Activities for the Local Walks/Hikes Committee

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Beacon Hill, North End, Downtown Boston

Friday, February 23, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

4-mi walk including historic streets, secret alleyways, and a visit to a bakery and an Italian market. 6:30-9:15pm. Meet outside Park St. T-stop at wall/fence abutting Park St. Steady rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

Caryl Park, Noanet Woodlands, Hale Reservation, Dover/Westwood

Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM

9:45am-2:00pm. Fast-paced, beautiful 8-mi. hike through three interconnected areas, including ponds, streams, hills with views. Bring lunch & water. From Needham center take Chestnut St. for 1.5 mi. to end. Bear right on Dedham St. & go 1.5 mi. to parking lot on left at the tennis courts in Caryl Park. Steady rain/snow cancels.

Trip details

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

Mine Falls Park, Nashua, NH

Sunday, February 25, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

[Cancelled due to inclement weather forecast] 1:00pm. Hike/snowshoe beautiful Mine Falls. We will follow along streams and meander around a pond, and possibly walk along a canal. Opportunities to view wildlife. This hike will be approximately 2/2.5 hours plus - depending on group speed. Traction devices are strongly recommended due to possible icy conditions. Directions: from Route 3, take exit 6 Nashua, NH, west on route 130, take a left on Coliseum Ave. (Hannaford), go all the way to end and park in parking lot. Inclement or dangerous cold weather will cancel.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Judy Barthakur (603-440-4924)
Coleader: 
Uschi Kullman

Broadmoor Mass Audubon walk, Natick

Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

10:00 am-Noon. Meet at the Visitors Center. Join us for a walk in this convenient (on Route 16), yet expansive wildlife retreat. Moderate pace, easy trails with some gentle hills and rocks. Bring water and snacks. No children or dogs. Severe weather cancels, if snow on the ground, we will snowshoe. Call Lisa if uncertain. Charge: $5 if not a Mass Audubon member, plus $1 if not an AMC member.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Lisa Fleischman (617-244-5747; before 9pm)
Coleader: 
Mary Wisbach (781-771-3680; before 9pm)

World's End Reservation

Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

5 mile hike/snowshoe, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From Rte. 3 exit 14, take Rte. 228N 6.5 mi., L on Rte. 3A 1.0mi. to rotary, R on Summer St. 0.5 mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $6 fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs, non-AMC members, $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias (781-335-5034)

J. Harry Rich State Forest, Groton

Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

1:00pm. This is a flat stroll along a scenic former bend of the Nashua River no longer in the main flow and popular with wildlife, parts of the active Nashua River, and thru typical New England woods. Meet at the entrance on Nod Road across from Common St., 42.63009N 71.57936W, about 2 hours, moderate pace.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Olin Lathrop (978-742-9014)

Belmont and Aububon Conservation Lands, Belmont

Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

It's nearly spring and the sap is running. Slow-paced nature walk through Belmont conservation land fields and forests over to Habitat Audubon Sanctuary where we'll talk about one of the sweetest signs of spring - maple sugaring. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. Meet at Lone Pine Hill Conservation Land, Belmont, MA. ARRIVE EARLY. PARKING LIMITED. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

Wunnegan Conservation Area, Boxford

Sunday, March 18, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

1:00pm-3:00pm. It is easy terrain, moderate pace, will last about 2 hours. Kids and dogs are welcome. Take exit 51 off Route 95 in Boxford and head WEST on Endicott Rd. Very soon make a right on Middleton Rd. Next take 3rd left on Moonpenny Drive and then first right on Crooked Pond Dr. There is a sign for Wunnegan with a small parking area about a mile down from your last intersection on the right.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Davis

Mine Falls Park

Sunday, March 25, 2018 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM

6-mile easy walk along Nashua River, canal with 1886 gatehouse, spectacular waterfall in 325-acre park, from 9:45am-2:00pm. Bring lunch and water. Route 128 Exit 32, Burlington, to Route 3N toward Nashua. Stay right on Exit 5 lane and take Exit 5A (Simon Street), then left on Simon Street, left on Whipple Street to parking lot at the end. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.

Trip details

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

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Storm cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias (781-335-5034; 7-9pm)

Castle Island, South Boston

Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Fast-paced seven-mile scenic walk along ocean to Castle Island, 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet inside JFK/UMass Red Line T station, upper level gates (no nearby parking). Storm cancels. No e-mail after 3/31. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias Bmosias@yahoo.com (781-335-5034; 7-9pm)

Groton Traverse

Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

1:00pm. This hike will feature an impressive variety of environments while traversing a large patchwork of open and conserved lands. We will see beaver ponds, eskers, drumlins, marshes, dry uplands, hemlock groves, open fields, pretty streams, and wide vistas from hilltops. We will meet at Williams Barn (42.6265N 71.5610W), leave some cars, carpool to the start, and end up back at Williams Barn. About 2 hours, moderate pace.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Olin Lathrop olin@embedinc.com (978-742-9014)

Acton Arboretum

Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Slow-paced nature walk in search of a variety of early spring wild flowers and other signs of spring in the meadow, woods and bog of the Acton Arboretum. The walk will focus on plant ID and natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. From Concord rotary, take Rte 2 West 2.2 miles, Right on Taylor Road 0.7 miles to Arboretum on right. The Acton Arboretum is opposite #15 Taylor Rd. Arrive early, parking limited. Steady rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

Blue Hills Hike, Milton

Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Blue Hills - 5 mile brisk-paced hike along yellow triangle trail with rolling hills, 9:30am-noon. Meet at Houghton's Pond parking lot. From Rte. 93/128 exit 3 (Houghtons/Ponkapoag), go N 0.5 mi. to stop sign, R on Hillside St. 0.2 mi. to Houghtons Pond lot on R. Bring lunch and water. Storm cancels.

Trip details

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

Rocky Hill Sanctuary and adjoining woodlands, Groton

Sunday, May 20, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

1:00pm. This is a great area to hike around in, with a beautiful point on Long Pond, beaver marshes, a heron rookerie, and more. About 2 hours, moderate pace. No dogs. Meet at the Rocky Hill Sanctuary parking area off of Robin Hill Rd. in Groton, 42.5811N 71.5311W.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Olin Lathrop (978-742-9014)

Wollaston Beach, Quincy

Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fast-paced 7-mi walk along Wollaston Beach, Marina Bay, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From SE Expwy, exit 8 (Quincy), take Furnace Brook Pkwy. 2.8mi, L onto Quincy Shore Dr. L at first light into lot. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias (781-335-5034; 7-9pm)

Horn Pond Conservation Land, Woburn

Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Slow-paced nature walk looking for late spring wildflowers. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. From Rte 95/128 Exit 33A take Rte 3 South for 3 miles. Left on Pond St. 0.8 miles to parking lot on left. The parking area is opposite #48 Lake Ave, Woburn. Parking limited, arrive early. There is additional parking on Arlington Road on the east side of the pond. Steady rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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