Approximately 4-5 miles of easy wandering through a good birding area with river and pond views, pine forest, and red maple swamp. Snowshoe if sufficient snow cover. Meet at 10:00am, Foss Farms parking lot, about 0.3 miles west of the Concord River off Route 225. From Route 128 Exit 31B, follow Routes 4 and 225 through Bedford, continuing on Route 225 toward Carlisle. Storm cancels. If weather is uncertain, contact L. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Leisurely 4-mile walk along the waterfront of Boston and through the streets and alleyways of the North End, including a stop at an Italian bakery. From 6:30-9:00pm. Meet just inside the main doors at the entrance to South Station on Summer Street. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Easy 4 mi., mostly flat terrain. Meet 1:30PM. Take I-95, exit 57 to Rt. 113 West, go over I-95, thru lights 1/2 mi. Turn Right onto Hoyt's Lane. At the end, turn Right. Continue to pkg. Small fee or pass required. Rain cancels.
6-mile rocky hike to see a colonial dam, cellar holes, and admonitions on boulders. From 10:00am-4:00pm. Bring lunch, water, and boots. Route 128N Exit 10 to the second rotary in Gloucester, then right three-quarters of the way around the rotary and right at Blackburn Industrial Park. Park at the entrance to the Industrial Park. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Moderate to strenuous 5-mile hike over many hills and rough terrain. 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 turn right on Hemlock Street and follow to the end. I-95/Route 128 Exit 39, Wakefield, take North Avenue east for 2.5 miles (becomes Nahant Street), then right on Farm Street, left on Hemlock Street and follow to the end. Rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Strenuous 7-mile hike over Ridge Trail and Eagle Rock. 9:30am. Bring lunch and water. Meet at Northeast Metro School. I-95/Route 128 Exit 39 (Wakefield) and take North Avenue east for 2.5 miles (becomes Nahant Street), then right on Farm Street and left on Hemlock Street to the end. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Winter walk along Revere Beach from 2:30-4:30pm. Meet outside Wonderland T station at the end of the Blue Line. Route 16 or Route 60E to Route 1A, Revere, then Route 1A north 0.6 miles to T parking lot on the right, opposite the dog track. Bad weather cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
5-6 miles. Explore Audubon and other conservation lands including eskers, ponds, and woodland trails with stop for lunch overlooking a picturesque pond. Meet at 9:30am, Audubon trailhead immediately off Route 225, opposite Banbury Road in Westford (extra parking on Banbury), 12 miles west of Route 128 on Route 225, 7 miles west of Carlisle center on Route 225. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Short hike to summit of Weir Hill, a Trustees of Reservations property with a beautiful view of Merrimack Valley. 9:00-11:00am. Bring hiking boots, water, and snacks. I-93 Exit 41 onto Route 125N. Travel 7.3 miles and turn left onto Route 114W. Go 0.2 miles and turn right, following Route 125. Go another 0.2 miles, then turn right at the lights onto Andover Street. Travel 0.6 miles (past Stevens-Coolidge Place), bear right at the fork, and go 0.2 miles to Old North Andover Center. Go straight across rotary, then go 0.1 miles, and turn left onto Stevens Street.
Short hike to the summit of Weir Hill, Trustees of Reservations double drumlin with beautiful views of Merrimack Valley. 9:00-11:00am. Bring water, snacks, and hiking boots. From I-93, take Route 125N for 7.3 miles, then turn left on Route 114W. Turn 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, 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.