Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove, once inhabited by Henry Thoreau. Enjoy sit-down break, on the shore of Walden. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left. Leader: Brian Connolly
Fast-paced and somewhat hilly 7-mile hike to 7 separate ponds as well as ledges with scenic views, 9:30am-2:00pm. 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. Leader: Marc Hurwitz
Museums, educational and cultural institution; explore the Rose Garden, Victory Gardens and Japanese Garden. From 10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at corner of Huntington Ave. & Museum Rd. (Museum stop on Green Line "E"). Bring lunch & water. No dogs. New members welcome. Heavy rain cancels. L Sharon Marshall
Challenging 5-mile hike including deep woods, water views, and at least one "mountain" with sweeping vistas, 11:30am-2:30pm. Bring lunch, water. From Rte. 95/128 exit 33A, take Rte. 3 S 3 mi., L on Pond St. 1 mi. PAST MAIN PARKING LOT then L on Arlington Road, L on Sturgis St. at northern end of Horn Pond, drive 2 blocks and park along Sturgis. Meet at Water St. intersection (coordinates 42.473620, -71.159714). Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. L Marc Hurwitz
7-mile fast-paced walk w/beach, woods, salt marshes, historic sites including Dorothy Quincy house, Peacefield & Crane Library, 10:00am-2:30pm. Bring lunch & water and appropriate footwear. Take Quincy Shore Drive to Wollaston Yacht Club pier at Beach St. Email if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Leader: Mike Tuohey
We will walk the popular Caryl Trail to an old mill site. Along the way, we will use magnifying glasses to see what lives under fallen logs and along the forest floor. We may also see some bird life including northern orioles and hawks. The walk is appropriate for all ages. From the high point of the trip we will have a view of the Boston skyline on a clear day. Please bring water, sun screen and insect repellent. Wear good shoes or hiking boots.
Chris has an environmental studies degree from the University of Wisconsin. He leads Outdoorsrx trips for families in the Western suburbs of Boston. He also leads nature awareness trips, called Appreciating Nature. In 2014, Chris offered trained volunteer and crew naturalists in how to run nature awareness programs for families. He loves to hike and bike.
Fast-paced 8-mi. hike to such beautiful places as Fairhaven Bay, Heywood's Meadow, and Walden Pond, including alpaca sightings and a stop at a hidden farm store, 9:45am-2:00pm. Bring lunch, water, sturdy footwear. Meet at Lincoln Station commuter parking lot on Lincoln Road. From Route 128/Route 2 intersection, take Route 2 west (Exit 29B) 2.5 miles. At Bedford Street light, take right just after light to loop onto Bedford Street south across Route 2. Take Bedford Street 1.1 miles to intersection in Lincoln Center, then continue on what is now Lincoln Road for 1.6 miles.
Moderate-paced 5-mi. walk on waterside walkways of Boston/South Boston including new parklands and spectacular views throughout, 6:30-9:15pm. Bring dinner/snack and water. Meet just inside the main doors at entrance to South Station T Stop and Train Station on Summer Street. Rain cancels. L Marc Hurwitz.
7:30-9:30am. Beat the heat and bugs on a scenic early morning walk at Castle Island with a couple of loops around the "sugar bowl" followed by breakfast at Sullivan's (counter service). From I-93 take exit 15 Columbia Rd. and turn right on Columbia Rd. At the traffic circle take the 2nd exit onto William J Day Blvd. and follow 2 miles to end and park in the lot at Sullivan's, 2080 William J Day Blvd. Storm cancels. Leader: Beth Mosias
Easy walk, Medfield State Hospital grounds; open meadows, woodland trails along Charles River. Meet at stone entry gate on Hospital Road, Medfield, MA. Long pants, appropriate footwear - water. Leader: Jean Veigas