Get Up. Get Out. Go Hiking!

Women's HerStory Hike March 19th 12-3PM

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is an arboretum located in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale sections of Boston, Massachusetts. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and is the second largest "link" in the Emerald Necklace.

In honor of Women's History Month, join Hike4Life for a complimentary day of fitness, fun and friends. We're going to summit several of the hills and take in the sights of the thousands of trees that reside at the Arnold Arboretum. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your water bottles...We'll bring the water. PS - Don't forget to tell a friend! SIGN UP HERE!

We'll be meeting at the Main Entrance at the Hunnewell Building. Parking is limited.

Arboretum’s main entrance gate and Hunnewell Building, which houses the Visitor Center as well as restrooms and administrative offices, located at 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130.


Parking is available outside the main gate, along the Arborway, and around the Arboretum’s perimeter.

All Transportation Instructions HERE


2016 Walk Off The Turkey Hike!!!

Hiking 101 w/ Operation B Fit!

Join Hike4Life™ on Saturday August 8th for a special Hiking 101!

Operation B Fit will be on hand to stretch us out and warm us up for our walk/hike around the golf course and into the Wilderness at Franklin Park.

We’ll have water, fruit & binoculars and compasses for the children.

Stop on by Operation B Fit and like her page.
Like our Hike4Life page
Register for Hiking 101 on Eventbrite...See Below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hiking-101-w-hike4life-tickets-17963948654]

This is a $15 event. Families and individuals.

African American National Parks Event Day at Spectacle Island!

To celebrate African-American National Parks Day on Saturday, June 6th, join Door to the Outdoors and  Hike4Life, on a trip to Spectacle Island, a National Park site that is only a short ferry ride from Boston. Join us to enjoy the sea breeze, learn African-American history on the Harbor Islands, swim, explore the trails and walking paths, and enjoy the beach laughing and socializing with friends. There's something for everyone, so let's honor African-Americans role in our National Parks by enjoying Spectacle Island together.

On Saturday, June 6th at 11am we will meet at Long Wharf North and take the 11:30am ferry to Spectacle Island. We will return to Boston on the 4:30pm ferry.

Ahem, FREE round-trip ferry ride ticket is associated with RSVP for this event. REGISTER HERE!

Tot Walk In The Park

Need something to do with yourself and the kids on Sunday?

Hike4Life is having a Tot Walk In The Park at Franklin Park. Bring your daughters and sons and lets have some fun in the sun at 1! Meet us at the entrance to the William J Devine Golf Course, be sure to bring water and snacks and comfortable shoes.

There’s a 30% chance of rain on Sunday but, let’s hope for some good weather. If it rains and we cancel, the rain date will be 5/23 (Saturday)

Any questions, contact us at 617-297-7390 / hike4life.org

Distance is: 2.3 miles around the park.


Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. It's 2015 and we have lots and lots of fun things planned for all of you. We're kicking off our newest program (Hike4Life KIDS) in the next couple of months and are working on getting to the Grand Canyon! But, before we get into all of that, our first order of business is our Season Opening Hike!

We'll meet up at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. There's plenty of parking and plenty of trails waiting for us from that point.

If you don't know what to bring with you, here's a short list:
Water, food/snacks, backpack, boots, sturdy footwear, dress for the season

Hike4Life will have -
First Aid
Insect Repellent
Maps (if needed)

Can't wait for the positive energy and support that always jump-starts our season! If you have any questions hit us up @ 617-297-7390

This is our 5th opening season hike and we are grateful that you have decided to spend your day with us!

$10 for Adults and Teens, KIDS 3-12 are Free!!!


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2015 Minority Business Expo [ March 7, 2015 ]

The Minority Business Expo is created to increase opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs. It is also an opportunity to capture prospective clients and customers in a well facilitated environment. We provide the support and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs, by being a platform for learning opportunities to stabilize and advance their success. The expo will have an array of businesses from the community and business support companies.

Guests will attend from all over the city and will range from professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs, event specialists, community organizations, local personalities, special guest honorees, friends, family, and many more.


