Activities for the Forty Plus Committee
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Come with us to beautiful Block Island. Stay at an island inn/cottage with views of the old harbor and the ocean. Guided, combined biking/hiking daily tours on the island. $350 includes shared rooms plus 3 breakfasts. Dinners maybe prepared in available kitchen. There are a variety of restaurants on the island. Bikes in good order with fully inflated tires and tool kit recommended. Helmets required. Full payment required at time of registration. For further info contact.
Sheepfold Pkg. lot. Mod to stren. 7 mi. Hike over many hills & rough terrain. 9am-2pm. Bring lunch, H2O, snacks. Rte. 93 S to exit 35. At stop sign, go L under highway. At next stop sign go R. At first set of lights turn R onto Rte. 28. Turn R into Sheepfold entrance. Rte. 93 N to exit 33 (Route 28). Sheepfold entrance is 2 miles up on the L. Cancel if rain. No dogs; L Nelson Caraballo (617-548-8579; Nelsonnec1@aol.com).
4.6 easy miles loop around the pond passing AMC camp, white cedar swamp and June flora (lady slippers?). Meet at Ponkapoag Golf Course on Rt.138 in Canton (exit 2 west 128/93) for carpooling to trail head. Registration not needed: contact leader with questions: Barbara Fay, email@example.com. Meeting time is 9:00 sharp. Bring snacks, lunch and water. Sorry, no dogs please.
East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 12-14 mph on a paved rail trail along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. Lunch stop in Bristol by the Bay - home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. Stimulate your senses as we cruise by Del's lemonade stands and the best ice cream place this side of Somerville. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Side trips to Colt State Park and Audubon boardwalk depending on time and interest.
Let's Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike in GEORGETOWN-ROWLEY STATE FOREST locate in Georgetown/Rowley MA. Meet at 1:00PM. We'll explore this state forest that's over 1,100 acres. There will be great views from the new bridge that spans a beaver dam and the Mill River. We'll hike along woodland forest trails exploring signs of spring. From I-95 take exit 53A (Rte. 97 east) towards Topsfield, after exiting ramp take immediate left onto Rowley Road, follow ~1.1 miles to pkg. area on left-side of road.
Come join us for a spring hike to Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot-high mountain at the southwestern end of the White Mountains in the town of Benton, New Hampshire, United States. It is the tenth highest and most southwesterly of the 4,000 foot summits in the White Mountains. .
Enjoy expansive views on the shoulder of Mt Washington staying at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut. We will hike up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail passing waterfalls fueled by the spring melt along the way. We hope to summit Mt Washington; Mt Monroe perhaps after dinner; and the next day Mt Eisenhower on our way out via the Edmands Path. Ours will be an above tree line experience and hopefully we'll witness an unforgettable sunset from Lakes of the Clouds. Total mileage 13 miles. Cost: $142.83 includes one night hut stay, dinner, and breakfast. Register with L.
Ravenswood Park, Gloucester, MA. 5 mile moderate hike thru a hilly, rocky, heavily wooded 500 acre preserve with lots of history and wild magnolia swamps. Register with L: Barbara Fay, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for a leisurely scenic midweek ride exploring Mashnee island and surrounds. The ride is flat, 23 miles-10miles on public roads, 13miles along the south side os the canal. Arrive by 9:15 AM for a 9:30 start. Bring a bike in good condition. Helmet, Spare tube, Snack, water, wind breaker, sunblock. We will start at the canal in Bourne riding around Mashnee Island, then on to Eel pond and then ride the canal and lunch at the pavilion in Sandwich. Limited to 12. Register with Leader.
This is the classic Presidential Traverse (without the peaks, we will walk around the mountains) on the ridge line to Mt Madison Hut overnight for the first day. Then to Mt Adams to Mt Jefferson to Mt. Clay and Lake of the Clouds Hut (overnight), then to Mt Monroe, Mt Eisenhower , and finally to Mt Pierce. If you always wanted to walk the ridgeline, without the peaks, this is the trip.
Moderate hike in the White Mountains. Nice views. Can be combined with Leaders' 6/18 Sunday hike. Leslie Greer and Don Provencher Co-Leaders.
