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85555

Blue Hills Skyline Trail, Quincy

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat August 29, 2015

6.5-mile hike, rocky terrain with a number of steep hills with views. Moderate-rated hike, not for beginners. 10:00am-3:00pm, mainly on Skyline Trail, lunch on Nahanton Hill with great view. Meet at Shea Ice Rink, 651 Willard St., Quincy. Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Email if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com
85626

Charles River's Edge: Cambridge-Charlestown-Boston

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun August 30, 2015

Approx. 5-6mi. walk via North Point Park, new North Bank Bridge, USS Constitution, and Charles River Dam. Meet at 10:00am at the gazebo at Cambridgeside Galleria Mall fountain. Bring lunch and desire to explore. We'll cover the past, present, and future plans for this historic area. Note: On Sundays, Cambridge parking meters are free and it's OK to park on streets marked for Resident Permit Parking.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Robert Winters Robert@rwinters.com 617-661-9230
85646

Parks & Greenways, Cambridge to Malden

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 5, 2015

Mostly wooded, somewhat hilly 9-mi. hike w/8 ponds and incl. Middlesex Fells & ending at Oak Grove T sta., 9:30am-2:30pm. Bring lunch & water. Meet on W side of Alewife T sta. at passenger drop-off. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Robert Winters (E-mail Robert Winters), Mike Stadelmaier hikeinfo@yahoo.com 770-377-8896
83385

World's End Reservation

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Mon September 7, 2015

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.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034
85647

Arnold Arboretum

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Mon September 7, 2015

4-mi. walk among 5000 kinds of trees & shrubs, 12:30-2:45pm. Bring snack & water. Meet at Admin. Bldg., Arborway. Take T to Forest Hills sta., walk 0.6 mi. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Robert Winters (E-mail Robert Winters), Mike Stadelmaier hikeinfo@yahoo.com 770-377-8896
83396

Horn Pond Conservation Land, Woburn

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 13, 2015

Slow paced nature walk looking for late summer wildflowers and fruits. Focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 12:30pm-3:30pm. From Rte. 95/128 Exit 33A take Rte. 3 South for 3 miles. Left on Pond St. 0.8 miles to parking lot on left. Parking limited, arrive early. Steady rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass Audubon, the New England Wild Flower Society, the Winchester Public Schools, and the Friends of the Middlesex Fells as well as the AMC.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
85579

Hike North Pack Monadnock, Greenfield, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 13, 2015

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.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
85693

Temple Mountain Ridgeline, Sharon, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Tue September 15, 2015

Trailhead start at intersection of Greenleaf and Temple Roads in Sharon, NH. Brisk 8 mile very scenic hike. 9:00am start. First 5 miles almost to Miller State Park. Then descend down mountain for 3 miles finishing along Nichols Brook waterfalls and pools. Distance from Lexington ~ 50 miles (car pool option available from Dunkin on Great Road in Littleton). Do not use route 123/124 due to bridge reconstruction in New Ipswich. Storm cancels. No dogs. Bring lunch.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Link to hike & driving maps, description & sign up instruction
Leader: Jack Mroczkowski JM705@verizon.net 781-862-1019 (7-9pm)
85430

Explore East Boston

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 19, 2015

Moderately fast-paced walk along the Greenway, Condor Urban Wild, Piers Park and more. 10:00am-1:30pm. Meet inside Airport T (Blue Line). Bring lunch and water. New members welcome. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Heavy rain cancels.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Sharon Marshall (E-mail Sharon Marshall) 617-542-4551 (7-9pm)
85347

Duxbury Beach Walk

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 26, 2015

10:00am-Noon, moderate pace. Bring water and snacks. No children or dogs. Lunch afterwards at a local restaurant for anyone interested. Heavy rain cancels. Call if uncertain. Directions: From North or South: Take Rte. 3 to Exit 11. Exit roundabout at 2nd turn from either direction which is Congress/West Street for 1.8 miles. (stay right at fork,continuing on West St.). Straight at traffic light onto St. George Street 1.1 miles to Washington Street, Left for 30 yards and then immediate right onto Powder Point Road. 1.0 mile to the Powder Point Bridge Parking lot before bridge. Call Mary (781-771-3680) if needed.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Lisa Fleischman 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Mary Wisbach mwisbach@aol.com 781-771-3680 (before 9pm)
85588

Hale Reservation/Powisett Farm

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun October 4, 2015

Easy walk, mostly woods, across a dam & thru a meadow, 1-3pm. 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. Wear traction device on boots if conditions warrant. No dogs, non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jean Veigas (E-mail Jean Veigas) 781-449-4324
85583

