Come join us on an easy 1.5 mile hike through Boxborough conservation lands as we combine our sense of adventure with puzzle solving. Letterboxing is a treasure hunt in nature that will surely entertain you and your kids. Bring a blank notebook and a stamp. More details will be shared for registered participants.
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Beginner Instruction, no experience necessary. Equipment provided, one-on-one instruction at a local lake. $60 (prepaid) per person ($50 for AMC members) includes instruction and dinner. Must be able to swim. To register, follow registration link below.
Trip leader is the Chair of the AMC-Boston Windsurfing Committee and has led beginner training trips for 15 years.
Join Pete and Joe for the first episode in the return of the GreatGulfAPalooza! Visit some of the beautiful, remote, seldom tracked areas of the Great Gulf. Today's trip ascends to the top of Mt Madison via a secret jewel of the White Mountains--the Madison Gulf Trail.. This trail involves a significant amount of exposed scrambling, so if that isn't your thing, then you should consider another trip. Also, this trip will be fast paced, with few stops--be prepared to refuel and drink on the fly.
I do challenging day hikes
Couch to 4k is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Hikes are organized into three levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up four-thousand-footers of New Hampshire.
Couch to 4k trip leaders will highlight important skills for safe hiking such navigation, hydration, nutrition, and proper attire. Most Couch to 4k events are on the weekends, but look out for weekday night local hikes as well.
Sean has been hiking with the AMC for four years now. He is currently working on his Northeast 111, which includes all 48 4000'ers in New Hampshire and all 46 4000'ers in the Adirondacks. When he's not hiking, you'll see him running with November Project.
This trip is being offered for new and current AMC members who have not joined us on a bicycling event before. This bike trip is an easy and popular route around the Charles River from Boston to Waltham. It will run about 25 miles primarily along bike paths next to the Charles River. We will make a couple of stops for sightseeing along the way and also for lunch. All riders must have a bicycle in good working order, and bring a helmet, spare tire and patch repair kit.
All are welcome to join us, but the AMC bicycling group will treat for lunch for first-time riders.
This loop hike will include the Lawrence Woods, Panther Cave and the Wright Tower over a variety of trails. Moderate pace, about six miles. No dogs, please.
INTRO and Ski Committee leader. Winchester resident.
Join us for a relaxed evening flat water paddle on the Charles River in Newton.
Launch time is 6 pm. Plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early to unload and prepare.
Boat rentals are available from Charles River Canoe and Kayak. If you are renting, please arrive early to allow time to do so.
PFD must be worn at all times.
Event is open to all paddlers.
Easy (11-13 mph) 15 mile ride from Concord
Helmet and bike in good condition required.
Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride.
Join us for a leisurely paced scenic ride along the Shining Sea Bike Way from North Falmouth to Wood's Hole (22 miles round trip) with a short Salt Pond Sanctuary walk and swimming option. Aquarium stop (free) and lunch at Wood's Hole. Meet at 10:15am for a 10:30 am start, finish by 2:30pm. Helmet, bicycle in good repair, spare tube, water, snacks, windbreaker, sunscreen required. Registration required. Rain cancels.
Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.
Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).
Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater.
Join us for a moderate paced (13 - 14 mph) ride through the beautiful scenery of Sudbury and Lincoln, including views of our Wild & Scenic River. We will start at SVT's Wolbach Farm at 18 Wolbach Rd. in Sudbury. We'll meet at 5:45 for a 6:00 sharp ride start. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hours. Helmet, bright clothes, and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant often follows ride.
June 29-July 1. Bike Truro! Stay in the Truro Hostel on outer Cape Cod, Nestled in the seaside with ocean views. Arrive on Friday pm for a happy hour, spend Saturday and Sunday biking to Provincetown & around the Cape (up to 35 miles @ 11-14 mph). $160.00 includes 2 nights lodgings, 2 brkfts, & 2 happy hour snacks. L Joyce Bailey (email@example.com), L Rachel Neuwirth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
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June 29 - July 1. Bike Truro! Stay in the Truro Hostel on outer Cape Cod, Nestled in the seaside with ocean views. Arrive on Friday pm for a happy hour, spend Saturday and Sunday biking to Provincetown & around the Cape (up to 35 miles @ 11-14 mph). $160.00 includes 2 nights lodgings, 2 breakfasts & 2 happy hour snacks. L Joyce Bailey (email@example.com), L Rachel Neuwirth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Looking for fun for the family the weekend before the 4th? Join us at the Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch! We'll have a grand time hiking, cooling off in water falls, socializing, and partaking in great food!
