Walks

Post-holiday Family Walden Pond Hike, Concord MA

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join Family Outings after the holiday to explore Walden Pond. Meet at the Visitor Center at 10 am for a 10 minute talk on Thoreau, and then watch a 20 minute Ken Burns film. Then we'll be off to hike and explore 10:45 - 12:30. After the AMC hike ends, people can optionally stay for a 1 pm Visitor's Center Snowflake Beauties Craft to learn about the science and beauty of snowflakes and make their own paper snowflake to take home.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

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..

Coleader: 
Lee Haller hallerlee@yahoo.com (617-653-4732)

Hale Reservation, Westwood/Dover

Saturday, December 22, 2018 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Fast-paced 8-mi. hike including ponds, cabins, lodges, 9:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch, water, sturdy boots, hiking poles. From Rte. 95/128 take Rt. 109 W toward Westwood (exit 16B) 3/4 mi., R on Dover Rd. 0.3 mi., R on Carby St. 0.3 mi. to Hale gate then 0.3 mi. to Cat Rock lot on L. Rain/Snow cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marc Hurwitz

AMC Family Outings 6th Annual New Years Celebration & Equipment Sale

Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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, sledding, and, of course, lots of great equipment at prices you cannot beat. Activities and fun for all ages and abilities.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)
Paul Terenzi Firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115)
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

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..

Jackie Wah jwah2002@yahoo.com (781-641-2085)
Coleader: 
Michael Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com (617-549-2731)
Kate Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com (774-232-6846)

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Connolly (508-820-7786)

Walden Pond, Concord

Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Connolly (508-820-7786)

Cutler Park Reservation, Needham

Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

10am-Noon. Join us for walk in this local gem, conveniently located directly off of Route 128. As you walk the trails, you will not believe that you are so close to the highway. Highlights include Kendrick Pond, views of the Charles River, and the boardwalk crossing a marshland. Easy trails, minor ups and downs, with some roots and rocks, moderate pace. Bring water and snacks. No children under 10 or dogs. Severe weather cancels. Depending on the weather conditions, bring snowshoes or traction devices, such as yak tracks or stabilizers. Call Lisa if uncertain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Lisa Fleischman localwalks@amcboston.org (617-244-5747; before 9pm)

Holiday Lights Walk

Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join AMC Young Members for a potluck and a walk around the Davis Square area to see the holiday lights! We will meet at Katie Blair's house near Davis Square, bundle up and seek out the best decorated houses in the area. After, we will return and have a potluck dinner.
Note: Katie has a pet rabbit--let her know about any allergies, etc. and she can make sure he is kept upstairs. :)

Trip details

Activity: 
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair
Coleader: 
Julia Ramsey

Breakheart Reservation, Saugus

Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Fast-paced, challenging 6-mile hike including rocky hills, pristine lakes, and a "new" peak with sweeping views, 9:30am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, water, and hiking boots. From Rt. 1 in Saugus take Lynn Fells Pkwy West 0.3 mi., right onto Forrest Street. Park at end. Meet at Visitors Center. No reg. Rain/snow cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members, $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marc Hurwitz

Beacon Hill, North End, Boston

Friday, December 7, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

Leisurely 4-mi walk including historic streets, secret alleyways, and a visit to a bakery and an Italian food shop. 6:30-9:15pm. Meet outside Park St. T-stop at wall/fence abutting Park St. Rain/snow cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marc Hurwitz

Lincoln Woods

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us for mid-week ramble through the woods of Lincoln and Concord. We will start with a walk up Mt. Misery (sorry, no views) and make our way through the woods to Walden pond. Thereafter, we ascend Pine Hill, (the highest point in Concord) and descend back towards Mt. Misery and the parking lot.
Total milage approx 6miles, mostly flat. No registration is required however you may wish to email the leader if you have questions.
Meet at 9:45am for a 10:00am start at the Mt. Misery Parking Lot
Lincoln, MA. Hike should take about 3 hours.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com

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