Three-mile leisurely walk along a scenic section of historic canal to Patch's Pond, 1:30pm. See oxbow, grooves in rocks from tow lines, and stone aqueduct. I-95/Route 128 Exit 35 (Woburn), Route 38N for 2.4 miles to the Wilmington Town Park lot on the left. Joint trip with Middlesex Canal Association. For more info, see link below, or contact Roger Hagopian at 781-861-7868 (until 10:00pm). No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Six-mile hike featuring Fresh Pond, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Charles River Greenway, and Harvard, 9:15am-12:30pm. Easy return by T. Meet on the west side of the Alewife T station, at the passenger drop-off sign. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Approximately 2.5 hours. Hike through woods and along stone walls. Boston and Holt Hills with solstice stones and view of the Boston skyline. Bring snack and water. Meet at 1:30pm, parking lot. I-93N Exit 41, Route 125N for 5 miles, turn right on Prospect Road and go 0.4 miles to parking on the right. Rain cancels.
Moderate 7-8 mile hike to Mount Misery and Fairhaven Bay, 9:30am. Bring lunch, water, and sturdy footwear. Meet at the Lincoln RR Station. I-95/Route 128 Exit 28, take Trapelo Road west for 2.5 miles to stop. Left onto Lincoln Road. 1.3 miles to Lincoln RR station parking on the right before the tracks. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
10:00am-2:00pm. 6 miles, mostly flat with some rocky areas. Bring water, lunch and hiking shoes. No dogs. I-93 Exit 41, Route 125N, 2.8 miles. Right at State Police Station (Harold Parker Road), and travel 1.4 miles to the end. Lot is directly in front. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
It's time for our annual cemetery T-hike in honor of Halloween. Thisyear we will head to Salem to check out several of the cemeteriesthere as well as join in the revelry of the season. Walk for2-2.5 hours exploring the parks, cemeteries, and neighborhoods,followed by optional dinner at a local restaurant. WHEN - Wednesday October 27 - departing at 6:15pmWHERE - Meet at the south end of the Salem MBTA Commuter rail stationat the top of the stairs (station entrance on Bridge St)HOW - Take the 5:25 or 5:40 train from North Station to Salem. 5:40train arrives at 6:13.
Meet at Back Bay Station and explore Boston Public Library, coffee/tea in the café, Newbury Street, Public Gardens, Athenaeum, free noontime concert at King's Chapel, Quincy Market and the Harbor Walk to Daily Catch for lunch and end at South Station.
Leisurely 4-mile walk along the waterfront of downtown Boston and through streets and alleyways of the North End, including a stop at an Italian bakery. 6:15-8:45pm. Meet just inside the main doors at the entrance to South Station on Summer Street. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Enjoy a scenic walk along the Merrimack River. Meet at 1:30pm, trailhead off Launching Road. I-93 Exit 45 (River Road). Proceed west on River Road for 1.2 miles, then turn right onto Launching Road. Travel 0.25 miles to trailhead on the right.
Moderately easy 6-mile hilly ramble through varied Audubon woodlands, Crocker Conservation Area, four reservoirs, and an archeological dig. 9:30am-3:00pm. I-95/Route 128 Exit 29, take Route 2W for 28 miles to Exit 32, then head north on Route 13 for 4.5 miles. Turn left on Route 2A and go 1 mile to the first light, then right on John Fitch Highway. Travel 1.7 miles to a left on Route 31 at the stop sign to Burbank Hospital. Travel 0.3 miles uphill on the right, and keep right past Emergency to helipad parking. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.