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Monthly bar social - Waltham

Date: Wednesday, October 24

Please join us for our AMC Young Members (YM) monthly social in Waltham. Come sit indoors and warm up with a drink and food. Get more information on weekend outings, volunteer opportunities, and meet people with the same passion for the outdoors. Some appetizers will be provided; Drinks and meals on your own. We look forward to seeing you there! Space is limited! For more information and to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xLu21vYZgonbp-TPwOKhinLictArlSwRhDVfQE3hz8o/edit?usp=sharing

Activity Categories: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michele Grzenda (michelehikes@gmail.com) 781-697-1410
Link: Register

Tiverton and Little Compton Bike Ride

Date: Wednesday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 24

Join us for the final mid-week bike ride of the season as we explore Tiverton and Little Compton in Little Rhody. We then cross the Massachusetts state line to Westport beach and return to RI via historic Adamsville. We will bike 32 miles at a moderate pace of 10-13 mph past salt marshes, vineyards, and beaches. Lunch at the Commons in Little Compton. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. End around 3. Helmets required. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Heavy rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Little Compton and Tiverton RI and Westport MA
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net) 617-922-7002, Emily McPhillips

Family Halloween AMC Carter Notch Hut Overnight, White Mountains, NH

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut, known to be haunted, is the perfect destination for this family Halloween Saturday night overnight (more on that later). We backpack in 3.8 miles with 2,050' elevation gain along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail arriving at the hut with a small lake and surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side. Carter Notch Hut, built in 1914, has a main lodge with two detached bunk houses. Carter Notch is known to be haunted with "Red Mac" McGregor, the friendly ghost of Red Mac McGregor who used to be caretaker at Carter. Here a link to the story (more on the web too): http://www.wmur.com/article/thought-to-be-haunted-carter-notch-hut-turns- 100-this-year/5193505) This is a great way to celebrate Halloween and introduce your kids to backpacking without the added work of bringing a tent. We hike into the Hut at an easy pace, stopping to explore and take pictures of the landscape. There are lots of boulders to climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or go swimming in the lake (brrrr) weather permitting. We will prepare a group dinner together, then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after a pancake breakfast, we hike back to our cars. You and your children must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with moderate elevation gain of 2,050 ft (some steeper sections) carrying your personal gear, sleeping bags and some group food. Cost $75/member ($85 non-members) includes lodging at Carter Notch Hut Saturday night, one dinner and one breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. To register click the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1903. For questions , call brian witkov at 9785354263 or animalhc@aol.com

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: 19 Mile Brook Trail - Pinkham Notch - NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Brian Witkov (animalhc@aol.com) 978-535-4263 (after 7 pm) , Micheal Wainer (wainer18@hotmail.com) 617-549-2731
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com) 617-712-5013
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous
Link: Register Here

Family Halloween AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28

Enjoy an early Halloween Celebration with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday night before Halloween. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We will hike 1.6 miles, (~1,000 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. The main dining room has a fire going in the evening. The bunk rooms are unheated and co-ed in order that we can keep families together, Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars. This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $75/person ($85 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks. To register click on "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1910. For questions contact: Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Lonesome Lake Hut, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Piscat Whitewater Paddle (CL2) and BBQ

Date: Saturday, October 27

Paddle the lower Piscataqog River in Goffstown, NH. Fun annual paddle followed by a bbq sponsored by NH AMC & MVP Paddlers. Halloween costumes optional! Event is free (donations are appreciated). Please consider bringing your favorite beverage, a chair and a dessert to share for the cookout. Boats require flotation, paddlers require helmets, and PFDs. Contact leader for rental details, if needed..

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Goffstown, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: David Hall (Drhall@bu.edu) , Kara Greenfield
Link: AMC Boston Padders website

Family Hike to Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey, NH

Date: Saturday, October 27

Journey along the Halfway House and White Arrow trails to the spectacular 3,165 foot summit of Mount Monadnock.It is said to be one of the most climbed mountains in the world! On a clear day we could get 100-mile views of the surrounding area. Enjoy beautiful fall foliage as we climb at a slow-moderate pace over steep terrain and exposed ledges. The total trip will cover ~4.6 miles and 1,680- feet elevation gain. Email the leaders at nadiyateplyu@yahoo.com and claudinekos05@yahoo.com if you have questions. Additional details about the meeting time and location will be provided by email those who register. To register click the green "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL in your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2181.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Claudine Kos (claudinekos05@yahoo.com) , Nadiya Teplyuk (nadiyateplyu@yahoo.com) 508-615-1423
Link: Register Here

