Snowshoe Hike, Craft Beer Tasting Event Feb. 21

Flight sampler of craft beer, image from  Temple U .

Flight sampler of craft beer, image from Temple U.

Snowshoeing, from the  Almanac .

Snowshoeing, from the Almanac.

Join betterArts board members Justin Chirico and Matthew Tardif Feb. 21 on a snowshoe hike hosted by the Indian River Lakes Conservancy (IRLC)—then come back to Better Farm for a craft beer tasting by the wood stove hosted by betterArts.

The hike, guided by local flora and fauna experts from the IRLC, starts at Indian River Lakes Conservancy offices at 1 p.m. Bring your own snowshoes, or borrow a pair from the IRLC (snowshoe rental provided by Mina Anthony Nature Center). The hike will be along the Redwood Hill Trail, with beautiful views of the area's pristine beauty under a cover of North Country snow. The IRLS will provide s'mores by a campfire after the hike. Afterwards, betterArts will host a two-flight craft beer tasting at Better Farm for $10.

About the Hike

The Grand Lakes Reserve is an area of more than 800 acres 

valued for recreation and environmental research. The area boasts quiet woodlands, rocky vistas, and peaceful, undeveloped shorelines. The Indian River Lakes region and the Grand Lakes Reserve in particular are becoming an increasing focus of serious environmental study, most notably because ecosystems host flora and fauna that are becoming more and more difficult to find elsewhere.

About the Craft Beer Tasting

This portion of the afternoon is hosted by betterArts. What you get for $10:

  • A flight of six craft beer samples
  • Various food pairings (olives, seltzer water to cleanse palate, unsalted crackers to clean palate, mild/medium/strong cheeses—please let us know of dietary restrictions so we can accommodate you!)
  • Information about each beer you're sampling (vintage, location, background)

Pre-registration for this event is required. Email with your name, and whether you need snowshoes for the hiking portion of this event. We will email you back with confirmation, a map of the meeting spot, and further information.


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.