1:00pm. Come hike thru one of the largest contiguous undeveloped parcels in the area, featuring upland forest, interspersed wetlands, and generally pretty woods. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the end of Rockwood Lane, 42.62968N 71.64003W. L Olin Lathrop
1:00pm. We will cross the scenic Nashua River, hike along a old railroad bed, thru the Johnston Conservation area, around a lovely beaver pond in Hayes Woods, and back. Meet at Fitch's Bridge, 42.62549N 71.60886W. Park by either end, but note that cars can't cross. About 2 hours, moderate pace. L Olin Lathrop
9-11am. Join us for a walk in this local gem, conveniently located directly off of Route 128. As you walk the trails, you will not believe that you are so close to the highway. Highlights include Kendrick Pond, views of the Charles River, and the boardwalk crossing a marshland. Easy trails, minor ups and downs, with some roots and rocks, moderate pace. Bring water and snacks. No children under 10 or dogs. Severe weather cancels. Call Lisa if you have questions. Leader: Lisa Fleischman; Co-Leader: Judith Watson
8:30am-10:30am. Forest Bathing in the Middlesex Fells with Lisa Mediano, a Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides and Programs "ANFT™". As nourishment for body and soul, the Boston Chapter Local Walks & Hikes group, is delighted to offer the restorative practice of Forest Bathing, which was developed in Japan.
8-mile hike to a number of hills in the Western and Southern Fells, including Gerry, Silver Mine, Wenepoykin, Pasture, Pine, Rams Head, and Rock, 9:30am-2:15pm. Bring lunch, water, sturdy boots. Meet at DCR Flynn Rink on Woodland Rd. From Rte. 93 exit 33 in Medford, take Fellsway West (Rte. 28) N 0.5 mi., R on Elm St. 0.5 mi., L at rotary to rink on L. Bus 99 from Wellington T sta. No dogs. Rain cancels. L Marc Hurwitz
A walk through the woods on rolling terrain. Approximately 2 hours. Meet at 1:30 PM at the Mary French Reservation Trailhead on Korinthian Way in Andover. From I93, take exit 41 onto Rte 125 N, toward Andover. At the traffic light at Salem St., turn Right. At fork in approx 0.5 mi, bear left onto Gray St. At 2nd right, turn onto Korinthian Way. It's a loop street. From the 2nd right, continue to trail head which will be on the right. Park on the street.
Join Lancaster Recreation in partnership with the AMC for a wonderful walk at Cook Conservation Area as we look for our feathered friends. The walk starts at 9 am and ends at 11 am at the trailhead off Route 70 in Lancaster, just south of Kimballs. There is a sign for the Cook Conservation Area on the road. This walk is open to anyone interested in enjoying a short walk through this beautiful natural area but is geared toward individuals interested in learning how to identify bird species. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars but some pairs will be available to borrow.
Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC, among others. Jeanne is Past Chair AMC Boston Family Outings and a YOP (Youth Opportunities Program) trained leader with Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training. Jeanne leads hiiking, backpacking, XC Ski, snowshoe, and canoe trips, among others. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco and has trips coming up to New Zealand and Fiji/Tonga.
Join Boston Family Outings for a walk around Deer Island in Winthrop (approx. distance 2 miles). The walk is mostly flat. Stroller accessible. Experience the spectacular views of Boston, the airport, and the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) wastewater treatment plant. This facility, the second largest in the United States, uses the same amount of electricity as more than 2,000 homes each year. Be fascinated with the rich history of the island: internment camp, prison, hospital.
Moderate pace 5 mile scenic walk with views of Grape Island, Slate Island, Quincy Bay, Fore River, Hingham Back River, Boston's Harbor and skyline. 9:30am-12:00pm. Bring snack + water. From MA-3A in N. Weymouth take Neck St. (0.6 mi.) continue on River St. (0.7 mi.) then left into Webb Memorial State Park 371 River St. Storm cancels. L Beth Mosias.
5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs. Cancel if rain. L Nelson Caraballo