Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Great Esker & Osprey Parks

AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Trip dates: Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:00 AM

Join us for this 4 week series of hikes selected from "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston." Each week will focus on an area South of Boston to explore.

Our second hike will bring us to Great Esker and Osprey Overlook Parks. We will hike at a slow-moderate pace among the rolling side trails and simply enjoy being in nature with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. There will be some climbs up some steep, rocky hills, at a slow side of moderate pace, to catch some scenic views.

This area is an outdoor classroom and will thrill at any time of year. Salt water marshes, estuaries, reversing falls, osprey, eagles, herons, and over 30 species of fish abound. Make sure your phone is fully charged, you'll want to take lots of pictures.

Plan to start at 9:30am and hike approximately 5 miles within 3.5-4 hours. This is a great way to get outside locally, reinforce your hiking skills, and meet new people.

Online registration is required and limited to 10 participants, including leader(s).

Bring a back pack with water, rain jacket, snacks, mask, hand sanitizer, and poles if you use them. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on meeting location and planned trails.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Cindy Crosby cindycrosbyamc@gmail.com

Cindy is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys exploring the world's natural treasures. When not working or volunteering her time as the Boston Chapter Chair, she loves to lead hikes and share her experiences to help others get outside.

Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

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X Happenings: 
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First timers: 
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Conservation: 
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New members: 
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Creation date: 
2021-04-06 16:49:56.0
Last updated: 
2021-04-07 14:38:31.023