Join us for a hike over the 3 summits of the Tripyramids. We will be taking the Livermore Trail, ascending the north slide which has very steep rock slabs and descending the south slide which is steep loose gravel. This is an intermediate to advance hike. We will be hiking at a pace of 1.5 to 2mph. You need to have a good head for heights and experience on steep rock slabs to be comfortable doing this hike. The trip has a limit of 10 people as this is in the Sandwich Range Wilderness. The hike is 11 miles with 3000 feet of elevation gain. 7-8 hour hike.
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Moderately paced, fairly easy 5 mile round-trip hike to stunning views of the Lake Winnepesaukee area. Located in Moltonborough, NH, Mt Roberts at 2,582 ft, is the westernmost peak in the Castle in the Clouds complex in the Ossipee Mountains. Elevation gain 1,300 ft.
Paddle on the Sudbury River from Wayland to Concord (about 6 miles) .
Camp at Scout Island in Fairhaven Bay on Saturday night.
Meet at 10 am on Saturday to shuttle cars to Wright Woods in Concord, a short paddle from the campsite. Flexible end time on Sunday (TBD by participants). Takeout will be at Lowell Road on Concord River (about 4 miles).
Join us for paddling either day or for camping only (water taxi to campsite will be available).
Please join us for a lovely 42 mile moderately paced autumn ride in and around Little Compton RI. A little known historical fact. The Rhode Island Red is a breed of chicken originally bred in Adamsville, a small village that is part of Little Compton. We will visit a couple of beaches and get plenty of ocean views. Feel free to bring your lunch or purchase something in Little Compton. You must have a bike in good working order, spare tube and of course helmets are required.
Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 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 15th October 2017. We have access to a number of ponds and you don't need a fishing license.
Trip Leader with AMC Family Outings for over 10 years. Also Treasurer and Trip approver.
Explore 2-3 miles of trails at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, MA. There is an easy hike to the top of the drumlin, one of the highest points in the greater Boston area. We will meet at noon. Bring a snack to share, snacks for you and your family and plenty of water (1-2 litres per person).
After hike visit the animals including: cows, goats, chickens, rabbits, pigs and more!
Join us for one or all of the activities.
All ages welcome - please be prepared to carry small children.
Join us for a late fall hike to the summit of Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA. We will begin our hike at the MA Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary, passing through meadows and on the the trails to the summit. At the summit we will enjoy a 360 view as we eat our lunch. This is a leisurely paced hike so we can enjoy the area as we hike.
We will reach Mt Isolation via Davis Path from the Glen Boulder Trail. We will start at the Glen Ellis Falls trailhead, hike up to Glen Boulder and hike down to Mount Isolation (4,004') and a side trip to North Isolation (4293'). Our potential alternate below treeline route is the Rocky Branch Trail. The distance is 12.6 miles with 5,150 feet of elevation gain/loss. We will be getting an early start and it will be a long day. This hike is involves significant elevation gains and losses, including a 1,350' gain on the return to Glen Boulder.
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.
Fast-paced 7-mi walk along Wollaston Beach, Marina Bay, Squantum, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From SE Expwy, exit 8 (Quincy), take Furnace Brook Pkwy. 2.8mi, L onto Quincy Shore Dr. L at first light into lot. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Please join us Sunday afternoon October 22nd for a short but rewarding fall foliage hike on Mount Watatic. We will take the Wapack Trail (1000' elevation gain) to the summit at a moderate and comfortable pace. From the summit we will take the gentler Nutting Hill trail to complete our loop back to the parking lot. Mount Watatic features a bald summit with views of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire and Mount Wachusett in MA. On a clear day you can see Boston to the east and Mount Greylock to the west. Distance approximately 3 miles. We will meet at the trailhead for check in.
Mod/easy 6 mile hilly ramble through varied woodlands, reservoirs & archeological dig. 9:30am-3:00pm. Directions: from Rte. 95/128 exit 29; Rte. 2W 28 mi. to exit 32, N Rte. 13 4.5mi, L Rte. 2A 1mi. to light, R John Fitch Hwy. 1.7mi., L Rte. 31 at stop sign (Burbank Hospital) 0.3mi. uphill bear R, past emerg. entr. to Helipad Pkg. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
1:00pm. This walk has it all, including deep woods, open fields, a pond, and even bagging a 500 footer with good views. About 2 hours. Meet at the end of Kaileys Way, 42.62245N 71.54062W.
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.
Fast-paced seven-mile scenic walk along ocean to Castle Island, 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet inside JFK/UMass Red Line T station, upper level gates (no nearby parking). Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Explore trails through 140-acre hilltop international sculpture garden - largest in NE, w/views, constantly changing exhibits and interesting finds. Note, some steep sections & rough terrain. 9:45am-2:00pm. Take Rte. 2 W 20 mi. past Concord, MA rotary. R on Rte. 13N 15 mi., L Andres driveway (2.5 mi. N MA/NH state line). 100 yds to pkg. lot on R.
A fun late fall afternoon hike at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, MA half hour north of Boston after which we'll go to a nearby leader home for a light supper (provided by the committee; you bring potluck appetizers and beverages) and our trip planning meeting from 5 - 6 pm.
Bring your family for a late fall weekend where we will hike, walk, play, and enjoy the outdoors at Cardigan Lodge and Cardigan Mountain in Alexandria, NH! Kids of all ages as well as AMC members and non-members are welcome. We will offer multiple hikes, walks, and activities to accommodate a variety of ages and abilities. Cardigan Mountain is a moderate hike of 5 miles roundtrip and 1750 ft elevation gain to a bald summit with beautiful views and a fire tower at the top.
Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee? The YM Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7-9 pm - dinner is provided! Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact Zoe K (email@example.com) for information on location and other details.
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 to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, adminstering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Stephen Conlin, the chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen loves the outdoors, particularly in winter. He started hiking and backpacking as a teen and has not stopped since. He has hiked the NH 4000 footers several times in all seasons, and thru-hiked the AT in 2016. Stephen has led trips for the AMC for many years. He prefers backpacks (multi-day when his schedule allows), and hikes at a relaxed pace.
Join a group of Young Members to discuss Ty Gagne's Where You'll Find Me, the story of Kate Matrosova, a hiker who died tragically on the Presidential Ridge in February 2015. The Amazon description reads:
"On Feb. 15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these deceptively rugged slopes.
9:30am-11:30am. Join glaciologist/geophysicist Bruce Porter for a walk through Gray Reservation/Haynes Meadow Reservation/Water District protection zone to explore the many features formed by the glacier that blanketed New England 10,000 yrs. ago. Kettles pit the plane and kame terraces rise abruptly to create beautiful vistas of the wetlands below. Be able to identify eskers, erratics, kames, and more on your next hike. Flat with one steep 50 foot section. Bring water. AMC non-member: $1. Severe weather cancels. Questions: Contact Lisa.
This one-day program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities with the Family Outings, Forty Plus, INTRO, Local Walks, Mountains and Music, Ski and Young Members committees. Participation in the program prepares you to co-lead non-backcountry trips and activities.
This one-day program is for AMC members interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities with the Family Outings, Forty Plus, INTRO, Local Walks, Mtns & Music, Ski, and Young Members committees. Participation prepares you to co-lead non-backcountry trips and activities. (To co-lead backcountry trips or trips with other activity committees, see the longer leadership training program that involves two weeknights and a weekend).
5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Cancel if rain.
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.