Activities for the Local Walks/Hikes Committee

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Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike around pond, 10:30am-1:30pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Storm cancels. Leader: Beth Mosias

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias Bmosias@yahoo.com

Warner Trail, Cumberland, RI

Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

9am-4pm. 10-mi. mod. hike from Wampum Corner, Wrentham to Diamond Hill. 74rd season. Bring lunch and water. We will spot cars before the hike. I-95S to Route 295S Exit 11 in Cumberland, RI, then Route 114N for 3.7 miles to Diamond Hill State Park on the right opposite the Ice Cream Machine. Heavy rain cancels. Email Jim if uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC $1. Leaders: Jim Goyea, Laura Cerier

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
RI
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jim Goyea jgoyea@hotmail.com
Coleader: 
Laura Cerier lcerier@comcast.net (508-404-6353)

West Quincy Quarries & Granite Railway

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

5.5-mile fast-paced hike to Granite Railway & quarries, some rock scrambling, bushwhacking and steep sections, 10:30am-2:30pm. Must bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Meet at Shea Ice Rink, 651 Willard St., Quincy. From SE Expressway Exit 8 in Quincy, go south 0.6 miles on Willard St. Or from I-93/Route 128 Exit 6 in Braintree, go north 0.7 miles. Or for public transit take Bus 238 from Quincy Adams T station. Email if severe weather. No dogs. Non-AMC members $1. Leader: Mike Tuohey

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com

Warner Trail, Wrentham

Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

9am-4pm. 10-mi. mod. hike from Wampum Corner to Crocker Pond. Bring lunch & water. We will spot cars before the hike. Meet at Crocker Pond Conservation Area on Myrtle St. (off Rt 1). Heavy rain cancels. Email Jim if uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC $1. Leaders: Laura Cerier, Jim Goyea

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Laura Cerier lcerier@comcast.net (508-404-6353)
Coleader: 
Jim Goyea jgoyea@hotmail.com

Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Moderate pace 4 mile walk, around scenic Ponkapoag Pond, with visit to AMC Camp. Pleasant stroll across golf course, on maple tree walkway. Enjoy sit-down break, on the dock at AMC Camp. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at The Lodge Bar & Grill, in nearby Randolph, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot. From Route 93/128, exit 2A, take Route 138 South for 0.7 mile. See Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on left. Leader: Brian Connolly

Trip details

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

Neponset River Greenway/Mattapan Sq/Milton Hill

Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

7.5-mile fast-paced walk along Neponset River to Mattapan Square on newly opened stretch of Neponset Greenway then to Hutchinson Field in Milton 9:30am-2:00pm. Must bring lunch, water and appropriate footwear. Meet at Hallet Street entrance to Pope John Paul II Park. From Route 93N, take exit 11 (11B from Route 93S) to Granite Avenue, north over Neponset River, immediate right on Hilltop Street, right under bridge into parking lot. E-mail if severe weather. No dogs. Non-AMC members $1. Leader: Mike Tuohey

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com

Blue Hills Hike, Milton

Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Blue Hills - 5 mile brisk-paced hike along yellow triangle trail with rolling hills, 9:00am-noon. Meet at Houghton's Pond parking lot. From Rte. 93/128 exit 3 (Houghtons/Ponkapoag), go N 0.5 mi. to stop sign, R on Hillside St. 0.2 mi. to Houghtons Pond lot on R. Bring lunch and water. Storm cancels. Leader: Beth Mosias

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias Bmosias@yahoo.com

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Saturday, May 18, 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. Leader: Brian Connolly

Trip details

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

Mine Falls Park

Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM

6-mile easy walk along Nashua River, canal with 1886 gatehouse, spectacular waterfall in 325-acre park, from 9:45am-2:00pm. Bring lunch and water. Route 128 Exit 32, Burlington, to Route 3N toward Nashua. Stay right on Exit 5 lane and take Exit 5A (Simon Street), then left on Simon Street, left on Whipple Street to parking lot at the end. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1. Leader: Mark Levine

Trip details

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

The General Field and Surrenden Farms, Groton

Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

1:00pm. Come see this unusual conservation area with large open-field habitat and great views to the south and west. We'll also duck into woods for a bit and stroll along the beautiful Nashua River with conservation land on both sides. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the parking area at the top of the General Field, 42.5871N 71.5858W. Leader: Olin Lathrop

Trip details

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

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Monday, May 27, 2019 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

4 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

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias Bmosias@yahoo.com

Warner Trail, Sharon

Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

9am-5pm. 13-mi. mod. hike from Edge Hill Rd. in Sharon to High Rock in Foxboro. Bring lunch & water. We will spot cars before the hike. Meet at High Rock Rd. Turn onto High Rock Rd (paved woods road) 100 yds S of MOM South Motorcycles, 1000 Washington St (Rt 1), Foxboro. Heavy rain cancels. Email Jim if uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC $1. Leaders: Jim Goyea, Laura Cerier

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jim Goyea jgoyea@hotmail.com (508-339-7671)
Coleader: 
Laura Cerier lcerier@comcast.net (508-404-6353)

Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Merrimac, NH

Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

A 6 mi. forest hike over two prominent hills on well maintained trails Some ledges and steep ascents. 9:30am-2:00pm. 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 right at the first cross street onto Amherst Rd. Parking on left just under 3 mi. GPS address is 184 Amherst Rd, Merrimac, NH. Leader: Mark Levine

Trip details

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

Wollaston Beach, Quincy

Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fast-paced 7-mi walk along Wollaston Beach, Marina Bay, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From SE Expwy, exit 8 (Quincy), take Furnace Brook Pkwy. 2.8mi, L onto Quincy Shore Dr. L at first light into lot. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Leader: Beth Mosias

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias Bmosias@yahoo.com

Walden Pond, Concord

Saturday, June 22, 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. Leader: Brian Connolly

Trip details

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

Groton Hills, Groton

Sunday, June 23, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

1:00pm. Come explore this large chunk of conservation land with varied topography, including beaver ponds, meadows, upland, and eskers. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the trailhead in the northeast end of a parking are on Chicopee Row roughly across from Fertiledale Drive, 42.6324N 71.5472W. Leader: Olin Lathrop

Trip details

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

World's End Reservation, Hingham

Thursday, July 4, 2019 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. $8.00 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.Leader: Beth Mosias

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias Bmosias@yahoo.com

Walden Pond, Concord

Saturday, July 20, 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 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, 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. Leader: Brian Connolly

Trip details

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

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:00 AM

[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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nancy Cahn njcahn@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Fran Price francine.j.price@gmail.com (617-875-5232)