Step Out with ‘Hike-A-Thon’ November 27-29
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN, MA.—Mass Audubon invites one and all to head outdoors during Hike-a-thon, taking place statewide Friday, November 27 through Sunday, the 29th.
Hike-a-thon’s goal is to encourage as many people as possible to get outside on the weekend after Thanksgiving and discover for themselves how time spent in the natural world benefits both physical and mental health.
Mass Audubon’s statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries features hundreds of great walking pathways, easy, intermediate, and more challenging; as well as universally-accessible All Persons Trails at a dozen properties. And selected sanctuaries will be offering guided hikes during Hike-a-thon.
But anyone can join Hike-a-thon from anywhere, from strolls around the neighborhood to multi-mile forays through state parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Learn more at massaudubon.org/hikeathon.
Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.
Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at www.massaudubon.org.