Moderate Hike overlooking North Conway, NH. Nice views. Can be combined with Leaders' 6/17 Saturday hike. Leslie Greer and Don Provencher Co-Leaders.
Celebrate the first official day of summer with a 4 mile invigorating hike to Buck Hill and enjoy stellar 360 degree views. Optional short hike around Houghtons Pond. Heavy rain cancels. Level is Advanced Beginner. Leader: Angie Evans, Co-leader: Joan Blaustein.
This is one of the less difficult approaches to the alpine zone on the Presidential ridge, and an open summit of a 4000-footer, with spectacular views of the Presidentials. The hike is 3.3 miles each way (6.6 miles total) at a moderate pace, with possible short stops for interesting birds. Elevation gain 2670 feet. Hike starts at the Edmand's Path trailhead parking area, 2.3 miles along the Mount Clinton Road off Route 302 near the AMC Highland Center. We will dwell a while at the summit to soak up the scenery.
Hiking in Whites since 1969. AMC member since early 1970s (with a few gap years) Completed 4000'ers in 1986, including most in winter as well. Active as AMC Volunteer Naturalist, especially on birds, trees, and local history. Author of Waterfalls of the White Mountains (Backcountry Publications, 1989 and 1999). Lived and hiked in Africa for 10+ years in five countries. Profession: International development economist, now semi-retired.
Join us for a leisurely scenic ride along the Shining Sea Bike Way from North Falmouth to Wood's Hole (20 miles round trip) with option for Salt Pond Sanctuary and swimming. Lunch option at Wood's Hole. Leisurely pace. Meet at 9:45am for a 10:00 am start, finish by 2pm. Helmet, bicycle in good repair, spare tube, water, snacks, windbreaker, sunscreen required. Registration required. Rain cancels.
Join us on this multi-sport weekend of surf and sand on lovely Cape Cod. Bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail , Ocean kayak in Orleans, and visit Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Join us for one or both days.
Saturday: Cape Cod Rail Trail Bike ride 44 miles round trip. Bike Helmets required. Bike rentals available at the start of the trail or bring your own. We will lunch on a beach and stop at clam shacks along the way to buy lunch. After the ride join the leaders for activities and dinner-Leader's choice.
Please join us for a leisurely hike to the summits of Welch and Dickey Mountains, that will introduce participants new to hiking to a variety of conditions. Magnificent views from the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail (White Mountain National Forest). This loop hike in the southwest corner of the White Mountain National Forest is as close to the perfect moderate hike that you can get. It takes an average of 4 hours to casually hike this 4.4 mile loop. There are almost constant views in all directions for over half the hike
The perfect hike for those trying to cross of all of the 4000 footers, and those who are looking for a fairly short but challenging hike with scenic vistas. We'll be hiking up and back along the Caps Ridge Trail from Jefferson Notch - the "easiest" route up Mt. Jefferson. This trail starts at an elevation of 3,008', and entails an elevation gain of 2,700', along a 2.5 mile route to the summit (at 5,712').
AMC 2012 MLS alumnus, AWFA, AMC 4000 Footer Club member.
4.3 miles.via Narrow Gauge Rail Trail into Great Meadows NWR. Car spotting. Register w/ L, Barbara Fay, email@example.com. 617-694-5612. Limited to 12.
FORTY PLUS AT BAXTER STATE PARK ,August 20-26
Try a different route up Lafayette and stay overnight at Greenleaf Hut. The Skoocumchuck trail is a pleasant and less steep way up to Garfield Ridge and Lafayette starting on Rt. 3 at the northern end of the notch. . After summiting, we will descend to the hut and stay overnight (full service). The next morning we'll descend via Greenleaf Trail to spotted cars. Limited to 10 people. Contact registrar for information on booking the hut from our group reservation - you are not on the trip until you have booked and paid through AMC reservations.
Fun-filled and friendly fall weekend in Bartlett NH with choices of hiking, biking, and kayaking. Moderate pace to enjoy the scenery. Stay at a comfy lodge close to the picturesque Saco River and spectacular White Mountains National Forest roads and trails. $140 members and $150 non-members. Cost includes two nights lodging, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a memorable Saturday happy hour and dinner.