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Local Walks/Hikes for 2007 - brief descriptions

The listing below contains the complete Local Walks/Hikes schedule for the year 2007.
Meeting locations, driving directions, leader names, and other details have been omitted.
See the current issue of AMC Outdoors, the monthly AMC members magazine, for this month's schedule.
The Photo Gallery pages have photos of some of the hiking areas.

January 2007

Mon., Jan. 1. Roslindale Woods. Hike 11:45 AM-2:30 PM.

Sat., Jan. 6. Lincoln Conservation Land. 9-mi. hike to De Cordova Museum outdoor sculpture park, Sandy Pond, Pine Hill & possibly Walden Pond.

Sat., Jan. 6. Flat Rock Audubon Sanctuary, Fitchburg. Mod.-easy 6-mi. ramble over varied terrain, conservation land, 3 reservoirs & active archeological dig, 9:30 AM-3 PM.

Sat., Jan. 6. Weston Conservation Land. Easy 4-mi. walk/snowshoe at Sears Conservation Land w/varied habitat in former industrial ctr. (1750-1930) of Weston, 10 AM-12:30 PM.

Sat., Jan. 6. Stow Town Forest, Stow. 5-mi. X-C ski or hike if no snow, 1-3:30 PM.

Sun., Jan. 7. Blue Hills, Canton. X-C ski or hike if no snow 6 mi. around Ponkapoag Pond, 10 AM-3 PM.

Sun., Jan. 7. Emerald Necklace, Boston. 6-mi. walk incl. Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond, Olmsted Park, SW Corridor Park, ending at Copley Sq., 12:15-3:15 PM.

Thu., Jan. 11. Slide Program, "Egypt and Jordan." Pyramids! Sphinxs! Camels! Crowed streets, solar eclipse in the desert & the rose-red city of Petra carved in rock.

Sat., Jan. 13. Blue Hills, Milton. Two part L's choice hikes, 9:45 AM-noon & 12:15-2:30 PM. Lengths & routes depend on conditions.

Sun., Jan. 14. Cambridge/Boston. 6-mi. walk, 10 AM-2 PM, from Kendall Sq. T in Cambridge to Boston Common & Public Gardens.

Sat., Jan. 20. Estabrook Woods, Carlisle/Concord. X-C ski or hike if no snow, 12-4 PM.

Sun., Jan. 21. Middlesex Fells, Malden. 7-mi. hike w/ponds, cascade waterfall, & views, 10 AM-2:15 PM.

Sat., Jan. 27. Blue Hills, Quincy. X-C ski 6 mi. over mod. terrain or hike in hilly areas if no snow, 10 AM-3 PM.

Sat., Jan. 27. Cutler Park Reservation, Needham. Level 5-mi. snowshoe or hike if no snow, 1-3:30 PM.

Sun., Jan. 28. Cambridge Parks & Greenways. 6-mi. hike featuring Fresh Pond, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Charles River Greenway & Harvard, 9:15 AM-12:30 PM.

February 2007

Sat., Feb. 3. Duxbury Beach, Duxbury. 8-mi. hike on barrier beach to Gurnet Pt. lighthouse, 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sat., Feb. 3. Horn Pond Conservation Land, Woburn. Slow-paced nature walk around Horn Pond focusing on winter plant ID & fun natural history, 9:30AM-12:30PM.

Sat., Feb. 10. Stony Brook Reservation, West Roxbury. Woods hike to Turtle Pond, glacial formations & Bald Hill w/view, 1-4 PM.

Sun., Feb. 11. Blue Hills, Milton. Annual Soupe d'Poisson Hike in honor of Meade Bradner, 5 mi. on variety of trails, some steep, incl. Skyline Trail w/views, noon-4:30 PM.

Sat., Feb. 17. Blue Hills, Milton. 6-mi. hike around Wolcott & Tucker Hills w/shorter option, 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sun., Feb. 18. Blue Hills, Quincy. X-C ski 6 mi. in remote Chickatawbut Section or hike if no snow, 10 AM-3 PM.

Thu., Feb. 22. Slide Program, "Chile." Presented by Sue Keroes. 12:30PM, Cabot Aud., 5 Joy St., Boston. Brown-bag lunch 11:30-12:15.

Sat., Feb. 24. Bedford Conservation Land. 4-mi. hike incl. Wilderness Park & Fawn Lake. 1-3:30 PM.

Sun., Feb. 25. Middlesex Fells, Malden. Hike to cliff-top views & frozen waterfall, 10 AM-2:15 PM.

March 2007

Sat., Mar. 3. Lincoln Woodlands. 9-mi. hike to Pine Hill, Mount Misery & Walden Pond.

Sat., Mar. 3. Noanet Woodlands, Dover. 5-mi. hike in beautiful woods w/ponds, hills, views, frozen waterfall, 10:00 AM.

