Activities for AMC Boston Family Outings

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Family Feb. Vacation 3-Day Getaway, Noble View, Russell, MA

Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Enjoy winter hiking, snow shoeing & sledding, then warm up next to the wood burning stove with home cooked meals, friendly smiles and other families enjoying snacks, games or crafts. If you have x-c ski's...bring them! Typically, others do, too!

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Margo CHapski familyprograms@amcberkshire.org
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Margo Chapski familyprograms@amcberkshire.org

Family XC Ski weekend with Kid Lessons, Franconia, NH

Friday, March 3, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Come join us for a weekend of winter fun at Pinestead Inn near Franconia Notch in NH. Focused on cross country skiing, we'll also have options (snow permitting) for snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, snow fort building, and general romping around. On Saturday morning, we'll arrange for a group ski lesson for kids (charged separately) so parents can ski for an hour on their own. This trip is targeted for younger kids (pre-school through elementary school) and their families though all families are welcome.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Eli Meir elimeir00@yahoo.com (617-285-2583)
Eddy Luttmer eddy.luttmer@gmail.com

Family X-Country Skiing at Monson Center, Hollis/Milford NH

Sunday, March 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Come enjoy an afternoon ski trip in historic Monson Center just a little over an hour from Boston. Join AMC families and kids as we explore Old Monson Village, one of NH's first inland towns from 1737-1770 that covered over 17,000 acres with ruins that have remained for the most part undisturbed for over 200 years. The trails are easy with nice scenery and historic plaques describing the history of the old settlement. We'll ski between 2 and 3 miles on easy trails. The trails are excellent to hike as well if the skiing is not good.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mildred Mugica milllie.mugica@gmail.com
Marjorie Cooperman
Coleader: 
TBD
Registrar: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com (603-891-5726; before 9pm)

Family Outings Walk Along the Charles River, Light Supper, and Trip Planning Meeting, Newton, MA

Sunday, March 12, 2017
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Join us for any or all of these fun activities in Newton, MA.:

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Carolyn DiPierro caroleene.dipierro@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Family Hike: A trail less traveled to Mt. Monadnock, Jaffery, NH

Saturday, March 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Come out for an early spring (possible winter conditions) family friendly hike to beautiful Mt. Monadnock by way of lesser traveled southern trails. We will start late in the morning and keep a moderate pace. Plan on 5-6 hours of hiking. Trip is 4.6 miles with approximately 1800' of elevation gain. Hikers should have previous hiking experience and have gone out this past winter. A good section (0.4 miles) of this popular hike is above treeline giving you breathtaking 360 degree views. Please have warm layers, hat, gloves, and a wind jacket.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nadiya Teplyuk nadiyateplyuk@yahoo.com (508-615-1423)
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Nadiya Tuplyuk nadiyateplyuk@yahoo.com (508-615-1423)

One-Day Leader Training Program, Mattapan, MA

Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

This one-day program is for AMC members interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities with the Family Outings, Forty Plus, INTRO, Local Walks, Mountains and Music, Ski and Young Members committees. Participation prepares you to co-lead non-backcountry trips and activities. (To co-lead backcountry trips or trips with other activity committees, see the longer leadership training program that involves two weeknights and a weekend, which is described here: https://regi.amcboston.org/1471).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Leadership Training
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Conlin

Family Outings Kid Friendly Training with "Reptiles Rock" Show & North End Italian Dinner, Joy Street, Boston

Sunday, April 2, 2017
1:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Kids and Adults welcome! Join us Sunday April 2 from 1:30 - 6:30 pm for this Fun Kid Friendly leader/participant training, a "not to be missed" Reptiles Rock Show, and North End Italian Celebratory Dinner at our Joy Street Headquarters in Boston. Nominal event "fee" of $10 per family unit. Great opportunity for a little learning and a lot of fun and to get to know other like minded families.

