Activities for the Local Walks/Hikes Committee

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Cutler Park Reservation, Needham

Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

9am-11am. Join us for a 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. Call Lisa if uncertain. $1 fee for those not AMC members. Directions: 84 Kendrick St, Needham, MA.

Trip details

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

World's End Reservation

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Scenic 5-mi. walk, 8:30-11:30am. Bring snack/water. From Rte.3A rotary in Hingham, take Summer St. 0.5mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $6.00 per person fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Avoid Rte.228 due to holiday event road closures. Storm cancels. No e-mail after 7/3. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias (781-335-5034; 7-9pm)

Middlesex Fells, Winchester

Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sheepfold Pkg. lot. Mod to stren. 7 mi. hike over many hills & rough terrain. 9am-2pm. Bring lunch, H2O, snacks. Rte. 93 S to exit 35. At stop sign, go L under highway. At next stop sign go R. At first set of lights turn R onto Rte. 28. Turn R into Sheepfold entrance. Rte. 93 N to exit 33 (Route 28). Sheepfold entrance is 2 miles up on the L. Cancel if rain. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Note: There is now a parking fee for the Sheepfold Lot.

Trip details

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

Lynn Woods, Lynn

Sunday, July 8, 2018 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; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Lisa Fleischman (617-244-5747; before 9pm)
Coleader: 
Fran Price (617-875-5232)

Boston's Back Bay Fens

Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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.

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, July 21, 2018 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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.

Trip details

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

Middlesex Fells, Medford

Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

Trip details

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

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Saturday, August 4, 2018 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias (781-335-5034; 7-9pm)

Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield Entrance

Sunday, August 5, 2018 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nelson Caraballo Nelsonhikes@gmail.com (617-548-8579)

Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont

Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

Trip details

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

Mass. Audubon Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)
Lisa Fleischman (617-244-5747; before 9pm)
Joan Entwistle

World's End Reservation

Monday, September 3, 2018 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias (781-335-5034)

Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield Entrance

Sunday, September 9, 2018 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nelson Caraballo Nelsonhikes@gmail.com (617-548-8579)

Arlington's Great Meadows, Lexington

Sunday, September 9, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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.

Trip details

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

Wildcat Conservation Area, Boxford

Sunday, September 23, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Davis sadmd1@verizon.net (978-352-2250)