Slow-paced nature walk in search of a variety of early spring wild flowers and other signs of spring. The walk will focus on plant ID and natural history. 9am-12 noon. From Concord rotary, take Rte. 2 west for 2.2 mi. R on Taylor Rd. 0.7 mi. to Arboretum on R. (Note: Sign faces opposite direction.) Steady rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
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Briskly paced 5-mi. hike in beautiful woods w/ponds & views. 10am. Bring water/lunch. From Needham Ctr., take Chestnut St. 1.5 mi. to end. Bear R onto Dedham St. 1.5 miles to pkg. lot on L at tennis courts. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.
Bird walk to look for migrating ducks, hawks, and warblers, 8-10am. Bring binocs & bird book. From Concord ctr., take Rte. 62 E 1.2 mi., L on Monson Rd., to lot on L. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.
Six-mile moderate hike on rocky terrain, 9:30am. Bring snacks, water and hiking boots. Meet at DCR Flynn Rink on Woodland Road. From Route 93, exit 33 in Medford, take Fellsway West (Route 28) north 0.5 miles; right on Elm Street, 0.5 miles; left at rotary and left at rink. Bus 99 from Wellington T station. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members $1.
4 mi. hike 10:30am-2:00pm to celebrate Eddie DeSantis' 90th birthday. Bring lunch+water. I-93/Rte 128 exit 2A to Rte.138S for 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course pkg lot on L. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.
Hike 2-3 mi. See glacial cliffs, cave, possible deer. Meet 1:30pm., DCR lot. Take Rte. 9 to the Hammond Pond Pkwy exit. Reservation pkg lot is north of Pkwy, on L on entering Chestnut Hill Shopping Ctr. Inclement weather cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.
16th annual hike, eight miles via Arboretum, Allandale and Hancock Woods, Hammond Pond Park to Heartbreak Hill, 9:00am-12:30pm. Watch race on trolley back into town or hike back via Marathon route. Meet at Forest Hills T at exit gates. Call if severe weather. No dogs. AMC members $1.
Natick train station, 1 Walnut St. 9:25am. 1st annual walk to South Station via the marathon route. 20 miles. Dinner in Chinatown and take 7:15pm train to Natick. Option to shorten to 10 miles by taking 1:24pm Auburndale Newton train back to Natick. Option to skip dinner and take 5:06pm train from Back Bay. Bring lunch. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.
Five-mile walk in largely new parkland, 1:00pm-3:30pm. 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. Call if severe weather. No dogs. Non-AMC members $1.
Short hike to summit of Weir Hill, Trustees of Reservations' double drumlin with beautiful view of the Merrimack Valley. 9-11am. Bring water, snacks, and hiking boots. From I-93, take Route 125N for 7.3 miles and turn left on Route 114W. Turn right on Route 125 and follow for 0.2 miles. Turn right at the lights and go 0.6 miles (past Stevens-Coolidge Place). Turn right at fork and follow for 0.2 miles. At Old North Andover Center, stay straight for 0.1 miles and turn left on Stevens Street. Follow for 0.8 miles to the entrance on the right. Storm cancels. No dogs.