Six mile hike featuring the Cochituate Aqueduct, Cold Spring Park, Webster Conservation Area, Hammond Pond Reservation and Houghton Garden. We will hike over moderate terrain at a moderate pace. For intermediate level hikers. Suitable for beginning hikers who keep in fit condition doing other things. You should be in good enough physical condition to keep up with the group. If you prefer a slower casual pace, this is not the hike for you.
Meet opposite Waban T parking lot on Riverside line. Ends at Chestnut Hill T station. We start together, stay together, and end together as a group. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Park on street outside T parking lot. No tagging on Sunday. Post hike socializing at Starbucks at Waban T.
Remember: I am a volunteer. You are solely responsible for your own safety and enjoyment.
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; the organizer(s) of this activity is a volunteer; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.
The route includes the 4.5 mile walk on the Newton Conservators website
:http://www.newtonconservators.org/longwalkwabantochestnuthill.htm (Check out the 3-D flyover route in Google Earth)
Plus a 1.5 mile loop around Cold Spring Park: http://www.newtonconservators.org/14coldspring.htm
For info on the Houghton Garden http://www.newtonconservators.org/secret_garden.htmFor info on the Webster Conservation Area and Hammond Pond Reservation http://www.newtonconservators.org/18webster.htm
For information on the Cochituate Aqueduct