Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor.
It's time for our annual evening cemetery walk in honor of Halloween! A memorable adventure is guaranteed!
The evening walk begins at the Newton Centre MBTA Station on the Green/D Line. We will do a 2+ hour loop walk on trails and streets visiting a cemetery, park trails and a portion of the aqueduct trail.
Assuming you all survive the walk through the cemetery, we will convene at a restaurant afterwards in Newton Centre to tell more stories of our adventure through the night.
Deer Island is a wonderful urban sanctuary. Awesome Boston and ocean views. Great walking, jogging, sightseeing, picnicking, fishing, and dog walking (dogs must be on a leash and owners need to clean up after their pets). There is a 2.6-mile perimeter pathway and another 2 miles of trails on the hills of the island.
On this 1.5 mile family walk at Mt. Misery in Lincoln, MA we will explore the beautiful forests near the Sudbury River that are part of this mis-named conservation land. The walk is Saturday November 17 from 1:30 - 3 pm and is suitable for four years old and older. Come prepared for fun with lots of roots on the path and beautiful hemlock forests.
Please dress appropriately. The trails may be wet so boots or waterproof shoes are suggested. Bring water and snacks as appropriate for your kids (and your) needs.
2 hr. hike through woods and along a chain of ponds and streams. Starts 10:00am. Rain cancels. Should be great tree colors along the ponds. Park in lot on north side of Rte. 117 just west of 563 North Ave. (Weston's name for Rte. 117) and 0.5 miles west of Lincoln Street, Weston. Rte. 117 changes name and enters Lincoln just west of turn-off.
Meet at 1:30pm at the SE corner of the parking lot behind the Woburn Cinemas, along Rte. 128. Level, 3-mi., joint w/Middlesex Canal Association along 2 sections of the historic canal. From Rte. 95/128 exit 35 in Woburn, take Rte. 38 S 0.1 mi., R onto Middlesex Canal Dr. past the Crowne Plaza to meeting place. Info: www.middlesexcanal.org.
AMC Family Outings Sixth Annual New Years Celebration and Equipment Sale Sunday January 6th at the Thoreau Outing Center at Camp Thoreau in Concord, MA. Come anytime from 10 am to 3 pm. We'll celebrate the New Years with coffee/donuts in the morning and lunch included at 11:30 am with our welcome in the New Year Celebratory cake. Options for snowshoe and XC Ski clinics, walks and hikes throughout the day as well as crafts for the kids and, of course, lots of great equipment at prices you cannot beat. Activities and fun for all ages and abilities.
Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..
9:30am-12:00pm. Registration Required. Limit 12 participants. Contact Lisa to register. Join glaciologist/geophysicist Bruce Porter for a walk through Gray Reservation/Haynes Meadow Reservation/Water District protection zone to explore the many features formed by the glacier that blanketed New England 10,000 yrs. ago. Kettles pit the plane and kame terraces rise abruptly to create beautiful vistas of the wetlands below. Be able to identify eskers, erratics, kames, and more on your next hike. Flat with one steep 50 foot section. Bring water. AMC non-members $1. Severe weather cancels.
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.
[CANCELLED] Challenging 6-mi. hike through rugged terrain including cliffs and ledges with scenic views throughout, 9:45am-1:30pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 95/128 in Lynnfield take exit 44B (Rt. 1/129) to rotary, then Rte. 129 SE toward Lynn 2 mi., R onto Great Woods Rd. to end. No dogs; rain cancels.