Always wanted to know about the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway, conceived in 1929 as an "Outer Emerald Necklace" between I-495 and 128 mirroring Boston's famed Olmsted-designed "Emerald Necklace"? Join AMC Family Outings Saturday evening May 19th from 5 - 6:30 pm in Bedford, MA for a Multimedia Presentation "Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal".
Dan & Marilyn Brielmann along with Alan French will be your guides taking you along the Bay Circuit Trail, a 200 mile natural wonder that arcs the city of Boston from Newburyport to Kingston. Dan and Marilyn, professional videographers, incorporate their video and musical talents in this documentary. Alan French, Founder and Chairman and Executive Director Emeritus of the Bay Circuit Alliance Inc. (BCA) joins to talk about the more than 25 years he was involved with this project and making it a reality. "Long Live The Bay Circuit"! Alan turned over the leadership of the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) in 2012 to The Trustees of Reservations and the AMC and Kristen Sykes as lead organization. AMC is gap filling the few remaining missing trail links and provides trail stewardship.
Waterproof printed BCT map and guide will be available at the presentation for $15 (bring cash or check) OR for $19.95 + postage at amcstore.outdoors.org/booksmaps/maps/massachusetts/bay-circuit-trail-map-and-guide. Online maps and trail descriptions can be found at: www.baycircuit.org/maps-guides/
This event is part of Hidden Treasures, a program in partnership with Freedom's Way National Heritage Area.
This event is FREE, open to all, accessible, and there will be cookies and punch and socializing after. Registered particpants will receive more information closer to the event as well as information regarding a series of AMC Boston Family Outings Hikes on the Bay Circuit Trail and the opportunity to sign up.
- "The Bay Circuit trail - sometimes named "Bay Secret" trail: A brilliant idea conceived in 1929 as an 'outer emerald necklace' connecting green gems surrounding Boston. Today it is a 230 mile thru-hike!"
- "The Bay Circuit trail has so many great hidden spots, some feel so secluded you would not know you are in a populated area. We are lucky to have such a great trail network!"
First Parish Church in Bedford, MA, UU, "on the Common" 75 Great Road (aka MA 4/62/225) Bedford, MA (Accessible Entrance on Elm St. side -- fully accessible with elevator etc)
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 and Peru/Machu Picchu.