Walks

Family Walk at Prospect Hill Park, Waltham, MA

Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

We will meet at 9:30 am and walk from the South end of Prospect Park along the ridge to the peak in the park finishing around 11 am. The walk has great views of downtown Boston and Waltham. This is a beautiful wooded area.

This hike is open to all families, is free, and is sponsored by AMC Boston Family Outings and Outdoors.rx. No registration is required. Members and non-members welcome. All welcome.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com (781-894-2924; 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.

Coleader: 
Robin Swift RSwift@republicservices.com (978-577-8754)

Family Outdoor Cooking Workshop, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Always wanted to learn to cook outdoors? Become a backcountry chef! Learn new cooking techniques, involve kids in meal planning and preparation, enjoy the food we/you cook, and leave with practical (and fun!) recipes to dazzle on your next adventure. We'll fire up our stoves and dine on our creations. Workshop fee $15 for adults; Kids free. Workshop run by AMC YOP (Youth Opportunities Program). Register with Lindsay Watkins at lwatkins@outdoors.org or 617-391-6637.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Coleader: 
Lindsay Watkins lwatkins@outdoors.org (617-391-6637)
Registrar: 
Lindsay Watkins lwatkins@outdoors.org (617-391-6637)

Family Overnight Backpack to AMC Zealand Falls Hut, White Mtns, NH

Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a night at Zealand Hut, one of AMC's easiest huts to access. The hut, with co-ed bunkrooms, is spectacularly situated on the side of Zealand Valley near Zealand Falls at the northern end of the Pemigewasset wilderness. We will hike in via the Zealand trail (2.8 miles, 650 ft. gain) with additional optional explorations including a 4K peak. Carry your sleeping bag, lunches and snacks, water and gear. The group will carry in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepare it together in the hut kitchen.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Susan Koechner littlehouse37@hotmail.com (617-460-2093)

A 2002 AT thru-hiker, Susan is enthusiastic about all things outdoors. An AMC leader pre- and post-kids, she loves to explore the backcountry with bold people young and old.

Registrar: 
Susan Koechner littlehouse37@hotmail.com (617-460-2093)

Breakheart Reservation, Saugus

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Fast-paced, challenging 6-mile hike with lots of views, 9:30am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, water, and hiking boots. From Rte. 1 in Saugus take Lynn Fells Pkwy West 0.3 mi., right onto Forrest Street. Park at end. Meet at Visitors Center. Rain cancels. Non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marc Hurwitz

Blue Hills Bird Walk

Saturday, May 6, 2017
7:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Beginner's bird walk 3 miles through the Fowl Meadow and along the Neponset River. Learn to bird. See both common and rare bird species at the height of spring migration in the best birding area in the Blue Hills Reservation. Bring your binoculars and a bird book if you have one. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steve Olanoff

Bradly Palmer State Park, Topsfield

Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Bradley Palmer State Park, Topsfield. Enjoy Spring with a beautiful hike in the park and along the Ipswich River. meet at 1:30 pm. From Rt 128, take 1-95 N to Rt 1 Follow Rt 1 to Topsfield Fairgrounds on R. Pass and go to second traffic light, turn R at Dunkin Donuts onto Ipswich Rd Go 1.5 m to Asbury St on R. Turn L drive thru park entrance by stone pillars. Meet in main pk lot to R. Possible $5 parking fee, (or use Senior Pass) from DCR Heavy rain cancels. Dogs allowed. Newcomers welcome. L: Faith Evans, (978-356-2098) fevans27@aol.com.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Faith Evans fevans27@aol.com (978-356-2098)

Broadmoor Mass Audubon walk, Natick

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

9:30am-11:30am. Meet at the Visitors Center. Join us for a walk in this convenient (Natick on Route 16), yet expansive wildlife retreat, along the Charles River. Moderate pace, easy trails with some gentle hills and rocks. Bring water and snacks. No children or dogs. Lunch at local restaurant follows for those interested. Heavy rain cancels. Call Lisa if uncertain. Charge: $5 if not a Mass Audubon member, plus $1 if not an AMC member.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Lisa Fleischman (617-244-5747; before 9pm)

Blue Hills Skyline Trail, Quincy

Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

6.5-mile hike rocky terrain with a number of steep hills with views, Moderate-rated hike, not for beginners. 10:00am-3:00pm, mainly on Skyline Trail, lunch on Nahanton Hill with great view, Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Meet at Shea Ice Rink, 651 Willard St., Quincy. From SE Expressway Exit 8 in Quincy, go south 0.6 miles on Willard St. Or from I-93/Route 128 Exit 6 in Braintree, go north 0.7 miles. Or for public transit take Bus 238 from Quincy Center T Station. Email if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com

Late Spring Hike at Duxbury Beach

Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for an 8-mile hike along this stunningly beautiful barrier beach from Duxbury to Gurnet Point (part of Plymouth) and back. Bring water, lunch, sunglasses and sunscreen. Layered clothing and sturdy footwear are advised. Optional side trip to Best of Boston's award-winning Farfar's Danish Ice Cream afterwards.
Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar-Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
(L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net

Memorial Day Weekend Family Camping at Tully Lake, Royalston, MA

Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Join AMC families at this tent-only family friendly campground set on the shore of a 200 acre lake less than two hrs northwest of Boston. Enjoy roaring waterfalls a short walk away, Explore miles of hiking including the Tully Trail and Tully Mountain, great biking and paddling up the picturesque Tully River or explore the lake's islands and inlets. Or just lounge and relax beneath the towering pine trees. Cost $65 pp ($30 kids four & under) includes campsite, most meals, and s'mores. Communal cooking, chores and fun!

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Paddling - Canoeing
Paddling - Flatwater
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Rogger Puma rmpuma04@yahoo.com (617-417-9273)
Coleader: 
Dina Samfield dsamfield@gmail.com (978-758-5311)
Registrar: 
Rog Puma mpuma04@yahoo.com (617-417-9273)

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