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81020

Middlesex Fells, Malden

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat April 25, 2015

6-mile hike, some rocky steep hills to cliff views including waterfall w/lunch at pond, Moderate-rated hike, not for beginners. 10:00am-2:30pm. Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Meet on Washington St. side of Oak Grove T sta. From Rte. 93 exit 32 in Medford take Rte. 60 E 1.2 mi., L on Highland Ave. 0.5 mi., R on Glenwood St. 0.6 mi., L on Wash. St. 0.1 mi., R into T sta. lot (fee) or park on street. 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
81021

Warner Trail, Wrentham

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat April 25, 2015

9:00am-4:00pm. 10-mi. mod. hike from Wampum Corner to Crocker Pond. Bring lunch & water. We will spot cars before the hike. Meet at Crocker Pond Conservation Area on Myrtle St. (off Rte. 1). Heavy rain cancels. Email Jim if uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Laura Cerier lcerier@comcast.net 508-404-6353
Co-Leader: Jim Goyea jgoyea@hotmail.com
80376

Minute Man National Park

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun April 26, 2015

Spring on the Battle Road. Share some revolutionary tales along the Battle Road in the Minute Man Park from 9:30am to noon. Walk 7 brisk miles from the Visitor's Center to the North Bridge. Meet at 9:30am in Concord at the Old Manse parking lot on Monument Street. We will carpool to the visitor center. Walk trails to Meriam Corner for a break and on paved roads to the Old North Bridge and the parking. Directions: follow 2A to Concord Center. Follow signs to North Bridge. Bring water and snacks. Rain 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: Eveline Weyl (E-mail Eveline Weyl) 617-735-9395
80497

Mt. Misery, Farrar Pond, and adj. conservation areas

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun April 26, 2015

9 mi. [70+ temp may lessen distance.] Meet at 9:30am in Lincoln RR commuter pkg. lot. From Rte. 95/128 take exit 28 in Waltham, follow Trapelo Road W 2.5 mi., L on Lincoln Rd 1.4 mi., R just before tracks into RR sta. lot. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jim Loughlin 617-923-8039
80502

Middlesex Canal, Billerica

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun April 26, 2015

Joint with the Middlesex Canal Association. Meet at 1:30pm at the Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitor Center in the Faulkner Mill in North Billerica. The walk will be over 3-4 miles of generally level wooded terrain and streets, for 2-3 hours, rain or shine. The route follows the canal south of the Concord River. Sites to be visited include a guard lock, an anchor stone for the floating bridge which once carried the towpath across the river, and many stretches of canal, some still watered. The Museum, Visitor Center and bookstore will be open from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Directions by car: from Route 128/95, take Route 3 toward Nashua to exit 28 (Treble Cove Road, North Billerica, Carlisle). At end of ramp, turn left onto Treble Cove Road toward North Billerica. At about 0.75 miles, bear left at fork. After another 0.75 miles at traffic light, cross straight over Route 3A. Go about 0.25 miles to a three-way fork; take middle road (Talbot Street), which will put St. Andrew's Church on your left. Go about 0.25 miles and bear right onto Old Elm Street. Go about 0.25 miles to the falls where Old Elm becomes Faulkner Street; the Museum is on the left; you can park across the street on the right just beyond the falls. From I-495 take exit 37, N. Billerica, south to the road's end at a T-intersection; turn right then bear right at the Y; go 700' and turn left into parking lot. Museum is across the street. Directions by train: Lowell Commuter Line runs between Boston's North Station and Lowell's Gallagher Terminal. Get off at North Billerica station, one stop south of Lowell. From the station side of the tracks, the Museum is a three-minute walk down Station and Faulkner Streets on the right side. No dogs. Phone 1-978-670-2740.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: http://middlesexcanal.org
Leader: Robert Winters robert@middlesexcanal.org 617-661-9230
Co-Leader: Roger Hagopian 781-861-7868 (to 10pm), Marlies Henderson
81431

Parks & Greenways, Quincy

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 2, 2015

7-mile walk w/beach, woods, salt marshes, historic sites, 10:00am-2:30pm. Bring lunch & water. Take Quincy Shore Drive to Wollaston Yacht Club pier at Beach St. Or T to Wollaston, walk 1 mile. 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
81826

Acton Arboretum

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 3, 2015

Slow-paced nature walk in search of a variety of early spring wild flowers and other signs of spring. The walk will focus on plant ID and natural history. 9:30am-12:30pm. From Concord rotary, take Rte. 2 West 2.2 miles, Right on Taylor Road 0.7 miles to Arboretum on right. Arrive early, parking limited. (Note - sign faces opposite direction). Steady rain cancels. These walks are sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). They are free of charge for AMC members and cost $1 for non-members. No dogs, please. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass Audubon - Habitat, The New England Wild Flower Society, the Winchester Public Schools, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells, the Appalachian Mountain Club and other organizations.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
80498

Delaney Wildlife Management Area, Stow

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 9, 2015

Meet at 10am, finish by mid-afternoon. 6-7 miles. Two small stream crossings. Due to ltd. pkg. at trail site, we will meet in parking lot of the Union Church (bright blue door) which is next to the Stow Police Station on Rte. 117, 0.2 mi. from Stow Center. Short car pool. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jim Loughlin 617-923-8039
81022

Warner Trail, Sharon

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 9, 2015

9:00am-5:00pm. 13-mi. mod. hike from Edge Hill Rd. in Sharon to High Rock in Foxboro. Bring lunch & water. We will spot cars before the hike. Meet at High Rock Rd. (sign). Turn onto High Rock Rd. (paved woods road) 100 yds S of MOM South Motorcycles, 1000 Washington St. (Rte. 1), Foxboro. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jim Goyea jgoyea@hotmail.com
Co-Leader: Laura Cerier lcerier@comcast.net 508-404-6353
81817

