Activities for AMC Boston Family Outings

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Boston Family Fun in the Snowbelt of Vermont

Friday, March 6, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:00 AM

Join AMC Boston Family Outings for a fun, active and relaxing winter weekend in Londonderry, Vermont. Activities include downhill and x-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating and more. Leader-led nordic ski and snowshoe options on both days, and an optional tubing outing after 3pm on Saturday. Stay at the Blue Gentian Lodge (www.bluegentian.com), within walking distance to Magic Mountain, an excellent kid-friendly ski and tubing area.

Trip details

Activity: 
Ice Skating
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stacia Biel amcstacia@gmail.com (617-835-6532)

Stacia Biel has led many chapter and international travel trips with the AMC since 1999, mostly hiking and backpacking, including family adventure travel trips to the Canadian Rockies, Iceland, Italian Dolomites, Nova Scotia and Yellowstone. Stacia and her husband Wyatt have two children, Noah and Soraya, and often hike with their chocolate lab Taza.

Eliza Grinnell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com (617-515-1095)

Eliza has been co-leading and leading hiking and ocean kayak trips with the AMC since 2006. Eliza planned and executed an AMC major excursion to Alaska and has recently focused her attention on co-leading winter backpacking trips. Eliza's family (husband and 10 year old daughter) have hiked and backpacked in Banff, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Zion, the Italian Dolomites, and Yosemite National Parks.

Family Outings Charlestown by Foot and Ferry

Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:15 PM to 12:00 AM

Join us for a trip back in time to Charlestown, MA, hiding in plain sight next to us in Boston. Ferry ride from Long wharf to Charlestown Naval Yard. Very easy (under one mile) walk and outing discovering the Charlestown Naval Yard and the oldest, child-friendly tavern in Massachusetts.
Registration required. Questions; Margarita Balmaceda 617-818-7841

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@gmail.com (978-470-0243; before 10:00 p.m)
Margarita Balmaceda

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia

Friday, March 13, 2020 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:00 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Ice Skating
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-561-8097; before 9pm)

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.

Eddy Luttmer (617-413-1815; before 9pm)

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).

AMC Boston Family Outings Beginner Hiking Program Kick Off Event for Leaders/ CoLeaders

Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Beginner Hiking Program orientation and planning event for leaders and coleaders. The gathering will include an overview of the program for 2020, new tips about teaching on the trail, a light dinner, and time to chat with other leaders and plan spring hikes. Please register at the link above.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Andrew R Germain

Andrew has led trips for 20+ years. Andrew is Chair of the AMC Boston Family Outings Committee. Andrew leads hiking and backpacking trips in all seasons.

Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com

Carrie has been an AMC leader since 2008 and has been leading family trips for over 7 years. She enjoys camping, rock-climbing, sketching, chocolate trail snacks and hiking in new places.

Family Sub Sig (White Mountains NH) XC Ski and/or hiking weekend

Friday, March 20, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 PM

Join us for a weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch, NH down the road from AMC Highland Center. This is a half century old hidden jewel …in fact it is called Hart's location and the cabin (Sub Sig) is rustic, but comfy with an outhouse ( yeah) and hauled in water. We will plan a hike choice both Saturday and Sunday as well as group breakfasts and a supper prepared by us all on Saturday evening. Trip is recommended for families with kids ages 7 and up. Group size limited to 12 lucky souls.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian s Witkov animalhc@aol.com

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.

AMC Boston Family Outings Committee Meeting, Medford, MA

Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us Sunday evening April 5th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the home of Family Outings Chair, Andrew Germain, for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments (can serve as dinner). Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and big events coming up. This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Andrew R Germain andrew.r.germain@gmail.com (508-340-7535)

Andrew has led trips for 20+ years. Andrew is Chair of the AMC Boston Family Outings Committee. Andrew leads hiking and backpacking trips in all seasons.

Mother's Day Family Weekend, AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse - Crawford Notch, NH

Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 10, 2020 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 Saturday night for Mother's Day. Great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Spring hiking is awesome with beautiful views, 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 (508-361-0508)
Denise Boucher

Overnight family hike to Carter Notch Hut

Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:00 AM to Sunday, May 17, 2020 5:00 PM

Join us for a family friendly trip to Cater Notch Hut. We will hike the 19 Mile Brook Trail to the hut and stay one night in rustic unheated bunk rooms. Nineteen Mile Brook Trail to Carter Notch is 3.8 miles (one-way) with 1938 feet elevation gain including some minor stream crossings and steep sections. Experienced young hikers welcome with a recommended minimum age of 6 years old. Cabin is self-service and leaders will plan a dinner and breakfast that will be communally prepared in the provided kitchen.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com

Liz Little has been a leader with AMC Boston Chapter family outings for 4 years. She enjoys spending time in the mountains with her family hiking and downhill skiing.

Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com

Carrie has been an AMC leader since 2008 and has been leading family trips for over 7 years. She enjoys camping, rock-climbing, sketching, chocolate trail snacks and hiking in new places.

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Memorial Day Weekend, Franconia Notch, NH

Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:30 PM to Monday, May 25, 2020 11:00 AM

Are you and your family ready for the fun and adventure of staying overnight at an AMC hut and summiting a New Hampshire 4000 footer? Spend two nights at the family-friendly Lonesome Lake hut, one of the most accessible in the Whites, and summit North Kinsman or Cannon on the second day. On Saturday we will hike 1.6 miles (and gain 1000' vertical feet) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. The route crosses 2 bridges and features a few mild rock scrambles, and the incline is moderated by switchbacks. Along the way, we will stop for snacks, look at nature and enjoy the views.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stacia Biel amcstacia@gmail.com (617-835-6532)

AMC Interchapter Novice Family Hiking & Camping Workshop (Pet-Friendly), Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, Carmel NY

Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:00 AM

Family fun hiking and camping weekend July 31st 2020 (after 3 PM) to August 2nd (until 11 AM) at Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park in Carmel NY. Have fun, Improve your hiking and camping skills, and look forward to the option to backpack in the future. This program is at a walk-in (3 - 4 minutes) rustic group campsite next to the Appalachian Trail (AT). Rustic means tent camping, cooking outdoors and there are only portable toilets for bathroom facilities.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@gmail.com (978-470-0243)
Jackie Wah jwah2002@yahoo.com (339-368-1534)
Majid Ali appkhi@gmail.com (224-515-0417)
David Beck davidbeckrph@comcast.net (508-361-0508)
Coleader: 
Richard Breusch richge@optonline.net
Chandra Leela Velpula cvelpula@yahoo.com
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