Sun., Mar. 4. Cambridge/Boston. 6-mi. walk, 10 AM-2 PM, from Kendall Sq. T in Cambridge to Boston Common & Public Gardens.

Sat., Mar. 10. Wompatuck State Park, Hingham. Brisk 8-mi. hike w/lunch at scenic pond, 9:30 AM.

Sat., Mar. 10. Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain. Walk to view trees & shrubs, 11 AM.

Sun., Mar. 11. Blue Hills, Milton. 5-mi. snowshoe or hike at easy pace, 10 AM.

Sun., Mar. 11. Walden Pond, Concord. 5-mi. hike, 1-4 PM.

Thur., Mar. 15. Slide Program, "Galapagos." Presented by Corinne Waite. 12:30 PM, Cabot Aud., 5 Joy St., Boston. Brown-bag lunch 11:30-12:15.

Sat., Mar. 17. Blue Hills, Milton. Approx. 6-mi. hike, L's choice. Mod. to stren. 10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., Mar. 18. Lynn Woods, Lynn. Brisk 7-mi. hike w/ponds, hills w/views & cave, 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sat., Mar. 24. Cambridge Parks & Greenways. 7-mi. hike featuring Fresh Pond, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Charles River Greenway & Harvard, 9:15 AM-12:45 PM.

Sat., Mar. 24. Blue Hills, Milton. 7-mi. hike in Houghton Section on variety of trails w/several views & lunch on Buck Hill, 10 AM-4 PM.

Sat., Mar. 24. Middlesex Fells, Stoneham. Hilly 6.5-mi. hike or snowshoe on mix of trails w/lunch at Wright’s Pond, 10:30 AM.

Sun., Mar. 25. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. L's choice. Approx. 5-mi. hike, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., Mar. 25. Minuteman Nat'l Park, Lexington. 7-mi. hike on Battle Rd. Tr. to Meriam's Corner in Concord & back. 10 AM-2 PM.

Sat., Mar. 31. Blue Hills, Canton. Easy 4-5 mi. walk around Ponkapoag Pond, 10AM-2PM.

Sat., Mar. 31. Neponset River Greenway, Dorchester & Milton. 5-mi walk in largely new parkland, 12:30-3 PM.

April 2007

Sun., Apr. 1. Blue Hills, Milton. Mod. strenuous 10-mi. hike on Skyline Trail w/steep hills & views, 9:30 AM-3:15 PM.

Sun., Apr. 1. Warner Trail, Sharon. Trail clearing, 12-4:30 PM. Bring water, boots, work gloves, bow saws, & clippers.

Sat., Apr. 7. Garden in the Woods, Framingham. Slow-paced nature walk in beautiful botanical garden of Northeast Wildflower Society focusing on plant ID & interesting natural history, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Sat., Apr. 7. Blue Hills, Milton. 7-mi. hike on variety of trails, some steep, incl. Skyline Trail w/views, 10 AM-4 PM.

Sat., Apr. 7. Parks & Greenways, Medford. Scenic 8-mi. hike in Middlesex Fells & Mystic River Res., ending at Wellington T sta., 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sat., Apr. 7. Weld Woods, W. Roxbury. Easy 3-mi. walk in former estate w/woods & ponds, 1 PM.

Sun., Apr. 8. Lincoln Conservation Lands. 9-mi. hike to Mt. Misery & Farrar Pond, 9:30 AM.

Sun., Apr. 8. Mine Falls Park, Nashua, NH. 6-mi. easy walk along Nashua River & canal w/1886 gatehouse & spectacular waterfall in 325-acre park, 9:45 AM-2 PM.

Sat., Apr. 14. Acton Arboretum, Acton. Slow-paced nature walk thru woods, fields & bog boardwalk looking for signs of spring. Focus on plant ID & natural history, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Sat., Apr. 14. Castle Island, South Boston. Fast-paced 7-mi. scenic walk along ocean to Castle Island, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM.

Sun., Apr. 15. Warner Trail, Section 1, Cumberland, RI. 64th season. Mostly level 10-mi. hike w/varied scenery from Wampum Corner, Wrentham S to Diamond Hill, RI, 9 AM-4 PM.

Sun., Apr. 15. Blue Hills, Quincy. 7-mi. hike, 9:45 AM-2:15 PM w/Quincy Quarries option at end.

Sun., Apr. 15. Gloucester. 5-mi. pavement walk w/scenic harbor & ocean views, 1-4 PM.

Mon., Apr. 16. Boston Marathon Hike, Jamaica Plain/Newton. 12th annual hike. 8 mi. via Arboretum, Allandale Woods, Hancock Woods, Hammond Pond Park to Heartbreak Hill in time for lead runners, 8:15-11:30 AM.

