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On Saturday, January 28, grab your hiking shoes and go on an easy hike back in time to explore a historic winter wonderland where elite athletes would come to perform in a huge winter carnival.  You can also see the remnants of where a 60-foot long, 100-feet high ski jump once stood for the winter competitions.  This historic walk will take place in the St. Moritz area of Quincy, meeting at the Shea Rink parking lot at 651 Willard Street, and will last about two hours.  Don’t forget to dress warmly!

This is a great time of year to appreciate and discuss the beauty of our lovely park trees.  On Saturday afternoon, join a DCR ranger for an hour long walk that will begin at the Museum of Science Plaza, and will take you around areas of Boston to admire the city’s trees.

On Sunday, January 29, join expert tracker David Brown at DCR’s Breakheart Reservation in search of wildlife tracks and signs. If there is snow, you may be fortunate enough to discover the trails of coyote and other animals normally associated with distant wilderness. This wildlife tracking hike will cover approximately two miles at a slower pace.  Don’t forget to wear your warmest clothes and sturdy footwear.  Happy hiking!

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