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78140

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Thu December 25, 2014

Moderate pace 4-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:00am-12:15pm. Bring snack & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034
78141

Foss Farms, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Greenough Land

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Thu December 25, 2014

Easy approx. 4-5 mi. wander through a good birding area with river and pond views, pine forest and red maple swamp. Snowshoe if sufficient snow cover. Meet 10am. Foss Farms parking lot, about 1/3 mi west of Concord River off Rte. 225. From Rte. 128 Exit 31B follow Rtes. 4/225 through Bedford, continuing on Rte. 225 toward Carlisle. Storm cancels. If weather uncertain contact Leader. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
78348

Middlesex Fells, Winchester

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat December 27, 2014

Fast-paced hilly 7-mi. hike/snowshoe mostly on Skyline Trail and/or Reservoir Trail (depending on conditions), 9:30am-1:30pm. Bring snack and sturdy footgear. From Route 93, take exit 33 in Medford, go west on South Border Road toward Winchester; two miles to paved Long Pond lot on the right. Rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Marc Hurwitz (E-mail Marc Hurwitz) 781-864-1732
78352

Neponset River Greenway/Milton Hill

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat December 27, 2014

5-mile walk along Neponset River to Hutchinson Field, 9:30am-12:15pm. Bring snack. Meet at Hallet Street entrance to Pope John Paul II Park. From Route 93N, take exit 11 (11B from Route 93S) to Granite Avenue, north over Neponset River, immediate right on Hilltop Street, right under bridge into parking lot. E-mail if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com
78349

Holiday Lights Walk

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Tue December 30, 2014

Leisurely 4-mi walk to view holiday lights in Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill, 6:45pm-9:15pm. Bring snack. Meet along wall abutting Park Street at Park St. T Stop on Boston Common. Walk ends at Boylston Street by Boston Common. 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)
78212

Blue Hills, Canton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat January 3, 2015

Snowshoe 6 miles, or hike up to 8 miles if no snow, across golf course, down trails, and around Ponkapoag Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation, 10 am-3 pm. Meet at Ponkapoag Golf Course, Route 138, Canton, 0.7 miles south of I-93/Route 128 Exit 2A. Call if weather is questionable. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Steve Olanoff (E-mail Steve Olanoff) 781-326-6585
79405

Middlesex Fells, Winchester

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat January 10, 2015

Evergreens and other easily recognizable plants of winter. Slow-paced nature walk focusing on plant ID in winter and fun natural history. 9:30am-12:30pm. Rte 93 to Exit 33. At Rotary go right onto South Border Rd/Winchester. Two miles to Long Pond Parking Lot on right (Opposite #532 South Border Rd). Parking limited, arrive early. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
78213

Blue Hills, Quincy

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun January 18, 2015

Snowshoe 6 miles in the Eastern section of the Blue Hills Reservation over moderate terrain, or hike 7 miles in hilly areas if no snow, 10 am-3 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. Call if weather questionable. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Steve Olanoff (E-mail Steve Olanoff) 781-326-6585
79406

Purgatory Falls

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun January 18, 2015

6-mi. lollipop route along picturesque stream past waterfalls, cascades, along ledges & hilly forest terrain, 9:30am-3:30pm. From Nashua NH go W on Rte. 101A toward Milford 7 mi., L onto Rte. 101 W ramp toward Wilton, NH 5 mi., continue N thru light (cross Rte. 101A) over bridge onto North River Rd., 0.8 mi. cross Center Rd. 0.5 mi. to McClellan Tr. lot on L. Conditions may require traction devices/snowshoes. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
79407

Powisett Farm, Dover

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun January 18, 2015

Snowshoe/walk, thru meadows, 1-3pm. Meet at grey barn. I-95/Rte. 128 Exit 16B to Rte. 109W for 1 mi., then R on Dover Rd. becomes Powisett Road. 2.5 mi. to Powisett Farm on left. Trustees of Reservation property. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jean Veigas (E-mail Jean Veigas) 781-449-4324
79408

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Mon January 19, 2015

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
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)
79409

Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun January 25, 2015

10:00am-noon guided hike with Arboretum docent on and off trail, up and down hills, stopping at interesting trees. Park on Arborway, meet at Visitors Center. Forest Hills T stop. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Chris McArdle (E-mail Chris McArdle) 617-480-3351
79410

Pond Meadow, Braintree

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun February 1, 2015

Easy/moderate 4-mi. walk/snowshoe. 9:45am-12pm. Bring snack/water/hiking poles/sturdy footwear/traction devices/snowshoes. Meet Braintree lot. Rte. 3 S (past Braintree split) exit 17 to traffic circle, 3rd R (Union Street) east 0.7 mi., R (Middle St.) 0.7 mi., L (Liberty St.), immediate R into lot. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Marc Hurwitz (E-mail Marc Hurwitz)
79411

Annual Soupe de Poisson Hike, Blue Hills

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun February 1, 2015

Walk in honor of Meade Bradner. We meet at 12:30pm at the Blue Hills for a short hike then walk into Ponkapoag Camp for hot fish chowder. Bring $2.00, a cup and a spoon. Reg. CL Corinne Waite 781-331-8472.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jim Goyea (E-mail Jim Goyea) 508-339-7671, Loretta O'Brien (E-mail Loretta O'Brien) 781-784-6971
Co-Leader: Corinne Waite
79412

Middlesex Fells, Medford

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat February 7, 2015

Slow-paced nature walk in the Bellevue Pond area focusing on plant ID and fun and interesting natural history of evergreens and other easily recognizable plants of winter. 9:30am-12:30pm. Rte. 93 to Exit 33. At rotary, go right onto South Border Rd./Winchester and continue a couple of hundred yards to Bellevue Pond Parking Lot on right (opposite #68 South Border Rd, Medford). Parking limited/arrive early. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. No registration. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass Audubon-Habitat, New England Wild Flower Society, Winchester Public Schools, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells, AMC, 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
78214

Blue Hills, Quincy

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun February 8, 2015

Snowshoe 6 miles in the Chickatawbut section, the most remote area of the Blue Hills Reservation. Will hike 7 miles in hilly areas if no snow, 10 am-3 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. Call if weather questionable. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Steve Olanoff (E-mail Steve Olanoff) 781-326-6585
79413

Middlesex Fells, Winchester

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat February 14, 2015

Leader's Choice. Hike/snowshoe. Meet at Wedgmere RR Station (Lowell Line) 10:00am, return for 1:30pm train. Call or email Wed-Fri. to determine equipment. Bring water and lunch. From Route 3, take Church Street for 0.3 miles and turn right on Bacon Street. Continue 0.4 miles to parking lot on Mystic Valley Parkway. I-93 Exit 33 (Medford) to South Border Road. Head west 2.2 miles, then take Mystic Valley Parkway. Go 0.9 miles and turn right (Bacon Street) under tracks to parking lot on the left. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Category: Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Betsy Goeke betsyg@space.mit.edu 781-729-8484 (until 10pm)
79414

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Mon February 16, 2015

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
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)
79415

Acton/Littleton Conservation Land

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun February 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 1.1 mi., L Nagog Hill Rd. for 1.2 mi 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. Conditions may require traction devices/snowshoes.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
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
79416

Marblehead Light and Castle Rock

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun February 22, 2015

Approx 4-mi walk from Deveraux Beach to Castle Rock and Marblehead Light followed by optional hot chocolate break. 12:30-3:30pm. Take Rte. 114 or Rte. 127 to Ocean St. or Beach St. Go E to Devereaux beach pkg lot. Storm/icy roads cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

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