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112232

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 20, 2019

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove, once inhabited by Henry Thoreau. Enjoy sit-down break, on the shore of Walden. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, 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. Leader: Brian Connolly

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786
114179

Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun July 21, 2019

8:30am-11:30am. Slow- paced nature walk through fields, forests and a wet meadow to enjoy nature in summer with a focus on all the summer wildflowers in bloom. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. ARRIVE EARLY. PARKING LIMITED. Steady rain cancels. Leader: Boot Boutwell

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
112349

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 27, 2019

[Rain Date: Sun, July 28] This 12+ mile walk (with shorter options) has it all - ocean, marsh, beach, harbor, river, and ethnic and downtown neighborhoods. It starts with a visit to the annual Sand Sculpting Contest, passes through East Boston including a lunch stop, the Boston Waterfront, the edges of Charlestown and Cambridge, the Boston Esplanade and the Commonwealth Mall, ending at the Boston Marathon finish line. Enjoy a summer day of walking, and celebrate completion of the route at the Solis Irish pub. This walk has become an annual tradition and is a joint venture with FreeWalkers. Meet at 8:30am at the Wonderland Station (MBTA Blue Line) on the upper level plaza that overlooks Revere Beach. NOTE: If you do not want to complete the entire 12+ miles, there are many MBTA stops along the route that make it easy to exit the walk. If any doubt about postponement due to rain, contact one of the leaders. Questions? Contact one of the leaders. Leaders: Nancy Cahn, Fran Price

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Free Walkers
Leader: Nancy Cahn njcahn@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Fran Price francine.j.price@gmail.com 617-875-5232
112117

AMC Ponkapoag Camp Family Canoeing, Hiking, and Primitive Camping Overnight, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA

Family Date: Sat August 3, 2019 - Sun August 4, 2019

Join us for family camping with canoe and hiking adventures, group dinner, campfire, S'mores and lots of fun. AMC Ponkapaug Camp is on the eastern shore of the 230-acre Ponkapoag Pond in the 8,500 acre Blue Hills Reservation just 13 miles south of downtown Boston. We have planned a night out with a fire and Smores and family friendly canoe experience coupled with friendly walks and hikes on local trails.

There will be several leaders, some of which have extensive canoeing skill. We will help the kids relish the night out experience which will require folks to bring a tent and practice the experience of sleeping next to a pond in a tent with the sleeping bag and pad for their bedding.The presence of other families......and of course canoeing and walks will give everyone a short but fun filled outdoors experience. The canoes, life jackets and instruction, camping, Saturday dinner, s'mores, and Sunday Breakfast are included (you bring snacks and lunch). Camping is primitive (no running water or flush toilets not to speak of showers).

To register click the "Register Now" button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2384.

For questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Category: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, 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, Brian s Witkov user369128@aol.com 978-807-4901, David Powell davidfreds@beld.net 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
113217

Castle Island, South Boston

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun August 4, 2019

7:30-9:30am. Beat the heat and bugs on a scenic early morning walk at Castle Island with a couple of loops around the "sugar bowl" followed by breakfast at Sullivan's (counter service). From I-93 take exit 15 Columbia Rd. and turn right on Columbia Rd. At the traffic circle take the 2nd exit onto William J Day Blvd. and follow 2 miles to end and park in the lot at Sullivan's, 2080 William J Day Blvd. Storm cancels. Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias Bmosias@yahoo.com
114127

Blue Hills, Milton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun August 4, 2019

Join us for a co-sponsored hike with both the Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts Chapters. We'll be in the Blue Hills Reservation for a "Buck Hill Loop" hike. This will be at a moderate pace, on steep hills and rocky trails for 3.5 - 4 miles. The trip is not recommended for beginners! We will summit Tucker, North Boyce, and Buck Hills via the Skyline Trail and return using the Red Dot Trail. Bring snacks/lunch, water, sun screen, and insect repellent. Sturdy footwear is a must. Rain cancels; no dogs. Meet at 8:45am for a prompt 9:00am start. Questions? Contact Lisa. Leaders: Ken Cohen, Lisa Fleischman (localwalks@amcboston.org).