Trip details

Activity: 
Leadership Training
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

BOSTON 2017 ANNUAL SPRING HB HIKING AND BACKPACKING PROGRAM

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 PM to Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:30 PM

Want to try hiking or backpacking or feeling rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? This Hiking/Backpacking (HB) Committee Annual 3-Season Hiking Program is designed for adults, but parents are welcome to attend with their "older" children, in addition to accompanying them on associated hikes. This is an interactive course consisting of 5 instructional sessions to introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi Firemanpaul@comcast.net

Family Spring Hiking Shapleigh Bunkhouse Overnight in Crawford Notch, NH

Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Join other families for a weekend of spring hiking in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! Saturday we will hike Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike! Saturday night we enjoy dinner at Highland Center with option after to attend Highland Center evening program. We will stay at Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to Highland Center) which sleeps 16 and is coed, heated, and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Coleader: 
Doris Tennant dtennant@tllawgroup.com (617-969-4082)
Joan Entwistle joan.entwistle@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Doris Tennant dtennant@tllawgroup.com (617-969-4082)

Family Indoor Rock Climbing, Vertical Dreams, Nashua, NH

Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Bring yourself and your little monkey climbers (kids) to Vertical Dreams Indoor Rock Climbing Gym for an afternoon of fun. Never tried it? A limited number of free lessons on how to belay is available by trained Vertical Dreams staff! We will climb and boulder together for a few hours. Come at 11:30 am, bring a lunch, and we'll take a break mid way though, then climb some more. Climbing is a great activity for everyone. Kids 4+ can try it. Ready to climb away? Join us for a rockin' good time! $13 pp includes a climbing pass and harness.

Trip details

Activity: 
Climbing/Mountaineering
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com

I am a casual indoor rock climber. My family and I go a couple of times a year.

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

Easy Family Hike to Williams Land - Newtown Hill, Littleton, MA

Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:45 AM to 1:00 PM

The Williams Land and Newtown Hill area, great for wildlife viewing, is former farmland now forested with interconnected trails. Newtown Hill is a Littleton town highpoint with water tower and eastward views over Fort Pond and the tops of Boston sky scrappers. This easy walk is 3 miles. We will view current stables, abandoned farm equipment and stone walls, rolling hay fields, wildlife habitat including duck and bat boxes, ant hills, and birding viewing area with bench and platform. Additionally several large glacial rocks are scattered about.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Family/Kids Birding Hike, Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH

Sunday, May 7, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Come enjoy a beautiful morning hike, listening and getting to know local birds. This is a kid friendly birding hike with Clayton Hobart, Audubon Certified Birder at Beaver Brook Association, Hollis, NH. Meet at 10:30 am at the entrance on the north side of RT 130, Wildlife Pond Loop Parking area. Rain cancels. This trip is aimed at introducing bird watching to kids, hosted by bird expert Clayton. Registration required. Email (preferred) Millie Mugica, millie.mugica@gmail.com or call 603-891-5726.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com

Millie's second hobby after hiking is birdwatching. She is happy to combine the two and bring families this fantastic experience.

Coleader: 
Clayton Hobart
Registrar: 
Mildred Mugica (603-891- x5726; before 9:30)

Family Outings Hike, Light Supper, and Trip Planning Meeting, Stoneham, MA

Sunday, May 7, 2017
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Join other families in Saugus and Stoneham, MA about 20 minutes north of Boston for any or all of the activities below.:

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Micheal Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com
Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Family Spring Hiking Shapleigh Bunkhouse Overnight in Crawford Notch, NH

Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

A weekend of spring hiking in beautiful Crawford Notch. Saturday we will hike Mt. Willard (3.2 miles) gorgeous views into Crawford Notch. Saturday night we will stay at Shapleigh Bunkhouse next to Highland Center. The bunkhouse sleeps 16, is coed, heated, has bathrooms/showers and a common area. Saturday night we will have dinner at a local pizza pub with option to enjoy Highland Center evening program. Sunday breakfast will be at the Highland Center followed by leader's choice hike. Sunday options will depend on the groups abilities and conditions.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243; Before 10:00 p.m)
Registrar: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)

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: 
Open
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)

Family Hike to Oak Hill Reservation & Tophet Chasm, Littleton, MA

Sunday, May 21, 2017
12:45 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us to explore Oak Hill and Tophet Chasm, formed by glaciers with 80' high walls. We'll hike and explore forested trails; stagecoach roads carved by iron clad carriage wheels; Cold War Era Air Force radio signal tower remains; and sweeping views with a SW vista of Boston Sky Scrapers.

