Quick-paced 7-mile hike in southern Blue Hills, 9:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch and water. I-93/Route 128 Exit 2A. Take Route 138S for 0.7 miles to the Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on the left. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Short hike to summit of Weir Hill, a Trustees of Reservations property with beautiful view of Merrimack Valley. 9:00-11:00am. Bring hiking boots, water, and snacks. Take 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.
Brisk 8-mile hike including holly grove, Odin's Den, and lunch on Turkey Hill with scenic views. 9:30am. Bring lunch, water, and sturdy boots. Meet at Trustees of Reservations lot on the west side of Route 3A, 2 miles south of junction of Route 228. Storm cancels. No email after 11:00am on 12/3. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Very challenging 6-mile hike on steep, scenic trails to Great Blue, Little Blue, and Wolcott Hills. From 9:15am-12:45pm. Bring snack, water, and sturdy footwear. I-93/Route 128 Exit 2B, then Route 138N for 1.3 miles to parking lot on the right just past the Trailside Museum. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
6 miles of mostly flat terrain with some rocky areas and small hills. From 10:00am-2:00pm. Bring water, lunch, and hiking shoes. It may be cold, so dress accordingly. I-93 Exit 41 to Route 125N for 2.8 miles, then turn right at the state police station (Harold Parker Road). 1.4 miles to the end; parking lot is directly in front. Non-members, $1. Blizzard cancels. No dogs.
6-mile hike. Bring water, lunch, boots, and traction devices. Meet at 10:00am, Houghton's Pond parking lot. I-93/Route 128 Exit 3, head north to the stop sign (Hillside Street), then right 0.2 miles to the lot on the right. Rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Slow nature walk through woods, fields, and bog boardwalk, focusing on plant ID and fun natural history. From 1:00pm-4:00pm. Route 2 Exit 42 (Route 27/Main Street, Acton). Follow Route 27N for about 1 mile through Acton Center, turn left on Nagog Hill Road and follow for about 1.1 miles. Parking on the left just past the small meadow. Parking space is limited, so arrive early. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Steady paced walk, from 10:00am-2:00pm. Sightseeing after lunch. Bring water, lunch, and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. In the event of snow, bring snowshoes. I-95 Exit 57 to Route 113W for 0.7 miles. Turn right on Hoyt's (Gypsy Lane) to lot at the end on the right. Parking fee. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non AMC members, $1.
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.