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Local Walks and Hikes Committee

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Welcome to the AMC Boston Chapter Local Walks & Hikes Website

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. We also run winter walks, including snowshoeing, weather permitting! The pace is usually moderate, allowing participants to socialize as they walk.  Many of our walks are “show and go”, with no registration required. Other walks will require participants to register at the AMC website.

The Local Walks and Hikes Committee welcomes 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.

There are so many places to explore in our region. Local Walks and 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. I hope you will join us!

Happy trails,   
Judith Watson 
Chair, Local Walks & Hikes Committee,
Boston Chapter, Appalachian Mountain Club  

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Local Walks and Hikes Committee

Chair: Judith Watson
Vice Chair: Vacant
Secretary: Elizabeth (Betty) Bailey-Masullo
Leadership: Robin Doyle (recruitment); Marc Hurwitz (onboarding)
Leader Recognition: Vacant
Corporate Liaison: Mary Wisbach
Web Manager: Sylvie Donatien
Social Media: Marc Hurwitz (Facebook); Mike Tuohey (Instagram, Twitter)
Trip Coordinators: Robin Doyle; Elizabeth (Betty) Bailey-Masullo;
Chair Emerita: Lisa Fleischman
Boston Chapter Chair: Elizabeth Ryan (ex-officio)