Hiking & Backpacking

Welcome to Hiking & Backpacking

AMC Boston Chapter

We lead day walks and hikes year-round, primarily in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. From exploring city neighborhoods, to nature talks/walks, moderate half day hikes in conservation lands and more challenging full day expeditions, we have something for all who enjoy walking and hiking!

Hikers on a trail in the Blue Hills, surrounded by trees; Photo by Ken Cohen; AMC Boston Local Walks & Hikes

View our Upcoming Trips

Hikers at the top of a hill in the Blue Hills; Photo by Ken Cohen; AMC Boston Local Walks & Hikes

Many of our walks are “show and go”, with no registration required. Other walks will require participants to register at the AMC website.

We welcome everyone – you do not have to be an AMC member to join one of our walks or hikes. Dogs can join our walks & hikes, at the discretion of each individual leader.  To ensure all participants know what to expect, please do not bring your “furry friend” along unless the trip posting states that dogs are welcome.

Click on the button below to view all our activities listed on the Activities dashboard of the AMC website.

Meet the Committee Members

There are so many places to explore in our region. Local Walks & Hikes is a great way to get to know these trails and to meet others.
There are numerous ways to get involved, from participating in hikes, becoming a leader, or joining the Local Walks & Hikes Committee.
Please email us with feedback, questions, or if you are interested in volunteering!

Chair: Judith Watson
Secretary: Elizabeth (Betty) Bailey-Masullo
Trip Coordinators: Robin Doyle, Elizabeth (Betty) Bailey-Masullo
Leadership: Robin Doyle (recruitment), Marc Hurwitz (onboarding)
Web Manager: Sylvie Donatien
Social Media: Marc Hurwitz (Facebook); Mike Tuohey (Instagram, Twitter)
DEI Liaison: Mary MacDonald
Conservation Liaison: Joanne Newton
Member At Large: Bob Vogel
Chair Emerita: Lisa Fleischman
Boston Chapter Chair: Elizabeth Ryan (ex-officio)

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Please email us with feedback, questions, or if you are interested in volunteering!