Activities for AMC Boston Family Outings

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Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join Family Outings Tuesday evening September 25th 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. We'll begin planning our Annual New Year Celebration and Equipment Swap and decide if we will move forward with our Beginner Hiking Program spring 2019. Great opportunity to get to know the group and see how volunteer-led AMC Family Outings are governed and trips are planned. The Boston Chapter's Family Outings Committee meets three times per year to discuss and plan.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
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 and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Drumlin Farm Family Day Hike, Lincoln, MA

Sunday, September 30, 2018 9:45 AM to 11:25 AM

Join AMC Family Outings for an easy 1.5 mile hike on the trails at Drumlin Farm. We'll hike to the top of the drumlin, one of the highest points in the greater Boston area, check out what's growing in the crops fields, and explore the surrounding woods. We meet at 9:45AM (please check in at the Drumlin Farm Admissions Center before then) and finish by 11:25AM. After the hike, participants may join the Mass Audubon naturalist for the Drumlin Discovery activity at 11:30AM or visit the animals in the farm area on their own.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net
Coleader: 
Elaine Yang eyang12@gmail.com

Family Outings Vision/Strategy Retreat, Newton, MA

Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Come Help Us Build Our Family Outings Community. Be part of our future. This is an AMC staff run Vision/Strategy meeting for active and prospective family outings leaders -- parents, grandparents, and any individuals interested to help get kids/families outdoors. Meet 12:30 pm Durant-Kenrick house, Newton with lunch and snacks throughout ending 4:30 pm. Opportunities for brainstorming and setting/agreeing our Vision/Strategy backed by key imperatives and the organization structure/infrastructure to make it happen. Great opportunity to get to know the group and have some fun!

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
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..

David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)

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

Saturday, October 6, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, October 8, 2018 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. $100 adults; $80 kids for 2 nights bunk accommodations and meals OR tenting options available for $55/adult; $45/child!

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Howard Loree hmloree@gmail.com (617-780-6334)
Coleader: 
Rachel Arey rachelsarey@gmail.com

Columbus Day Weekend Family AMC Carter Notch Hut Overnight, White Mountains, NH

Sunday, October 7, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, October 8, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us Columbus Day weekend on a trip to AMC Carter Notch Hut (self service). Fall folliage views of Mt Washington & northern Presidentials and Wildcat mountains, & hike two 4,000 footers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com
Meredith DiMola meredithdemola@gmail.com (617-458-1744)
Registrar: 
MeredithDiMola meredithdemola@gmail.com (617-458-1744)

Columbus Day Weekend AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Sunday, October 7, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, October 8, 2018 12:00 AM

Enjoy fall hiking at its best with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Columbus Day 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)
Coleader: 
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)

Calumet Family Fall Hiking Weekend in Ossipee, NH

Friday, October 12, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 14, 2018 12:00 AM

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun, active and relaxing Fall Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers a nice base to explore the White Mountains. We will do 2 hikes, each approximately 3+ miles with ~900-1000 feet of elevation gain/loss. Kids must be able to hike on their own or be carried. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Campfire on the beach with s'mores Saturday night, weather permitting.

Trip details

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

Stacia Biel has led over 25 adventure travel trips with the AMC, including family trips to the Canadian Rockies, Yellowstone National Park, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, and most recently to Iceland. She is the former chair of the AMC Adventure Travel Committee and a member of the Boston Chapter.

Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com (508-728-1373)

Laurene has been hiking and camping for over 30 years. She recently became an AMC leader to share her passion with her family and other like minded families.

FREE Family Fishing Clinic, Old Stone Church, West Boylston, MA

Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Learn to fish Thursday October 18th from 4:30 pm to dusk! AMC Family Outings and Lancaster Recreation are teaming with Mass Wildlife to offer this FREE fishing clinic. on the shores of the Wachusett Reservoir around the Old Stone Church in West Boylston. This clinic is geared toward beginners of all ages. Kids should be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian. You will learn all the basics you need to enjoy Fishing for a lifetime! All equipment is provided.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
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..