Mon., Apr. 16. Boston Marathon Walk, Lincoln/Boston. 17th annual 22-mi. walk to North Sta. via Lincoln & Weston, joining Marathon rte. in Newton, or quit & take T anywhere after midpoint.

Thu., Apr. 19. Slide Program, "Two Weeks in Japan." Presented by Judy Praznik. 12:30 PM, Cabot Aud., 5 Joy St., Boston. Brown-bag lunch 11:30-12:15.

Sat., Apr. 21. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. 5-mi. mod. hike, 9:30 AM.

Sat., Apr. 21. Middlesex Fells, Winchester. Hilly 7-mi. hike on Skyline Trail, 10 AM.

Sun., Apr. 22. World's End Reservation, Hingham. Leisurely 4-mi. walk, 10 AM-noon.

Sun., Apr. 22. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. L's choice. Approx. 5-mi. hike, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sat., Apr. 28. Middlesex Fells, Medford. 5-mi. hike, easy to mod., 9:30 AM.

Sat., Apr. 28. Hawthorne’s Salem. 4-mi. narrated walk along harbor & town center, 10 AM-1:30 PM. Option to extend to Salem Willows & Winter Island. Read Hawthorne’s story "The Minister’s Black Veil."

Sat., Apr. 28. Noanet Woodlands, Dover. 5-mi. hike in beautiful woods w/ponds & views. 10 AM.

Sun., Apr. 29. Warner Trail, Section 2, Wrentham. 10-mi. hike N from Wampum Corner in Wrentham to High Rock in Foxboro, mostly thru protected forests w/view & some wet spots, 9 AM-4 PM.

Sun., Apr. 29. Middlesex Canal, Billerica. Level 3-4 mi. history walk along canal route, 1:30 PM.

Mon., Apr. 30. Borderland State Park, Easton. Join us as we hike around ponds, through woods starting in daylight & continuing under almost full moon, 6:30-9 PM. Enjoy the spring weather, moon rising over the ponds, the quiet of the woods at night, or maybe the howl of coyotes.

May 2007

Sat., May 5. Fowl Meadow, Milton. Bird walk, 3 mi., 7-10:30 AM. Learn to bird. See common & rare species at height of spring migration. Bring binocs & bird book.

Sat., May 5. Wellesley Wander. 5-6 mi. circuit w/Wellesley College greenhouses & campus, Lake Waban, Charles River, brooks & aqueducts, 10:30 AM. Coffee/cocoa/snack option after hike.

Sat., May 5. Groton Town Forest, Groton. 6-mi. hike thru woods to Nashua & Squannacook Rivers, 11 AM.

Sat., May 5. Estabrook Woods, Concord. Bird walk to look for woodland migrating birds, 1:30-4:30 PM. Bring binocs & bird book.

Sat., May 5. Crane Beach, Ipswich. Hike 7 mi. in woods & dunes w/possible deer, 1:30 PM.

Sun., May 6. Warner Trail, Section 3, Wrentham. 10-mi. hike S from Moose Hill in Sharon to High Rock in Foxboro incl. Bluff Hill & good views, 9 AM-4 PM.

Sun., May 6. Annursnac Conservation Land, Concord. Approx. 6-mi. easy-mod. ramble thru Annursnac in Concord & Stoneymeade in Acton via Bay Circuit Trail w/lunch on hill overlooking Concord Prison farm, 9:15 AM. Possible wet areas & minor bushwhack.

Sun., May 6. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. 5-mi. hike w/hilltop views & 2 scenic ponds, 9:30 AM-12:15 PM. Can combine w/PM Lynn Woods hike.

Sun., May 6. Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. Tour reconstructed first integrated ironworks (1646-1668) in N. America, 12:30 PM. Lunchtime option between Breakheart & Lynn Woods hikes.

Sun., May 6. Lynn Woods. 6-mi. hike via Undercliff Path to pirate cave & 3 large ponds, 1:30-4:45 PM.

Sun., May 6. Arlington/Lexington Biodiversity Walk. 4-mi. 3 hr. ramble stopping for interesting plants/animals, 3:30 PM.

Sat., May 12. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. 5-mi. mod. hike, 9:30 AM.

Sat., May 12. Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain. Scenic, moderate 6 mi. walk with many stops to view plants & trees in bloom. 10 AM-2 PM.

Sat., May 12. Middlesex Fells, Stoneham. 6.5-mi. hike on mix of hilly trails, 10:30 AM, w/lunch at Wright's Pond.

Sun., May 13. Whitney & Thayer Woods, Cohasset. Brisk 7-mi. hike incl. holly grove, Ode's Den & lunch on Turkey Hill w/scenic views, 9:30 AM.

Sun., May 13. Weston Conservation Land. 10-mi. scenic, mostly level hike in southern section of Weston, 9:30 AM-3 PM.

