Activities for AMC Boston Family Outings

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Family Crow Hills Hike, The Story of Mary Rowlandson & Redemption Rock, Princeton, MA

Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us for a 4.1 mile Crow Hills Hike and learn the story of Mary Rowlandson and Redemption Rock. Who was Mary Rowlandson and who were her captors? What was the setting and when did this event take place? We'll meet at the Redemption Rock trailhead at 9 am and learn the answers to these questions as we hike the Midstate Trail over rolling terrain with a snack break by a pond in Leominster State Forest. Sturdy shoes are a must (no open toe sandals) as there is a short section of rock scrambling. Suitable for children seven and up.

Trip details

Activity: 
Critical Treasure
Hiking
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, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Joan Entwistle joan.entwistle@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Pam Faustine pfaustine@princeton-ma.us (978-505-7031)
Ingrid Molnar
Registrar: 
Pam Faustine pfaustine@princeton-ma.us (978-505-7031)

Family Tour of Wachusett Dam and easy hike, Clinton, MA

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:45 PM to 3:00 PM

Come get a rare glimpse at the Wachusett Dam and reservoir through the eyes of a park ranger. A ranger will open the gates to cross the dam at 12:45 pm and provide a short (20 minute) history of the dam and reservoir. After the presentation, we will spend 20-30 minutes around the dam exploring the fountain, the stairs, and the sweeping hillsides. For those interested, we will then follow a winding access road along the reservoir for a total of three miles. After a short steep section, the trail is very flat and easy walking with spectacular views of the water. Hike limited.

Trip details

Activity: 
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, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Coleader: 
Liz Little (267-240-2849)
Registrar: 
Liz Little (267-240-2849)

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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 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)

Family Camping on Cape Cod, Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA

Monday, August 28, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, September 4, 2017 12:00 AM

We will camp at Nickerson State Park, a short walk from the beach at Flax Pond, where there is swimming, non-motorized boating, frog catching, biking and general fun for all. CHOOSE THE DAYS YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME! Great for kids/teens of all ages 0 - 99. Convenient to the Outer Cape and local attractions, bike trails, and bayside beaches. Informal group activities may include group biking trips, swimming and excursions. Group size is 25-30, and we dine together and share chores in our communal kitchen known as the "blue tarp diner". Group site for tenting.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Camping
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com
Paul Pichetti paul_pick@verizon.net (617-590-6802; 6 - 9 pm or text anytime.)
Susan Koechner skoechner@gmail.com
Lisa Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)
Coleader: 
Peter Fraunholtz salida04@yahoo.com
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net (617-549-2812)

Labor Day Weekend Family Camping at Tully Lake, Royalston, MA

Friday, September 1, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, September 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Join AMC families at this tent-only family friendly campground set on the shore of a 200 acre lake less than two hrs northwest of Boston. Enjoy roaring waterfalls a short walk away, Explore miles of hiking including the Tully Trail and Tully Mountain, great biking and paddling up the picturesque Tully River or explore the lake's islands and inlets. Or just lounge and relax beneath the towering pine trees. Cost $75 pp ($35 kids four & under) includes campsite, most meals, and s'mores. Communal cooking, chores and fun!

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Paddling - Canoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Kara Minotti-Becker
Registrar: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com

Family Jackson & Pierce Loop Hike, Crawford Notch, NH

Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a late summer family hike up two four-thousand-footers, Mt Jackson and Mt Pierce. We will take Webster-Jackson trail up to Jackson, traverse to Mt. Pierce and take Crawford Path down. 8 miles, ~2400 ft of elevation gain. This hike is good for kids 8 y.o. and up with previous hiking experience. May cancel weather dependent. Registrar: Nadiya Teplyuk, nadiyateplyuk@yahoo.com, 508-615-1423.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nadiya Teplyuk nadiyateplyuk@yahoo.com (508-615-1423)
Coleader: 
Anne Drolet droletam@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Nadiya Teplyuk nadiyateplyuk@yahoo.com (508-615-1423)

AMC Boston Family Outings Hike, Light Supper, and Trip Planning Meeting, Newton, MA

Sunday, September 10, 2017
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Join other families in Newton, MA for a fun afternoon walk or hike at 2:30 pm followed by a Light supper provided by the committee at 4:30 pm and Trip Planning meeting from 5 - 6 pm (you bring potluck appetizers and dessert). All welcome. Kids welcome! Register with Carolyn DiPierro at caroleene.dipierro@gmail.com or (617) 930-0695 including who/how many you are and children's names/ages. Registered participants will be sent more info and directions.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Coleader: 
Carolyn DiPierro caroleene.dipierro@gmail.com (617-930-0695)
Registrar: 
Carolyn DiPierro caroleene.dipierro@gmail.com (617-930-0695)

Family Camping at Tully Lake, Royalston, MA

Friday, September 15, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Join AMC families at this tent-only family friendly campground set on the shore of a 200 acre lake less than two hrs northwest of Boston. Enjoy roaring waterfalls a short walk away, Explore miles of hiking including the Tully Trail and Tully Mountain, great biking and paddling up the picturesque Tully River or explore the lake's islands and inlets. Or just lounge and relax beneath the towering pine trees. Cost $50 pp ($25 kids four & under) includes campsite, most meals, and s'mores. Communal cooking, chores and fun!

