Our winter trips get underway this Saturday at Balch Hill with a leisurely snowshoe hike for families. We’ll admire the wintry view from the summit and enjoy warming refreshments afterward. Snowshoes will be available for those who need them. Ice grippers or YaxTrax might be a good alternative. Meet at the end of Hemlock Road. Leader: Rob Harris. For more information, call Gail McPeek at 643-6327.