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Discover new free guided hikes in the Middlesex Fells


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The walks are led by volunteers and their duration can vary from an hour to an hour and a half.

People walk through Middlesex Fells reserve. Erin Clark/Globe Staff

With the temperatures starting to climb, what better place to get out in nature than a hike in the woods?

An expanded set of free guided hikes through the Middlesex Fells is offered this spring, giving outdoor enthusiasts and first-timers a chance to explore the wooded area a short drive north of Boston.

Friends of the Fells is working with the Department of Conservation and Recreation to create these outdoor offerings, according to a statement.

“We recently expanded our hiking offerings to provide more opportunities for people to enjoy the Fells in a safe and sustainable way. It’s a great time to visit the Fells and experience the wonderful changes that spring brings to the woods,” said Chris Redfern, Managing Director of Friends of the Fells.

Guided hikes vary in duration from approximately one to one and a half hours. Social hikes and educational hikes are also offered.

Educational hikes teach participants about topics such as the history of the Fells, geology, plants and wildlife, according to the release. Social Hikes cater to groups such as families, women, or members of the LGBTQ+ community.

To register for a ride, members of the public can go to fells.org and click on
“Explore with us.” Anyone interested in volunteering for the organization can also get more information by emailing the Friends of the Fells Community Engagement and Operations Manager at [email protected]



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