Thu., May 17. Slide Program, "Our Western Mountains." Bernard Lawson will look back at AMC August Camps based in the Sierras, Colorado Rockies, Teton & Rainier National Parks. 12:30 PM, Cabot Aud., 5 Joy St., Boston. Brown-bag lunch 11:30-12:15.

Sat., May 19. Cedar Swamp, Manchester, MA. Slow-paced nature walk thru wilderness conservation area w/Atlantic Cedar swamp boardwalk & Millstone Hill, highest point in Manchester. Focus on plant ID & natural history, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Sat., May 19. Middlesex Fells, Medford. 5-mi. hike, easy to mod., 9:30 AM.

Sat., May 19. Squam Lake, Holderness, NH. Very scenic 5-mi. hike over Rattlesnake Hills (elev. 1300 ft.) & Five Finger Point to Squam Lake w/abundant wildflowers & optional swim.

Sat., May 19. Wachusett Meadow to Wachusett Mt., Princeton. Easy 6.5-mi. hike in nature preserve with largest sugar maples & great views, 10 AM.

Sun., May 20. Horn Pond & Shaker Glen, Woburn. 6-mi. hike w/scenic pond, view from Horn Pond Mtn. & secluded hemlock-filled glen, 10 AM-1 PM.

Sun., May 20. Great Brook Farm State Park, Carlisle. 6-mi. hike along rock formations and ponds, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sat., May 26. Warner Trail, Sections 3 & 4, Wrentham. Mostly level 15-mi. hike S from Sharon to High Rock in Foxboro, incl. Moose Hill & views, 9 AM-5 PM.

Sat., May 26. Noanet Woodlands, Dover. 5-mi. hike in beautiful woodlands w/ponds, hills, views, 10 AM.

Sat., May 26. Blue Hills, Quincy. 8-mi. hike on Great Dome Foot Path w/wildflowers & scenic hills, some steep, 10 AM-4 PM.

Sun., May 27. Maudslay State Park, Newburyport. 6-mi. hike on carriage roads of former estate, 10 AM.

Sun., May 27. Parks & Greenways, Wellesley. 8-mi. walk along brooks, ponds, aqueducts, eskers & woods, 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Mon., May 28. Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain. Scenic 4-mi. walk, 10:15 AM-12:30 PM.

Wed., May 30. Hancock Woods, W. Roxbury. Evening walk to caves, glacial terrain & marsh boardwalk w/possible Lady's Slippers, 6 PM.

June 2007

Sat., June 2. Fowl Meadow, Milton. Bird Walk, 3 mi., 8-11:30 AM. Learn to bird by listening for & identifying late migrant & nesting species in best birding area in Blue Hills. Bring binocs & bird book.

Sat., June 2. Middlesex Fells, Medford. 5-mi. hike, easy to mod., 9:30 AM.

Sat., June 2. Blue Hills, Milton. Mod. strenuous 8-mi. hike on Skyline & other trails w/some steep hills, 9:30 AM.

Sun., June 3. Beaver Brook Assoc., Hollis, NH. 6-mi. over varied terrain w/pond & brook views, beaver lodges, waterfowl & "French meadow," 9:30 AM-3 PM. Minor rock scramble & mystery cave home to a common animal.

Sun., June 3. Blue Hills, Canton. Leisurely 5-mi. walk around Ponkapoag Pond & bog boardwalk, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sat., June 9. Blue Hills, Milton. Moderate hike w/some steep sections, 8:45 AM-3:00 PM.

Sat., June 9. Horn Pond Conservation Land, Woburn. Slow-paced nature walk to see spring wildflowers in bloom. Focus on plant ID & natural history, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Sat., June 9. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. 5-mi. mod. hike, 9:30 AM.

Sun., June 10. Callahan State Park, Framingham. Early morning walk in woods & meadows of this undeveloped park, 8-11 AM.

Sun., June 10. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. L's choice. Approx. 5-mi. hike, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., June 10. Maudslay State Park, Newburyport. 6-mi. hike on carriage roads of former estate overlooking Merrimack River, 10 AM-2 PM.

Thu., June 14. Edible Wild Plant Walk, Great Brook Farm State Park, Carlisle. Relatively flat 3-mi. evening walk thru a variety of habitats to learn to ID & prepare over two dozen species of edible wild plants, 6-8:30 PM.

Sat., June 16. Lynn Woods. Brisk 7-mi. hike w/ ponds, hills, views & cave, 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sun., June 17. Boston/Charleston. Visit scenic & historic sites on brisk 10-mi. walk to Beacon Hill, Charlestown/Boston waterfront, South End & Copley Square, 9 AM. Stop for coffee/snack in North End, lunch at Quincy Market.

Sun., June 17. Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain. Leisurely walk to view shrubs & trees in bloom, 10 AM.

