Lauder Day in the Country
On Sunday July 17th come join your fellow Boston Area Lauder alums for a family-friendly day in Lincoln and Concord. The day includes hiking through the Lincoln and Concord conservation land with stops at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Walden Pond, Concord center (via Emerson-Thoreau Amble), and my home for some well-deserved refreshments. The day will be capped off with dinner at Concord’s Trail’s End Café and Restaurant. Even if you live in the city and don’t have a car, you can participate on this excursion, as we will start the hike at the Lincoln MBTA station and end the day close to the Concord station.
While it will be fun if everyone can join for the full schedule, you are also welcome to join us at 4:00 p.m. for refreshments and/or at 5:30 p.m. for dinner. When you reply, please indicate in which of the following you would like to participate: a) the hike, b) the post-hike refreshments, and/or c) dinner at the Trail’s End Café and Restaurant. Details are as follows:
Kimball Halsey, Wharton/Lauder ’96 (German program)
35 Bedford Court
Concord, MA 01742
The plan is to meet at the Trail’s End Café and Restaurant parking lot, 97 Lowell Road in Concord, at 11:00 a.m. From there we will consolidate into as few cars as possible and drive to the Lincoln MBTA Commuter Rail parking lot in time to meet the 11:19 train arriving from Boston.
The approximate arrival times at our various destinations are:
11:15 a.m. Lincoln MBTA Commuter Rail parking lot
12:00 noon deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
2:00 p.m. Walden Pond
3:00 p.m. Concord Center
3:30 p.m. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery or Old North Bridge (optional)
4:00 p.m. My humble abode for after-hike refreshments, bocce, croquet, etc.
5:30 p.m. Trail’s End Café for a well-deserved dinner
The train back to Boston leaves from the Concord MBTA station at 7:00 p.m., but if dinner goes later than that I can give people a ride to the Alewife MBTA station.
Dinner: $20 (subsidized by the Lauder Alumni Association)
Porter Square to/from Lincoln/Concord - $7.50 each way
Entrance to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is normally $14.00, but since we will be arriving on foot, I was able to negotiate a reduced fee of $5.
If you plan on participating, please give a phone number where I can reach you if I need to communicate any last minute changes. My numbers are 617-661-4200 (home/office) and 617-661-1970 (mobile).
Facts about the hike
Level of difficulty: Easy
Total distance: 7 miles
Driving time to Trail’s End Café parking lot from Boston: ½ hour
Approximate hiking time: 3 hours
What you need to bring
Lunch, snacks, and plenty of liquid (water/juice)
Hiking boots or sneakers
Wind shell and a warm layer (in case gets windy)
Sunscreen and sunglasses