Massachusetts, Boston Area

In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AMC has closed all lodging and food service operations until July 1. Dates for all in person activities and programs posted below remain subject to change based on the latest public health guidance and government directives. Cancelled programs are not displayed. We encourage you to join AMC's online socials, educational programs, and trainings.

One-Day Leader Training, Foxboro, MA

Saturday, April 9, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Leadership Training one day course 8 am to 5 pm prepares AMC trip leaders to manage groups they will lead/assist on AMC front country trips. The course covers leadership styles, trip planning considerations, screening criteria to insure similar group member skills, risk mitigation, and qualifications to become a leader. Non-trip leader participants are also welcome. It is an all day course with a mix of classroom and outdoor exercises. Lunch and refreshment breaks are provided. This course is offered at no cost to AMC members.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Leadership Training
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Registrar: 
Doug Griffiths RedDougG@aol.com (508-758-4315)

North and South Hancock

Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Join us for a post-winter, shoulder season hike up North (4420 ft) and South (4319 ft) Hancock - named in honor of John Hancock, the first patriot to sign the Declaration of Independence. Although their summit views are partly restricted and the ridge between them is densely wooded, the mountains have long held an aura of mystery and inaccessibility that offers a wilderness flavor not found on the more popular White Mountain hikes.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Ellen Tsai
Coleader: 
Keith Watling

AMC Boston Spring Hiking and Backpacking Program

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:00 AM

Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4, 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cabot Hall at 4 Joy Street, Boston MA

Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the AMC Boston Chapter's Annual 3-Season Hiking Program is for you!

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan springhiking@hbbostonamc.org (978-502-5944)

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter as well as the coordinator for the chapter's Spring Hiking Program. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. Upcoming trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands and Iceland.

Casey Ajalat

Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He often leads 3 Season and is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hiker that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon.

AMC Boston Spring Hiking and Backpacking Program

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:00 AM

Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4, 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cabot Hall at 4 Joy Street, Boston MA

Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the Hiking/Backpacking Committee's Annual 3-Season Hiking Program is for you!

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan springhiking@hbbostonamc.org (978-502-5944)

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter as well as the coordinator for the chapter's Spring Hiking Program. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. Upcoming trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands and Iceland.

Casey Ajalat

Some people like to hike from before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles. I like to do the same only keep it under 15 miles :) I am experienced but not a speed daemon.

Hike Beautiful Billerica - Charles H. Kohlrausch Memorial Park

Saturday, March 19, 2016 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM

[Unfortunately, this hike is CANCELLED due to a conflict with an abutter.] Meet at Kohlrausch Avenue (31 Sprague Street), Billerica. Limited to 20 participants. Easy two hour hike, remember Charles H. Kohlrausch and visit an ancient American Indian burial site along the Concord River. Focus on camaraderie and local history, access to open space and trails exploration. Snowshoeing when there is snow... Winter walking: No bugs, no poison ivy, better views! Sturdy footwear recommended, and bring snack and drink.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Marlies Henderson brimar_11@msn.com (978-808-6634; Between 8 am and 8 pm)

Born Dutch, but naturalized. Radical conservationist. Explorer and writer. Advocate for hiking and biking.

Trail "Runch" Club, Run and Brunch, "Irish I was Runing!"

Saturday, March 12, 2016 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join the AMC Young Members Committee's Trail "Runch" Club on Saturday, March 12th in Southie for a "trail" run along Boston's beautiful inner harbor. We'll meet at 9:30am at the intersection of East Broadway and William J. Day Blvd near Pleasure Bay. You can choose between a preplanned 5k or 10k loop (shorter or longer options are available, if you're feeling motivated) along Pleasure Bay, Castle Island, the Head Island Causeway, M Street Beach and Carson Beach.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elyse Dolde edolde165@gmail.com (860-335-6264)
Coleader: 
Christopher Murphy c.anthony.murphy@gmail.com (617-816-8191)

Spring Ramble

Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Weather for Saturday looks good with temperatures in the 60's. Lets do a mellow ramble through Concord and Carlisle.

Meet at the Uncle Sam Statue in Arlington Center at 10:00 (30 miles) AM or at the Minuteman Statue in Lexington at 10:30 AM (20 miles). The start is short bike ride from the Alewife T-stop. We will stop in Carlisle for hot chocolate.

If you are interested, you will need a working bike, spare inner tube, bike helmet, bright clothes, and water.

Route map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11248086

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Linder stephen.linder@gmail.com

Spring Potluck

Saturday, April 16, 2016 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Hosts: Jan Soma and Bruce Eisenhut
106 MarkedTree Road
Needham, MA 02492.

Newcomers welcome.
Contact Jan Soma (781-444-2735).

Last name
A-E: deserts
F-N: main course dishes
O-R: appetizers
S-Z: veggies/salads

Park on one of the side streets as there is no parking on Marked Tree Road

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Windsurfing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Janis Soma somajanis@comcast.net

Trekking around Switzerland by Foot and Bike

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

The Swiss Alps are synonymous with Switzerland and the main draw for tourists and locals alike. An incredible network of signed bike routes and hiking trails have been developed not only through the Alps but connecting to all the cities in the country. Join David Loutzenheiser on a journey through Switzerland by foot and bike exploring how the journey is just as exciting as the destination. Also learn about an effort to bring such a trail network to the Boston area.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Hiking
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Julie LePage amcbostonslideshows@gmail.com

Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses in summer and fall in the lesser-travelled corners of NH & ME. In winter she leads day hikes and backpacks in NH & ME and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program. She also coordinates the AMC Boston Slideshow Series & Potlucks at AMC's Joy St Auditorium each month.

Adventure in the Arctic, Svalbard Archipelago - Potluck & Slideshow

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago only 600 miles from the North Pole, is an area of amazing beauty. Snow capped mountains, magnificent fjords, and massive glaciers provide stunning scenery unlike any other part of the world--except Antarctica. Add to that frequent sightings of polar bears, reindeer, walruses, seals, puffins, and terns; as well as cliffs with thousands of auks, guillemots and kittiwakes; and you end up with an unforgettable experience. Come see photographs and hear story of a trip that Ashok Boghani made to this remote area in the Arctic.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Julie LePage amcbostonslideshows@gmail.com

Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses in summer and fall in the lesser-travelled corners of NH & ME. In winter she leads day hikes and backpacks in NH & ME and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program. She also coordinates the AMC Boston Slideshow Series & Potlucks at AMC's Joy St Auditorium each month.

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