Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT), A Multimedia Presentation - Lancaster, MA

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Trip dates: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Always wanted to know about the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway, conceived in 1929 as an "Outer Emerald Necklace" between I-495 and 128 mirroring Boston's famed Olmsted-designed "Emerald Necklace"? Join AMC Family Outings Wednesday evening May 2nd from 6:30 - 8 pm at Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster, MA for a Multimedia Presentation "Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal".

Dan & Marilyn Brielmann along with Alan French will be your guides taking you along the Bay Circuit Trail, a 200 mile natural wonder that arcs the city of Boston from Newburyport to Kingston. Dan and Marilyn, professional videographers, incorporate their video and musical talents in this documentary. Alan French, Founder and Chairman and Executive Director Emeritus of the Bay Circuit Alliance Inc. (BCA) joins to talk about the more than 25 years he was involved with this project and making it a reality. "Long Live The Bay Circuit"!

Alan turned over the leadership of the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) in 2012 to The Trustees of Reservations and the AMC and Kristen Sykes as lead organization. AMC is gap filling the few remaining missing trail links and provides trail stewardship. Waterproof printed BCT map and guide are available at the presentation for $15 (bring cash or check) OR for $19.95 + postage at amcstore.outdoors.org/booksmaps/maps/massachusetts/bay-circuit-trail-map-and-guide. Online maps and trail descriptions can be found at: www.baycircuit.org/maps-guides/

This program is part of Hidden Treasures, a program in partnership with Freedom's Way National Heritage Area.

This event is FREE, open to all, accessible, and light refreshments will be served. To register click above on the "Register Here" button or cut and paste this URL into your browser https://goo.gl/forms/5xhg05aFGtx7kfj82. Questions? Contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.


  • "The Bay Circuit trail - sometimes named "Bay Secret" trail: A brilliant idea conceived in 1929 as an 'outer emerald necklace' connecting green gems surrounding Boston. Today it is a 230 mile thru-hike!"

Lancaster Thayer Memorial Library: http://thayermemoriallibrary.org/about/hoursholidays/directions/ From Route 2:Take exit 35 - Rte 70 South. Take a left at "T" junction with Route 117. Take a right where Route 70 continues south as Main Street. Take a le

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Massachusetts, Boston Area
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Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Donald MacIver maciver01460@gmail.com (978-799-9607)
Dan & Marilyn Brielmann eawakening@gmail.com (339-788-7054)
Alan French a.french3@verizon.net
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Lancaster Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, MA
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2018-01-13 19:28:04.0
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2018-05-02 06:38:24.833