A fun afternoon hike at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, MA half hour north of Boston followed by ice cream and our trip planning meeting at a nearby leader home. We'll meet at 12:45 pm at Harold Parker State Forest Headquarters and hike 1 ½ - 2 hours around Salem Pond (~ 2 miles) on varied terrain, mostly flat, but with some ups and downs. At 3 pm we'll have ice cream (compliments of Family Outings) and our trip planning meeting from 3:30 - 4:30 pm at a nearby leader home. Join us for one or all of the activities. Everyone welcome. Children welcome.
Moderate and very scenic 7-mi. hike that features 10 special "points of interest" including overlooks, streams, ponds, and cliffs, 9:30am-2:15pm. Bring lunch, water, & sturdy footwear. From Rte. 93/128 exit 3 (Houghtons/Ponkapoag), go N 0.5 mi. to stop sign, R on Hillside St. 0.2 mi. to Houghtons Pond lot on R. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Come join us as we hike to Walden Pond from Mount Misery via Fairhaven Bay on Sunday. We'll have a potluck style lunch at the pond.
We'll be doing the hike at a moderate to fast pace and the total distance is 5-6 mile. With the stop for a swim at Walden, we'll take about 5 hours to finish. The hike is mostly flat terrain with a few small hills along the way.
Join AMC Boston YM for a weekend of hiking and waterfalls and a swim!!
This weekend Friday-Sunday trip includes a stay in a rented cabin with 10 beds in Conway, NH. Saturday we will be hiking the Crawford Path and Edmands Path loop up Mt. Pierce and Eisenhower. This hike will be approximately 10.7 miles with 3,786 feet of elevation, and some ridge hiking. On Sunday we will hike a shorter hike in Franconia State Park that leads to a waterfall and swimming area.
This hike is for Intermediate/ Advanced hikers.
Kelleigh is an AMC co-leader, working on her 48 list, and will most likely make a reference to Parks & Recreation within the first hour of every hike.
Working on New England's 100 Highest? - then join us for a weekend car camping expedition to beautiful southern Vermont with the intention of bagging 3 peaks on the list - Dorset (3,835'), Equinox (3,850') and Stratton (3,940'). Reservations have been made at The Battenkill campground close to the historic town of Manchester in Vermont. In addition to flush toilets and hot showers, the campground has a small shop that offers coffee and pastries for breakfast.
Join us after work for a few hours of light hiking in the Middlesex Fells. This is a continuing series of hikes happening throughout the spring/summer and into early fall as daylight hours allow.
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.
Mt. Chocorua Hike
Join us on this summer loop hike over the Welch-Dickey range at the southern end of NH's White Mountains, near Waterville Valley. The Welch-Dickey loop gives excellent views including Mt.Tripyramid and the Sandwich Range, and is a rewarding and moderate hike. A stop at a local watering hole afterwards is optional. Trip Rating=C3B/Total mileage=4.4 miles/Total Elevation Gain=1800 ft
Join the Forty Plus Committee to strike off another 52 With a View hike up Stinson Mountain (2900'). This is a relatively easy hike with 1400 feet elevation gain and a round trip mileage of 3.8 miles. Most of the hike is in the shelter of woods but the ledge summit provides excellent views in all directions with the exception of southwest - a wonderful place to eat lunch and enjoy the view. Newcomers to hiking and beginner hikers are very welcome.