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106330

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat August 18, 2018

4 mi. beat-the-heat hike, 7:00am-9:00am. Bring snack/water. I-93/Rte 128 exit 2A to Rte.138S for 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course pkg. lot on L. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)
107795

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat August 18, 2018

Re-scheduled from August 11 - 9.5 mile hike w/lunch at scenic pond, 9:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Rte. 3 Exit 14 to Rte. 228N toward Hingham, 4 mi. to Wompatuck sign, then R on Free St. 1.3 mi. to visitor center pkg. lot. Email if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com
107499

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat August 18, 2018

[The Leader of this hike/walk is Brian Connolly. The listing will be updated soon to reflect this.] Easy pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove inhabited by Henry Thoreau, during the mid-1800's. We will walk upon the woodland footpaths, where the transcendentalist contemplated life, on his early morning wanderings. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Robert Winters Robert@rwinters.com
107294

Family Outdoor Cooking Workshop, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Family Date: Wed August 22, 2018

Always wanted to learn to cook outdoors? Become a backcountry chef! Learn new cooking techniques, involve kids in meal planning and preparation, enjoy the food we/you cook, and leave with practical (and fun!) recipes to dazzle on your next adventure. We'll fire up our stoves and dine on our creations. Workshop fee $15 for adults; Kids free. Workshop run by AMC YOP (Youth Opportunities Program). Register with Lindsay Watkins at lwatkins@outdoors.org or 617-391-6637.

Activity Category: Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Leadership Training, Social Events, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Family Outings
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Lindsay Watkins lwatkins@outdoors.org 617-391-6637
Registrar: Lindsay Watkins lwatkins@outdoors.org 617-391-6637
102965

Family Camping on Cape Cod, Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA

Family Date: Fri August 24, 2018 - Mon September 3, 2018

We will camp at Nickerson State Park, a short walk from the beach at Flax Pond, where there is swimming, non-motorized boating, frog catching, biking and general fun. CHOOSE THE DAYS YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME! Great for kids/teens of all ages. Convenient to the Outer Cape and local attractions, bike trails, and bayside beaches. Informal group activities may include group biking trips, swimming and excursions. Group size is 25-30. Group site for tenting. Breakfast and dinner included. Costs: Adults/Teens $22/night, kids: (ages 3-12) $15/night, 2 and under free. To register, please click the register button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: tinyurl.com/Nickerson2018. Questions?
Email Naomi Ribner at tonaomirose@gmail.com.

Activity Category: Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com, Paul Pichetti paul_pick@verizon.net 617-590-6802 (6-9 pm or best to text anytime.), Lisa Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com 857-237-7869, Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net 617-549-2812
Co-Leader: Peter Fraunholtz salida04@yahoo.com, Chandra Leela Velpula cvelpula@yahoo.com
104998

AMC Echo Lake Camp, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Family Date: Sat August 25, 2018 - Sat September 1, 2018

Enjoy AMC Echo Lake Camp and all Acadia National Park has to offer one kid age 15 and under FREE per paying adult the week of August 25 - September 1.

Echo Lake, just outside Acadia National Park, has platform tents with canvas sides equipped with cots, blankets, mattresses and pillows, a full-service dining hall with three meals a day, a recreation hall and library with comfy chairs and a fire, and flush toilets and running hot and cold water as well as hot showers and a bath, handicapped accessible. There is a volleyball court, basketball net, swimming floats and boating dock with canoes, kayaks, rowboats, three sunfish and a windsurfer for communal use. The large deck outside the dining hall offers spectacular views of the lake and the cliffs.

There are hikes led by experienced hike leaders daily and walks with the camp's naturalist. There are two outdoor meals each week: the lobster cookout at Thompson Island and the mussel picnic held at the camp. Each week campers travel by boat to Baker Island in Frenchman's Bay and explore this remote, uninhabited site. Evening programs are offered including square dancing, Bingo, informative slide shows and a final Talent Night on the last night of camp. Some campers pick a few activities to be involved in while others do it all! Parents'are responsible to supervise their own kids, however, there is plenty to occupy kids of all ages four and older (camp is not appropriate for kids under 4 or for pets).

Info/Reservations: http://www.amcecholakecamp.org/visit.php Questions? Call or email camp managers, Elly and Scott Preston, managers@amcecholakecamp.org, 615-630-0106.

