Hikes 2015

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Guide: What to Eat Before and After a Hike

If you’ve got a grueling hike ahead of you, scarfing down a bowl of cereal and hitting the road isn’t going to cut it. We […]

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What to Wear On a Hike: Our Guide

Your bag is packed. Your snacks are selected. You’ve mapped a trail. Now, the most important question—what do you wear? We asked Lauren Blanda, general […]

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Four Plants You Can Eat in the Wild

Sweet Birch Like nature’s breath freshener, a matchstick-size twig of this tree, when chewed, offers a fresh, minty burst. White Pine Needles Nibbling the needles […]

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How to Deal with Ticks While Hiking

Block the bite. When you tuck long pants into socks and wear long sleeves, ticks won’t be able to get a grip. Ditch the black. […]

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Five Wild Animals You Might See While Hiking in New England

Black Bears Anywhere west of I-495 is bear country, especially in the fall, when these hefty vegetarians pack on the pounds in preparation for their […]

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A Guide to New England-Made Hiking Gear

Clean Bottle Built square so it won’t roll away, this BPA-free bottle from Somerville startup Clean Bottle has an ergonomic handle for comfortable carrying, and […]

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A Guide to Glamping in New England

I’m a three-manicure-a-month kind of girl who may or may not have considered calling 911 when a bat decided to stake a claim to my […]

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Best Places to Go Bird-Watching in Boston

Arnold Arboretum “My wife is great at finding the warbling vireos here by sound. What these little birds lack in feather color, they make up […]

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Hiking Within Boston’s City Limits

A photo posted by Melissa (@melissamalamut) on Oct 21, 2012 at 5:55pm PDT Mount Vernon Street Beacon Hill Distance: .27 miles Elevation change: 84 feet […]

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Hike Here…Then Eat Here

Hike Here: Lincoln Conservation Land Hurwitz suggests hiking through the meadows and looping around Flint’s Pond. Then journey up into the highlands by the deCordova […]

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Geocaching the Blue Hills

  Like a message in a bottle, treasure boxes have been secreted away around the world—under rocks, in hollowed-out trees, and even in sewer grates—for […]

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Three Couples Who Met Through Hiking

Susan and Kevin Mulligan Norton After her first husband passed away, Susan, 57, says she tried online dating, then joined a hiking group. That’s how […]