Join Members and Guests of the South Shore Walkabouts and Social Fun for a Saturday Morning Walk/Beginner-Friendly Hike in March! It's time to get back outdoors and start our hikes! We will start off with a Walk/Beginner Friendly Hike at Houghton's Pond @ Blue Hills. This walk/hike is a Green-Dot Trail with some pavement. We walk/hike 2 looped paths which take about 15-20 minutes each. It really and truly is a walk and easy hike. We will walk/hike for about 45 minutes to an hour (or more), depending on the will of the group. This will cover approximately 1.5-3 miles. We'll meet by the map at Houghton's Pond main parking lot.
Things to bring: Water, a light snack, sun block, sun glasses, comfortable walking shoes/boots and dress in layers.
Optional: For those who are interested, we may go to Newcomb Farms on Route 28 in Milton (5 minutes up the road) for an early lunch or late breakfast, whichever suits your fancy. If you are interested for sure please let us know in the comments section. Please bring cash as they do not accept credit cards.
Let's March into A Saturday Morning OUTDOOR Walk/Beginner-Friendly Hike!
Saturday, March 23rd @ 10:30am-Noon (latest)
Houghton's Pond @ Blue Hills
840 Hillside Street
Blue Hills Website: http://www.mass.gov/d... (http://www.mass.gov/dcr)
Meeting Location: Meet by the map in the main parking lot near the Visitor's Center.
Event Organizer(s): Angela & TBD (An Event Co-Host would be greatly appreciated.)
Min/Max: At least 6 Yes RSVPs (and a co-host, preferably) by 6pm on Wednesday, March 20th. Maximum is 25 for both groups, 14 for SSW and 12 for SF (I'll be a Yes in both groups). The Wait List is Automatic, you will be moved from the WL to the Yes list in the order in which you RSVP'd.
Guests: Welcome! One adult (21+) per member.
Event Fees/Costs: $1/attendee *or* $10 annual donation (as requested after your 3rd event)
RSVP Deadline: Please finalize your RSVP by 8pm on Friday, March 22nd. 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 jacket with a hood just in case. (We will do our best to notify everyone if this event is cancelled by 9am on the day of the walk.) *Please check back here for an update approximately 24-48 hours prior to the event.* Any cancellation decisions will be made around the RSVP Deadline.
Rain/Snow Date: Sunday, March 24th @ 2:30pm. Sorry, no option to go out afterwards.
For those with a GPS, the address is 840 Hillside Street, Milton, MA.
Take Route 93 to Exit 3, Houghton's Pond. Turn right at the end of the exit (from 93SB, left from 93NB). Follow road to the end passing a couple of small parking lots on your right. At the end of the road (at the stop sign) turn right onto Hillside Street. Houghton's Pond is located approximately 1/4 mile on the right. (If you go the wrong way off the highway you will know it pretty quickly as it's a dead-end on the other side.)