Activities for the Local Walks/Hikes Committee

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Broadmoor Mass Audubon walk, Natick

Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

10:30am-12:30pm. Meet at the Visitors Center. Join us for a walk in this convenient (Natick on Route 16), yet expansive wildlife retreat, along the Charles River. Moderate pace, easy trails with some gentle hills and rocks. Bring water and snacks. No children or dogs. Heavy rain/snow cancels, but if snow on ground bring snowshoes or stabilizers depending on ground cover. Call Lisa if uncertain. Charge: $5 if not a Mass Audubon member, plus $1 if not an AMC member.

Trip details

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

Hike Beautiful Billerica - Two Brothers Rocks

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:45 AM to 12:30 PM

Easy 2 ½ hour hike starts at 9:45 am. Offered through Billerica Recreation Department and sponsored by Friends of Billerica Recreation in cooperation with the Appalachian Mountain Club. Meet at River View Restaurant for breakfast at 8am, or park later, across the bridge, at Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge parking lot off Nashua Road, Billerica. Great Meadows, Concord River, and Governor Dudley Park. Focus on camaraderie and local history. Depending on wintry conditions, sturdy footwear, strap-on ice-grabbers or snowshoes recommended.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marlies Henderson brimar_11@msn.com (978-663-3345; between 8 am and 8 pm)

Born Dutch, but naturalized. Radical conservationist. Explorer and writer. Advocate for hiking and biking.

World's End Reservation

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

5 mile hike/snowshoe, 9:00am-noon. 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 fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs, non-AMC members, $1.

Trip details

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

Hike Beautiful Billerica - Historic Middlesex Canal

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Easy 2 hour hike. Meet at 9:45am to start walking at 10am. Offered through Billerica Recreation Department and sponsored by Friends of Billerica Recreation in cooperation with the Appalachian Mountain Club. Park across from the Faulkner Mill, by the Talbot dam (gazebo). Depending on conditions, explore the historic Middlesex Canal, north or south from the summit pond. Focus on camaraderie and local history. Depending on wintry conditions, sturdy footwear, strap-on ice-grabbers or snowshoes recommended.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marlies Henderson brimar_11@msn.com (978-808-6634; between 8 am and 8 pm)

Born Dutch, but naturalized. Radical conservationist. Explorer and writer. Advocate for hiking and biking.

Hike Beautiful Billerica - Rangeway Forest

Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:45 AM to 12:30 PM

Easy 2 ½ hour hike, offered through Billerica Recreation Department and sponsored by Friends of Billerica Recreation in cooperation with the Appalachian Mountain Club, to explore connectivity with Chelmsford Russel Mill Town Forest and a historic segment of the Middlesex Turnpike. Focus on camaraderie and local history. Depending on wintery conditions, sturdy footwear, strap-on ice-grabbers or snowshoes recommended.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marlies Henderson brimar_11@msn.com (978-808-6634; between 8 am and 8 pm)

Born Dutch, but naturalized. Radical conservationist. Explorer and writer. Advocate for hiking and biking.

Hike North Pack Monadnock, Greenfield, NH

Sunday, March 19, 2017
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

A rugged, scenic loop of 6.5mi. via Ted's & Carolyn's trails. 9:30am-2:30pm. From Nashua, NH, take Rte. 101A west toward Milford, NH. Blend onto Rte. 101 west toward Wilton, NH. Head north toward Lyndeboro on Rte. 31 and turn left ~8mi. on Russell Station Rd. (look for the Trebuchet Adventure Park on the right and Trojan Horse on the left by this intersection). Continue to Mountain Rd. and turn right ~0.5mi. to parking in a small alcove on the right opposite trailhead. Storm 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

Vivid Vistas, Groton

Sunday, March 19, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

1:00pm-3:00pm. Traverse the two highest points in Groton, both with open views. In between bagging 500 footers, see wild wetlands, beaver ponds, upland forests, and open meadows. Meet at Williams Barn (42.6264N, 71.5610W) on Chicopee Row. We'll carpool to the start, then hike back to Williams barn. About 2 hours, moderate pace.

Trip details

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

Belmont and Aububon Conservation Lands, Belmont

Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

It's Spring! Slow-paced nature walk through Belmont conservation land fields and forests over to Habitat Audubon Sanctuary where we'll talk about one of the sweetest signs of spring - maple sugaring. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 9:00am-12:00noon. Meet at Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont. Arrive early; parking limited. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

Potter's Farm Conservation Area, West Boxford

Sunday, March 26, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Potter's Farm Conservation Area. Easy terrain, moderate pace, about 2 hours. Kids and dogs welcome. Come into Boxford on route 133, go west on Main St. at the white church. Go past the fire station and park at the junction of Silvermine Rd. and Main St. (on Silvermine).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Davis

Castle Island, South Boston

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Fast-paced seven-mile scenic walk along ocean to Castle Island, 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet inside JFK/UMass Red Line T station, upper level gates (no nearby parking). Storm cancels. No e-mail after 3/31. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

Mine Falls Park

Sunday, April 16, 2017
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.

Trip details

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

Historic Middlesex Canal, North Billerica

Sunday, April 23, 2017
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Level 5-mi. walk along historic canal N to Chelmsford, 1:30-4pm. Joint Middlesex Canal Association - Appalachian Mountain Club Spring Walk. Meet at 1:30pm at the Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitor Center at the Faulkner Mill at 71 Faulkner Street in North Billerica. The Museum and Visitor Center, including the bookstore, will open at 12 noon. The 2-2½ hour walk will cover part of the Merrimack branch of the canal in Billerica and Chelmsford, about 3 to 4 miles over generally level wooded terrain and streets.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Winters robert@middlesexcanal.org

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)