Walks

In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AMC has closed all lodging and food service operations until July 1. Dates for all in person activities and programs posted below remain subject to change based on the latest public health guidance and government directives. Cancelled programs are not displayed. We encourage you to join AMC's online socials, educational programs, and trainings.

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:00am-12:15pm. Bring snack & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels. L Beth Mosias

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias

Hike/Walk in Ward Reservation, Andover

Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Come enjoy an early "winter" walk exploring the woods of Ward Reservation. We'll 'summit' Holt Hill (the highest elevation in Essex County at 420 ft) with views of Boston skyline on a clear day. Bring layers appropriate for the weather. Parking fee of $5/car; free for Trustees of Reservations members

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 PM)
Coleader: 
Joseph Harrington

Neponset River Greenway/Mattapan Sq/Milton Hill

Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

7.5-mile fast-paced walk along Neponset River to Mattapan Square on newly opened stretch of Neponset Greenway then to Hutchinson Field in Milton, 9:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch and water and appropriate footwear. Meet at Hallet Street entrance to Pope John Paul II Park. From Route 93N, take exit 11 (11B from Route 93S) to Granite Avenue, north over Neponset River, immediate right on Hilltop Street, right under bridge into parking lot. E-mail 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

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)

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