Activity Category: Critical Treasure, Hiking, Paddling, Sailing, Walks
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Echo Lake Camp
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
106553

Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat August 25, 2018

Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to enjoy nature in summer. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 9:00am-12:00pm. Meet at Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont, MA. ARRIVE EARLY. PARKING LIMITED. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
106694

Mass. Audubon Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Wed August 29, 2018

5:30-7:15pm. End your day with a lovely nature walk right in Belmont, MA, brought to you by the AMC Boston Chapter Conservation and Local Walks and Hikes Committees. The walk will focus on plant identification and fun and interesting natural history. Easy trails, bring water and snack. No dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Meet in front of the visitor's center. Fees: Audubon Non-Members $4 (Adults) $3 (Seniors 65+); AMC Non-Members: $1. Questions? Contact Joan or Lisa.

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Directions
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712, Lisa Fleischman (E-mail Lisa Fleischman) 617-244-5747 (before 9pm), Joan Entwistle (E-mail Joan Entwistle)
106331

World's End Reservation

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Mon September 3, 2018

5 mile walk, 8:30am-11:30am. Bring snack/water. From Rte. 3 exit 14, take Rte. 228N 6.5 mi., L on Rte. 3A 1.0mi. to rotary, R on Summer St. 0.5 mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $6.00 parking fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034
106764

Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield Entrance

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 9, 2018

Moderate to Strenuous hike. 6 mi. 9am-1pm. Bring lunch/water/snacks. From Rte. 1, take Main St. toward Wakefield. Continue on Farm St. Make RIGHT turn at Hemlock Rd/Northeast Metro Tech High parking lot. Cancel if rain. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Nelson Caraballo Nelsonhikes@gmail.com 617-548-8579
107253

Joe English Reservation, Amherst, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 9, 2018

A 7 mile quiet, hilly wander 9:30am-3:30pm through varied woodlands on well maintained trails. Meet by Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Brook Rd, Amherst, NH. From Nashua, NH, Rte. 3 exit 7, 101A W to junction 101 E (7.4mi) toward Amherst/Manchester. Turn left after 5.7mi on Horace Greeley Rd, left again 0.4mi on Brook Rd. Go 1.4mi to pkg at dead end. No advance reservation required. Call if weather uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
106554

Arlington's Great Meadows, Lexington

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 9, 2018

September is a wonderful season in New England: plants are weighed down with fruits; leaves are ablaze with colors; days are warm and nights are cool. Come celebrate the season with a nature walk in Arlington's Great Meadows. We'll explore several different habitats during our journey: a pond, the pond edge, an upland forest, a field edge and a wet meadow. We will focus on plant ID as well as fun and interesting natural history about the plants we see, and learn why Arlington's Great Meadows is in Lexington. Meeting Place: Meet at the Playground behind and to the right of The Waldorf School, 739 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA. NOTE WELL - PARKING: Please park along Mass Ave in Lexington in the vicinity of the Waldorf School (739 Mass Ave). PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE WALDORF SCHOOL PARKING LOT OR THE FOLLEN CHURCH PARKING LOT. BOTH ORGANIZATIONS OFTEN HAVE EVENTS ON SUNDAYS. After you park, walk down the driveway on the right side of Waldorf to the playing fields and turn right. We will meet near the playground and basketball court. $1 for non-members.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
107000

Bolton Connection Trail Family Ice Cream Walk, Lancaster, MA

Family Date: Sat September 15, 2018

Join Family Outings and Lancaster Land Trust Volunteer, Bob Lidstone, for a guided walk on the Bolton Connection Trail. We will walk approximately 2 miles on mostly flat land. The walk begins at Eastwood Cemetery (Old Common Road), then through some state land to Rte. 110. From there we pick-up the Bolton Flats Trail and continue to Rte. 117, and cross over Rte. 117 back to Bolton Orchards for ice cream compliments of Bolton Orchards followed by optional swim at Lancaster Town Beach compliments of Lancaster Recreation. Bring water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and swim suit if you wish to swim. To Register click on the Register Now button or copy and paste this URL https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2100 into your browser. Questions contact Kate Atanasova, ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com, ,?(774) 232-6846?