Blue Hills Bird Walk

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 9, 2015

Beginner's bird walk 3 miles through Fowl Meadow, 7-10:30 am. Learn to bird. See both common and rare bird species at the height of spring migration in the best birding area in the Blue Hills Reservation. Bring your binoculars and a bird book if you have one. From Route 93/128 Exit 2B, take Route 138 north 1.7 miles, turn left on Neponset Valley Parkway and go 0.5 miles to the small lot at Brush Hill Road. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Steve Olanoff (E-mail Steve Olanoff)
81827

Arnold Arboretum

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 9, 2015

Scenic, mod. 5-mi. walk w/many stops to view plants & trees in bloom. 10:30am-1:30pm. Bring lunch. Meet at Admin. Bldg. Park on Arborway or take T to Forest Hills, walk 0.6 mi. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Marc Hurwitz (E-mail Marc Hurwitz)
81366

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 10, 2015

4 mi. mod.-paced hike, 10:30am-1:30pm. Bring lunch+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.

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)
81834

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 10, 2015

10:00am to 2:00pm moderate pace. Bring water, lunch & proper shoes. I95 exit 57 to Rte. 113W for 0.7 mi., R on Hoyts (Gypsy Ln.) to end lot on R. Pkg fee.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Sara Epstein (E-mail Sara Epstein) 781-620-1014
81432

West Quincy Quarries & Granite Railway

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 16, 2015

5.5-mile walk to Granite Railway & quarries, some rock scrambling and steep sections, 10:30am-2:30pm. Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Meet at Shea Ice Rink, Willard St., Quincy. From SE Expressway Exit 8 in Quincy, go south 0.6 miles on Willard St. Or from I-93/Route 128 Exit 6 in Braintree, go north 0.7 miles. Or for public transit take Bus 238 from Quincy Center T station. 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
80499

Lincoln/Concord hike to Sudbury River, Adams and Fairhaven Woods, Walden Pond, Pine Hill

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 17, 2015

10 mi. [70+ temp. may lessen distance.] Meet at 10:00am in Lincoln RR commuter pkg. lot. From Rte. 95/128 take exit 28 in Waltham, follow Trapelo W 2.5 mi., L on Lincoln Rd 1.4 mi., R just before tracks into RR station lot. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jim Loughlin 617-923-8039
81143

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport MA

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 17, 2015

Easy 4 miles on mostly flat terrain. Meet at 1:30PM at parking lot. Small fee or DCR parking pass required. Rain cancels, no dogs please.
Hope to see flowers in bloom.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Maudslay State Park
Leader: Ted Harney 4hikes@gmail.com 978-764-1272 (evening)
Co-Leader: Sheila Pendleton 4hikes@gmail.com
81833

Hale Reservation, Westwood

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 17, 2015

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.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Hale Reservation, Westwood
Leader: Jean Veigas (E-mail Jean Veigas) 781-449-4324
81819

Blue Hills Wildflower Hike

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 23, 2015

7-mile hike in the eastern section of the Blue Hills Reservation viewing wildflowers and climbing scenic hills, some steep, including the new trail along the restored Blue Hill Reservoir. 10 am-3:30 pm. Meet at Shea Ice Rink, Willard St., Quincy. From SE Expressway Exit 8 in Quincy, go south 0.6 miles on Willard St. Or from I-93/Route 128 Exit 6 in Braintree, go north 0.7 miles. Or for public transit take Bus 238 from Quincy Center T station. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Steve Olanoff (E-mail Steve Olanoff)
82083

Cutler Park Reservation, Needham

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 23, 2015

Meet at 10:00am. This will be a 2-2½ hour ramble to explore Cutler Park, located in Dedham/Needham. Bring water and snacks. Wear hiking/sturdy walking shoes. Trails are mostly dirt, with some boardwalks, flat, with some gentle hills. Moderate pace. Heavy rain cancels. Contact Lisa if uncertain. Driving from Route 95: Take Exit 19A off Route 95. At the first set of lights, make a right onto Second Ave. At the end of Second Ave., make a right onto Fourth Ave. At the end of Fourth Ave., make a right onto Kendrick St. Look for the reservation sign on the left side of the street, before the PTC office building. Park in the lot with the sign. By Public Transportation: Take the Needham Heights Commuter Rail form South Station. Leave the train at the Needham Heights station. Cross Highland Ave and travel down West St. Cross Hunnewell and Webster Streets. West St. becomes High St. Continue on High St. and it will become Greendale Ave. Follow Greendale Ave. to the blinking yellow light. Take the left fork onto Kendrick St. and follow over the highway. Cutler Park will be on the right, after the PTC office building. Total distance from the Needham Heights station is about 1¼ mile. No registration needed, but if you have questions, contact one of the leaders [781-296-4487 day of hike].

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), Robert Winters (E-mail Robert Winters)
Co-Leader: Mary Wisbach MWisbach@aol.com
80501

Cranberry Bog, Chelmsford & Carlisle State Park

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 24, 2015

8 mile loop hike around Chelmsford Cranberry Bog & through portions of Carlisle State Park, 9:15am-2:30pm. Meet at Cranberry Bog parking off Curve St., Carlisle, MA. From traffic circle, center Carlisle, MA on Rte. 225 take Lowell St. north 1.8 mi., left Curve St. 1 mi. to parking on right. The bog section is relatively flat, some trails connecting with and adjacent to the main SP are quite rocky, hilly and may be wet, so boots recommended. Rain 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: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net 781-275-2143