This is an easy to moderate 4 mile hike . Prepare for the weather, wear sturdy shoes/boots, and bring personal water, snacks, hat, perhaps bug spray, and a spirit of adventure. The 220 acre Oak Hill Conservation Reservation has 6 miles of trails and an elevation of 600 feet.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Boston Family Outings Houghton's Pond Day Hikes & BBQ, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA

Sunday, June 11, 2017
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Join AMC families (and new and prospective families) at Houghton Pond for hikes, grilled burgers and dogs, and a Trailside Museum Naturalist presentation with live animals.. Meet leaders and learn about Boston Family Outings. Hikes start at 9:30 am. BBQ at 11:30 am. Naturalist at noon.

Multiple hikes planned for all ages and abilities:
9:30 a.m. Longer "Advanced" Hike (2 hours)
10:00 a.m. Shorter "Medium" Hike (1 hour)
10:30 a.m. Younger Kids Nature Exploration (1 hour)
11:00 a.m. Walk around the Pond (½ hour)

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Lisa Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Family-Friendly Bicycle Tour of Cape Cod National Seashore

Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 PM to Sunday, June 25, 2017 3:00 PM

Family-friendly bicycle tour of Cape Cod: bicycle path, farmers' market, salt water taffy, ice cream, bakeries, lighthouses, & many beaches to play at.

We meet on Friday evening in Eastham hostel, set in a wooded area with common space, eating area, open play space, & small cabins. We spend the weekend visiting many attractions along the Cape Cod Bicycle Trail going out to Orleans farmers' market, Nickerson State Park, Coast Guard beach, Nauset lighthouse, PB Boulangerie bakery, Flax pond, & much more.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rami Haddad
Meredith DiMola meredithdimola@gmail.com (617-458-1744)
Registrar: 
Meredith DiMola meredithdimola@gmail.com (617-458-1744)

AMC Boston Family Outings Summer Hike/Swim/Canoe, BBQ, and Trip Planning Meeting, Andover, MA

Sunday, July 9, 2017
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Join other families for a fun afternoon in Andover, MA half hour north of Boston for any or all of the activities below.:
1. Fun summer walk, swim, canoe.
2. BBQ at 4:30 pm followed by trip planning meeting (BBQ provided by the committee (you bring potluck appetizers and dessert). Everyone welcome. Children welcome.
Please register with Jeanne at jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606 including who/how many you are and children's names/ages. Registered participants will be sent additional info and directions.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Family/HB Overnight Beginner Backpack To Ethan Pond

Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 16, 2017 12:00 AM

This is a joint Family and Hiking.Backpacking trip. We will be backpacking 2.7 miles up a steady incline to the tentsites at Ethan Pond. The elevation gain will be 1420', 4". The campsite is located on the shore of a pristine mountain pond. Those ambtious enough may try to summit the nearby Mt. Wiley (4285) after making camp. On Sunday morning we hike three miles roundtrip without full packs, to view Ripley and Arethusa Falls before hiking out. Registrar Jeanne, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Nadiya Teplyuk nadiya.teplyuk@gmail.com (508-615-1423)
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com (603-891-5726)
Mark Warren
Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Family Camping at Tully Lake, Royalston, MA

Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 23, 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 $50 pp ($25 kids four & under) includes campsite, most meals, and s'mores. Communal cooking, chores and fun!

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Paddling - Canoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Jen Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com

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

Friday, September 1, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, September 4, 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 $75 pp ($35 kids four & under) includes campsite, most meals, and s'mores. Communal cooking, chores and fun!

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Paddling - Canoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Kara Minotti-Becker
Registrar: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com

AMC Boston Family Outings Hike, Light Supper, and Trip Planning Meeting, Newton, MA

Sunday, September 10, 2017
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Join other families for a fun afternoon in Newton, MA for any or all of the activities below.:
1. Local walk or hike TBD.
2. Light supper at 4:30 pm followed by Trip Planning meeting. Supper provided by the committee (you bring potluck appetizers and dessert). All welcome. Kids welcome!
Register with Jeanne at jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606 including who/how many you are and children's names/ages. Registered participants will be sent more info and directions.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski
Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

AMC Boston Family Outings Walk, Light Supper, and Trip Planning Meeting, Boston, MA

Sunday, November 5, 2017
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Join other families for a fun afternoon in the Boston, MA area for any or all of the activities below.:
1. Walk or hike TBD.
2. Light supper at 4:30 pm followed by Trip Planning meeting (supper provided by the committee (you bring potluck appetizers and beverages). Everyone welcome. Children welcome.
Please register with Jeanne at jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606 including who/how many you are and children's names/ages. Registered participants will be sent additional info and directions.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)