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Kate Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com 774-232-6846
107084

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 15, 2018

Easy pace 5 mile walk, across scenic sand dunes, and along the ocean beach. Beautiful desert landscapes, include pitch pine forest, views of Essex Bay, and sea birds. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Woodman's Seafood Restaurant, in nearby Essex, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Crane Beach parking lot. Parking fee. From Route 128, exit 14 in Gloucester, take Route 133 West for 5 miles. Turn right on Northgate Road. Then, turn right on Argilla Road, follow to beach.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786
107656

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 1, Sorhaug Woods

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 22, 2018

1:00pm. Experience the exceptionally rich ecological diversity of this area by hiking thru pretty woods, past beaver ponds, and over scenic vistas. Meet in the Williams Barn parking lot on Chicopee Row, 42.62632N 71.56104W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop)
107089

5th Annual Duxbury Beach Walk

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 23, 2018

10:00am-2:00pm. Fall has begun and the crowds are gone. It is a perfect time to join us for a walk to the end of Duxbury Beach and have lunch at the Gurnet Point Lighthouse. Moderate pace. Bring lunch, snacks, and water. No children under 10 or dogs. $1 fee for those not AMC members. Heavy rain cancels. If uncertain, contact Lisa or Mary. Directions: From North or South: Take Route 3 to Exit 11, Turn R going East, Exit roundabout at 2nd turn from either direction which is Congress/West Street 1.8 miles, then bear R onto Church St, which turns into George St. 1.1 miles, then L at the flagpole onto Powder Point Rd (no street sign), Powder Point Rd to end, Parking in small lot to the right. No street parking. Call Mary (781-771-3680) if needed.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Lisa Fleischman 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Mary Wisbach (E-mail Mary Wisbach) 781-771-3680 (before 9pm)
106555

Wildcat Conservation Area, Boxford

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 23, 2018

Kids and dogs are welcome. Meet at 1:00pm. It will be about 2 hours, easy terrain, moderate pace. From Rte. 95 take Rte. 133 into West Boxford center, head east on Main St. to a 4 way intersection with grassy patch in center. Go left on Ipswich Rd. to another 4 way, then right onto Hemlock Rd. (at the 4 way Spofford Rd. comes in from the left) Very soon find a parking on on the right.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Stephen Davis sadmd1@verizon.net 978-352-2250
107657

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 2, J H Rich Forest

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 29, 2018

1:00pm. Come hike along the edge of an old channel of the Nashua River, with its abundant wildlife. Along the way, enjoy the scenic woods and be introduced to the Nashua River Rail Trail. Meet at the Rail Trail parking lot on Sand Hill Road, 42.63244N 71.57577W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop)
107295

Family Columbus Day Fall Foliage Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Family Date: Sat October 6, 2018 - Mon October 8, 2018

Join Family Outings Columbus Day Fall Foliage Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center < 2-hrs West of Boston! Noble View is a great place to hike easier trails, and take in the picturesque beauty of the Pioneer Valley. Possible options as well for more challenging hikes "off campus" on local trails. $100 adults; $80 kids for 2 nights bunk accommodations and meals OR tenting options available for $55/adult; $45/child!

North Cottage offers twin bed accommodations in varying room configurations to accommodate family style sleeping arrangements. Some kids may be on air mattresses and sleeping bags on the floor. Running water, toilets, and hot showers are available at the Bath House a short walk away. We prep and cook meals together in North Cottage kitchen with stove, oven, and refrigerator but no microwave or freezer. Meal prep and clean-up is communal.

Whether this is your first time hiking with your kids, or you're looking for a relaxed, yet fun and active get away... this is the weekend for you! To Register click the "Register" button OR copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2117. For questions contact: Rachel Arey, rachelsarey@gmail.com, 617-678-8101.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Howard Loree hmloree@gmail.com 617-780-6334
Co-Leader: Rachel Arey rachelsarey@gmail.com
107658

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 3, Town Forest

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat October 6, 2018

1:00pm. Come explore this local gem with varied woods, the Nashua and Squannacook rivers, and its high concentration of glacial topography, including eskers and kettle holes. This area also features several bogs, which are unusual at this latitude. Meet at the end of Town Forest Road, 42.59741N 71.60508W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop)