Activities for the Local Walks/Hikes Committee

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Warner Trail, Cumberland, RI

Saturday, May 27, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

9am-4pm. 10-mi. mod. hike from Wampum Corner, Wrentham to Diamond Hill. 73rd 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 members, $1.

Trip details

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

Hough's Neck, Quincy

Saturday, May 27, 2017
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Unusual, fast-paced 9-mile hike mostly along proposed Sea to Summit Greenway, including salt marshes, a long path along a dike, hidden ocean beaches, and a former Boston Harbor island, all with spectacular views, 9:30pm-1:30pm. Bring hiking boots/sturdy sneakers, lunch/snack & water. From SE Expwy, exit 8 (Quincy), take Furnace Brook Pkwy. 2.8 mi., L onto Quincy Shore Dr. L at first light into lot. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marc Hurwitz

Middlesex Fells, Winchester

Sunday, May 28, 2017
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.

Trip details

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

Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Merrimac, NH

Sunday, May 28, 2017
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.

Trip details

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

Celebrate National Trails Day With a Hike in Georgetown-Rowley State Forest

Saturday, June 3, 2017
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Let's Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike in GEORGETOWN-ROWLEY STATE FOREST located in Georgetown/Rowley MA. Meet at 1:00PM. We'll explore this state forest that's over 1,100 acres. There will be great views from the new bridge that spans a beaver dam and the Mill River. We'll hike along woodland forest trails exploring signs of spring. From I-95 take exit 53A (Rte. 97 east) towards Topsfield, after exiting ramp take immediate left onto Rowley Road, follow ~1.1 miles to pkg. area on left-side of road.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com (978-394-9619)

Northeast Groton

Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:00 AM

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).

Trip details

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

Lynn Woods, Lynn

Sunday, June 4, 2017
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.Cancel if rain.

Trip details

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

Greenwood Park, Middlesex Fells, Stoneham

Sunday, June 11, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Easy 2 hr. walk in Middlesex Fells. Meet at 2pm at Greenwood Park (across from Stone Zoo). Take Rte. 93 to exit 34. Go N on Rte. 28 to South St., right to park. Bring water and snack. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Betsy Goeke betsyg@space.mit.edu (781-729-8484; until 10 pm)

Warner Trail, Sharon

Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

9am-5pm. 10-mi. mod. hike from Moose Hill 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.

Trip details

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

Newton Aqueducts walk

Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

9:30am-2:00pm. 8 miles, generally smooth and flat terrain, with one steep section at Hemlock Gorge (individuals can skip this if they want to). Meet in Newton Centre, at the corner of Centre Street and Tyler Terrace. Park on Tyler Terrace or a nearby street or take the T (Green Line D/Riverside) and get off at the Newton Centre stop. Meeting place is about 1/4 mile away. Bring water, lunch, snacks, bug repellent. No children or dogs. Heavy rain cancels. If uncertain, contact Lisa.

Trip details

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

Wollaston Beach, Quincy

Sunday, June 18, 2017
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.

Trip details

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

Massabesic Audubon Center

Sunday, June 18, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

6 mi. easy wander along wooded trails and lake shore, 10am-3:00pm. From Rte. 95/128, take Rte. 93 N. 40mi., exit7 (N.H.), Rte.101 E. towards seacoast 1 mi. to exit 1 (Audubon sign). Continue Rte. 28 bypass S. 2 mi. (includes traffic circle). L on Spofford Rd. 0.2 mi., L. on Audubon Way to pkg.lot. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

World's End Reservation

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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

Saturday, July 8, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Easy walk in open woods. 10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at Wedgmere Station (Lowell line). I-93 to the Mystic Valley Parkway. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Betsy Goeke betsyg@space.mit.edu (781-729-8484; to 10pm)

Joe English Reservation, Amherst, NH

Sunday, July 9, 2017
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

A 7 mile quiet, hilly wander 9:30am-3:30pm through varied woodlands on well maintained trails. Meet by Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Brook Rd, Amherst, NH. From Nashua, NH, Rte. 3 exit 7, 101A W to junction 101 E (7.4mi) toward Amherst/Manchester. Turn left after 5.7mi on Horace Greeley Rd, left again 0.4mi on Brook Rd. Go 1.4mi to pkg at dead end. No advance reservation required. Call if weather uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

Middlesex Fells, Winchester

Sunday, July 16, 2017
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.

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

Saturday, August 5, 2017
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)

Beaver Brook Assoc., Hollis, NH

Sunday, August 6, 2017
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

8-9mi. over varied terrain w/pond & brook views, beaver lodges, waterfowl & "French meadow", 9:30am-3:00pm. Minor rock scramble & mystery cave home to a common animal. Bring lunch, boots. From Rte. 3 exit 6 in Nashua, take Rte. 130 W 5.8 mi. to light in Hollis Ctr., continue 1.8 mi. SW to dirt pkg. area on N side of Rte. 130. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

World's End Reservation

Monday, September 4, 2017
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)

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Thursday, November 23, 2017
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. Cancel if rain.

Trip details

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

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Monday, December 25, 2017
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. Cancel if rain.

Trip details

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

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Monday, January 1, 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. Cancel if rain.

Trip details

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