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ARNOLD ARBORETUM - SPRING INTO SPRING HIKE!

Date and Time

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Location

ARNOLD ARBORETUM - JAMAICA PLAIN, MA,
Massachusetts, Southeast,
MA

Registration

Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.

Overview

ARNOLD ARBORETUM - INCLUDING TWO VISTAS, BONSAI EXHIBIT, AND "EXPLORER'S GARDEN". WE WILL EXPLORE THIS "TREE MUSEUM" DURING A 4 -5 MILE HIKE AT A MODERATE PACE. BRING WATER, STURDY FOOTWEAR, SUN SCREEN, BUG SPRAY, SNACK OR LUNCH. MEET AT THE VISITORS' CENTER (HUNNEWELL BUILDING) LOCATED AT 125 ARBORWAY, JAMAICA PLAIN AT 9:45 FOR PROMPT 10:00 START. PLENTY OF ON-STREET PARKING ALONG THE ARBORWAY; OR WALK TO THE ENTRANCE FROM THE FOREST HILLS ORANGE LINE T-STOP. RAIN CANCELS LEASHED DOGS O.K.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Free

Driving Directions


From Boston and Cambridge Take Storrow Drive West to the Kenmore Square/Fenway south exit. Bear left. Follow signs for Fenway south. Bear right onto Boylston Street, following signs for Boylston Street Outbound/Riverway. Continue on Boylston for 0.4 miles; all traffic continues onto Park Drive. Bear left to continue onto the Riverway/Jamaicaway. Follow Riverway/Jamaicaway to rotary at Jamaica Pond (on your right). Follow signs for South Dedham/Providence. Enter the next rotary and take the second exit onto Route 203 east. The Arboretum's main entrance is about 50 yards past the rotary, on the right. From the North Take Route 93 south or Route 1 south to Storrow Drive west. Follow directions above for travel from Boston and Cambridge. From the South Take Route 128 north to exit 15 A, Boston/Providence Highway north. Follow through Dedham for 3.2 miles. At this point the Boston/Providence Highway is also known as VFW Parkway. Follow 2.8 miles to rotary. Go halfway around rotary (second right), staying on VFW Parkway. Go 0.6 miles to traffic light. Take left at light onto Centre Street. At the rotary, bear right onto the Arborway. The Arboretum's main entrance is about 50 yards past the rotary, on the right. From the West via Route 9 Take Route 9 East to exit marked West Roxbury/Hyde Park, across from Chestnut Hill Mall. Bear right onto Hammond Pond Parkway. Follow for 0.9 miles to rotary. Take third street at rotary (Newton Street). Follow for 0.4 miles to STOP sign. Bear left, still on Newton Street, and follow for 0.4 miles to gas station. Take right around station. Take first left onto Allandale Road. At the end of Allandale Road, turn left onto Centre Street. At the next rotary, bear right onto Route 203 east. The Arboretum's main entrance is about 50 yards past the rotary, on the right. From the West via Mass Pike Take the Massachusetts turnpike east to Route 128 south. Follow 128 to Route 9 East. Follow directions from the Framingham/Natick area.

CHERRY TREE - FULL BLOOM

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts

Status

Open

Difficulty

EASY/MODERATE

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




(best time to call: Before 8:00 pm)