Events at Hale

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Upcoming Events

Whether you’d like to go on a night hike, get into trail running, meditate by the pond, learn to paint, or take a canoe out at sunset, you’re sure to find something to do at Hale.


The Great Pumpkin Smash MTB Race (October 16, 2022) debuts at Hale this year. Designed as an XC Olympic (XCO) format race, the Smash will follow a 4-mile course that features Hale’s best trails for kids, adults, and spectators.

Hale-o-ween (October 29, 2022) invites everyone to celebrate fall with Hale’s cast of characters and participate in nature activities, arts and crafts, a spooky hike, and s’mores by the fire. The Haunted Cabin is back, too—enter if you dare! This event is best suited to families with children ages 4–10. Register for one of two 2-hour time slots (10 AM–12 PM or 12–2 PM).

Fall Family Scavenger Hunt (November 25, 2022)—Stay tuned for details!

Volunteer Days, Senior Soirées, Story Walks® and more happen throughout the year.


Contact Sam if you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for your organization. You can learn more about sponsorship levels and submit your donation by mail using Hale’s 2022 Event Series Sponsorship Form, or click the button below to make your contribution right now.

Westwood Community Trails

Enjoy nature near Boston with Community trails in Westwood

Sponsored by Westwood’s Department of Public Works and its Recreation Department, guided by its Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee, and administered by Hale, Westwood Community Trails invites residents to explore the town’s trails and learn more about their importance to the community. Monthly guided hikes (typically on Saturday mornings) vary in distance and topography and explore a number of areas at Hale and beyond. To learn more, email coordinator Rich de Reyna at westwoodcommunitytrails@gmail.com.

Upcoming Hikes

Sat. Oct. 1—October’s hike will be around Powisset Farm. We’ll meet at Twin Post Road in Westwood for this 3-mile trek over mixed terrain. No registration is required; just show up! All hikes start at 10 AM and last approximately two hours.

Sat. Nov. 5—November’s hike will be around Sen Ki. We’ll meet at 1255 High Street in Westwood for this 3-mile hike over mixed terrain.

Sat Dec. 3—December’s hike will be around Adams Farm. We’ll meet at the farm on North Street in Walpole for this 3-mile hike over mostly flat terrain.

Live Music at Hale

If you enjoy live music, support local singer-songwriters with friends and family at Hale. Join the dedicated fan base of these BYOB 21+ acoustic shows (held once per season) in rustic venues that include the ACLC Barn and Powissett Lodge.

Upcoming Shows

Stay tuned!

Past Lineups

  • September 10, 2022—The 2022 Steam Kettle Music Festival featured The Kemp Harris Group, Late Night Thoughts, Sympli Whitney Productionz, The Old North, The Remedies, Wild Sundays, Ariel Strasser, Cold Car, Three at Home, TIMKO & Co., and the Zack Bolles Band
  • August 11, 2022—Ariel Strasser, Tom Burris, and artists from Cold Car and Just Another Guru
  • July 14, 2022—Three at Home, Steve Robb, and Erin Ash Sullivan
  • June 9, 2022—Tim Van Ness, Cold Car, and Just Another Guru
  • December 7, 2019—Cold Car with Ken Carter, Just Another Guru
  • June 27, 2019—John Hanson, Calvin Mausteller, Zack Bolles
  • August 2, 2018—Cold Car, Jenne Halstead, Conor Ryan Hennessy
  • May 17, 2018—Deb Todd Wheeler, Late Night Thoughts, Lisa Bastoni
  • February 8, 2018—Chris Trapper, Sophia Jane
  • October 26, 2017—Colin O’Dwyer, Emily Theis, Just Another Guru
  • August 10, 2017—Zack Bolles, Sara Colb, Josie Lowder
  • July 13, 2017—Ken Carter, Lynn Bailey and Sean Witty, Andrew O’Keeffe and Hayes Cummings

Poetry Nights at Hale

On the first Wednesday of every month, each Poetry Night at Hale begins with an open mic and ends with a set by a featured poet. Whether you choose to share your own poetry or simply appreciate the work of others, it’s always an exciting night of spoken word. Poetry Nights at Hale are ideal for ages 16+ but younger poets are welcome if they’re accompanied by parents or guardians. Poetry Nights at Hale and other programs coordinated by Hale’s artist-in-residence are made possible by the generosity of The Margaret Stewart Lindsay Foundation.

Upcoming Sets

We’re on hiatus. Stay tuned!

Past Featured Poets

  • July 2022—Katya Zinn
  • June 2022—Will “Will C.” Chalmus
  • May 2022—Isabel Cristina Legarda and Bianca Thompson
  • April 2022—Dariana Guerrero
  • March 2022—Lexi Wight
  • February 2022—Art Collins
  • January 2022—Kayla Kennedy
  • December 2021—Douglas Bishop
  • November 2021—Will “Will C.” Chalmus