In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AMC has closed all lodging and food service operations until July 1. Dates for all in person activities and programs posted below remain subject to change based on the latest public health guidance and government directives. Cancelled programs are not displayed. We encourage you to join AMC's online socials, educational programs, and trainings.
Something new that we are offering at Houghton's Pond and we hope we can hook you into it. Join us for two hours of fishing. We will be teaching kids (and parents) from ages 6 and up. We will meet a Houghton Pond at 8:00 and will head to the water by 8:15. No guarantee of fish being caught but we will guarantee a fun time. Please respond to Doug @ email@example.com Please let us know the ages and how many kids. Exact location will be announced ahead of time. AMC Family Outings supplies rods/bait/hooks.
Slow-paced nature walk in search of a variety of spring wild flowers and other cool plants. The walk will focus on plant ID and natural history. 9:00am-12:00pm. Meet at the Playground behind and to the right of The Waldorf School, 739 Mass Ave, Lexington. NOTE WELL - PARKING: Please park along Mass Ave in Lexington in the vicinity of the Waldorf School (739 Mass. Ave.). PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE WALDORF SCHOOL PARKING LOT OR THE FOLLEN CHURCH PARKING LOT. After you park, walk down the driveway on the right side of The Waldorf School to the playing fields and turn right.
Slow-paced nature walk in search of a variety of early spring wild flowers and other signs of spring. The walk will focus on plant ID and natural history. 9:00am-12:00pm. From Concord rotary, take Rte. 2 West 2.2 miles, Right on Taylor Road 0.7 miles to Arboretum on right. The Acton Arboretum is opposite #7 Taylor Rd. Arrive early, parking limited. Steady rain cancels.
Mount Liberty, the 18th tallest peak in the White Mountains, is one of six mountains along Franconia Ridge. Its rocky open summit, at 4,459 ft, affords terrific panoramic views of the surrounding Pemigewasset Wilderness. We will ascend Mt. Liberty via Whitehouse, Liberty Spring, and Franconia Ridge trails.
The hike covers 8.0 miles, with 3,250 ft. in elevation gain. Expect steep but manageable terrain at times. Duration of the hike will vary depending on trail conditions and ability of our group.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 6:00 PM to Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00 AM
River Rolling 202: Often neglected in paddling circles, the bombproof roll is making a comeback in 2017. Join us for two days of hard work emphasizing rolling in turbulent river situations. It's going to be fun, but we're going to spend lots of time upside down. Why? Because as your paddling progresses to more difficult levels you really should be able to roll up 99% of the time in class III or IV water. So... if you NEVER miss a roll in the pool/pond, but OCCASIONALLY swim in real river situations, then this class is for you.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 PM to Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:00 PM
Tired of seeing those rapids at eye-level? Embarrassed about those scratches on the DECK of your boat? Spend two evenings on a local pond and learn to roll your whitewater kayak-the skill most likely to boost your paddling confidence and level of safety! Participants should be prepared to be in the water 2 hours per session. This clinic is for whitewater kayakers only. Graduates of this year's Beginner Kayak Instructionals will get first priority for enrollment. Please specify any previous rolling experience or rolling requests when registering. Dates: July 11 & 13.
It's Spring! Slow-paced nature walk through Belmont conservation land fields and forests over to Habitat Audubon Sanctuary where we'll talk about one of the sweetest signs of spring - maple sugaring. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 9:00am-12:00noon. Meet at Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont. Arrive early; parking limited. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:00 AM
This is a physically intense and intensely fun course for people who are willing to work very hard to become a better kayaker.
Instructors will help you polish your current skills and introduce new ones. Our holistic approach to kayaking will include elements of river safety, technical skills, scouting, group dynamics/communications and much more. This course, together with your serious effort, will result in a quantum leap in your kayaking ability making you a more confident (but exhausted) Class III paddler.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 PM to Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:30 PM
Want to try hiking or backpacking or feeling rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? This Hiking/Backpacking (HB) Committee Annual 3-Season Hiking Program is designed for adults, but parents are welcome to attend with their "older" children, in addition to accompanying them on associated hikes. This is an interactive course consisting of 5 instructional sessions to introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England.
Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cabot Hall at 4 Joy Street, Boston MA
Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the Hiking/Backpacking Committee's Annual 3-Season Hiking Program is for you!
Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter as well as the coordinator for the chapter's Spring Hiking Program. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. Upcoming trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands and Iceland.
Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He often leads 3 Season and is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hiker that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon.