Instruction (Skills)

AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Habitat Audubon Sanctuary, Belmont - Celebrate the Solstice Walk

Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Winter Solstice arrives in just 5 days. We'll take a slow-paced nature walk through forests and fields and around a pond focusing on plant ID of bare trees, naked shrubs and winter weeds as the natural world prepares for winter. We'll also talk about fun and interesting natural history about the Winter Solstice as well as about the plants we see. 1:00-4:00pm. From Rte. 2, Exit 59 go west on Rte. 60/Pleasant St. 0.6 miles. Right onto Clifton St, first left on Fletcher Rd, bear left at fork, next left on Juniper Rd. 0.2 miles to Sanctuary at #10 Juniper Rd.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)

Middlesex Fells, Winchester

Sunday, November 4, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Slow-paced nature walk past a small meadow, through forested uplands, along a pond and up to a fell . . . and what is a fell anyway? The walk will focus on late blooming flowers, fruits and winter weeds. We'll also talk about interesting and fun natural history. 9:00am-12:00noon. Rte. 93 to Exit 33. At Rotary go right onto South Border Rd/Winchester. Two miles to Long Pond Parking Lot on right (Opposite #532 South Border Rd, Winchester). Parking limited, arrive early. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)

FREE Family Fishing Clinic, Old Stone Church, West Boylston, MA

Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Learn to fish Thursday October 18th from 4:30 pm to dusk! AMC Family Outings and Lancaster Recreation are teaming with Mass Wildlife to offer this FREE fishing clinic. on the shores of the Wachusett Reservoir around the Old Stone Church in West Boylston. This clinic is geared toward beginners of all ages. Kids should be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian. You will learn all the basics you need to enjoy Fishing for a lifetime! All equipment is provided.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..

Elaine Yang

INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING TALK

Thursday, November 1, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Are you interested in getting out of the ski areas and skiing the backcountry in winter!? Do you look at the forests and mountains with a desire to explore them in winder on skis but don't know where to get started? Then this talk will help answer your questions. If you want to do Nordic backcountry, or downhill ski on alpine or telemark gear we can get you pointed in the right direction.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Mike Bratina mbratina@gmail.com

Grassy Pond Conservation Land, Acton

Sunday, October 14, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to Grassy Pond looking for autumn wildflowers and fruits as well as winter weeds. We may also see some witches and skeletons preparing for Halloween. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00pm-4:00pm. Rte. 2 to Exit 42 (Rte. 27/Main St., Acton). Follow Rte. 27 north for about 1 mile through Acton Center and turn left on Nagog Hill Rd. Go 1.1 miles. Parking lot on left just past small meadow. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)

2018-2019 Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 7:00 PM to Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:00 PM

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2018-2019, as follows: Nov 7 (Wed), Nov 14 (Wed), Nov 28 (Wed), Dec 6 (Thu), and Dec 12 (Wed).

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
Chris McCarron mccarron_yh@yahoo.com

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:45 AM to Sunday, October 21, 2018 5:00 PM

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.

Trip details

Activity: 
First Aid
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)
Christine Malinowski

Kids Intro to Fishing trip, Medfield, MA

Sunday, October 21, 2018 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 8 am - 11 am as we teach kids ages 6 and up to learn the basics about bait fishing. We cover topics such as reading water, bait, lures, bobbers. We meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA by 8am Sunday October 21st. You don't need a fishing license.

Since we have a limited number of rods, we will restrict this to 10 kids plus parent(s). Remember to bring water, snacks and/or lunch.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)

Trip Leader with AMC Family Outings for over 10 years. Also Treasurer and Trip approver.

Coleader: 
Adriana Rincon arincon@post.harvard.edu (508-873-5154)

Family Outdoor Cooking Workshop, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Always wanted to learn to cook outdoors? Become a backcountry chef! Learn new cooking techniques, involve kids in meal planning and preparation, enjoy the food we/you cook, and leave with practical (and fun!) recipes to dazzle on your next adventure. We'll fire up our stoves and dine on our creations. Workshop fee $15 for adults; Kids free. Workshop run by AMC YOP (Youth Opportunities Program). Register with Lindsay Watkins at lwatkins@outdoors.org or 617-391-6637.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Coleader: 
Lindsay Watkins lwatkins@outdoors.org (617-391-6637)
Registrar: 
Lindsay Watkins lwatkins@outdoors.org (617-391-6637)

Mass. Audubon Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM

5:30-7:15pm. End your day with a lovely nature walk right in Belmont, MA, brought to you by the AMC Boston Chapter Conservation and Local Walks and Hikes Committees. The walk will focus on plant identification and fun and interesting natural history. Easy trails, bring water and snack. No dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Meet in front of the visitor's center. Fees: Audubon Non-Members $4 (Adults) $3 (Seniors 65+); AMC Non-Members: $1. Questions? Contact Joan or Lisa.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)
Lisa Fleischman (617-244-5747; before 9pm)
Joan Entwistle

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