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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston

Blue Hills Reservation, about 12 miles south of downtown Boston, spans 7,000 acres in parts of six towns: Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Milton, Quincy, and Randolph. It’s one of the few trail running destinations in Greater Boston that couldn’t possibly be covered in one blog post. With 125 miles of trails, a runner can return again…

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  When moving its headquarters one year ago, AMC simply followed the red brick: Both the organization’s longtime home on Joy Street, in Beacon Hill, and its new headquarters, a six-story building at 10 City Square in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood, are located on the city’s historic Freedom Trail. While AMC staff sits on 2.5 floors…

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$19.95 (Print) • $9.99 (e-book) Paperback • 294 pp • 6″x 9″ 978-1-628420-42-5 (Print) 978-1-628420-43-2 (iBooks and Nook) 978-1-628420-44-9 (Kindle) Appalachian Mountain Club Books is pleased to announce the release of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Boston, Third Edition: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts. Available for the first time…

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A furry head skims the surface of the pond a few feet from the trail. Then it’s gone, just a ripple and a question remaining: Was it a beaver? A river otter? I’m eager to get another look. I’m only 100 yards into my weekend run, following the Dike Trail through Great Meadows National Wildlife…

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The following day hikes come from AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Boston. For more information, check out the book. 1. ARNOLD ARBORETUM Paved roads and footpaths pass botanical collections  and lead to scenic hilltops with long views to Boston  and the Blue Hills. Location: Boston, MA (Jamaica Plain) Rating: Easy to Moderate Distance: 4.1 miles…

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Coastal hiking in the Northeast isn’t just walking on the beach. Forests and fields, bogs and ledges are all part of the coastal environment, and many trails pass over and around some of each. With a cool breeze sweeping in from the Atlantic, these coastal trails are hard to beat for a midsummer hike. Quoddy Head…

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The hum of traffic always fades. Even when it’s still there, beyond the trees—Interstate 495, Route 2, the Mass. Pike—my mind filters out the buzz and focuses on the soundtrack of the Bay Circuit Trail. In Sharon and Concord and Hamilton it’s the same: Songbirds sing and woodpeckers peck. Occasionally a turtle or fox stops…

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