A fun afternoon hike at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, MA half hour north of Boston followed by ice cream and our trip planning meeting at a nearby leader home. We'll meet at 12:45 pm at Harold Parker State Forest Headquarters and hike 1 ½ - 2 hours around Salem Pond (~ 2 miles) on varied terrain, mostly flat, but with some ups and downs. At 3 pm we'll have ice cream (compliments of Family Outings) and our trip planning meeting from 3:30 - 4:30 pm at a nearby leader home. Join us for one or all of the activities. Everyone welcome. Children welcome.
Moderate and very scenic 7-mi. hike that features 10 special "points of interest" including overlooks, streams, ponds, and cliffs, 9:30am-2:15pm. Bring lunch, water, & 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. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
[Cancelled due to injured Leader] View museums and cultural institution; explore the Rose Garden and Victory Gardens. From 10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at corner of Huntington Ave. & Museum Rd. (Museum stop on Green Line "E"). Bring lunch & water. No dogs. New members welcome. Heavy rain cancels.
Ravenswood Park, Gloucester, MA. Moderate hike thru a hilly, rocky, heavily wooded 500 acre preserve with lots of history and wild magnolia swamps. Bring water, snack and a sharp eye for lady slippers. Plan on being out 3.5 hours for hike, 1.5 for lunch.
Apres lunch for those who wish.
Directions: Directions: 128 north to exit 14, Route 133 east for 3 mi.. Dead ends on 127.Turn right and follow for 2 miles to entrance on right.Parking is tight but park well off the road.
Register with L: Barbara Fay, email@example.com.
Moderate 6-mi. hike including Burrill Hill, Mount Gilead, and the "other" Walden Pond with great views throughout, 9:30am-12:30pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 95/128 in Lynnfield take exit 44B (Rt. 1/129) to rotary, then Rte. 129 SE toward Lynn 2 mi., R onto Great Woods Rd. to end. (NOTE: This starts at the Northern Lynn Woods entrance, not at Pennybrook Road.) No dogs. Rain cancels.
Leisurely 4-mi. sunset walk along harbor, 6:45-8:45pm. From SE Expressway take JFK Exit, follow beach along Day Boulevard to end. Meet in front of Sullivan's. Bus: Red Line to Broadway Station, then City Point buses #9 or #11. Walk E toward water, L on Day Boulevard. Rain cancels.
From the Chinatown Gate to under the Zakim Bridge, we will survey the wonderful Rose Kennedy Greenway and Freedom Trail this July 4th Weekend.. We walk a total of around 2 - 3 miles with slight side deviations to enjoy the sights and sounds. We start at the Beach Street gate and end near the skate park at foot of the pedestrian bridge in Cambridge, adjacent to the new park opposite the Boston Science Museum. Bring snacks/sandwich, water, and rain cover as well as strollers for the youngest kids. Trip starts near the Orange Line Chinatown Stop.
Brian has been a walk and hiking leader with AMC Boston Family group for several years. He has an interest in food, nature, animals and tall tales and tails very few of which are actually true!
Easy walk in open woods. 10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at Wedgmere Station (Lowell line). I-93 to the Mystic Valley Parkway. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Join AMC families (and new and prospective families) at Houghton Pond for hikes, grilled burgers and dogs, and a Trailside Museum Naturalist presentation with live animals.. Meet leaders and learn about Boston Family Outings. Hikes start at 9:30 am. BBQ at 11:30 am. Naturalist at noon.
Multiple hikes planned for all ages and abilities:
9:30 a.m. Longer "Advanced" Hike (2 hours)
10:00 a.m. Shorter "Medium" Hike (1 hour)
10:30 a.m. Younger Kids Nature Exploration (1 hour)
11:00 a.m. Walk around the Pond (½ hour)
Join YM for an urban walk along Boston's historic Freedom Trail, followed by a stop in downtown Boston for drinks and appetizers!