Walks

Family Dexter Drumlin Full Moon Walk, Lancaster, MA

Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

By the light of the silvery moon, AMC Families will join Lancaster Recreation for a night of good winter fun at Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster 6-8pm (aka, George Hill). Follow the footpath lit by the "almost full moon" (full January 21) to the top of the drumlin where will have a campfire and hot chocolate ready to go. Bring your snowshoes and sleds (or not, weather and conditions dependent).

Trip details

Activity: 
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Social Events
Walks
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..

Ekaterina Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com (774-232-6846)
Coleader: 
Win Clark clarkbars5@comcast.net (978-660-3374)
Stephen Hutchinson smhutch13@hotmail.com

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Monday, January 21, 2019 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias

Blue Hills Hike, Milton

Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Blue Hills - 5 mile brisk-paced hike along yellow triangle trail with rolling hills, 9:30am-noon. Meet at Houghton's Pond parking lot. 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. Bring lunch and water. Storm cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across scenic sand dunes, and along the ocean beach. Beautiful desert landscapes, include pitch pine forest, views of Essex Bay, and sea birds. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Woodman's Seafood Restaurant, in nearby Essex, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Crane Beach parking lot. Parking Fee. From Route 128, exit 14 in Gloucester, take Route 133 West for 5 miles. Turn right on Northgate Road. Then, turn right on Argilla Road, follow to beach.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Connolly (508-820-7786)

Blue Hills, Milton

Saturday, January 12, 2019 9:30 AM to 1:45 PM

Fast-paced, challenging 6-mi. hike that features a number of "points of interest" in the Central Blue Hills including streams, ponds, cliffs, and open peaks such as Buck Hill, 9:30am-1:45pm. Bring lunch, water, hiking poles, & 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/snow cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marc Hurwitz

Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Moderate pace 4 mile walk, around scenic Ponkapoag Pond, with visit to AMC Camp. Pleasant stroll across golf course, on maple tree walkway. Enjoy sit-down break, on the dock at AMC Camp. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at The Lodge Bar & Grill, in nearby Randolph, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot. From Route 93/128, exit 2A, take Route 138 South for 0.7 mile. See Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on left.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Connolly (508-820-7786)

Family Ring in the New Year Walden Pond Afternoon Hike, Concord, MA

Sunday, January 6, 2019 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Join Family Outings to explore Walden Pond in Concord, MA. Meet on the porch of the Visitor Center at 1 pm for a 10 minute ranger talk on Thoreau, and then watch an engaging 20 minute Ken Burns film. Then we'll be off to hike and explore the trails around the pond! Hike and trails may vary at leader discretion.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com (781-894-2924; before 8 PM)

Chris has an environmental studies degree from the University of Wisconsin. He leads Outdoorsrx trips for families in the Western suburbs of Boston. He also leads nature awareness trips, called Appreciating Nature. In 2014, Chris offered trained volunteer and crew naturalists in how to run nature awareness programs for families. He loves to hike and bike.

Robin Swift RSwift@republicservices.com (978-577-8754)
Coleader: 
Sri Krishnamurthy sriboston@gmail.com

AMC Family Outings 6th Annual New Years Celebration & Equipment Sale

Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

AMC Family Outings Sixth Annual New Years Celebration and Equipment Sale Sunday January 6th at the Thoreau Outing Center at Camp Thoreau in Concord, MA. Come anytime from 10 am to 3 pm. We'll celebrate the New Years with coffee/donuts in the morning and lunch included at 11:30 am with our welcome in the New Year Celebratory cake. Options for snowshoe and XC Ski clinics, walks and hikes throughout the day as well as crafts for the kids, sledding, and, of course, lots of great equipment at prices you cannot beat. Activities and fun for all ages and abilities.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)
Paul Terenzi Firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115)
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..

Jackie Wah jwah2002@yahoo.com (781-641-2085)
Coleader: 
Michael Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com (617-549-2731)
Kate Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com (774-232-6846)

Family Ring in the New Year Walden Pond Hike, Concord MA

Sunday, January 6, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Join Family Outings to explore Walden Pond in Concord, MA. Meet on the porch of the Visitor Center at 8:30 am for a hike around the pond and to explore the trails. At 10 am when the Visitor's Center opens option for 10 minute Ranger talk on Thoreau after which the group can watch a 20 miute Ken Burns film.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)
Brian s Witkov user369128@aol.com (978-807-4901)

Brian is a seasoned hiker and backpacker. His interests are fitness and nature, with a strong fondness for urban parks and anything involving the Olmsteads..thats right ..it was a family business. Brian enjoys leading urban walking trips as well as 4 season trips for families in Boston and new Hampshire. Both backpacks as well as hikes are interesting and fun for children and their families. Within the last year, he has been involved with shelter, hut and all season experiences in the whites.

Coleader: 
Aaron Hashimi Malone malone.aaron@gmail.com (617-653-4732)
CG Go climbergurl@gmail.com

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. Cancel if rain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nelson Caraballo (617-548-8579; 11am -2pm)

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