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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)
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
83028

Lynn Woods, Lynn

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Mon May 25, 2015

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.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Nelson Caraballo Nelsonnec1@aol.com 617-548-8579
81820

Blue Hills Bird Walk

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 30, 2015

Bird Walk 3 miles through Fowl Meadow, 8-11:30 am. Learn to bird by listening for and identifying late migrant and nesting species 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, go left on Neponset Valley Parkway for 0.5 miles to the small lot at Brush Hill Rd. 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)
81828

Canceled: Lincoln Conservation Land via Flint (Sandy) Pond and old Wheeler farm area

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 31, 2015

10 miles. [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 Rd. 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: Canceled
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jim Loughlin 617-923-8039
81829

Leominster State Forest

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 31, 2015

5 mi. scenic hike Redemption Rock to Crow Hill cliffs/back. Carpool-Lincoln. 9:30am-4pm (approx). Bring lunch/water/sturdy footwear. From Rte. 95/128 exit 28, take Trapelo Rd. W (2.5 mi.) to end. L onto Lincoln Rd. (1.3 mi.) to RR sta. pkg. on R before tracks. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jerry Yos (E-mail Jerry Yos) 781-935-4647 (until 11pm)
82850

Gifts of the Glaciers, Part 1 - Groton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 31, 2015

This hike is part of Groton's day-long Connecting Communities event. See the flyer for details. We will explore glacial features in the Town Forest, then hike back to Town Hall in time for the keynote presentation. Moderate pace for a reasonably fit person. We will meet and spot cars at the end of Station Ave (42.6067N 71.5730W), then carpool to the trail head.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: http://grotontrails.org/events/gifts-of-the-glaciers-may-31-2015.pdf
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop) 978-742-9014
Co-Leader: James Luenig
82851

Gifts of the Glaciers, Part 2 - Groton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 31, 2015

This hike is part of Groton's day-long Connecting Communities event. See the flyer for details. We will hike thru Groton's "Swarm of Drumlins" featured in the keynote presentation, take in the view from the tops of Gibbet and Chestnut Hills, both drumlins, and see beaver ponds and pretty woods. Meet at Williams Barn (42.6265N 71.5610W). A bus will take us to the trail head and the hike will return us to Williams Barn.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: http://grotontrails.org/events/gifts-of-the-glaciers-may-31-2015.pdf
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop) 978-742-9014
Co-Leader: James Luenig
83027

Middlesex Fells, Winchester

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun May 31, 2015

Sheepfold Pkg. lot. Mod to stren. 7 mi. hike over many hills & rough terrain. 9:00am-2:00pm. 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.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Nelson Caraballo Nelsonnec1@aol.com 617-548-8579
81434

Blue Hills Skyline Trail, Quincy

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat June 6, 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
81435

Burrage Pond, Hanson

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun June 7, 2015

5-mile hike, 10:00am-12:15pm on abandoned cranberry bog, sandy trails featuring open water and marshland. From Rte. 27 in Hanson, Pleasant Street for 0.2 mi., take sharp right to Hawks Ave. across the tracks, left on dirt road at fence, past building to trailhead. GeoCode N 42 01 49.1 W 70 51 32.3. Bring water and snack. Email if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com
81830

Horn Pond Conservation Land, Woburn

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun June 7, 2015

Slow paced nature walk looking for late spring wildflowers. Focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 12:30-3:30pm. 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. 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
82853

Boxford State Forest

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun June 7, 2015

Meet at 1:00pm. Easy terrain, moderate pace, about 2 hours. Kids and dogs welcome. Take route 114 in North Andover to Sharpners Pond Rd. (almost at Middleton line), turn east and go to parking area at other end. Joint listing w/Family Outings.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Stephen Davis (E-mail Stephen Davis)
81436

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat June 13, 2015

8.5 mile. hike w/lunch at scenic pond, 9:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Rte. 3 Exit 14 to Rte. 228N toward Hingham, 4 mi. to Wompatuck sign, then R on Free St. 1.3 mi. to visitor center pkg. lot. 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
83029

Surrenden Farms and beyond, Groton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun June 14, 2015

1:00pm. We will start in the open field habit of this showcase conservation area, then experience upland woods, wetlands, and walk along the bank of the scenic Nashua River. About 2 hours. Meet at the trailhead by the kiosk on Shirley Rd, 42.5866N 71.5947W.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop) 978-742-9014
Co-Leader: Jim Luenig
82854

West Cambridge

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Thu June 18, 2015

Moderate paced 5-mi. city walk will include Longfellow Park, Brattle Street, many historic stops and return along the Charles River. 6-9pm. Meet in front of Harvard Square T-Stop at top of stairs. Heavy rain/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: George Hovorka George65m5@hotmail.com
81831

Wright Forest, Walden Woods, and Emerson's Cliff, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat June 20, 2015

Brisk 6-mile hike/snowshoe including ponds, views, some steep trails. 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring lunch/water. From Rte. 2, take 126 North 0.6 mile. Park on R behind Concord Courthouse. 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: Marc Hurwitz (E-mail Marc Hurwitz)
81367

Wollaston Beach

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun June 21, 2015

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.

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)
81835

Edible Wild Plant Walk in Lincoln

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Mon June 22, 2015

6:00-8:00pm. A ramble with expert forager Russ Cohen around the edges of Blue Heron Organic farm in Lincoln and into the adjacent woodlands to learn about the comestible virtues of at least eighteen species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. This walk will go rain or shine, although we will cancel it if at 6PM the weather is truly dreadful. Blue Heron Organic Farm, Route 117. You are encouraged to ride your bike or carpool as the parking is somewhat limited at Blue Heron Farm. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Blue Heron Organic Farm
Leader: Russ Cohen (E-mail Russ Cohen) 781-646-7489