Activities for AMC Boston Family Outings

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New Years Family Pinestead Farm Lodge Weekend, Franconia, NH

Friday, December 28, 2018 12:00 AM to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:00 AM

Ring in the New Year with Family Outings! Save the date. 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
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-231-1483)
Eddy Luttmer eddy.luttmer@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-561-8097)

Family Pack Monadnock Hike, Peterborough, NH

Friday, December 28, 2018 12:00 AM

Pack Monadnock Mountain at 2,290 feet, is the highest peak of the Wapack Range of mountains. We'll ascend up the Wapack trail, 1.4 miles, to the summit. Our return route will be 1.4 miles down the Marion Davis Trail (or the road, conditions - dependent). The ascent up the Wapack Trail from the parking lot is very steep at first, but levels out closer to the summit. The trail may be covered with snow and possibly, ice. Therefore, traction devices (e.g. microspikes) are recommended (Family Outings has some available to lend). The route is total of ~ 1000 ft of elevation gain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Claudine Kos claudinekos05@yahoo.com
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..

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 Malone malone.aaron@gmail.com (857-366-0729)

Family New Years Pinestead Farm Lodge Ski Weekend, Franconia NH

Friday, December 28, 2018 6:00 PM to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:00 PM

Ring in the New Year with Family Outings at Pinestead Farm Lodge, a Family Outings longtime Favorite in Franconia, NH! Pinestead is a comfortable rustic lodge on a farm with direct access to XC ski and snowshoe trails. Great sledding hills on property and nearby as well. 15 min from Cannon or 45 min from Bretton Woods for DH skiing. Ice skating and tubing available at the Franconia Inn. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen as well. Great for families with kids of all ages and skill levels.

Trip details

Activity: 
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 am a long-time Family Outings ski and hike leader with a passion for sharing the outdoors with kids. My own son has long-ago aged out of the family group but I still love it.

Eddy Luttmer eddy.luttmer@gmail.com
Registrar: 
VALERIE PAUL valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-561-8097; before 9pm)

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 Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Sunday, January 13, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us Sunday evening January 13 from 6 - 8 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6 - 6:30 or 7 pm we discuss committee business and Beginner Hiking Program and other larger 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. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)
Amy Kelliher amycbean@yahoo.com
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..

Coleader: 
Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)

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

Friday, February 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 3, 2019 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: 
Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com (508-728-1373)
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net (617-549-2812)
Registrar: 
Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com (508-728-1373)

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

Friday, February 15, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 17, 2019 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: 
Kremena Dimitrova kyanakieva@gmail.com (857-928-0533)
Helene Guezennec lnguezenn@hotmail.com (857-352-1688)
Daniel Parvanov parvanov@yahoo.com
Ekaterina Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com (774-232-6846)

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Friday, February 15, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:00 AM

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Doris Tennant dtennant@tllawgroup.com (617-306-0084)
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net (617-549-2812)

Presidents Weekend Family Winter Fun, Burke, Vermont

Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:00 AM to Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Winter fun in the heart of the snow belt in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont! Cross country and downhill skiing nearby at Burke and Jay Peak. Other xc options a short drive away. Also Ice skating, sledding, snow men, etc. Stay at large ski house. Group meals, great company. $180pp for the 3 day weekend, includes 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts and snacks. Please register online at: http://tinyurl.com/PrezWknd2019. Questions please contact Naomi Ribner, 781 444-6693, tonaomirose@gmail.com (email preferred).

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com (781-444-6693)
Paul Pichetti paul_pick@verizon.net

AMC Medewisla Lodge and Cabins School Vacation Week, Greenville, ME

Monday, February 18, 2019 12:00 AM to Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:00 AM

Join a small group of families at AMC's newest Medewisla Lodge and Cabins in Greenville, ME Monday thru Thursday of School Vacation Week. Enjoy private lakefront cabins w/shared bathhouse (w/shower) and toasty warm woodstove. Small group of families. Drive in location. Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe extensive trail network just steps away from our cabins. Group cooking and full service combo.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
ME
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..

Coleader: 
Aaron Malone malone.aaron@gmail.com (857-366-0729)

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia, NH

Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:00 PM to Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:00 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: 
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 eddy.luttmer@gmail.com (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).

Family Snowshoe Overnight to Windblown East Glade Shelter (w/Woodburning Stove), New Ipswich, NH

Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:00 AM

We will snowshoe the Windblown XC center trails approximately one mile from our cars to overnight at the Windblown East Glade shelter. The shelter is a 3-sided Adirondack shelter, but with the welcoming addition of a woodburning stove, a well-kept outhouse, and a firepit as well as breath-taking views to the east. After arriving we have the option to summit Barrett Mountain (1,853'), a bit less then 2 miles round trip.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (617-694-1060)
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.

Harvard Cabin Family XC & Dowhill Ski Weekend, Jackson, NH

Friday, March 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 3, 2019 12:00 AM

After a social Friday evening at Harvard Cabin (https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/harvard), and a shared breakfast on Saturday, one group will set out to downhill ski at Wildcat, Attitash, or Cranmore, based on snow conditions and group preference. Another group will hit Jackson or Bear Notch or Great Glen for cross-country skiing.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Eliza Grinnell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com (617-515-1095; Email is a faster way to reach me.)

Eliza has been leading/co-leading four-season hiking and backpacking trips with the AMC since 2006. She and her family (husband and 8 year old daughter) downhill ski several times each season. Eliza's family have extensive hiking and backpacking experience in the US national parks, but don't have any particular claim to fame when it comes to skiing. She is a good cook and trip planner, which is what counts on this adventure!

Peter Fraunholtz

Family Hiking/snowshoeing, Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, N.H.

Friday, March 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 3, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a Family 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 toasty warm and comfy, but rustic w/outhouse 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 limited to 16 lucky souls.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian s Witkov animalhc@aol.com (978-807-4901; after 7 pm)

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.

Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (781-697-4442)

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH

Friday, March 8, 2019 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:00 PM

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH, a Family Outings Favorite. 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: 
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 eddy.luttmer@gmail.com (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).

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us Sunday evening January 13 from 6 - 8 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6 - 6:30 or 7 pm we discuss committee business, our Beginner Hiking Program (BHP), Leader Appreciation/Awards Dinner, and other 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: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)
Amy Kelliher amycbean@yahoo.com
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..

Coleader: 
Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us Wednesday evening September 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. 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 2020 (New Year Celebration and Equipment Sale, Beginner Hiking Program BHP, and Leader Appreciation Dinner/Awards Ceremony). This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)
Amy Kelliher amycbkelliher@gmail.com
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..

Coleader: 
Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us Wednesday evening November 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. 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 2020 (New Year Celebration and Equipment Sale, Beginner Hiking Program BHP, and Leader Appreciation Dinner/Awards Ceremony). This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
David Powell
Amy Kelliher amycbkelliher@gmail.com
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..

Coleader: 
Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)