Sun., June 17. Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Introductory 2.5-hr. walk exploring natural beauty & history of Mount Auburn Cemetery’s 174 acres.

Thu., June 21. Edible Wild Plant Walk, Weston. 3-mi. evening walk over rolling terrain to learn to ID & prepare up to two dozen species of edible wild plants, 5:45-8:30 PM.

Sat., June 23. Winchester Conservation Land. Leader’s choice mod. hike, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., June 24. Cambridge/Boston. 6-mi. walk from Kendall Square T in Cambridge to Boston Common & Public Gardens, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., June 24. Westford Conservation Trails. 7-mi. hike to Russell Bird Sanctuary & historic Stone Arch Bridge, 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sun., June 24. Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon. Scenic 5-mi. hike, 12:30 PM.

Sat., June 30. Middlesex Fells, Medford. Hike 6, 8 or 14 mi.: western Fells (8 mi., 9 AM-1:20 PM, bring lunch); eastern Fells, (6 mi., 1:30-4:30 PM). Shady route if hot.

Sat., June 30. Beaver Brook Assoc., Hollis, NH. 6-mi. hike in beautiful 2,000-acre private res., 11 AM-3 PM.

July 2007

Sun., July 1. Delaney Wildlife Management Area, Stow/Harvard. Mod. 5-mi. hike, 10:50 AM.

Wed., July 4. World’s End Reservation, Hingham. Scenic 5-mi. walk, 8:30-11:30 AM.

Wed., July 4. Parks & Greenways, Boston. 12-mi. walk incl. Arnold Arboretum, Emerald Necklace, SW Corridor Park, Boston Harborwalk, Freedom Trail, ending at Esplanade, 12:45-6:15 PM. Numerous shorter options.

Thu., July 5. Blue Hills, Milton. Mod. 4-mi. after-work hike, watch sunset from overlook before heading back, 7-9 PM.

Sat., July 7. Ashland State Park, Ashland. Easy 3-hr. walk around pristine Ashland Reservoir & thru woods, followed by swim, 10 AM.

Sat., July 7. Parks & Greenways, Belmont. 6-mi. mostly wooded hike incl. Beaver Brook Reservation, 10 AM-1:30 PM.

Sun., July 8. Acton/Littleton Conservation Land. Approx. 6-mi. mod. hilly ramble, 9:15 AM. From Nagog Hill Cons. area in Acton to Sarah Doublet Forest in Littleton where Pawtucket Indians lived & squaw Sarah Doublet deeded the plantation in 1736.

Tue., July 10. Castle Island, South Boston. Leisurely 4-mi. sunset walk along Boston Harbor, 6:45-8:45 PM.

Sat., July 14. Blue Hills, Milton. Two part L's choice hike, 1:30-3:50 PM & 4-6:20 PM. Length & route depend on conditions.

Sun., July 15. Middlesex Fells, Malden. 8-mi. shady hike w/lunch at pond, 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sat., July 21. Grassy Pond Conservation Land, Acton. Slow-paced nature walk thru woods, fields & bog boardwalk focusing on plant ID & natural history, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Sun., July 22. Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. 2.5-hr. afternoon walk exploring natural beauty & history of 174-acre Mount Auburn Cemetery w/theme: Spirit & Symbol.

Sat., July 28. Middlesex Fells, Winchester. Mod. walk thru open woods, 10:15 AM.

Sun., July 29. Middlesex Fells, Winchester. Approx. 7-mi. hike, 9 AM-3 PM. Mod. to strenuous w/rought hilly terrain.

Sun., July 29. Cambridge/Boston. 6-mile walk from Kendall Square T to Boston Common & Public Gardens, 10 AM-1 PM. Option after to attend play on Common.

August 2007

Sat., Aug. 11. Middlesex Fells, Winchester. Mod. walk thru open woods, 10:15 AM.

Sat., Aug. 18. Estabrook Woods, Concord. Leisurely 5-mi level hike, 10 AM-1 PM.

Sun., Aug. 19. Bedford & Lexington Conservation Land. Mod. hilly 8-mi. hike thru varied conservation & municipal land, 8:45 AM-2:30 PM.

Sat., Aug. 25. Blue Hills, Quincy. 7-mi. hike, 1:30 PM-5:30 PM w/Quincy Quarries option at end.

Sun., Aug. 26. Great Brook Farm State Park, Carlisle. Mod. 6-mi. walk past farmland, ponds & streams, 10 AM-1:30 PM. Optional ice cream afterwards.

Sun., Aug. 26. Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. 2.5-hr. afternoon walk exploring natural beauty & history of 174-acre Mount Auburn Cemetery w/theme: Notable Women.

Tue., Aug. 28. Castle Island, South Boston. Leisurely 3-mi. sunset walk along Boston Harbor, 6:30-8 PM.

