Family Walk at Prospect Hill Park, Waltham, MA

Date and Time

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9:30AM - 10:30AM


Prospect Hill Road, Waltham, MA,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,


Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.


We will walk from the South end of Prospect Park along the ridge to the peak in the park. We'll have great views of downtown Boston and Waltham and enjoy this beautiful wooded area. This hike is open to all families, is free, and is sponsored by AMC Boston Family Outings and OutdoorsRx. The walk is show and go. No registration is required. Members and non-members welcome. Please check this website the night prior to be sure the walk is still on, weather dependent. Please bring a water bottle and snacks as needed for your kids (and you) and dress appropriately in layers. Come wearing footwear as well good for a moderate up and down walk, preferably hiking boots. Bring sun screen and insect repellent. The hike cancels for rain. For more information, please contact the hike leader, Chris Stix, at 781-894-2924 or

AMC Trip Policy



Past participants say...

"Words and pictures and cannot describe how great this park is. You have to be there for yourself to see the amazing view over Boston."

Related Link(s):

Prospect Hill Park
AMC Boston Family Outings
AMC Outdoors Rx

Driving Directions

Take Route 128 to the Route 20 Exit 26. Head East on Route 20 towards Waltham. Take a left on Everett Street and one block later take a right on Route 117. At the second light, take a left on Prentice Street. Take a left on Prospect Hill Road. After a few hundred feet, continue on Prospect Hill Road by bearing right. Park on the side of Prospect Hilll Road just before the gate for Prospect Hill Park.

Views of Boston



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(best time to call: before 8 PM)

Chris has an environmental studies degree from the University of Wisconsin. He leads Outdoorsrx trips for families in the Western suburbs of Boston. He also leads nature awareness trips, called Appreciating Nature. In 2014, Chris offered trained volunteer and crew naturalists in how to run nature awareness programs for families. He loves to hike and bike.

Tip of the Day

Ask your kids to sit quietly outside, close their eyes, and listen to the different sounds around them for a set time (try one minute). How many sounds did they hear? Were they all made by people?

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