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Katie Gentry of Pownal makes a gift at Sheep Hill in Williamstown. The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will host an open house at Sheep Hill, on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Bring friends and family to celebrate waning winter and maple season at Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation's winter open house at Sheep Hill, a conservation property and the headquarters of the WRLF, on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Activities will include an animal tracking and winter ecology hike, and sledding and snowshoeing on the hill if snow cover permits. Inside the farmhouse visitors can sample maple treats to celebrate the maple syrup season.

Leslie Reed-Evans, executive director of the WRLF, describes the open house as an opportunity for people to become acquainted with the WRLF, its Sheep Hill property and other conservation lands and trails, and its nature and cultural education programs.

The event is open to all ages on Cold Spring Road (Route 7), one mile south of the Williamstown rotary. For more information: (413) 458-2494 or