Why should you be a part of the Minority Business Expo?


1. It will give vendors the platform to Connect with potential clientele and other businesses that can help further success. It is an electrifying networking experience, packed with great people and useful information.

2. To Empower those that are in business or those that are aspiring to be in business. We take every experience as a growing experience. Our workshops are great opportunities for structured and facilitated learning.

3. And finally to Grow. If we are living we ought to be growing. Success is simply growth. If you take advantage of your failures and pair it with your achievements, my friend you have unleashed the secret to your success.


Have questions about Minority Business Expo? Contact Yvens Germain, Germain's Enterprise

Join Hike4Life as we end 2014 with a little 'Soul On Ice'

Kelly Skating Rink
1 Marbury Terrace (Stony Brook T Station)
Jamaica Plain, MA

Tuesday, December 30 2014 11AM- 2PM (or longer)
(School Vacation)

To top off our fun filled day we'll end the day with pizza courtesy of
Crispy Dough Pizzeria!


Cost:
$5 for Kids 3-12
$10 for Teens & Adults
The cost covers, Ice-Skate Rental & Pizza

Your R.S.V.P. is required so that we can adequately prepare for our guests.

March. Walk. Hike for Healing.

On December 13th a nationwide call for people to get outside to march, walk and hike for healing, has gone out. I will organize a walk around Franklin Park at 12PM.

With all the unrest happening across the country right now, NATURE can be a healer. Organize your friends and family, it's that simple. If you're interested in walking with us you are welcome to join us.

Meet at the Franklin Park Clubhouse 12PM
Black Heritage Trail -

The Black Heritage Trail® explores the history of the 19th century free Black community of Boston. The trail consists of 14 sites and begins at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Beacon Street. Self-guided tours can be conducted at any time, Monday through Sunday. Maps and site brochures can be obtained at the Abiel Smith School during site hours.

This year, we have a special guest host of our event. The Hike will be led by none other than our good friend Morell Genas, of Motiv8 Photography! He will presenting to the group “Photographers Hiking in the City Speaking" (P.H.I.C.S.) which will encompass: Photography, Public Speaking & Urban Hiking. This unique activity will be the first of many future events to come that will give participants an opportunity to take pictures, share in public conversation about the locations you visit and hike through the streets of Boston!

Please bring your cameras, cell phones and your tablets. There will be a few one-time use cameras for the kids who would like to get in on the action as well.

This event is going to be fun, fresh and educational. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, April 27th 2014 / 9:00AM 

Time to get all the fellas together to take over the Blue Hills! We are coming deep out of the hoods to spend some time in the woods. It's gonna be a long day, so make sure you come prepared. This hike is going to be about our health, our wellness, our thoughts, our ideas our status in society and our mental health.

FOR MORE INFO CALL: 617-297-7390

Sunday, April 27th 2014 / 12:00PM


In collaboration with Operation B Fit, Hike4Life is leading a scenic at Franklin Park. Take this opportunity to see a side of The Park you never knew and get a fun workout!
Items Needed: Comfortable hiking boots/walking shoes/sneakers, water and of course, an open mind and positive attitude!

FOR MORE INFO CALL: 857-264-1893

Season Opening Hike 2014 (You Don't Want To Miss This!)

 

Spring Equinox Hike

Spring is here and hopefully it will be in the air as we take off for a short Spring Equinox Hike! We are shaking off the rust and stretching our bones, getting ready for the busy year ahead of us. We're meeting at 695 Hillside Street in Milton, across from the State Police at Reservation Headquarters (near Houghton's Pond Parking Lot). Please call us at 617-297-7390 for questions.

For directions please use your GPS (if you have one); once on Hillside Street, look for our sign!

Meet Up is at 11AM!
Taking off for the trail at 12PM!!!