Boxford State Forest

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat October 10, 2015

Meet at 1:00pm in the parking lot on Middleton Rd. in Boxford, at the steel gate. Take Rte. 95 and use exit 51 on the Topsfield-Boxford line. Go west (left if heading north, right if heading south on 95) and then an immediate right on Middleton Rd. Go about 1 mile to parking area on left. Easy terrain. moderate pace, kids and dogs welcome, time about 2 hours.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Stephen Davis (E-mail Stephen Davis)
85584

Emerald Necklace

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun October 11, 2015

Enjoy our historical heritage, appreciate the wonder which is the Back Bay and learn more about Frederick Olmsted. We will walk about 6 miles at a moderate pace with stops to enjoy major sights but we should be done by 12:30pm. We will meet at the Arlington T stop, in front of Hermes at the corner of Boylston and Arlington at 9:30am. From the Commonwealth Mall to Park Drive to the Muddy River to Jamaica Pond and on to the Arboretum. Most of the Necklace will be covered. End at Forest Hills T on the Orange Line. We will cross 2 or 3 roads but otherwise be off the roads. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Eveline Weyl (E-mail Eveline Weyl)
85585

Historic Middlesex Canal, Wilmington

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun October 18, 2015

Three-mile leisurely walk along a scenic section of historic canal to Patch's Pond, 1:30pm. See oxbow, grooves in rocks from tow lines, and stone aqueduct. I-95/Route 128 Exit 35 (Woburn), Route 38N for 2.4 miles to the Wilmington Town Park lot on the left. Joint trip with Middlesex Canal Association. For more info, see http://www.middlesexcanal.org, or contact Roger Hagopian at 781-861-7868 (until 10:00pm).

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Middlesex Canal Association
Leader: Robert Winters Robert@rwinters.com
Co-Leader: Roger Hagopian 781-861-7868 (to 10pm)
85193

Wollaston Beach

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat October 24, 2015

Fast-paced 7-mi walk along Wollaston Beach, Marina Bay, Squantum, 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.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034 (7-9 pm)
85604

Grassy Pond Conservation Land, Acton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat October 24, 2015

Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to Grassy Pond looking for autumn wildflowers and fruits. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. Rte. 2 to Exit 42 (Rte 27/Main St, Acton). Follow Rte 27 north for about 1 mile through Acton Center and turn left on Nagog Hill Rd. Go 1.1 miles. Parking lot on left just past small meadow. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass Audubon, the New England Wild Flower Society, the Winchester Public Schools, and the Friends of the Middlesex Fells as well as the AMC.

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
85431

Boston's Developing Waterfront

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat October 31, 2015

Moderately fast-paced walk. Explore Ft. Point Channel, Marine Industrial Park, Seaport District, Rowe's Wharf, Rose Kennedy Greenway. 10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at South Station (Red Line T) indoors at exit to Dewey Square. Bring lunch, water. Storm cancels. No dogs, non-AMC members $1. New members welcome.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Sharon Marshall (E-mail Sharon Marshall) 617-542-4551 (7-9pm)
85194

Castle Island

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat November 7, 2015

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 dogs. Non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)
85581

Nagog Pond (Acton) & Sarah Doublet (Littleton)

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun November 22, 2015

9:30am-2:30pm. Meet at Grassy Hill parking lot off Nagog Hill Rd, Acton (see links below), S side of Nagog Hill Rd. From Rte.2, exit Rte.27 N toward Acton for 1.1mi., L Nagog Hill Rd. for 1.2mi to Grassy Pond pkg. area on L. This 7½ mi. route wanders through a portion of Acton's Nagog Hill area, hugs the shore of Nagog Pond, loops through the hilly Sarah Doublet area in Littleton where we plan to have lunch and offer an optional excursion to Fort Pond via a short spur trail. Our return covers the remaining portion of Nagog Pond. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Nagog Hill area map
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
85432

Boston's Back Bay Fens

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat November 28, 2015

Victory Gardens, War Memorial, and neighboring schools and cultural institutions. From 10:00am-1:30pm. Meet at corner of Huntington Ave. & Museum Rd. (Museum stop on Green Line "E"). Bring lunch & water. New members welcome. No dogs. Non-AMC members $1. Heavy rain cancels.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Sharon Marshall (E-mail Sharon Marshall) 617-542-4551 (7-9 pm)