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106190

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 21, 2018

This 12+ mile walk (with shorter options) has it all - ocean, marsh, beach, harbor, river, and ethnic, 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 route was enjoyed last summer 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. Questions? Contact one of the leaders.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Free Walkers
Leader: Lisa Fleischman (E-mail Lisa Fleischman) 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Fran Price (E-mail Fran Price) 617-875-5232
106755

Boston's Back Bay Fens

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 21, 2018

View museums and cultural institutions; explore the Rose Garden and Victory Gardens. From 10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at corner of Huntington Ave. & Museum Rd. (Museum stop on Green Line "E"). Bring lunch & water. No dogs. New members welcome. Heavy rain cancels.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Sharon Marshall (E-mail Sharon Marshall) 617-542-4551 (7-9 pm)
106260

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 21, 2018

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: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786
106552

Middlesex Fells, Medford

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 28, 2018

Mid-summer is here. Slow-paced nature walk looking for mid-summer wildflowers and fruits in the Bellevue Pond area. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun and interesting natural history. 9:00am-12:00 noon. Rte. 93 to Exit 33. At rotary, go right onto South Border Rd./Winchester and continue a couple of hundred yards to Bellevue Pond Parking Lot on right (opposite #68 South Border Rd, Medford). Parking limited/arrive early. Steady rain cancels. $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
107135

The Throne, Groton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun July 29, 2018

1:00pm. Come hike thru one of the largest contiguous undeveloped parcels in the area, featuring pretty upland forest intersperced with vernal pools, small streams, and beaver ponds. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the end of Castle Drive, 42.6260N 71.6171W.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop olin@embedinc.com 978-742-9014
106330

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat August 4, 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)
107252

Sheldrick Preserve and Heald Tract, Wilton, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun August 5, 2018

Six-mile hike through diverse woodlands and hilly old-growth forest with streams, ponds, ridges, eskers and interpretive points. 9:45am. Bring boots. From Nashua, NH: take Route 101A W toward Milford, join Route 101W toward Wilton. Approximately 2.1 miles after Route 31S, left on Temple Road (just past Gary's Restaurant), bear left across bridge, left on Town Farm Road. 0.7 miles uphill to parking area. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
106763

Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield Entrance

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun August 5, 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
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
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
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
107254

Hike North Pack Monadnock, Greenfield, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun October 14, 2018

A rugged, scenic loop of 6.5mi. via Ted's & Carolyn's trails. 9:30am-2:30pm. From Nashua, NH, take Rte. 101A west toward Milford, NH. Blend onto Rte. 101 west toward Wilton, NH. Head north toward Lyndeboro on Rte. 31 and turn left ~8mi. on Russell Station Rd. (look for the Trebuchet Adventure Park on the right and Trojan Horse on the left by this intersection). Continue to Mountain Rd. and turn right ~0.5mi. to parking in a small alcove on the right opposite trailhead. Storm cancels. 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
107085

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat October 27, 2018

Easy pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. The fall foliage colors, in Walden Woods are beautiful.
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: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786
107255

Beaver Brook Assoc., Hollis, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun November 4, 2018

8-9mi. over varied terrain w/pond & brook views, beaver lodges, waterfowl & "French meadow", 9:30am-3:00pm. Minor rock scramble & mystery cave home to a common animal. Bring lunch, boots. From Rte. 3 exit 6 in Nashua, take Rte. 130 W 5.8 mi. to light in Hollis Ctr., continue 1.8 mi. SW to dirt pkg. area on N side of Rte. 130. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

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