Family hike Watatic mountain, Ashburnham MA

Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

Join AMC Boston Family Outings for a moderate hike at Mount Watatic in Ashburnham, MA. We will take the Wapack Trail (1000' elevation gain) to the bald summit at a kid friendly pace. We will enjoy a snack at the top and then take the gentler Nutting Hill trail back to the parking lot. Total distance is approximately 3 miles. With luck and clear weather we will see Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire and Mount Wachusett in Massachusetts.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com (603-891-5726)
Coleader: 
Preeta Banerjee banerjee_preeta@yahoo.com

Kids Intro to Fishing trip, Medfield, MA

Sunday, October 21, 2018 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 8 am - 11 am as we teach kids ages 6 and up to learn the basics about bait fishing. We cover topics such as reading water, bait, lures, bobbers. We meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA by 8am Sunday October 21st. You don't need a fishing license.

Since we have a limited number of rods, we will restrict this to 10 kids plus parent(s). Remember to bring water, snacks and/or lunch.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)

Trip Leader with AMC Family Outings for over 10 years. Also Treasurer and Trip approver.

Coleader: 
Adriana Rincon arincon@post.harvard.edu (508-873-5154)

Family Halloween AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Saturday, October 27, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 28, 2018 12:00 AM

Enjoy an early Halloween Celebration with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday night before Halloween. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We will hike 1.6 miles, (~1,000 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
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, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..

Family Halloween AMC Carter Notch Hut Overnight, White Mountains, NH

Saturday, October 27, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 28, 2018 12:00 AM

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut, known to be haunted, is the perfect destination for this family Halloween Saturday night overnight (more on that later). We backpack in 3.8 miles with 2,050' elevation gain along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail arriving at the hut with a small lake and surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Witkov animalhc@aol.com (978-535-4263; after 7 pm)

brian has been an outdoors advocate for several decades and hs enjoyed leading family backpacks, walks and hikes in mass and new Hampshire for several years.

Micheal Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com (617-549-2731)
Coleader: 
Navaneeth Kalluru navneeth2666@gmail.com (617-712-5013)

Family Walk to The Salem Witches Caves, Ashland, MA

Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Join Boston Family Outings and Outdoors RX from 10-11:30 AM to visit the caves where Sarah Clayes and others escaped prosecution as Salem witches. This short relatively gentle 1.5 mile walk is on what was the plantation of former governor Thomas Danforth. Sarah Clayes was one of the five women who lived in one of these caves for the winter of 1692, until the hysteria over witches passed. The accused and their families were a significant portion of the initial population of Framingham. Bring your witches broom along with sun screen and please wear sturdy shoes. Walk cancels for rain.

Trip details

Activity: 
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.

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Saturday, November 3, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 4, 2018 12:00 AM

This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)
Claudine Kos claudinekos05@yahoo.com (617-999-9759)

3rd Annual Boston Family Outings AMC Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend, Alexandria, NH

Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, November 12, 2018 12:00 AM

Fun Family late fall weekend! AMC Boston Family Outings rents the entire Cardigan Lodge. Great opportunity to get to know the group. Hike, walk, play and enjoy the outdoors at Cardigan Lodge and Cardigan Mountain in Alexandria, NH!! Kids all ages welcome! AMC members/non-members welcome! We offer multiple hikes, walks, and activities to accommodate a variety of ages and abilities.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com (617-558-7779)
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..

Lisa Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)

Family Thanksgiving Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Friday, November 23, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 25, 2018 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 davidbeckrph@comcast.net (508-361-0508)

Family Thanksgiving AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Saturday, November 24, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 25, 2018 12:00 AM

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
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, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Family Thanksgiving AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Saturday, November 24, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 25, 2018 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 Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)

Post Thanksgiving Family Sub Sig Cabin Weekend in Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, NH

Friday, November 30, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, December 2, 2018 12:00 AM

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 - 12. Group size limited to 16 lucky souls.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian s Witkov animlhc@aol.com (978-807-4901; after 6 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.

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: 
Jackie Wah jwah2002@yahoo.com (339-368-1534)

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 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 (617-969-4082)
Registrar: 
Doris Tenant dtennant@tllawgroup.com (617-969-4082)