September 2007

Sat., Sep. 1. Blue Hills, Milton. 6-mi. hike to Tucker, Buck & Hawk Hills w/views, 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sat., Sep. 1. Acton Conservation Land. 6-mi. hike to Grassy & Nagog Ponds, 1-4 PM.

Sun., Sep. 2. Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain. 5-mi. walk among 5000 varieties of trees & shrubs, 12:30-3:15 PM.

Mon., Sep. 3. World’s End Reservation, Hingham. Scenic 5-mi. walk, 8:30-11:30 AM.

Sat., Sep. 8. Weston Conservation Land. Hike for 5 mi. in Cat Rock Park, 8:50 AM-noon.

Sat., Sep. 8. Maudslay State Park, Newburyport. Easy 5-mi. hike w/woods, pond, formal gardens & views of Merrimack River, 10 AM.

Sun., Sep. 9. River Meadows Reservation, Carlisle. 5-mi. level hike w/woods, fields, pond, 10 AM-1:30 PM.

Sun., Sep. 9. Conservation Land, Manchester, MA. Slow-paced nature walk thru Wilderness Conservation Area. Focus on plant ID & natural history, 1-4 PM.

Tue., Sep. 11. Charles River & Harborwalk, Boston. Leisurely 4-mi. after-work walk along downtown perimeter, including Boston Common, Public Garden, Charles River, inner harbor & Fort Point Channel, 6:30-8:30 PM. Ends at South Station.

Sat., Sep. 15. Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor Islands National Park. Nature/history walk w/spectacular views on island's 6 mi. of easy trails, 9:30 AM.

Sat., Sep. 15. Middlesex Fells, Medford. 6-mi. mod. hike on rocky terrain, 9:30 AM.

Sat., Sep. 15. Blue Hills, Milton. 7-mi. hike on a variety of trails, some steep, incl. Skyline Trail w/views, 10 AM-4 PM.

Sun., Sep. 16. Leominster State Forest. 6-mi. scenic hike from Redemption Rock to Crow Hills cliffs & back. Carpool from Lincoln at 9:30 AM, return about 4 PM.

Sun., Sep. 16. Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH. Explore trails in 140-acre hilltop international sculpture garden w/views, 9:45 AM-1:30 PM.

Sat., Sep. 22. Lincoln Conservation Land. 10-mi. hike incl. Mt. Misery & Walden Pond, 9:15 AM-2:45 PM.

Sat., Sep. 22. Middlesex Fells, Medford. 6-mi. hike on Reservoir Trail, 9:30 AM-1:30 PM.

Sun., Sep. 23. Cambridge & Boston. 6-mi. walk from Kendall Sq. T sta. in Cambridge to Boston Common & Public Gardens,10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., Sep. 23. Hale Reservation, Westwood. Easy walk, mostly woods, across a dam & thru a meadow, 1-3 PM.

Sun., Sep. 23. Charles River Greenway, Watertown/Newton. Walk along river, 1-3:30 PM.

Sun., Sep. 23. Mystic Meander, Cambridge. Easy-paced 6-mi. walk, 3-6 PM, from Alewife T (Cambridge) to Wellington (Medford) along Alewife Brook/Mystic River & return by T.

Sat., Sep. 29. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. Mod. 5-mi. hike, 9:30 AM.

Sat., Sep. 29. Eagle Cliff & Red Hill, Squam Lake Area, NH. Mod. 4-mi. hike, leisurely pace w/100 ft. elev. gain. Fine views of lakes & mtns. Early fall colors should be lovely.

Sat., Sep. 29. Middlesex Fells, Winchester. 5-mi. hike along Reservoir Trail w/brief lesson in geocaching, 10 AM. Bring GPS if you have one.

Sun., Sep. 30. Charlestown, Boston & Cambridge. 10-mi. city walk, 9 AM. Tour Bunker Hill Monument & Constitution, then Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Public Gardens, South End & return along Charles River.

Sun., Sep. 30. Fruitlands Museum, Harvard. Hike 3 mi. on nature trails thru 200 acres of meadows, marshes, pine barrens & woodlands, 11 AM.

October 2007

Sat., Oct. 6. Blue Hills, Milton. Two part L's choice hike, 9:45 AM-noon & 12:15-2:30 PM. Lengths & routes depend on conditions. Do either or both.

Sat., Oct. 6. Great Brook Farm State Park, Carlisle. 6-mi. hike to cranberry bogs & beaver dam, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., Oct. 7. Harborwalk, Dorchester. Scenic 7-mi. walk incl. sculpture park, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., Oct. 7. Winchester Conservation Land. Leader’s choice mod. hike, 2-4:30 PM.

Mon., Oct. 8. Wompatuck State Park, Hingham. Brisk 8-mi. hike w/lunch at scenic pond, 9:30 AM.

