Walks

In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AMC has closed all lodging and food service operations until July 1. Dates for all in person activities and programs posted below remain subject to change based on the latest public health guidance and government directives. Cancelled programs are not displayed. We encourage you to join AMC's online socials, educational programs, and trainings.

Lynn Woods Reservation, Lynn

Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

106 Pennybrook Pkg. lot off of Walnut St. Make LEFT turn after DD or at traffic light at Pennybrook Rd. Mod to Stren. 6 mi., 9am-1pm. Bring lunch, H2O, snacks. Leaders choice. Cancel if rain. No dogs. Leader: Nelson Caraballo

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nelson Caraballo (617-548-8579; 11am -2pm)

Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, around scenic Ponkapoag Pond, with beautiful views of Great Blue Hill. Pleasant stroll across golf course, on maple tree walkway. Enjoy sit-down break, on the dock at AMC Camp. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at The Lodge Bar & Grill, in nearby Randolph, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot. From Route 93/128, exit 2A, take Route 138 South for 0.7 mile. See Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on left. L Brian Connolly

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Connolly (508-820-7786)

Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, around scenic Ponkapoag Pond, with beautiful views of Great Blue Hill. Pleasant stroll across golf course, on maple tree walkway. Enjoy sit-down break, on the dock at AMC Camp. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at The Lodge Bar & Grill, in nearby Randolph, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot. From Route 93/128, exit 2A, take Route 138 South for 0.7 mile. See Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on left. L Brian Connolly

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Connolly (508-820-7786)

Pope John Paul 2 Park to Squantum Point Park Dorchester/Quincy

Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM

7-mile walk from Pope John Paul II Park, along Boston Harborwalk, across bridge to Quincy Riverwalk to Squantum Point Park and back, 9:30am-12:45pm. Bring snack & water. 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. Email if severe weather. No dogs. L Mike Tuohey

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com

Beacon Hill, Charles River Esplanade, Back Bay, Boston

Friday, July 26, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

6:30pm to 9:15pm. Leisurely 5-mi walk including historic streets, gorgeous waterside pathways, and a walk across a new pedestrian bridge. Meet outside Park St. T-stop at wall/fence abutting Park St. Bring dinner/snack and water. Rain cancels. Footwear required. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. L Marc Hurwitz

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marc Hurwitz

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

[Rain Date: Sun, July 28] This 12+ mile walk (with shorter options) has it all - ocean, marsh, beach, harbor, river, and ethnic and downtown neighborhoods. It starts with a visit to the annual Sand Sculpting Contest, passes through East Boston including a lunch stop, the Boston Waterfront, the edges of Charlestown and Cambridge, the Boston Esplanade and the Commonwealth Mall, ending at the Boston Marathon finish line. Enjoy a summer day of walking, and celebrate completion of the route at the Solis Irish pub. This walk has become an annual tradition and is a joint venture with FreeWalkers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nancy Cahn njcahn@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Fran Price francine.j.price@gmail.com (617-875-5232)

Blue Hills, Milton

Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for a co-sponsored hike with both the Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts Chapters. We'll be in the Blue Hills Reservation for a "Buck Hill Loop" hike. This will be at a moderate pace, on steep hills and rocky trails for 3.5 - 4 miles. The trip is not recommended for beginners! We will summit Tucker, North Boyce, and Buck Hills via the Skyline Trail and return using the Red Dot Trail. Bring snacks/lunch, water, sun screen, and insect repellent. Sturdy footwear is a must. Rain cancels; no dogs. Meet at 8:45am for a prompt 9:00am start. Questions? Contact Lisa.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ken Cohen
Lisa Fleischman localwalks@amcboston.org

YM Sunset Fresh Pond Walk

Monday, July 8, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Join AMC Young Members for an afternoon walk around Fresh Pond! This is a leisurely, scenic 2.5 mile paved loop. Dogs are welcome on the walk! The reservation is a popular place for cambridge residents to walk their dogs. Please do let us know if you plan to bring yours.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael J Hanley
Sarah Cahn

Arlington's Great Meadows, Lexington

Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

9:00am-12:00noon. September is a wonderful season in New England: plants are weighed down with fruits and leaves are ablaze with colors. Come celebrate the season with a walk in Arlington's Great Meadows. We'll explore several different habitats during our journey: a pond, the pond edge, an upland forest, a field edge and a wet meadow. We will focus on plant ID as well as fun and interesting natural history about the plants we see, and also learn why Arlington's Great Meadows is in Lexington.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)

Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont

Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

8:30am-11:30am. Slow- paced nature walk through fields, forests and a wet meadow to enjoy nature in summer with a focus on all the summer wildflowers in bloom. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. ARRIVE EARLY. PARKING LIMITED. Steady rain cancels. Leader: Boot Boutwell

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)

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