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Public transit directions
Leader: Ken Cohen (E-mail Ken Cohen), Lisa Fleischman localwalks@amcboston.org
113650

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat August 17, 2019

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove, once inhabited by Henry Thoreau. Enjoy sit-down break, on the shore of Walden. 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. Leader: Brian Connolly

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Brian Connolly (E-mail Brian Connolly) 508-820-7786
111810

Family Camping on Cape Cod, MA

Family Date: Sun August 25, 2019 - Mon September 2, 2019

FAMILY CAMPING ON CAPE COD, NICKERSON STATE PARK, BREWSTER, MA. 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! (2 night minimum on the weekend). 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. Register at tinyurl.com/Nickerson2019. For more info, 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: AMC Boston Family Outings
Leader: Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com, Paul Pichetti paul_pick@verizon.net
Co-Leader: Peter Fraunholtz, Renee Spring (E-mail Renee Spring)
114123

World's End Reservation, Hingham

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Mon September 2, 2019

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. $8.00 parking fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1. Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias)
114180

Arlington's Great Meadows, Lexington

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 7, 2019

9:00am-12:00noon. September is a wonderful season in New England: plants are weighed down with fruits and leaves are ablaze with colors. Come celebrate the season with a 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 also 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 WEEKENDS. After you park, walk down the driveway on the right side of Waldorf to the playing fields and turn right. We will meet above the playground and basketball court. Leader: Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712).

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
113652

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 14, 2019

Moderate 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. Leader: Brian Connolly

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Brian Connolly (E-mail Brian Connolly) 508-820-7786
113680

6th Annual Duxbury Beach Walk

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 21, 2019

9:30am-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), Judith Watson
114124

Plymouth Harbor

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat October 19, 2019

Brisk pace 7 mile walk 9:30am-2:00pm along Plymouth Harbor including Jennie's Grist Mill and Historic Monuments. Lunch stop on the walk back at Lobster Hut (counter service). From Route 3 South take exit 9 towards Kingston/N Plymouth then left on MA-3A S/ Main St. for 1.7 miles, turn left onto Cordage Park Circle then first right into parking area by the brick tower. We will meet at the Gazebo. Bring snack and water. Storm cancels. Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias)
114125

Castle Island, South Boston

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat November 2, 2019

Fast-paced seven-mile scenic walk along ocean to Castle Island, 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet inside JFK/UMass Red Line T station, upper level gates (no nearby parking). Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Leader: Beth Mosias

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)
113986

4th Annual Boston Family Outings AMC Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend, Alexandria, NH

Family Date: Sat November 9, 2019 - Mon November 11, 2019

Fun Family late fall weekend! AMC Boston Family Outings rents the entire Cardigan Lodge in Alexandria, NH. Great opportunity to get to know the group. Hike, walk, play and enjoy the outdoors at Cardigan Lodge and Cardigan Mountain in Alexandria, NH!! Kids all ages welcome! AMC members/non-members welcome! We offer multiple hikes, walks, and activities to accommodate a variety of ages and abilities.

Cardigan Mountain is a moderate hike of 5 miles roundtrip and 1750 ft elevation gain to a bald summit with beautiful views and a fire tower at the top. Numerous shorter and easier trails leave from the Lodge and provide a more leisurely walk for the littlest participants or those who prefer a more relaxed pace. If it's rainy, there will be organized crafts and indoor games for families to enjoy.

AMC Cardigan Lodge is peacefully located at the end of a road on a 1200-acre reservation owned by AMC in Alexandria, NH. Bunkrooms are coed and sleep 3-6 people with shared bathrooms.

All meals from Saturday dinner through Monday breakfast are included: appetizers and dinner Saturday and Sunday night, breakfast Sunday and Monday, and bag lunch Sunday.

Adults $120; Children ages 18 and under $80 (non-members $140; $100 respectively) includes lodging and meals for the weekend. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2514. Questions? Silvia Dubinsky, silvia_zaharinova@yahoo.com, ?(617) 283-2440?.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Silvia Zaharinova-Dubinsky silvia_zaharinova@yahoo.com 617-283-2440, Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606, Micheal V Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com 617-549-2731
Co-Leader: Lisette Neergaard Colón analisettecolon@gmail.com
114126

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Fri November 29, 2019

5 mi. mod.-paced hike, 10:30am-1:30pm. Bring lunch+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. Leader: Beth Mosias

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)