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. Questions? Contact Lisa.
Join AMC Young Members for an afternoon walk around Fresh Pond! This is a leisurely, scenic 2.5 mile paved loop. Dogs are welcome on the walk! The reservation is a popular place for cambridge residents to walk their dogs. Please do let us know if you plan to bring yours.
[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.
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.
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
[This event is now FULL. No more people can register.] Moderate 6-mi. hike including tour of observatory on top of Great Blue Hill, with meteorologist Eric Fisher joining us (hike to Hemenway Hill takes place after tour), 9:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch, water, sturdy footwear (required), $5.00 fee for tour, and AMC membership card or other proof of membership ($8.00 tour fee plus $1.00 hike fee for non-members). Registration required as number of hikers is limited; starting point of hike to be given upon registration. Rain cancels. No dogs.
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
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
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
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