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.

Blue Hills Hike, Milton

Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

7-mile hike on a variety of trails in the Blue Hill Section of the Blue Hills Reservation. Some steep trails, including the Skyline Trail with views. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steve Olanoff

Ipswich River Paddle

Sunday, June 19, 2016 12:00 AM

Meet at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning at the Topsfield Fairgrounds PARKING LOT Entrance on Rt. 1 in Topsfield MA. If you are coming from the south, take Rt. 95 to Rt. 1 in Topsfield. Continue driving north on Rt. 1. You go down a long hill to the bottom where Rt. 1 crosses the Ipswich River. It is not obvious that you have crossed the Ipswich River, look carefully. Immediately ahead on the right is the Fair Grounds Parking Lot Entrance. You should see a number of vehicles there with canoes on the roof.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Flatwater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu (978-664-5984; Before 9 PM)
Donna Jean Kaiser (978-604-1501)
Registrar: 
Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu (978-664-5984; Before 9 PM)

Pool Rolling Sessions

Sunday, March 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 21, 28, Mar 6, 13, 20) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys and Girls ClubFees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Chris Rolt
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt

Hike Beautiful Billerica - Historic Middlesex Canal

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

Meet at Faulkner Mill parking lot by the gazebo, 71 Faulkner Street, Billerica. Limited to 20 participants. Easy two hour hike, along extant portions of the Middlesex Canal, with 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: 
Open
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.

World's End Reservation

Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:00 AM

5 mile hike/snowshoe, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From Rte. 3 exit 14, take Rte. 228N 6.5 mi., L on Rte. 3A 1.0mi. to rotary, R on Summer St. 0.5 mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $6 fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Beth Mosias (781-335-5034)

Eisenhower Day Hike

Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:00 AM

Please join in a hike of Eisenhower (4,780'), and enjoy the spectacular views of the Presidentials on the last day of winter. We will hike the Crawford Path to Eisenhower, including Pierce (9.6 miles, 3700 feet, 8 hrs). Foul weather cancels. Full winter gear and some above tree-line experience required.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bob Knudsen

Bob Knudsen leads trips year round and has taught Map & Compass for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He was leader/co-leader on two Adventure Travel backpacking trips to the Canadian Rockies. Bob has hiked the White Mountains for the past 9 years, and has completed the 48 NH four thousand foot peaks.

Coleader: 
Ken Domino

Ken has been hiking and climbing worldwide since the '80's, including Denali, Ranier, Blanc. However, the White Mountains of NH are his home. He leads trad rock 5.7 and ice WI4.

Boston Young Members Steering Committee Meeting

Monday, May 9, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7PM - 9PM Our meetings are open to all YM-ers. If interested in attending, please contact me for details.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kizette Vanger october_sky24@yahoo.com

Boston Young Members Steering Committee Meeting

Monday, April 11, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7PM - 9PM Our meetings are open to all YM-ers. If interested in attending, please contact me for details.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kizette Vanger october_sky24@yahoo.com

Boston Rock Climbing Program

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 8, 2016 12:00 AM

Rock climbing provides the exhilaration of conquering a crag, but also the puzzle of figuring out a sequence of moves to climb a difficult section. You can experience the rewards and challenges of rock climbing by taking the Boston Mountaineering Committee's Rock Climbing Program! This program covers the basic skills to climb safely: toprope anchor building, belaying, ascending, and rappelling. The emphasis of the course is learning to safely follow a leader on multipitch trad climbs. No prior experience is necessary.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Climbing/Mountaineering
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Wes Huang rock@amcbostonclimbers.com
Eric Engberg rock@amcbostonclimbers.com

Hiking & Backpacking Committee Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly, and interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Alex Nedzel, the chairperson, at chair@hbbostonamc.org

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Alex Nedzel

Up in the mountains on almost a weekly basis, Alex leads outings in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks in all seasons, he'll enjoy sharing his excitement for the mountains on almost any trip, with hikers at all ability levels.

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