Intended for those who have limited sea kayaking experience or want a refresher. This fast paced session will cover essential strokes, rescues, navigation, tides, and paddling near and across boating channels. It will take place in Hingham Harbor and will include paddling around some of the Harbor Islands. Basic kayaking skills are required, including the ability to confidently wet exit with a spray skirt. Expect a full day of instruction, training, and paddling. A 15 foot (minimum) kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, and PFD, are required.
Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills
Join us for good company and weather permitting, great views on the way to wooded summit of Mt. Zealand (4260'). We will take the Northeast approach from Zealand road, 11.4 miles, about 2400 ft of elevation gain. Participants should have a similar distance hikes with AMC within the past 6 months, not including Spring Program hikes.
In this ongoing series running all the trails in the Belknap Range, we'll visit Gunstock and Belknap Mountain, both with great views of Lake Winnipesaukee, making a final stop at the lovely isolated Round Pond. We'll cover about 8.1 miles and climb 2000 feet in a loop. Our pace will be about 12-15 minutes/mile on easier terrain, slowing to a 20 minute power-hike on steep uphills or very technical sections. The priority is enjoying scenery and company rather than a hard workout. Some experience with trail running at or near this distance is required.
Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.
Join us for a hyper-scenic single-day odyssey over the challenging terrain of NH's iconic Presidential Range! We will hike in two teams. A southbound team will follow the classic route from the Appalachia trailhead in Randolph, NH to the Crawford Path trailhead in Bretton Woods. The route includes 10 peaks (Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Monroe, South Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Pierce), 7 of which are official 4000 footers. Stats: 20 miles and 8600 feet of cumulative elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5+ mph).
Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.
I love to hike and backpack, and lead all kinds of trips from beginner, to extra-long day hikes like a single day Presi traverse, to multi-day backpacks and bushwhacks. I even lead trips overseas for the Adventure travel committee. It's all good! I've hiked the 100 Highest peaks in NE, the NH 4000 footers in winter, and hope to someday hike a long trail like the PCT or the AT.
Alex enjoys hiking in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day, multi-peak mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks, he will enjoy sharing his love for the mountains just about anywhere, with hikers at all ability levels.
Enjoy AMC Cold River Camp 2 kids under 12 FREE per paying adult the week of June 30 - July 7, 2018. Located on the NH/ME border in North Chatham, NH ~ 3-hours from the Boston area. Offering an authentic New England hiking camp experience since 1919. Private rustic cabins, comfortable lodge, delicious family-style break-fasts and dinners, and trail lunches. Hike, swim, paddle, bike, or simply relax. Daily-led hikes. Reservations and information: http://www.amccoldrivercamp.org/Pages/reservInfo.html
Join us for Riverfest Weekend on the Deerfield (class 2). Boat and gear rentals is available. All boats must have floatation. Camping available at riverfest fairgrounds.
9am-11am. Join us for a walk in this local gem, conveniently located directly off of Route 128. As you walk the trails, you will not believe that you are so close to the highway. Highlights include Kendrick Pond, views of the Charles River, and the boardwalk crossing a marshland. Easy trails, minor ups and downs, with some roots and rocks, moderate pace. Bring water and snacks. No children under 10 or dogs. Severe weather cancels. Call Lisa if uncertain. $1 fee for those not AMC members. Directions: 84 Kendrick St, Needham, MA.
Join us on a 5 days discovery trip of the Eastern Québec's beautiful national parks : Le Bic and Gaspésie. The best way to enjoy the week of July 4!
We'll spend the first 2 nights (Sat.-Mon.) camping at Parc du Bic, along the shores of the magnificent Saint-Lawrence-River. We'll warm up our legs hiking in Parc du Bic, with beautiful views over the River. Option to unwind kayaking at sunset!
Marianne became an AMC while she was leaving in Boston between 2013-17. She's kept on leading trips since her return to Québec City, with the objective of making her AMC friends discover the hiking jewels North of the border. Born and raised in Europe, she's been hiking since the age of 8, in the Alps in France, Austria and Germany. She speaks fluent French and will gladly also act as an intercultural translator!
Join us for a Sunday hike up Mount Tecumseh, the lowest of the New Hampshire 4000 footers and named after a legendary Indian chief. We will ascend via the Mt Tecumseh Trail starting at Waterville Valley Ski Area. This is an introductory hike to the White Mountains, with 2200 feet of elevation gain and a distance of 5 miles round trip. We will hike at a moderate pace (1.5-2.0 miles per hour) up a steady incline with some steep, but manageable sections. Participants should have recent hiking experience involving several hours on the trail and 1000 feet plus of elevation gain.