Bay Circuit Trail Hike - Weston and Wayland

Date: Saturday, October 27

Join AMC hike leader Michele Grzenda and Bay Circuit Trail Volunteer, Kristin Barbieri for a 2 hour hike (3 miles) along a portion of the new Bay Circuit Trail segment in Wayland and Weston. Diverse hiking trails abutting red maple swamps and upland forests provide countless opportunities for exploration. We will also be highlighting the newest section of the Mass Central Rail Trail along the Weston/Wayland line. (this is cross-posted with that Bay Circuit Alliance Annual Membership Meeting) For more info and to register, see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1930le96e5h0j4Gvzxs6M-WXLiHSGAf3v0N6Oz_4pH54/edit

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michele Grzenda (michelehikes@gmail.com)
Link: Register

Mt. Lafayette

Date: Saturday, October 27

Hike up Mt. Lafayette in late fall after the crowds have gone. Rdtrp. dist. 8.5 mi with elev. gain of approx. 3200 ft. This will be an out-and-back hike along Old Bridle Path. Ltd. to 8 experienced hikers.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Lafayette, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jennifer E Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Jennifer Newland
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register

Family Walk to The Salem Witches Caves, Ashland, MA

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Saturday, October 27

Join Boston Family Outings and Outdoors RX from 10-11:30 AM to visit the caves where Sarah Clayes and others escaped prosecution as Salem witches. This short relatively gentle 1.5 mile walk is on what was the plantation of former governor Thomas Danforth. Sarah Clayes was one of the five women who lived in one of these caves for the winter of 1692, until the hysteria over witches passed. The accused and their families were a significant portion of the initial population of Framingham. Bring your witches broom along with sun screen and please wear sturdy shoes. Walk cancels for rain. Show and go -- registration not required. Questions contact Chris Stix 781-894-2924, stixc2001@yahoo.com.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: 161 Winter Street, Ashland, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christopher Stix (stixc2001@yahoo.com) 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM) , Angel Santos Burres
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: The Witch Caves

AMC YM: Volunteer with Coastsweep cleanup

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Saturday, October 27

Join AMC Young Members, along with the Somerville Conservation Commission and the Mystic River Watershed Association to pick up trash at Draw Seven Park as part of the annual statewide COASTSWEEP cleanup. Draw Seven State Park, along the Mystic River next to Assembly Square, is Somerville's only coastal property! This event will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 10am-12pm (rain date October 28). We will be meeting near the picnic area at the end of the parking lot. Draw Seven State Park is accessible by public transportation via the Assembly T station (orange line); there are several MBTA bus stops also nearby. We will be outside for two hours picking up litter, so please dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, as well as post-cleanup refreshments! Please contact Kate Bentsen (katebentsen@gmail.com) or Cristina Kennedy at cnc.somerville@gmail.com for more information.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Draw Seven State Park, Noonan Place, Somerville
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Link: Google Doc sign-up

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Saturday, October 27

Easy pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. The fall foliage colors, in Walden Woods are beautiful. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

Family Hike 52 With a View -- Black Mtn, Benton, NH

Date: Sunday, October 28

Come join us on this beautiful hike of Black Mountain in Benton, NH. This hike to one of the lesser known 52 with a view peaks is a scenic hike that's great for all ages, which will be perfect in the foliage season. We will plan to hike two different trails on this hike and spot cars. The hike is 4.2 miles with 1,550 feet of elevation and many outstanding views. We will ascend the scenic Chippewa Trail to the top, passing a 0.1 mile spur trail just a a few minutes into the hike that we will take to a couple of historic lime kilns from the 19th century. After 1.8 miles of hiking with various viewpoints along the way, we'll arrive at the summit area, which used to have a fire tower on it, where we will have nice views to all directions. After lunch and some walking around, we will descend the Black Mtn. Trail to the cars we spotted. Participants will need to bring lunch/trail snacks and appropriate clothing for the hike. To register click the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2169. Questions contact Rick Gershberg, rgershberg@verizon.net.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Benton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 617-694-1060
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Blue Hills Hike

Date: Sunday, October 28

Sunday, October 28. Blue Hills. 9 am. 8 miles. Rough terrain. Meeting at Shea Skating Rink. 651 Willard St, Quincy, MA 02169 Bring lunch,water, trail snacks. Dress for weather/winter hat/gloves. Cancel if rain. No registration needed. Leader: Nelson Caraballo/617-548-8579. Co-leader: TBA

