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Save the date: E. Mass. trip planning meeting — with brunch! 😍

  • 21 May 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Brookline, MA

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Spring is here, time for trip planning!

Please register with Women Outdoors  by clicking on the registration button on the left.

Regional Contact Heather Hersee, trip leader Janet Stotsky and Regional Contact Lisa Vaas invite you to a trip-planning meeting on May 21, 10 am–noon, at Janet’s home in Brookline.

If you can't make it in person but would like to join us via Zoom, see below for the dial-in information.

Look for the directions to Janet's home and a repeat of the Zoom sign-in link in the confirmation email that will be sent after you register. 

There's a cap on how many people we can squeeze into Janet's home, so please make sure to register to give us an idea of how many plan to come.If you get shut out of registering, please do join us via Zoom by using the dial-in info below.

What we'll do

We’ll meet to propose events and organize the draft of a schedule with leader and co-leader commitments for the late spring, into summer and on to early fall, including walking/hiking, bicycling, kayaking, cultural, educational, and any other outdoors-focused event that participants would like to put on the agenda.

Curious about trip leading?

The meeting is open to both current trip organizers as well as any member who's interested in becoming a trip leader. However, given that this meeting will be for only two hours, we likely won’t have time to go in-depth about the process of becoming a co-leader, which is the first step to becoming a full-fledged trip leader.  But for those who are interested in starting on that path, this trip planning meeting is a great place to observe how trips get brainstormed and to let your Regional Contacts know that you’re interested in leading so we can make sure you get paired as a co-leader with an experienced trip leader. 

Brunch will be served!

Again, details on where to go, contact phone, and parking/public transportation will be sent after you’ve registered. 

Important: Be advised: If you’re allergic to cats, please take an antihistamine in advance. 

Trip suggestions to prime our brainstorming

Walking: Urban walks, including Franklin Park, Hike the Hills, Castle Island, Charles River, Ponkapoag Trail, World's End (Hingham Trustees property) and local lakes/ponds; Audubon sanctuaries; and Trustees of Reservations destinations. 

Hiking: Mt. Wachusett, Mt. Watatic, Mt. Major (NH), the Blue Hills, Middlesex Fells and Mt. Tom, as well as more ambitious NH hikes.

Bicycling: Ayer-Nashua, Bruce Freeman, Minuteman, Upper Charles River, Charles River Basin, East Providence to Bristol, Shining Sea Bike Path of Falmouth, or Cape Cod National Rail Trails, plus urban bike rides along the Emerald Necklace or the downtown loop, and other off-trail/quiet street rides anyone would like to propose.

Kayaking: Charles River (various places to put in where rentals available) or quiet ocean bays/inlets.

Cultural: Museums, ball games, county or local fairs, etc.

This event is for Women Outdoors members only. If somebody has forwarded this email to you and you're not yet a member, please click on this Join Us link to become a member of Women Outdoors.

Everyone must agree to the Women Outdoors Assumption of Risk statement during the registration process.


  • Trip ideas
  • A notebook and pen
  • Your scheduling solution, be it a daytimer, a laptop or whatever. 
  • An appetite
  • Questions
  • Cat allergies? Take antihistamines beforehand.

****The automatic confirmation email you receive upon registering will provide directions to Janet's house, including instructions on parking and public transportation.*****

Zoom info 

Meeting ID: 927 9717 9339

Passcode: 151934

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If you register but then are unable to attend, please cancel your registration with Women Outdoors.

To Cancel: Go to your Registration List

  • Click on this event in your list.
  • Click on the Already registered link under the REGISTER button.
  • At the next page that opens with your registration form, click on the CANCEL REGISTRATION button, and then again click on Cancel Registration on the pop-up form.
  • Ignore the link to contact the administrator.

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