Hike or snowshoe on easy terrain in scenic woodland for about 2 hours. Meet at 1:30pm. I-93 Exit 41, east on Route 125 toward Andover, then exit at Route 28N. North on Route 28 (South Main Street) about 0.4 miles. Park in front of 491 South Main Street at the Reservation entrance, just before Gould Road intersection. Heavy rain cancels.
Easy walking through meadows and crop lands on this 100+ acre Trustees of Reservations historic farm and parts of Hale and Noanet Woodlands, from 1:00-3:00pm. I-95/Route 128 Exit 16B (Route 109W). Follow for less than 1 mile and turn right on Dover Road. Follow for 2.5 miles. Turn left into farm immediately after the big gray barn. Meet at the parking lot near the main barn, close to the street. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Christmas event from 1:30-4:30pm. 6 miles of back roads and trails ending at the Wayside Inn pub for hot chocolate. Car caravan to a nearby display of Christmas lights. I-95 Exit 26 to Route 20W for 11 miles. Turn right at the large green sign saying "Wayside Inn Road." Go 0.25 miles and turn left into 72 Wayside Inn Road parking lot. Storm cancels. Waterproof boots needed. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Short hike to summit of Weir Hill, Trustees of Reservations double drumlin with beautiful view of Merrimack Valley. 9:00-11:00am. Bring water, snacks, and hiking boots. I-93 to Route 125N for 7.3 miles, then left on Route 114W. Right on Route 125 for 0.2 miles, then turn right at the lights and go 0.6 miles (past Stevens-Coolidge Place). Turn right at the fork and go 0.2 miles. At Old North Andover Center, stay straight and go 0.1 miles. Turn left on Stevens Street and go 0.8 miles to the entrance on the right. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Hike 5 miles on a variety of trails. Meet at 11:00am, Visitors Center, with appropriate footwear for conditions. Bring water and snack. I-95S (toward Providence) Exit 10 (Sharon, Walpole and Coney Street). Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow road 2-3 miles to the lights in Sharon Center. Stay straight through intersection and immediately bear right onto Pond Street. Follow for 1-1.5 miles until the traffic rotary. Then, go halfway around rotary and continue onto Massapoag Avenue. Travel 3 miles to the park entrance on the left. For directions, see link below. No dogs.
3-mile nature walk in this little-known section of the Blue Hills Reservation. Look for signs of birds and animals in winter, from 10:00am-noon. From I-93/Route 128 Exit 2B, take Route 138N to the rear of the Park & Ride lot on the left, just after Dunkin Donuts. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Hike in the wildest and most remote section of Blue Hills Reservation, the Chickatawbut section, from 10:00am-3:30pm. 7 miles. Meet at Shea Ice Rink on Willard Street in Quincy. From I-93 Exit 8 in Quincy, go south for 0.6 miles on Willard Street. Or, from I-93/Route 128 Exit 6 in Braintree, go north for 0.7 miles. Public transit, take the 238 bus from Quincy Center T station. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Short hike to the summit of Weir Hill, Trustees of Reservations double drumlin with beautiful view of Merrimack Valley. From 9:00-11:00am. Bring water, snacks, and hiking boots. I-93 to Route 125N for 7.3 miles, then left on Route 114W. Right on Route 125 and go 0.2 miles, then turn right at the lights and go 0.6 miles (past Stevens-Coolidge Place). Turn right at the fork and go 0.2 miles. At Old North Andover Center, go straight for 0.1 miles and turn left on Stevens Street. Go 0.8 miles to the entrance on the right. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
From 10:00am-2:00pm. 6 miles of mostly flat terrain with some rocky areas and small hills. Bring water, lunch, and appropriate clothing for the weather. In the event of snow, bring snowshoes. I-95 Exit 41 to Route 125N for 2.8 miles, then turn right at the State Police station (Harold Parker Road) and go 1.4 miles to the end. Blizzard cancels. No dogs. Non AMC members, $1.
Moderate to strenuous 5-mile hike over many hills and rough terrain. From 9:00am-2:00pm. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Meet at Northeast Metro School. From Route 1, Saugus, take the Main Street exit west for 2.5 miles (becomes Farm Street), then right on Hemlock Street to the end. From Route 128/I-95 Exit 39, Wakefield, take North Avenue east for 2.5 miles (becomes Nahant Street), then right on Farm Street, and left on Hemlock Street to the end. Rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.