The Thoreau Sauntering Society

Walks and talks that are guided by experts and dedicated to close observation and deep appreciation of the world.

Saunter with leading naturalists and learn directly from nature as you observe and reflect. Or, saunter alongside historians in the footsteps of Henry. Or, enjoy a “true sauntering of the eye” with lectures that take deep dives into topics of nature, society, and history.

Saunters are $25/person. Register for the saunters by clicking the corresponding button below. 

Winter 2023


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Sunday, October 23, 2022 — A Mushroom Saunter with mycologist Dr. Lawrence Millman

Sunday, October  16, 2022 — Autumnal Tints Saunter with Peter Alden and Ken Turkington

Sunday, September 25, 2022 — Determined to Know Beans: A Biological & Historical Saunter of Thoreau’s Bean Field at Walden Pond.

Sunday, September 11, 2022 — A Saunter with Peter Alden at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge  





**Saunters proceed rain or shine and fees are non-refundable. Should your plans change, your saunter fees can be applied to a future saunter.