group of hikers at the top of Buck Hill in the Blue Hills Reservation, with skyline of Boston in the background.
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Boston Chapter

By virtue of your zip code, you are a member of the Boston Chapter, which means you get our quarterly newsletter, The Charles River Mud e-newsletter. The Mud includes trip and activity listings, articles written by our members, and important announcements. Published monthly, The Mud often lists trips that are not included in the AMC Outdoors, which comes out 6 times a year. Within each chapter are individual activity committees, and many have their own newsletter and web site.

Boston Chapter Committees

Bicycle – Weeknight to multi-day rides
Conservation – Experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world
Family Outings – Kid-friendly events focused on young families
Forty Plus – Activities focused on members ages 40 and older, but all are welcome
Hiking/Backpacking – Day hikes to multi-day backpacks and active training workshops
INTRO – Activities focused on an introductory level of difficulty
Local Walks/Hikes – Day hikes, mostly in metro-Boston conservation lands

Mountaineering – Rock and ice climbing trips and instruction
Mountains and Music – Activities that combine an appreciation for music with a love for the outdoors
Paddling – Canoeing, river kayaking, and sea kayaking events
Skiing – Day long to multi-day downhill, cross-country, and backcountry ski trips
Trails – Trail maintenance and development
Windsurfing – Day and weekend wind surfing trips
20’s & 30’s – Activities focused on members in their 20’s and 30’s, but all are welcome

AMC Staff & Facilities

The AMC has a full-time staff headquartered at 10 City Square in Boston. They run a wide variety of programs including education, conservation, publishing, membership services, administration, facilities, and fund raising. Other primary facilities include Cardigan Lodge, the Highland Center, Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch, the White Mountain Huts, and 50+ other facilities. Several facilities are run by Volunteer Committees. For more information on AMC facilities and activities, go to the AMC web site.

Contact Information

The Boston Chapter of the AMC is a volunteer-managed organization. As such, we have no general information telephone number. Messages can be submitted on our Contact page.

The Appalachian Mountain Club’s main office is located at 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129. For membership information, to purchase AMC books, or other club questions, visit AMC’s website at outdoors.org or call Member Services at 1-800-372-1758.

For AMC Lodging inquiries and reservations, please contact AMC Reservations at 603-466-2727.

To contact individual activity committees, select the committee name from the Committees tab at the top of this page.

Questions, complaints, concerns, comments about the AMC or about the Boston chapter? Write to the Chapter Ombudsman at ombudsman10@amcboston.org.

Other Outdoor Organizations

Bay Circuit Alliance
New England Wildflower Society
Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation – Great refuge just north of Boston
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Views From the Top – Excellent source for trail conditions, trip reports, and information related to hiking in New England. Note that the forum is invitation only, but anyone can post information about trail conditions.