Let's end the month with a Walk @ Pond Meadow Park (PMP)! This is one of our favorite walking locations. We will be meeting and walking from the Braintree side of PMP. One of the great things about walking at PMP is there are some shady areas along with some nice breezes once in awhile. Let's meetup and get to know each other while walking around the pond! The sunsets just after 7:30pm tonight so we will be able to walk 2 loops without worrying about walking in the dark.
Pond Meadow Park consists of a paved loop as well as paved walkways to and from both sets of parking lots. This path is hilly with some flat terrain. If you choose to head out into the woods the trails are marked but not paved. The loop is 1.6 miles, with the walk to and from the parking lot it is 1.9 miles. It takes about 35-40 minutes to walk the loop. If we walk the loop twice it's a total of 3.5 miles and takes between 1 hr and 1 hr and 15 minutes, depending on pace. If we walk to the street of the Weymouth entrance it adds .4 miles and takes about 5-10 minutes.
[Please Note: There are only two entrances to PMP - in Braintree and Weymouth. There is only one place to meet on the path and that's where the Braintree and Weymouth paths converge. If we walk against the flow of traffic and you will be more than 10 minutes late you could potentially meet us at the merge as we will wait 5-10 minutes for late (Yes RSVP) arrivals, and within 5-10 minutes of our departure we will pass the convergence of the paths. However, if we walk the right away we won't pass that point until almost 1/2 hour into our walk.]
If this time is too early/late for you and you would like to walk PMP please note it in your RSVP so we may note your feedback for scheduling future walks and events.
Please do not double or triple RSVP as the South Shore Walkabouts are inviting a limited number of members of Social Fun and South Shore Ladies to join us. While attendance is currently unlimited for the Walkabouts (SSW) and 1 guest will be welcome per member, it is quite limited for SF and SSL members and there are no guest options for them.
Let's End the Month w/ a Pond Meadow Park Walk!
Tuesday, April 30th @ 6pm
Pond Meadow Park
470 Liberty Street, Braintree
Meeting Location: Flagpole in front of Ranger Station
Event Organizer(s): Angela & TBD (A Co-Host would be appreciated as I'll be cutting it close to get there 5 minutes early.)
Min/Max: At least 3 Yes RSVPs 48 hours in advance. Attendance is limited to 8 total for this group, including orgs/hosts, which can increase to 12 w/ a co-host. We are using an automatic Wait List (WL) for this event. This means that once the event is full when openings arise members on the WL will be moved to the Yes list in the order in which they were added to the Yes list. (Please be sure to change your RSVP from WL to No once you are no longer able to attend. RSVPs are being shutoff as of 4pm on the day of the event.)
Guests: None for this event.
Late Arrivals: We will wait our traditional 5-10 minutes for late arrivals.
RSVP Deadline: Please finalize your RSVP by 12:30pm the day of the event. Any changes made after this time may not be seen by an Event Organizer prior to the event and are subject to our No-Show policy.
Inclement Weather: Heavy rains will cancel. We will walk if it is overcast or there is a slight drizzle. Please plan to bring a lightweight jacket with a hood just in case. (We will do my best to notify everyone if this event is cancelled by 4pm on the day of the walk.)
Rain Date: None.
Directions: Best directions should be taken from mapquest.com or maps.google.com. Located on Liberty Street, 500 feet from the intersection of Liberty and Middle Street near the Route 3 overpass directly across from Zana Park Drive.
Please note there is a rotary now instead of a regular intersection just before PMP.
From Route 3: Take Exit 17/Union St., Braintree. Exit on the side of the (Sunoco) Gas Station and Police Station. Follow Union Street to the first set of lights. Take a Right at the lights onto Middle Street. Follow about 1 mile to a Rotary. Go 3/4 of the way around the Rotary and exit onto Liberty Street. (This used to be a regular intersection where you took a left.) PMP is 500 feet up on the Right.
PLEASE NOTE: We recommend you park outside of the gate, as the gates are locked at approximately 7pm.