New Date: Bike coastal streets and side roads along scenic Cape Ann, starting from Gloucester. Stops along route for viewing lighthouses, coves, and future beach spots. Ride is 27 - 30 miles of gently rolling terrain with a few hills in between. Bring appropriate wind-protective clothing, lunch, and snacks. Accessible by MBTA Commuter Rail.
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1:00pm. Come explore this local gem with varied woods, the Nashua and Squannacook rivers, and its high concentration of glacial topography, including eskers and kettle holes. This area also features several bogs, which are unusual at this latitude. Meet at the end of Town Forest Road, 42.59741N 71.60508W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.
Join us Columbus Day weekend on a trip to AMC Carter Notch Hut (self service). Fall folliage views of Mt Washington & northern Presidentials and Wildcat mountains, & hike two 4,000 footers.
Join us for an early fall, 10-mile round trip hike, with 3530' elevation gain, to the 4,700' peak of Mount Carrigain, one of the AMC New Hampshire 4000 footers. The ascent offers beautiful vistas as it approaches an exposed ridge leading towards an observation platform perched atop the summit. Weather permitting, spectacular views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness, the Hancocks, and most of the AMC 4k's will be waiting.
Enjoy fall hiking at its best with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Columbus Day Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 6 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast.
4 mi. mod.-paced hike, 10:30am-1:30pm. Bring lunch+water. I-93/Rte. 128 exit 2A to Rte. 138S for 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course pkg lot on L. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on location and other details.
Come hear author Cheryl Suchors read from her new memoir 48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains and show pictures from her journey. Floundering in her second career, the one she's always wanted, forty-eight-year-old Cheryl Suchors resolves that, despite a fear of heights, her mid-life success depends on hiking the highest of the grueling White Mountains in New Hampshire. All forty-eight of them. She endures injuries, novice mistakes, and the heartbreaking loss of a best friend. When breast cancer threatens her own life, she seeks solace and recovery in the wild.
Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses in summer and fall in the less-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 the AMC.
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If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at.
While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events.
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This hike is cross posted via YM (young members) and HB hiking/backpacking Boston chapters. Please join us for this fun hiking weekend in prime leaf peeping season!
We will stay at the rustic Harvard Cabin you will share in the preparation of Saturday/Sunday breakfasts, Saturday happy hour and Saturday dinner.
Exact hikes to be determined, they will likely feature a nearby 4000ft on Saturday and easier shorter hike on Sunday. Please register via the REGI link below and a leader will contact you shortly. You won't want to miss this awesome memorable weekend!
I have been a YM (AMC) leader since 2013. I enjoy hiking in Summer, Fall and Winter and am slowly working on my 48 - 4000ft list currently on 30. Winter hiking is a lot of fun, I encourage everyone to take the HB Winter Hiking Program.
Join AMC Family Outings for a fun, active and relaxing Fall Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers a nice base to explore the White Mountains. We will do 2 hikes, each approximately 3+ miles with ~900-1000 feet of elevation gain/loss. Kids must be able to hike on their own or be carried. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Campfire on the beach with s'mores Saturday night, weather permitting.
Stacia Biel has led over 25 adventure travel trips with the AMC, including family trips to the Canadian Rockies, Yellowstone National Park, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, and most recently to Iceland. She is the former chair of the AMC Adventure Travel Committee and a member of the Boston Chapter.
Laurene has been hiking and camping for over 30 years. She recently became an AMC leader to share her passion with her family and other like minded families.
This is a joint H/B (Hiking/Backpacking) and YM (Young Members) Boston chapter trip. Adults of all ages are welcome. Using the Harvard Cabin (the low one, on Rt. 16) as our base, we will set out on hikes in the Pinkham Notch or nearby areas of the White Mountains. This rustic cabin has an upstairs sleeping loft (sleeping bags/pads on a shared floor space), an outhouse, cold running water. Simple but fun! Exact hikes TBD depending on leaders and participants interests, latest weather/trail conditions reports, and participants abilities.
Join us for 25-50 mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along NY-Mass border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). Enjoy the beauty and color of New England's showiest season! $228-$268 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). Please register with Aldo.
Aldo has been an AMC Boston Chapter bicycling trip leader since 2010. He is also a hiking and skiing leader, and the most recent past chair of the AMC Boston Chapter ski committee.
