Guided walk by Arboretum volunteer, off-path and up hills. 10:00-11:30am. Park on the Arborway, or take the train to Forest Hills. Meet at Arboretum Visitors Center. Hot drinks in Jamaica Plain afterward. Call L only if ice or rain. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
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5 miles, L's Choice. 9:00am-2:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. Staibilicer/Yak Track suggested for ice/snow. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot.
Easy walk through mostly woods, across a dam, and through a meadow, from 1:00-3:00pm. I-95/Route 128 Exit 16B to Route 109W for 1.2 miles, then right on Dover Road. Travel 0.3 miles and turn right on Carby Street. Continue 0.6 miles to Cat Rock parking lot. Rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1. Wear traction devices on boots if conditions warrant.
L's Choice. 5 miles, from 9:00am-2:00pm. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Dress for the elements. STABILicers/Yaktrax suggested for ice/snow. I-95/Route 128. 4 miles from Route 1, take Walnut Street exit and go 2 miles. Left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Scenic, moderate 5-mile walk/snowshoe with several stops to view plants and trees. 10:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch. Meet at the Admin Building. Park on Arborway or take the T to Forest Hills and walk 0.6 miles. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
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.