Sat., Oct. 13. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. Mod. 5-mi. hike, 9:30 AM.

Sat, Oct. 13. Brook Farm, W. Roxbury. 5-mi. interpretive walk at site of 1840's utopian community & hike along Charles River to Cutler Park, 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sun., Oct. 14. Middlesex Fells, Winchester. Approx. 7-mi. hike, 9 AM-3 PM. Mod. to strenuous w/rought hilly terrain.

Sun., Oct. 14. Charles River, Cambridge/Boston. 5-mi. walk to Public Gardens, Boston Common, along river, crossing 3 bridges & end at Kenmore Sq., 10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., Oct. 14. Middlesex Canal, Billerica. Level 3-mi. history walk along canal route, 1:30 PM.

Sat., Oct. 20. Acton Conservation Lands. 7-mi. hike to Spring Hill, Nashoba Brook & Camp Acton, incl. Pencil Factory Dam, mill pond, & Indian Cave, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sat., Oct. 20. Middlesex Fells, Stoneham. Hilly 6.5-mi. hike on mix of trails w/lunch at Wright's Pond, 10:30 AM.

Sun., Oct. 21. Warner Trail, Cumberland, RI. Mostly level 10-mi. hike w/varied scenery from Wampum Corner, Wrentham, S to Diamond Hill, RI, 9:30 AM-4 PM.

Sun., Oct. 21. S & N Pack Monadnock Loop, Peterborough, NH. 8.6-mi. mountainous terrain w/minor ledges, varied woodlands & foliage views, 9:45 AM.

Sun., Oct. 21. Garden-in-the-Woods, Framingham. Slow-paced nature walk thru beautiful botanical garden of New England Wild Flower Society, 1-4 PM. Focus on plant ID & natural history.

Sat., Oct. 27. Lexington Conservation Lands. Leisurely 5-mi. walk thru beautiful woods & fields, incl. Parker Meadow & Willard Woods, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Sat., Oct. 27. Middlesex Fells, Medford. Mod. 6-mi. hike on rocky terrain, 9:30 AM.

Sun., Oct. 28. Cutler Park, Newton. 7-mi. walk, 10:15 AM.

Sun., Oct. 28. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. 5-mi. hike w/hilltop views & 2 scenic ponds, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. Can combine w/PM Lynn Woods hike.

Sun., Oct. 28. Lynn Woods. 6-mi. hike via Undercliff Path to pirate cave & 3 large ponds, 1-4:30 PM.

Tue., Oct. 30. Great Streets of Boston. Leisurely 4-mi. walk including some of the most charming & historic streets in Boston--Mt.Vernon, Marlborough, Union Park, 6:30-8:30 PM. Ends at Charles St. T.

November 2007

Sat., Nov. 3. Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton. Leisurely 5-mi. walk around pond, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sat., Nov. 3. Lincoln Conservation Land. 10-mi. hike incl. Mt. Misery & Walden Pond, 9:15 AM-2:45 PM.

Sun., Nov. 4. Habitat Audubon Sanctuary, Belmont. Nature walk thru fields, forest & around pond focusing on plant ID & natural history, 9 AM-12 noon.

Sun., Nov. 4. Ward Reservation, Andover. 6-mi. hilly hike w/wiews & quaking bog, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., Nov. 4. Blue Hills, Milton. 6-mi. fast-paced hike, L's choice including steep hills. 10 AM.

Sat., Nov. 10. Hale Reservation, Westwood. 4-mi. nature/history walk on flat terrain circling Noanet Pond. 10 AM-1 PM.

Sat., Nov. 10. Middlesex Fells, Winchester. Hilly 7-mi. hike on Skyline Trail, 10 AM-3 PM.

Sat., Nov. 10. Castle Island, South Boston. Fast paced 7-mi. scenic walk along ocean to Castle Island, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM.

Sun., Nov. 11. Charles River, Cambridge/Boston. Spectacular 5-mi. walk, 1-4 PM.

Thu., Nov. 15. Slide Program, "A Guatemalan Tour." Presented by Dick Fallona. 12:30 PM, Cabot Aud., 5 Joy St., Boston. Brown bag lunch 11:30-12:15.

Sat., Nov. 17. Waltham Parks, Historic Landscapes & Greenways. 8-mi. hike incl. Prospect Hill, HH Richardson/Olmsted designed Stonehurst, Lyman Estate & Charles River Greenway, 10 AM-3 PM.

Sat., Nov. 17. Estabrook Woods, Concord. 5-mi. level hike, noon-3 PM.

Sun., Nov. 18. Flat Rock Audubon Sanctuary, Fitchburg. Mod.-easy 6-mi. ramble over varied terrain, conservation land, 3 reservoirs & active archeological dig, 9:30 AM-3 PM.