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Camping
Hiking
Paddling - Canoeing
Paddling - Flatwater
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, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Coleader: 
Kremena Dimitrova kyanakieva@gmail.com (857-928-0533)
Daniel Parvanov
Registrar: 
Kremena Dimitrova kyanakieva@gmail.com (857-928-0533)

Family Welch & Dickey Mountains Loop Hike, Thornton, NH

Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Please join Family Outings on this favorite loop hike over Welch & Dickey Mountains at the southern end of NH's White Mountains (near Waterville Valley). The Welch-Dickey Loop gives excellent panoramic views of Mt. Tripyramid and the Sandwich range. The hike is 4.4 miles miles and includes 1800 ft of elevation gain. This hike most appropriate for ages 6 and up. Previous hiking experience strongly recommended. Registration required. Please contact Renee Spring, spring3renee@yahoo.com, 857-237-7869 to register.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Amy Kelliher amycbean@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)

Family Hike at Farandnear, Shirley, MA, Home of Benton MacKaye, Father of the AT

Saturday, September 23, 2017
12:45 PM to 3:30 PM

We begin our adventure at 12:45 p.m. at the Shirley Historical Society Museum where Museum Director Meredith Marcinkewicz speak with photographs and artifacts on Benton MacKaye, father of the Appalachian Trail and lifelong resident of Shirley.

At 1:30 p.m. we reconvene at the pavilion of The Trustees' Farandnear Reservation, at nearby 156 Center Road, for a two-hour hike at a family-friendly pace. The 89-acre property has 2.7 miles of wide trails over largely flat terrain, with the 459-foot-elevation Chaplin Hill requiring only a short, gradual climb.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Coleader: 
Paul Przybyla
Dina Samfield dsamfield@gmail.com (978-448-9311; after 5 p.m.)
Registrar: 
Dina Samfield dsamfield@gmail.com (978-448-9311; after 5 p.m.)

Family Outings & H/B Mt. Osceola Dayhike - Livermore, NH

Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Individual hikers and/or families should consider joining Amy, Nadiya
and Mark for a memorable day as we scale one or both Osceolas. This trip
is being offered jointly by AMC Family Outings and the Hiking/Backpacking Committees. We will first summit one of the two and offer the option to

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Warren markwarren@mmwarren.com
Coleader: 
Amy Kelliher amycbean@yahoo.com
Nadiya Teplyuk nadiyateplyuk@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Amy Kelliher amycbean@yahoo.com

Family Columbus Day Fall Foliage Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Friday, October 6, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, October 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Join Family Outings Columbus Day Fall Foliage Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center < 2-hrs West of Boston! Noble View is a great place to hike easier trails, and take in the picturesque beauty of the Pioneer Valley. Possible options as well for more challenging hikes "off campus" on local trails. $150 adults; $100 kids for 3 nights bunk accommodations OR tenting options available for $70/adult; $50/child! Fees include accommodations and meals.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Lisa Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)
Coleader: 
Chandra Leela Velpula cvelpula@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)

Family Harold Parker State Forest Hike, Light Supper, and Trip Planning Meeting , Andover, MA

Sunday, November 5, 2017
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

A fun late fall afternoon hike at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, MA half hour north of Boston after which we'll go to a nearby leader home for a light supper (provided by the committee; you bring potluck appetizers and beverages) and our trip planning meeting from 5 - 6 pm.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)
Registrar: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)

Family Thanksgiving Weekend Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Friday, November 24, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings has reserved the Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Friday and Saturday nights after Thanksgiving. Great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs! Hikes will be designed to fit the ages and interests of the kids including a hike up Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Beck davidbeckrph@comcast.net (508-361-0508)
Registrar: 
David Beck (508-361-0508)

Family Thanksgiving Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Saturday, November 25, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Thanksgiving Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 6 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)
Registrar: 
Denise Bourher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-202-5606)

New Years Family Ski Weekend, Snow Country, Vermont

Friday, December 29, 2017 12:00 AM to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:00 AM

Ring in the New Year with Family Outings! Join us for our annual New Years trip in snow country (Vermont) for a weekend of winter fun: skiing (xc & downhill), sledding, good food, good company and more! Details TBA. For info and questions contact tonaomirose@gmail.com.

Trip details

Activity: 
Ice Skating
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com

Family Calumet Junior (kids 8 & under) Winter Weekend in West Ossipee, NH

Friday, February 2, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 4, 2018 12:00 AM

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. This trip is targeted to families with younger children, 8 & under, but kids all ages are welcome AMC members and non-members alike. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, and 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 pavillion.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Ice Skating
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stacia Biel amcstacia@yahoo.com (617-835-6532)
Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com (508-728-1373)
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net
Registrar: 
Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com (508-728-1373)

Family President's Day Calumet Winter Weekend, West Ossipee, NH

Friday, February 16, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 18, 2018 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Ice Skating
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
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, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Kremena Dimitrova kyanakieva@gmail.com (857-928-0533)
Daniel Parvanov parvanov@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Helene Guezennec lnguezenn@hotmail.com
Kate Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Kremena Dimitrova kyanakieva@gmail.com (857-928-0533)