Glenn is an AMC NY-NJ Chapter cycling and flatwater paddling leader, and also leads cycling trips for the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ).
Mt. Moosilauke (4802 ft) Benton , NH. Kingsman Range. 7.6 mi. 7 am STAR TIME.
Must have 4k experience. Must be willing to carry group gear. Staying Friday night at N. Woodstock Hostel.
L. Nelson Caraballo (617-548-8579, Nelsonhikes@gmail.com) Don Provencher (781-273-3950, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The ACROSS Lexington trail system presently has eight routes that connect conservation lands, schools, and historic sites to the town center. Our trail project will be on the newly completed Route H. The work planned is to brush out the treadway along the route which is being overgrown by bushes and shrubs due to the heavier than normal rainfall we have received this year.
9:00am-4:00pm. 10-mi. mod. hike from Wampum Corner to Crocker Pond. Bring lunch & water. We will spot cars before the hike. Meet 9:00am at Crocker Pond Conservation Area on Myrtle St. (off Rte. 1; use 270 Myrtle Street, Wrentham, MA in your GPS). Heavy rain cancels. Email or text Laura if uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC $1.
1:00pm. Come see New England woods at their best. This hike features beaver ponds, the scenic Cow Pond Brook, glacial topography, and all around pretty woods and beautiful settings. Meet at the end of Cow Pond Brook Road, 42.62493N 71.50263W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.
Come enjoy beautiful views and rocky trails! Join us for a hike up the Webster Cliff Trail. We plan to summit Mts. Webster and Jackson, with the option to extend the hike to Mt. Pierce if time and pacing permit. We'll enjoy the last of the fall colors with views from the cliffs and ledges on this section of the Appalachian Trail. We'll hike at a pace on the slow side of moderate, with a short car spot between the two trailheads. The shortest option (Webster/Jackson) is 7.2 mi with 3150ft elevation, with longer options of 8.6 or 10 miles.
A rugged, scenic loop of 6.5mi. via Ted's & Carolyn's trails. 9:30am-2:30pm. From Nashua, NH, take Rte. 101A west toward Milford, NH. Blend onto Rte. 101 west toward Wilton, NH. Head north toward Lyndeboro on Rte. 31 and turn left ~8mi. on Russell Station Rd. (look for the Trebuchet Adventure Park on the right and Trojan Horse on the left by this intersection). Continue to Mountain Rd. and turn right ~0.5mi. to parking in a small alcove on the right opposite trailhead. Storm cancels. No dogs, non-AMC members $1.
Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to Grassy Pond looking for autumn wildflowers and fruits as well as winter weeds. We may also see some witches and skeletons preparing for Halloween. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00pm-4:00pm. Rte. 2 to Exit 42 (Rte. 27/Main St., Acton). Follow Rte. 27 north for about 1 mile through Acton Center and turn left on Nagog Hill Rd. Go 1.1 miles. Parking lot on left just past small meadow. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Join us for a night of board games and card games to remember! Bring your favorite board game or come to play something you haven't before. Game night will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; come for whatever time frame works for you. There may be light snacks but you should plan on figuring out dinner plans on your own. Feel free to bring food for yourself or to share.
Shannon is a 3-season leader with Young Members. She's happy to lead hikes, backpacks, and nordic ski trips in the whites or locally. She'll also recite a poem if you request it.
Learn to fish Thursday October 18th from 4:30 pm to dusk! AMC Family Outings and Lancaster Recreation are teaming with Mass Wildlife to offer this FREE fishing clinic. on the shores of the Wachusett Reservoir around the Old Stone Church in West Boylston. This clinic is geared toward beginners of all ages. Kids should be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian. You will learn all the basics you need to enjoy Fishing for a lifetime! All equipment is provided.
Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..
Paddling the Class 2/3 section of the Little Suncook River during the fall recreational release.
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.
Brisk pace 7 mile walk 9:30am-2:00pm along Plymouth Harbor including Jennie's Grist Mill and Historic Monuments. Lunch stop on the walk back at Lobster Hut (counter service). From Route 3 South take exit 9 towards Kingston/N Plymouth then left on MA-3A S/ Main St. for 1.7 miles, turn left onto Cordage Park Circle. We will meet at the Gazebo. Bring snack and water. Storm cancels.