Start at Boston Common, at the building near Park Street station entrance and fountain (where Freedom Trail tours begin). 9:00am departure, please be a few minutes early. Trip is approximately 7 miles long, finishing in Franklin Park. We'll take public transportation back. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring a backpack with snacks, lunch, water, and come prepared to share what you know about what we're seeing along the way. Expect to finish mid-afternoon, well in time to get ready for the Halloween party you're attending that evening!
Fast-paced 8-mile hike along the shore to Gurnet Light, and return via the road. 10:15am-2:15pm. Route 3 Exit 11, take Route 14E to the end, then left onto Washington Street. Right onto Powder Point Avenue, go 1 mile. Lot is on the right before Powder Point Bridge. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Moderate 5-mile hike, 9:30am. Bring snacks, water, and hiking boots. From Route 1 (Saugus), take the Lynn Fells Parkway west for 0.3 miles, then turn right onto Forest Street. Park at Reservation headquarters. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
5.2-mile hike along Reservoir Trail (Orange Blazes, Clockwise Loop), 10:30am. Bring lunch, water, and sturdy boots. I-93 Exit 33. Rotary to South Border Road toward Winchester. 2 miles to Long Pond parking lot on the right. Rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Fast-paced, starting at Caryl Park in Dover at 10:00am. Approximately 5 miles. I-95/Route 28 Exit 19 (Needham) to Highland Avenue. 1.8 miles to Needham Center, turn right onto Route 135 for a block, then left onto Chestnut Street south for 1.5 miles. Bear right at the fork onto Dedham Street for 1.5 miles to the parking lot on the left just past Mill Farm barn. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
12-mile city walk, 9:00am. Meet at Kendall Square T station, Cambridge, in front of the Marriott Hotel. Tour Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, the Public Gardens, and the South End, returning along Charles River. Lunch stop en route. Shorter options available. Rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Four-mile scenic walk on moderate wooded trails and terrain. Meet at 1:30pm. I-93 Exit 41. North on Route 125 for 5 miles. At third set of lights, turn right on Salem Street, left on Gray Road, and right on Korinthian Way. Map REF: Insert N 42.62960 W 71.10068 into website below; adjust view. Heavy rain cancels.
Moderate-to-strenuous 7-mile hike. 10:00am-3:00pm. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Route 2 Exit 28. Follow Route 31S for 8.5 miles to Route 62W for 0.6 miles. Turn right on Goodnow Road, at the Wachusett Meadows Sanctuary sign. Parking lot is 1 mile down on the left. $4 donation if not Audubon member. Rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Moderate walk in open woods, 10:00am-2:30pm. Bring water, lunch, and weather-appropriate clothes. Meet at Wedgmere Station in Winchester. From Route 3, take Church Street east for 0.3 miles to the light, then right on Bacon Street. Travel 0.4 miles to the parking lot on Mystic Valley Parkway. From I-93 Exit 33 (Medford), take South Border Road west for 2.2 miles to Mystic Valley Parkway, then 0.9 miles to Bacon Street. Turn right under the tracks to the lot on the left. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
River walk at a steady pace, 10:00am. Sightseeing after lunch. Bring lunch, water, and proper footwear. No dogs. I-95 Exit 57 to Route 113W for 0.7 miles. Turn right on Hoyt's/Gypsy Lane to the lot at the end on the right. Parking fee. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.