Walk Off The Turkey Hike
Saturday, November 30
Meetup - 8-10AM in the Museum Auditorium
Hike Begins - 10:30/11AM
Trailside Museum, Blue Hills Reservation
1904 Canton Ave  Milton, MA 02186
($5 donation)

Every year seems to get better and better and even bigger.  Needless to say, 2013 has been a great year!  We're thankful for the tremendous amount of support that we've received from the community and friends that believe in us and in our mission.  That being said, the end of the year is approaching and we are gearing up for our final "Hike" of the year.  The Walk Off The Turkey Hike!

Hike4Life likes to finish off the year in style and with a huge crowd of Hike4Lifers to send the year off with a bang.  We will once again be partnering up with the Mass Audubon Society and will have a short meet-up in the auditorium at the Trailside Museum. The Coffee Queen, will be on hand with delicious OG (Organo Gold) products.**

From there we will hit the trails for a little while, have some fun and after we return, we'll have a complimentary tour of the museum.

Looking forward to seeing you all and closing out our 2013 Spring - Fall Season! ~ H4L

**Availability may be subject to change.

Haunted Hike with Hike4Life and YPN-ULEM

Thank you to everyone that made it out with us. We had "13" fearless folks that braved the really dark and at times frightening wilderness at Franklin Park. A Big Thank you to Rachelle N Villarson & Charlene Luma of Young Professionals Network of the ULEM, for partnering with Hike4Life once again for another great event. Every one did a great job!

Hike4Life & Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition: Urban Hiking!

What an amazing day! Hike4Life had our very first "urban hike" with the wonderful folks of the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. Mattapan was absolutely beautiful and welcoming to it's streets. Neighbors stopped and stared at our group, passerby's in cars waved at some of us and we all had a great time with each other. Thank you to everyone that made it out and made the trek with us. See you at our next event!
If you're interested in learning about hiking and finding out if you have it in you to be a Hike4Lifer, please join us on Thursdays for our afterwork Hiking 101 hikes at Franklin Park.  Sunday 101 dates are T.B.A.
Look who's joining us on April 13th!!!

Hike the Black Heritage Trail®

Hike4Life will turn in our boots for sneakers to visit the Black Heritage Trail® on
Saturday May 4th, 2013

Hike4Lifers will go on a guided tour throughout the streets of Boston that were once walked by our first ancestors to this city. We’ll make stops at historic landmarks that tell the story of Boston’s dark past.

Trek with us on roads laid in brick by former slaves and touch the old oil lampposts that line the trail. Walk where Frederick Douglas walked, where the Massachusetts 54th marched and where former slaves hid from Slave Catchers.

The Black Heritage Trail® explores the history of the 19th century free Black community of Boston. The trail consists of 14 sites and begins at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Beacon Street.

Tours are 90 minutes long.

If our group exceeds 15 we'll have to break into two groups. One group will go on the 12PM tour and the second group will go at 2PM.

We'll meet at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial which is right in front of the State House (Golden Dome)

For more information: http://www.nps.gov/boaf/index.htm

                      2013 Hike4Life Season Opening Hike

It’s become tradition for Hike4Life members and friends to kick off a new year’s Hiking season with a memorable hike through the Blue Hills. This will be another year of great hikes, great people and great opportunities. We’ve put together a great group of people to help make this a successful year.

We’re looking forward to adding more friends, family, supporters and volunteers to our Team!

Our first hike of 2013 will be the kick off to another great year. We’re going to meet at location 1203 (Border Path) on your Blue Hills Reservation Map.

You can find it here at: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/blue%20hills%20brochure.pdf

I was tempted to put in GPS coordinates but, I don’t have them.

From there we'll tackle a couple of hills right from the road and continue on the trail upward and around the best the Hills has to offer.

I ask everyone to bring water/food so we can make a day of our first day this year together in the woods. Hopefully the weather will be favorable. I will update the invitation as we get closer to the date. Please invite your friends, let them know about Hike4Life and share with stories and pictures of our previous adventures.

See You In April!

Peace & Blessings
H4L
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CHECK OUT THE MA WILDLANDS VIEWER

Wildlife lands, including all Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), can now be viewed using the Wildlands Viewer. This new tool shows land owned jointly by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) throughout the Commonwealth.
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