Walks

Farrar Pond and Mt. Misery, Lincoln

Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Burn off some Thanksgiving calories on this 5 mile moderate 1.5-2mph pace hike around scenic Farrar Pond and the popular Mt. Misery areas. Meet at the Mt. Misery parking lot on Rte. 117, 60 S. Great Rd, Lincoln before 10:00am. Steady rain cancels, but if by chance we have snow, bring microspikes and we'll go! Questions: Jim Hutchinson (jmhutch5@hotmail.com, 508-259-9272). L Gail Ferreira; CL Jim Hutchinson

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gail Ferreira gailcferreira@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Jim Hutchinson (508-259-9272)

Blue Hills, Milton

Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM

Annual post-Thanksgiving hike up Great Blue and more. Fast-paced, moderate 7-mi. hike on scenic trails to Great Blue Hill including quick stop at observatory, plus Hemenway and Hancock Hills, 9:45am-2:00pm. Bring lunch, water, & sturdy footwear. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2B, take Rte. 138 N 1.3 mi. to pkg. lot on R just past Trailside Museum. Rain/Snow cancels. No dogs. L Marc Hurwitz.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marc Hurwitz

Battle Road Trail Walk - Minute Man National Park

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:00 AM to 1:15 PM

Join us to walk the five-mile Battle Road Trail in Minute Man National Historical Park. This trail connects historic sites from Meriam"s Corner in Concord to the eastern boundary of the park in Lexington. The main theme of the trail is the Battle of April 19, 1775 that launched the American Revolution. Much of the trail follows the route of the Minute Men, traversing farming fields, wetlands, and forests. Many of the houses along the road, known since 1775 as the "Battle Road" are still standing today.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joan Blaustein blausteinjoan@gmail.com (617-669-3528; Before 9:30 PM)

I began leading bike trips for the AMC in 1990 and led for ten years before taking a break. When I became active with the Forty Plus Committee I decided to start leading again. I took a refresher leadership course and Wilderness First Aid and now I am certified as a cross-country ski and bike leader. I have met many wonderful leaders and trip participants and Forty Plus has become one of my most enjoyable retirement activities.

Coleader: 
Kathleen Ackerman Kath527@yahoo.com

Blue Hills Skyline Trail, Quincy

Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

6.5-mile hike rocky terrain with a number of steep hills with views, Moderate-rated hike, not for beginners. 10:00am-3:00pm, mainly on Skyline Trail, lunch on Nahanton Hill with great view, Bring lunch & water, hiking shoes or similar footwear required. Meet at Shea Ice Rink, 651 Willard St., Quincy. From SE Expressway Exit 8 in Quincy, go south 0.6 miles on Willard St. Or from I-93/Route 128 Exit 6 in Braintree, go north 0.7 miles. Or for public transit take Bus 238 from Quincy Adams T Station. Email if severe weather. No dogs. L Mike Tuohey

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com

Circumnavigate 3 ponds, Lincoln

Saturday, November 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

9:00am-2:00pm. Explore beyond Walden: a 10 mile loop around Walden, Farrar, and Flint Ponds with great forest and water views. Modest elevation gains, but we'll walk at a fast 2-2.5mph pace so that we can complete the loop in 4-5 hours. Rain or shine, so dress appropriately, and bring water and lunch. Meet at the Lincoln Schools, 6 Ballfield Rd, Lincoln MA - make 1st legal left in the parking lot before Smith School 42.423156,-71.316076. Questions: Jim Hutchinson. Leader: Gail Ferreira; CoLeader: Jim Hutchinson

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gail Ferreira
Coleader: 
Jim Hutchinson (508-259-9272)

Habitat Audubon Sanctuary, Belmont - Celebrate the Solstice Walk

Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Celebrate the Solstice Walk. The Winter Solstice arrives in just one week. We'll take a slow-paced nature walk through forests and fields and around a pond focusing on plant ID of bare trees, naked shrubs and winter weeds as the natural world prepares for winter. We'll also talk about fun and interesting natural history about the Winter Solstice as well as about the plants we see. 1:00-4:00pm. From Rte 2, Exit 59 go west on Rte 60/Pleasant St. 0.6 miles. Right onto Clifton St, first left on Fletcher Rd, bear left at fork, next left on Juniper Rd.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)

The Landlocked Forest, Burlington

Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

A slow-paced walk of two miles or so to enjoy the natural beauty Burlington offers while Boot identifies the various trees, shrubs and winter weeds. The Landlocked Forest features woodlands, wetlands, streams and meadows. The walk will focus on both plant ID and natural history. 1:00-3:00pm. Meet at the kiosk on Turning Mill Road (at the parking lot under the power lines) in Lexington or meet in the parking lot in the back of the Burlington Town Hall at 12:45pm to caravan over. The walk is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Landlocked Forest.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)

Goldsmith Reservation Walk, Andover

Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon walk along wooded trails with scenic views of Foster Pond. Meet at 1:30pm at the AVIS Goldsmith Reservation trailhead, 491 South Main Street (Rte. 28) just south of the intersection with Gould Road. Take I-93 to exit 41. Go north on Route 125, exit at Route 28N. Goldsmith Reservation is on the left before the first intersection. Heavy rain cancels. INTRO Committee sponsored

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Helen Palmer hpalmer.fournature@verizon.net (978-657-9153; Before 9:30 PM)
Coleader: 
Judi Barthakur judibarthakur@gmail.com

Foss Farms, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Greenough Land, Carlisle

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Easy approx. 4-5 mi. wander through a good birding area with river and pond views, pine forest and red maple swamp. Snowshoe if sufficient snow cover. Meet 10am. Foss Farms parking lot, about 1/3 mi west of Concord River off Rte. 225. From Rte. 128 Exit 31B follow Rtes. 4/225 through Bedford, continuing on Rte. 225 toward Carlisle. Storm cancels. If weather uncertain contact Leader. No dogs. L Mark Levine

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net

See a Different Aspect of Boston as we Explore the Harborwalk

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Join the Wednesday Wramblers and Come out to explore the city of Boston as we enjoy the sights ambling along sections of the Boston Harborwalk. A near-continuous, 43-mile linear park along Boston's shoreline, the Harborwalk connects Boston's waterfront neighborhoods to Boston Harbor and each other. The Harborwalk is a public walkway that follows the edge of piers, wharves, beaches, and shoreline around Boston Harbor. We will meet at South Station and make our way over to the Seaport area and then stroll along the beautiful waterfront and take in stunning views of Rowes Wharf.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mary Anargirou

Mary loves to hike, bike, paddle, and walk

Joan Blaustein

I began leading bike trips for the AMC in 1990 and led for ten years before taking a break. When I became active with the Forty Plus Committee I decided to start leading again. I took a refresher leadership course and Wilderness First Aid and now I am certified as a cross-country ski and bike leader. I have met many wonderful leaders and trip participants and Forty Plus has become one of my most enjoyable retirement activities.

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