This winter February vacation week, try recreation in paradise! Family Outings is filling a hostel in Bethel, Maine. Perfect for trying out a new winter sport, introducing your kids to one, or simply sharing the winter joy. Close proximity to downhill (3 mountains), Nordic, tubing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing, skating, sledding, and plenty of hot chocolate. Bethel is an adorable town 3.5 hours north of Boston. Variable size bedrooms, communal kitchen for meals, on-site laundry. $245/person includes lodging and all meals Monday dinner through Saturday breakfast.
AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.
Wrap up the summer with a weekend of big water Class IV paddling in ME. Paddlers are responsible for their own meals, Dead River shuttle and camping fees. Trip Leader will make all reservations. Please contact the TL with any questions.
Paddle Class III whitewater on Dead (3500 cfs) and Kennebec (releases level permitting)
Backpack AT from Stratton to Monson, Maine. Trip limited to five. We will carpool from Massachusetts to Monson Maine AT trailhead and be shuttled to the trailhead in Stratton. First day hike is short to our first campsite. During this trip we will hike over the Avery peaks, pleasant pond mtn. Moxie Bald mtn. and ferry across the Kennebec River during our 74 mile hike. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/937.
Chimney Pond, located in the Great Basin of Mt. Katahdin, is considered the most spectacular campground in Baxter State Park and "provides the best and closest access to all east side Katahdin trails." Spend four nights in a lean-to at Chimney Pond over Fourth of July weekend and, weather permitting, we will explore as many of the trails up Baxter (the main Katahdin summit and highest point in the state of Maine), Pamola, and Hamlin Peaks. Many of the trails available are rough and have a lot of exposure, and all of them are steep.
This is a physically intense, and intensely fun, course for people who believe that kayaking will be better if they get better, and, are willing to work very hard to get better. This course, together with your serious effort, will result in a quantum leap in your kayaking ability making you a more confident (but exhausted) Class III paddler. You must be in at least your second season of kayaking, with at least 8 days of paddling last year, and at least 6 days of paddling this year, and, you must have several days of Class III experience.
Enjoy February school vacation week or part of it in rustic farmhouse overlooking Worthley Pond in Peru, Maine. XC, DH skiing, ice skating, winter activities at your leisure. All meals, lodging, full use of house on large rural pond with game room, wood-burning stove, Hot Tub under the stars! Flexible length stays, minimum of 2 nights start at $100 (for the two nights food and lodging included). Please contact registrar for pricing and availability. Kids under 2 are free. Registrar: Marjorie Cooperman firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover the remote Maine woods on true ski adventure. We'll spend seven nights and days skiing the "100 mile wilderness" backcountry of Maine in style and comfort in deep snow pack as the days get longer!
Highlights include a search for a 1963 B-52 crash site, a tour of "Burnt Bowl" on the White Cap Mtn ridge, wood-fired saunas at Lyford Pond Camps and the distinctive ridge line view of Whitecap at West Branch Pond Camps.
Cross Country Skiing through Maine's 100-mile Wilderness Region on groomed lodge -to-lodge trails. Gear sags permit use of classic skis and small day packs to roam far on wooded trails at mostly low effort. Daily base tour 7-8 miles with optional bonus afternoon snowshoe trips, including to Gulf Hagas . $550 cost includes four nights at Gorman Chairback/Little Lyford lodges in shared cabins, all meals + trail lunches, inter-lodge gear sag, and two happy hours. This is a joint Boston Chapter Ski Committee/Forty Plus trip and all are welcome!
Join us to explore Baxter State Park the first weekend in October. The plan is to summit Katahdin on Saturday and possibly South Brother and/or North Brother on Sunday. Exact routes and peaks are to be determined and will depend greatly on weather. We will stay at 3 tent sites at the Roaring Brook campground (bathroom and water but no showers) on Friday and Saturday night. Participants are responsible for all meals. Leaders will provide firewood and s'mores and perhaps a few other treats. Group limited to 10 participants.