Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavilion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach.
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.
Easy approx. 4-5 mi. wander through a good birding area with river and pond views, pine forest and red maple swamp. Snowshoe if sufficient snow cover. Meet 10am. Foss Farms parking lot, about 1/3 mi west of Concord River off Rte. 225. From Rte. 128 Exit 31B follow Rtes. 4/225 through Bedford, continuing on Rte. 225 toward Carlisle. Storm cancels. If weather uncertain contact Leader. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Come meet and learn about AMC Family Outings. Get info, get inspired, get your family out! Bring the kids for slides and fun. AMC Boston Family Outings is an active group of familes, parents, and grandparents who like to get outdoors with their kids. Come learn about our activities including hiking, camping, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and biking in summer, and snowshoeing, skiing, skating, and sledding in colder months.
Up to 85K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before 2/1 with L. Trip fills fast!
I have been leading XC ski and cycle trips for the AMC for many years. I am an avid outdoors person, and have fun introducing the outdoors to others.
Come join AMC YM on a hike at Great Brook Farm State Park. We'll hike at a moderate pace on snowy terrain - the exact trails will depend on whether the ski touring center is still open. About halfway through, we'll put on our extra layers, and enjoy some fondue prepared on a backpacking stove!
Together with Local Walks, Forty Plus invites you to hike/snowshoe in beautiful Mine Falls Park. We will follow along streams and meander around a pond, and possibly walk along a canal. Opportunities to view wildlife. This hike will be approximately 2/2.5 hours plus - depending on group speed. Traction devices are strongly recommended due to possible icy conditions. Directions: from Route 3, take exit 6 Nashua, NH, west on route 130, take a left on Coliseum Ave. (Hannaford), go all the way to end and park in parking lot. Inclement or dangerous cold weather will cancel.
[Cancelled due to inclement weather forecast] 1:00pm. Hike/snowshoe beautiful Mine Falls. We will follow along streams and meander around a pond, and possibly walk along a canal. Opportunities to view wildlife. This hike will be approximately 2/2.5 hours plus - depending on group speed. Traction devices are strongly recommended due to possible icy conditions. Directions: from Route 3, take exit 6 Nashua, NH, west on route 130, take a left on Coliseum Ave. (Hannaford), go all the way to end and park in parking lot. Inclement or dangerous cold weather will cancel.
Let's hike Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area located in West Newbury and Groveland, MA (Georgetown Rd/J.B. Little Rd) Easy hike ~4.5 miles along forest trails that meander around beaver ponds that populate this area of more than 2000 acres that is managed by the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife. We'll meet at 1:00pm in front of the gate on J.B. Little Road/Georgetown Road at the West Newbury/Groveland townline. Snowshoes or ice stabilizers (such as Microspikes) will most likely be needed due to snow and ice conditions.
Easy 4-mi. walk/snowshoe. 9:45am-12:00pm. Bring snack/water/sturdy footwear. Meet at Braintree lot. Rte 3 S (past Braintree split) exit 17 to traffic circle, 3rd R (Union Street) east 0.7mi., R (Middle St) 0.7 mi., L (Liberty St), immediate R into lot. Rain/snow cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away.
I'm an "alumni leader" for the Family Outings group. I led ski, camping and hiking trips for many years until my son "aged out" but I still love hanging out with kids and sharing my joy in all things outdoorsy with kids and parents alike. I also love to cook for groups and get folks together over the prep table.
I was the long time chair of the family outings committee and led dozens of trips over the years before my kids "aged out". I love to play outside - especially on XC skis, in a solo whitewater canoe or on my sailboat and I thoroughly enjoy teaching kids (and adults).