Enjoy harbor views and rocky coastline. Approximately 5 miles of leisurely walking through resort town. Route 114 to Route 1A through Nahant rotary, then continue on the causeway to Long Beach. Meet at 1:00pm, in front of Tides Restaurant on the left. Park in nearby beach lot (no fee). Heavy rain cancels. Insert coordinates N 42.43641 W 70.93709 into Acme Mapper (link below) and adjust view.
Moderate-to-strenuous 8-mile hike. Start at 9:30am. Meet at Houghton's Pond parking lot. I-93/Route 128 Exit 3, head north to the stop sign at Hillside Street, then right 0.2 miles to the lot on the right. Bring lunch. Rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Hike 7 miles on a variety of trails (some steep) including Skyline Trail, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Meet at Houghton's Pond parking lot. I-93/Route 128 Exit 3; north to the stop sign at Hillside Street and turn right. Travel 0.2 miles to the lot on the right. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Slow-paced nature walk to Long Pond, focusing on evergreens and other easily recognizable plants of winter, plus fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. I-93 Exit 33 (Route 28, Fellsway West, Winchester). Go around rotary to South Border Road, Winchester, then about 2 miles to the Long Pond parking lot on the right (opposite 532 South Border Road). No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Enjoy beautiful 2-hour hike in park and along Ipswich River. Meet at 1:30pm. Route 128N to I-95N to Route 1. Follow Route 1, past Topsfield Fairgrounds. Go to second traffic light, bear right at Dunkin Donuts onto Ipswich Road. Proceed 1.5 miles to Asbury Street, bear right, go to park entrance through stone pillars. Meet in parking lot. Heavy rain cancels. Map REF: Insert N 42.65288 W 70.91119 into website and adjust view.
From 9:15am-12:30pm, Newton Parks and Conservation Lands. 6-mile hike featuring Aqueduct, Cold Spring Park, Webster Conservation Area, Hammond Pond Reservation and Houghton Garden. Meet at the Waban T station parking lot on the Riverside line. Hike ends at the Chestnut Hill T station. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Easy 2 hour walk in Middlesex Fells. Meet at 2:00pm, Greenwood Park (across from Stone Zoo). I-93 Exit 34. North on Route 28 to South Street, then right to park. Bring sturdy shoes, water, and snack. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Moderate 5-mile hike that includes ponds, cabins, lodges, and remote woods. 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring lunch, water, and sturdy shoes. From I-95/Route 128 Exit 16, take Route 109W for 0.75 miles to a right on Dover Road. Travel 0.3 miles to a right on Carby Street, 0.3 miles to Hale gate, and then 0.3 miles to the Cat Rock lot on the left. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Admire remaining foliage and share some revolutionary tales along Battle Road Trail in Minute Man National Historic Park in Concord. Walk 7 miles from the Minute Man Visitor's Center to the North Bridge-with better footwear than the what the Redcoats had in 1775. Meet at 9:15am in Concord at Old Manse/North Bridge parking lot on Monument Street. Leave most cars there, taking a few full cars to the parking lot at the Visitor's Center. Walk will be along Battle Road Trail with picnic lunch stop at Miriam's Corner.
Seven-mile fast-paced hike, including steep hills. L's choice. 9:30am. Bring lunch and water. Meet at Houghton's Pond parking lot. From I-93/Route 128 Exit 3, head north to the stop sign at Hillside Street, then turn right and travel 0.2 miles to the lot on the right. Rain cancels. See link below for weather cancellation updates. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.