Easy 4-mi. walk/snowshoe. 9:45am-12:00pm. Bring snack/water/sturdy footwear. Meet at Braintree lot. Rte 3 S (past Braintree split) exit 17 to traffic circle, 3rd R (Union Street) east 0.7mi., R (Middle St) 0.7 mi., L (Liberty St), immediate R into lot. Rain/snow cancels. No dogs; No registration.
Come see this unusual conservation area with large open-field habitat and great views to the south and west. We'll also duck into woods for a bit and stroll along the beautiful Nashua River with conservation land on both sides. Moderate pace. Meet at the parking area at the top of the General Field. 421-431 Farmers Row, Groton, MA 01450
Moderate pace 5 mile walk, on former estate carriage roads, with scenic views across the Merrimack River. Trail wanders through open grass meadows, then enters primeval stands of white pine. Stroll over stone built bridges, visit rhododendron and azalea gardens. Bring water and snacks. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Starboard Galley Restaurant, on the Newburyport boardwalk, at around 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, at Maudslay State Park, parking lot. From Route 95, exit 57, in Newburyport, take Route 113 West for 0.7 mile.
Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across scenic sand dunes, and along the ocean beach. Beautiful desert landscapes, include pitch pine forest, views of Essex Bay, and sea birds. Bring water and snacks. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Woodman's Seafood Restaurant, in nearby Essex, at around 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, at Crane Beach parking lot. Parking Fee. From Route 128, exit 14 in Gloucester, take Route 133 West for 5 miles. Turn right on Northgate Road. Then, turn right on Argilla Road, follow to beach.
Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove, once inhabited by Henry Thoreau. Enjoy sit-down break, on the shore of Walden. Bring water and snacks. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left.
Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavilion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach.
9.5 mile hike w/lunch at scenic pond, 9:30am-2:00 pm. 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.
On the warmest day in a while we will explore the North and Middle Reservoir areas in the Middlesex Fells using a mix of market and unmarked trails. Moderate, fast pace. No dogs, please. Thurman Smith 781-729-3832 / cell day of hike 617-571-3740
AMC leader since 1972, frequent Fells hiker. SOLO WFA 2019
Fast-paced 7-mile scenic hike to lesser-traveled parts of the Central Blue Hills, including Old Route 128, Hawk Hill, Boyce Hill, and Hillside Pond, 9:45am-2:00pm. Bring lunch, water, hiking poles, & sturdy footwear. From Rte. 93/128 exit 3 (Houghtons/Ponkapoag), go N 0.5 mi. to stop sign, R on Hillside St. 0.2 mi. to Houghtons Pond lot on R. No dogs. Rain cancels. L Marc Hurwitz
Leisurely 5-mi walk through some of the city's most charming areas, including Beacon Hill and other neighborhoods. 6:30-9:15pm. Meet outside Park St. T-stop at wall/fence abutting Park St. Rain cancels. No dogs. L Marc Hurwitz