Sun., Nov. 18. Blue Hills, Milton. 7-mi. hike in Houghton Section on variety of trails w/several views & lunch on Buck Hill, 10 AM-4 PM.

Thu., Nov. 22. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. L's choice. Approx. 5-mi. hike, 9 AM-1 PM.

Thu., Nov. 22. Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain. 11th annual Thanksgiving walk, 4-mi., 10:15 AM-12:30 PM.

Fri., Nov. 23. Ayer & Groton Hills. 7-mi. hike w/mod. hills & some easy bushwhacking, 10 AM-3 PM.

Sat., Nov. 24. Bradley Palmer State Park, Topsfield. Easy 6-mi. hike, 10 AM-2 PM.

Sun., Nov. 25. Blue Hills, Milton. Very challenging fast-paced 6-mi. hike along steep, scenic trails to Great Blue, Little Blue & Wolcott Hills, 9:15 AM-12:45 PM.

Sun., Nov. 25. Dogtown Commons, Gloucester. 6-mi. rocky hike to see colonial dam, early cellar holes & moral admonitions carved on boulders, 10 AM-3 PM.

December 2007

Sat., Dec. 1. Whitney & Thayer Woods, Cohasset. Brisk 7-mi. hike incl. holly grove, Odin’s Den & lunch on Turkey Hill w/scenic views, 9:30 AM.

Sat., Dec. 1. Groton Town Forest, Groton. 6-mi. hike thru woods to Nashua & Squannacook Rivers, 11 AM.

Sun., Dec. 2. Middlesex Fells, Malden. 7-mi. hike w/ponds, cascade waterfall & views, 10 AM-2:15 PM.

Sun., Dec. 2. Duxbury Beach, Duxbury. Hike 8 mi. on beach to Gurnet Pt., 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sun., Dec. 2. Estabrook Woods, Carlisle. Easy walk to view eskers, drumlins, colonial lime quarry & "Stonehenge West," 10:30 AM.

Sat., Dec. 8. Noanet Woodlands, Dover. 5-mi. hike in beautiful woods w/ ponds, hills, views, 10 AM.

Sat., Dec. 8. Middlesex Fells, Winchester. 5-mi. hike along Reservoir Trail w/brief lesson in geocaching, 10 AM. Bring GPS if you have one.

Sat., Dec. 8. Maudsley State Park, Newburyport. Scenic walk, possible social hour after, 10 AM-12:30 PM.

Sun., Dec. 9. Blue Hills, Quincy. 7-mi. Chickatawbut section hike in wildest & most remote area of the park, 10 AM-3:30 PM.

Sun., Dec. 9. Melrose Park & Conservation Land. Scenic 9-mi. hike in Pine Banks, Mt. Hood & adjoining parks to volcanic remnant, esker, ponds & hilltop views, 10 AM-3 PM.

Tue., Dec. 11. Holiday Lights Walk, Boston. Leisurely 3-mi. after-work walk viewing lights along Comm. Ave. Mall, Boston Common, Beacon Hill, North End, w/optional snack in North End after, 6:30-8:15 PM.

Thu., Dec. 13. Slide Program, "AMC’s ‘New’ Camps in the Wilderness of Maine." Little Lyford Pond, Medawisla & Chairback Mountain Camps. Club staff will satisfy your curiosity about these camps & all they offer, 12:30 PM, Cabot Aud., 5 Joy St., Boston. Brown-bag lunch 11:30 AM-12:15 PM.

Sat., Dec. 15. Blue Hills, Canton. 3-mi. nature walk in little-known Little Blue Hill section to look for signs of birds & animals in winter, 10 AM-noon.

Sun., Dec 16. Acton/Littleton Conservation Land. Approx. 6-mi. mod. hilly ramble, 9:45 AM. From Nagog Hill Cons. area in Acton to Sarah Doublet Forest in Littleton where Pawtucket Indians lived & squaw Sarah Doublet deeded the plantation in 1736.

Sun., Dec. 16. Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon. Scenic 5-mi. hike, 12:30 PM.

Sat., Dec. 22. Bedford Conservation Land. 5-mi. easy hike incl. Fawn Lake. 12:45-3:30 PM.

Sun., Dec. 23. Rocky Woods Reservation, Medfield. Hike 11:45 AM-3 PM.

Mon., Dec. 24. Stonehurst/Waltham. Short hike 11:45 AM-2 PM.

Tue., Dec. 25. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus. L's choice. Approx. 5-mi. hike, 9 AM-1 PM.

Tue., Dec. 25. Blue Hills, Milton. 6-mi. hike around Wolcott & Tucker Hills w/shorter option, 10 AM-2:30 PM.

Sat., Dec. 29. Roslindale Woods. Hike 11:45 AM-2:30 PM.

Sun., Dec. 30. Webster Conservation Area, Newton. Hike 11:45 AM-3 PM.