 91, get off at exit 6 (US 5 toward Rockingham VT-103/Rutland), turn left onto Rt 5, and then stay left to merge onto Rt 103. Store is about 3.5 miles north of exit. Address for GPS is 1292 Rockingham Rd, Bellows Falls, VT 05101). Look for our car (probably blue hyundai wagon) with PVFS green magnetic sign on it. We will try to be in the first parking lot, just below the main entrance. The store does require face masks to go in.

If you have questions, email us at Pioneervalleyfernsociety@gmail.com before Sunday. We recommend sturdy shoes and tick-resistant clothes, just in case.

Janice & Randy

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