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.
Fast-paced hike starting at Caryl Park in Dover at 10:00am. Approximately 5 miles. I-95/Route 128 Exit 19 (Needham), take Highland Avenue for 1.8 miles to Needham Center. Turn right onto Route 135 for one block, then left onto Chestnut Street south for 1.5 miles. Bear right at the fork onto Dedham Street and travel 1.5 miles to the parking lot on the left at tennis courts just past Mill Farm barn. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Steady-paced walk from 10:00am-2:00pm. Sightseeing after lunch. Bring water, lunch, and proper footwear. I-95 Exit 57 to Route 113W for 0.7 miles. Right on Hoyt's (Gypsy Lane) to the lot at end on the right. Parking fee. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Fast-paced 7-mile scenic walk along the ocean to Castle Island. 10:30am-2:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet inside the JFK/UMass Red Line T station at the upper level gates. No nearby parking. Storm cancels. No email after 11:00am 11/5. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Moderate 5-mile walk passing farmland, ponds, and streams. From 10:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch and water. Optional ice cream stop afterward. I-95/Route 128 Exit 31 (Lexington). Take Route 225W for 6.8 miles to the Carlisle Center rotary, then turn right on Lowell Road and go 1.8 miles. Cross North Road and turn right into the ski center lot. Parking fee. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Slow-paced nature walk through woods, fields, and over bog boardwalk. Focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 9:00am-12:00pm. From the Concord Rotary, take Route 2W for 2.2miles to a right on Taylor Road, then 0.7 miles to the Arboretum parking lot on the right. Parking is limited, so arrive early. Steady rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Slow-paced nature walk through forest to the top of Millstone Hill, focusing on plant ID and natural history. 9:30am-12:30pm. Route 128N Exit 15 (School Street). Left on School Street. Go 0.5 miles to a dirt parking lot on the left, just before the Manchester-Essex town line. No registration. Steady rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Very hilly 6-mile wander from 9:45am-2:00pm. Meet at Shawsheen Cemetery, at the intersection of Routes 4 and 225, and Shawsheen Avenue, Bedford. At the main entrance, keep right and turn left at the directory board. Park beyond the fence in the dirt lot or on adjacent paved roadway. Heavy rain cancels (call if unsure). No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Hilly 6.5-mile hike on mix of trails with lunch at Wright's Pond, 10:30am. Bring lunch, water, and sturdy footwear. I-93N Exit 34, turn right onto South Street to the Stone Zoo parking lot. I-93S Exit 35, pass under the highway and turn right. Cross Route 28 to the parking lot on the right. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.