Shabbat Hikes

On Shabbat Why Don't We Take A Hike?

Join us once a month for a hike on a Saturday afternoon in the spirit of Shabbat! Hikes are usually at 2pm. All are welcome - just show up at the meeting point. Detailed information is posted in the Scroll and also in the weekly TBS emails. Contact the hike leader for questions or cancellations the weather is questionable. Scroll down for Frequently Asked Questions.

Upcoming Shabbat Hikes:

Date:  Sept 21, 2013
Hike:  Cutler Park, Needham

Date:  October 19, 2013
Hike:  Newbridge on the Charles Trails

Date:  November 16, 2013
Hike:  Needham Town Forest

Date:  December 14, 2013
Hike:  Powissett Farm

Date:  January 18, 2014
Hike:  Olin/Babson Campus

Date:  March 8, 2014
Hike:  Elm Bank, Dover

Date:  April 12, 2014
Hike:  Hemlock Gorge, Needham

Date:  May 10, 2014
Hike:  Paddle on the Charles from Noanet Woods

Date:  June 15, 2014
Hike:  TBD

Previous Shabbat Hike Locations:

Cutler Park, Needham Heights
Ridge Hill, Needham
Town Forest, Needham
Hemlock Gorge, Needham
Centennial Reservation, Wellesley Hills
Lake Waban, Wellesley
Wellesley Aqueduct
Wellesley Trails Brook Path
Caryl Park/Noanet Woods, Dover
Hale Reservation, Westwood
Newton Eruv, Newton
Wilson Mountain, Dedham
Arnold Aboretum, Boston

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who's Invited?: All ages are welcome
What if the weather is iffy?: Contact the hike leader
Do I need hiking experience?: Most hikes will be leisurely strolls. If there are special considerations those will be noted.
What should I bring?: Please bring comfortable clothing weather dependant, a water bottle and a small snack.
What if someone has a minor injury during the hike?: The hike leader will carry a first aid kit and a cellular phone.
What can I expect?: Most experiences will be hikes but on occasion there may be other nature experiences ie: canoeing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, horseback riding etc.
Will there be a cost?: Most hikes are free. Special nature experiences may have a cost.
What if I want to lead a hike?: Great! We'd love to have you. Please contact [email protected] If you'd like to lead a hike but don't have a location in mind then we have lots of suggestions. No prior hike leadership experience needed, Just a desire to share nature with the TBS community. The Hike leader picks the hike location, will be the contact if things change, will keep a log of who attends, will lead the hike and carry the first aid kit. Not a big committment but will be lots of fun.
Will the clergy or leadership participate?: Most hikes will be pared with TBS clergy or leadership who will assist with spiritually connecting the experience to Judaisium.