Guided tour of Boston landmarks and culture. Sargent murals, Shaw Memorial, Public Garden, Athenaeum, and Harbor walk. Optional lunch at end.
XC ski and snowshoe; hike if no snow. Easy pace, mostly flat. Meet at 1:00pm. Route 97 to Pingree Farm Road, Georgetown, just beyond Boxford line. Follow Pingree Farm Road to the end (steel gate). Map REF: Insert N 42.70256 W 70.98616 into Acme Mapper 2.0 (see link below).
7-mile hike with moderate hills and some easy bushwhacking, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Bring lunch and warm clothes. I-95/Route 128 Exit 29 to Route 2W for 19 miles to Exit 38. Head north on Route 111 for 3 miles to Ayer, then turn right onto Washington Street. Travel 1.6 miles to the Nashoba Hospital parking lot, in the rear. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Two part L's choice hike, from 9:45am-12:00pm and 12:15-2:30pm. Length and route depend on conditions. Bring lunch if doing both parts. I-93/Route 128 Exit 3 (Houghtons/Ponkapoag) head north for 0.5 miles to the stop sign, then right on Hillside Street for 0.2 miles to the Houghtons Pond lot on the right. Call if severe weather. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1. Note: Mike is under the weather, so Marc Hurwitz will lead the first part (9:45am to noon) and Beth Mosias will lead the second part (12:15 to 2:30pm).
6-mile hike featuring Fresh Pond, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Charles River Greenway, and Harvard, from 9:15am-12:30pm. Easy return by T. Meet on the west side of the Alewife T station, at the passenger drop-off sign. Call if severe weather. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Hike to cliff-top views and a frozen waterfall, from 10:00am-2:15pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet on the Washington Street side of Oak Grove T station. I-93 Exit 32 in Medford, head east on Route 60 for 1.2 miles to a left on Highland Avenue. Continue 0.5 miles and turn right on Glenwood Street. Travel 0.6 miles and turn left on Washington Street. Then, travel 0.1 miles and turn right into the T station parking lot, or park on the street. Call if severe weather. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
6-mile walk including the Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond, Olmsted Park, SW Corridor Park, and ending at Copley Square, from 12:15-3:15pm. Bring snack. Meet at Forest Hills T by the exit turnstiles. Call if severe weather. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Hike to Turtle Pond. Glacial formations and Bald Hill with views, from 1:00-4:00pm. From the junction of Washington Street, West Roxbury Parkway, and Enneking Parkway, head south on Enneking Parkway for 1.3 miles to the stop sign, then turn left and go 0.3 miles to the parking lot on the right. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
6-mile walk, from 10:00am-2:00pm. Winter hiking shoes and snowshoes advised. Bring water, lunch, and something warm to drink. I-95 Exit 57 in Newburyport to Route 113W for 0.7 miles, then right on Hoyt's/Gypsy Lane to parking lot on the right at the end. $2 parking fee. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Brisk 8-mile hike with lunch at scenic pond, 9:30am. Bring lunch, water, and sturdy footwear. Route 3 Exit 14 to Route 228N toward Hingham. Travel 4 miles to the Wompatuck sign, then right onto Free Street. Travel 1.3 miles to the Visitor Center parking lot. Storm cancels. No email after 3/4. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.