1:00pm start. Explore a large protected area across the Groton/Tyngsboro line. There will be varied ecology from beaver ponds to meadows to upland forest. Additional interests include a physics demonstartion and an old quarry. Meet at the end of Cow Pond Brook Road in Groton (42.6249N 71.5026W).
1:00pm start. We will hike thru the Cox and Walker conservation parcels and beyond, including historic Williams Barn, and possibly bag a 500 footer. Along the way we'll see a number of beaver ponds, upland forest, and maybe some open vistas. Meet at the end of Brown Lane (42.6375N 71.5505W).
1:00pm start. We will traverse a large protected area that includes wetlands, upland forest, some hills, a rare true bog, and a surprise in the woods. Meet at the end of Indian Hill Rd (42.5850N 71.5539W).
Easy walk, mostly woods, across a dam & thru a meadow, 1:00-3:00pm. From Rte. 95/128 exit 16B, take Rte. 109 W 1.2 mi., R on Dover Rd. 0.3 mi., R on Carby St. 0.6 mi. to Cat Rock pkg. lot. Rain cancels. No dogs, non-AMC members $1.
Are you a member of AMC (or not) but haven't tried any of our activities yet? Good, because AMC Southeast MA Chapter (SEM) is having an Open House open to all to check out and try out AMC activities! Join SEM at Myles Standish State Forest in Carver, MA, on Saturday, April 15, 10 - 3 pm for "Take it Outside with AMC 2017". Register for any of the activities below or you are welcome to just join for the picnic:
Join AMC families at this tent-only family friendly campground set on the shore of a 200 acre lake less than two hrs northwest of Boston. Enjoy roaring waterfalls a short walk away, Explore miles of hiking including the Tully Trail and Tully Mountain, great biking and paddling up the picturesque Tully River or explore the lake's islands and inlets. Or just lounge and relax beneath the towering pine trees. Cost $65 pp ($30 kids four & under) includes campsite, most meals, and s'mores. Communal cooking, chores and fun!
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, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.
5 mile walk, 10:30am-1:30pm. 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.
Thoreau interpretive path, forest, marshes, vernal pool (frog chorus), Walden Pond upper loop. 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring snack. From Rte. 2, take 126 North 0.6 mile. Park on R behind Concord Courthouse.
Blue Hills - 5 mile brisk-paced hike along yellow triangle trail with rolling hills, 10:30am-1:30pm. Meet at Houghton's Pond parking lot. Bring lunch and water. Storm cancels.
We will be camping at Nickerson State Park, a short walk from the beach at Flax Pond, where there is swimming, non-motorized boating, frog catching, biking and general fun. CHOOSE THE DAYS YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME! Great for kids/teens of all ages. Convenient to the Outer Cape and local attractions, bike trails, and bayside beaches. Informal group activities may include group biking trips, swimming and excursions. Group size is 25-30, and we dine together and share chores on a communal kitchen site known as the "blue tarp diner". Group site for tenting.