Activities for the Local Walks/Hikes Committee

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Whitney and Thayer Woods, Cohasset

Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Brisk pace 8 mi. hike along rolling hills including a holly grove, Oden's Den, Weir River Farm and scenic lunch on Turkey Hill. Bring lunch, water and sturdy hiking boots. From Rte. 3 (exit 14) take Rte. 228 north for 6.5 mi. through Hingham. Turn right on Rte. 3A east and follow for 2 miles and take a right into Trustees of Reservations entrance and parking at Howes Ln. in Cohasset. If needed additional parking is available across Rte. 3A at the Cohasset Commuter Rail in designated parking spots for Whitney and Thayer Woods. No dogs. Storm Cancels. Leader Beth Mosias

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias

Holiday Wreaths & Green Boughs, Boston

Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Admire seasonal decorations in Boston's Back Bay & Beacon Hill. 9:30am-11:30am; moderate pace. Meet near Park Street T Station (Green Line) at the corner of Tremont and Park Streets. Bring snacks, water. Rain/snow cancels. New members welcome. No dogs. L Sharon Marshall

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Sharon Marshall (617-542-4551; 7-9 pm)

Walden Pond, Concord

Saturday, December 14, 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. L Brian Connolly

Trip details

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

Habitat Audubon Sanctuary, Belmont - Celebrate the Solstice Walk

Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Celebrate the Solstice Walk. The Winter Solstice arrives in just one week. We'll take a slow-paced nature walk through forests and fields and around a pond focusing on plant ID of bare trees, naked shrubs and winter weeds as the natural world prepares for winter. We'll also talk about fun and interesting natural history about the Winter Solstice as well as about the plants we see. 1:00-4:00pm. From Rte 2, Exit 59 go west on Rte 60/Pleasant St. 0.6 miles. Right onto Clifton St, first left on Fletcher Rd, bear left at fork, next left on Juniper Rd.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)

Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Merrimac, NH

Sunday, December 15, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

A moderate 5 mi. forest loop hike at a comfortable pace on well maintained trails through scenic woodlands. Pond views, beaver lodges and dams.and historic sites. 9:30am-2:00pm. Lunch at unusual bench with brook views and footrest. This area is approx 14mi north of the NH/MA border. Head north on Rte. 3 toward Nashua, NH. and at the state line continue on the Everett Tpk. Take Exit 11, turn left onto Continental Blvd and then an immediate right at the first cross street onto Amherst Rd. Parking on left just under 3 mi. GPS address is 184 Amherst Rd, Merrimac, NH. L Mark Levine

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Levine

Groton Town Forest to Fitch's Bridge

Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

1:00pm-3:00pm. We will start in the scenic Town Forest, with eskers, kettle holes, unusual bogs, hemlock groves, and more. Then we will use Groton's extensive trail system thru a string of conservation lands to end at Fitch's Bridge over the beautiful Nashua River. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at Fitch's Bridge, 42.62549N 71.60886W. Park by either end, but note that cars can't cross. About 2 hours, moderate pace. L Olin Lathrop

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Olin Lathrop (978-742-9014)

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs. Cancel if rain. L Nelson Caraballo

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nelson Caraballo (617-548-8579; 11am -2pm)

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:00am-12:15pm. Bring snack & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels. L Beth Mosias

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias

Foss Farms, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Greenough Land, Carlisle

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Easy approx. 4-5 mi. wander through a good birding area with river and pond views, pine forest and red maple swamp. Snowshoe if sufficient snow cover. Meet 10am. Foss Farms parking lot, about 1/3 mi west of Concord River off Rte. 225. From Rte. 128 Exit 31B follow Rtes. 4/225 through Bedford, continuing on Rte. 225 toward Carlisle. Storm cancels. If weather uncertain contact Leader. No dogs. L Mark Levine

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs. Cancel if rain. L Nelson Caraballo

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nelson Caraballo (617-548-8579; 11am -2pm)
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