Forget Black Friday, Celebrate ‘Green Friday’ Hiking With The Trustees

By Mary Dettloff November 16, 2023

Guided hikes are planned at five different Trustees reservations on Friday, Nov. 24, to celebrate Green Friday, a movement that offers an alternative to “shop til you drop” Black Friday. Green Friday encourages consumers to be more mindful and sustainable when holiday shopping.  

The hikes are offered on varying levels of terrain, ranging from easy to rigorous, and range in duration from 45 minutes to two and one-half hours. All hikes will be guided by outdoor educators or Trustees staff.  

Outdoor educators will guide this family-friendly hike at the Lyman Reserve in Bourne, Plymouth, and Wareham. Join us at 9 a.m. for a hike out to Buttermilk Bay. Trustees outdoor educators will take the time to explore trees and animal species encountered on the hike. This hike lasts approximately 90 minutes and is rated easy for terrain. 

At Weir River Farm in Hingham, participants will meet up at 10 a.m. for a Trustees staff-led hike on the orange loop trail. The trail cuts through Weir River Farm to Turkey Hill and parts of the Whitney and Thayer Woods, two properties managed by The Trustees. This hike is 45- to 60 minutes-long and will take in amazing views of the autumn landscape. The hike ends at the Studio where hikers will enjoy stunning views of the Boston skyline. This hike is appropriate for adults and children over the age of 7. 

If an afternoon hike is more to your liking, The Trustees will offer 1-3 p.m. hike at Slocums River Reserve in Dartmouth. An outdoor educator will guide the hike to the Ed Shed and take time to explore different trees and animal species spotted along the way. This is a family-friendly hike rated easy for terrain.  

Pre-registration is required for the Green Friday hikes. Most hikes will take place rain or shine but could be cancelled due to inclement weather or low enrollment. To learn more about the hikes, go to and click on “Things to Do” on the top menu.  
 Looking for more hikes over the holiday weekend? Check out The Trustees “Post-Feast Hikes” suggestions for a list of hikes at Trustees properties across Massachusetts.