Activities for AMC Boston Family Outings

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Family Weekend at Sub Sig Cabin, Crawford Notch, NH

Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch 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 yet clean and functional 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 - 12. Group size will be limited to 15 lucky souls.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Witkov user369128@aol.com (978-807-4901)
Registrar: 
Brian Witkov user369128@aol.com (978-807-4901)

Family Camping at Tully Lake, Royalston, MA

Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 23, 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: 
Camping
Hiking
Paddling - Canoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com (857-231-6154)
Coleader: 
Laurene Poland
Registrar: 
Jen Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com (857-231-6154)

Family Camping Weekend, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Friday, August 4, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Our Third Annual Family Cycling-Camping weekend, based this year in Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA. 18 mile family oriented bike ride on Saturday; camping at Harold Parker State Campground, stops for ice cream and food :). Includes Dinner Fri through Breakfast Sunday, campfires and the best Smacos Ever, AMC members and non-members alike $55 adults, $40 children; Registrar: Marjorie Cooperman, marjoriecoop@yahoo.com.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marjorie Cooperman marjoriecoop@yahoo.com (781-359-9332; evenings)
Howard Loree
Registrar: 
Marjorie Cooperman marjoriecoop@yahoo.com

Family Blue Hills Hike, Picnic, & Swim, Milton, MA

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Join AMC families (members and non-members) at Houghton Pond in the Blue Hills just about half hour south of Boston for a leisurely intermediate hike (1 hour), potluck lunch on the beach, and swim.
- Families with children under 4 will need carriers.
- Children 4 and over will be negotiating some rocks.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Witkov user369128@aol.com
Coleader: 
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net (617-549-2812)
Laurene Poland
Registrar: 
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net (617-549-2812)

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 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

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 for a fun afternoon in Newton, MA for any or all of the activities below.:
1. Local walk or hike TBD.
2. Light supper at 4:30 pm followed by Trip Planning meeting. Supper provided by the committee (you bring potluck appetizers and dessert). All welcome. Kids welcome!
Register with Jeanne at jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606 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)
Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski
Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

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 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)
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