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Shea Skating Rink. 651 Willard St, Quincy, MA 02169
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nelson Caraballo (nelsonhikes@gmail.com) 617-548-8579

AMC YM: Volunteer for garden chores at Drumlin Farm

Date: Sunday, October 28 - Sunday, October 28

Join Boston's AMC young members to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! We will help work on the gardens around the Nature Center and gift shop. We will cut down the gardens for winter maintenance and remove some invasive plants that self-sowed there. Afterwards, we can also explore the farm and wildlife sanctuary. Gear: Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Bring garden gloves if you have them. We will supply loaner gloves. Leave your purse locked in your car trunk. It will only get dirty in the fields. Bring a water bottle - a must have! When you arrive, check-in at the admissions window. Transportation: Public transportation is limited to the commuter rail (Lincoln station) so please get in touch with each other for carpooling using the sign-up list below.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen , Katherine Blair
Link: Google Doc sign-up

Slideshow - Exploring Southeast Utah

Date: Monday, October 29

Michele Grzenda will share highlights from two trips made to Bears Ears & Natural Bridges National Monument, Dark Canyon, and Grand Gulch. Learn about this unique area of Utah where the Anasazi Native Americans called home until 1,250 a.d. Discover the beauty and mystery this special place. For more information and to register, click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cKU2EKgmHVdAWIWhli04nhqZFm-aUC7a4b0gCnZe2k0/edit?usp=sharing

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Concord Carlisle High School
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michele Grzenda (michelehikes@gmail.com) 781-697-1410
Link: Register

INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING TALK

Date: Thursday, November 1 - Thursday, November 1

Are you interested in getting out of the ski areas and skiing the backcountry in winter!? Do you look at the forests and mountains with a desire to explore them in winder on skis but don't know where to get started? Then this talk will help answer your questions. If you want to do Nordic backcountry, or downhill ski on alpine or telemark gear we can get you pointed in the right direction. We will discuss what backcountry skiing is, what equipment and clothing is needed, where you can get the gear, where and when you can go backcountry skiing, and how to ski in the backcountry. We will have talks focused on Nordic backcountry, telemark and alpine touring. Equipment will also be on display to help further your understanding. The talk will be held at City Square on Thursday Nov 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM. Please contact Mike Bratina at mbratina@gmail.com to register.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: 10 City Square Charlestown, MA 02129
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Mike Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4

This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars. Lonesome Lake Hut is second newest and southernmost hut of AMC's 8 huts, built in 1964. The main building is the dining room and kitchen while 46 guests sleep in separate bunkhouses. The dining room is toasty warm with a fire going in the evening, though the bunk rooms are unheated. Bunk rooms are co-ed in order that we can keep families together. This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $70/person ($80 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner, and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks. To register click the "Register Now" button above OR copy this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1911. Questions contact Claudine Kos, claudinekos05@yahoo.com, ?(617) 999-9759?.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: AMC Lonesome Lake Hut, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Claudine Kos (claudinekos05@yahoo.com) 617-999-9759
Co-Leader: Steve Gillis (sgillis133@gmail.com) 781-801-6583
Trip Difficulty: Moderate w/late fall conditions
Link: Register here

Boston's Developing Waterfront

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, November 3

Moderately paced walk. Explore Ft. Point Channel, Marine Industrial Park, Seaport District, Rowe's Wharf, Rose Kennedy Greenway. 10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at South Station (Red Line T) indoors at street level at exit to Dewey Square. Bring lunch, water. Heavy rain/forecast over 90°F cancels. No dogs. New members welcome.

Activity Categories: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sharon Marshall 617-542-4551 (from 7-9pm)

Castle Island

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, November 3

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.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: South Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)

Middlesex Fells, Winchester

Date: Sunday, November 4 - Sunday, November 4

Slow-paced nature walk past a small meadow, through forested uplands, along a pond and up to a fell . . . and what is a fell anyway? The walk will focus on late blooming flowers, fruits and winter weeds. We'll also talk about interesting and fun natural history. 9:00am-12:00noon. Rte. 93 to Exit 33. At Rotary go right onto South Border Rd/Winchester. Two miles to Long Pond Parking Lot on right (Opposite #532 South Border Rd, Winchester). Parking limited, arrive early. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass Audubon - Habitat, The New England Wild Flower Society, the Winchester Public Schools, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells, the Appalachian Mountain Club and other organizations. These walks are sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). They are free of charge for AMC members and cost $1 for non-members.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712

Beaver Brook Assoc., Hollis, NH

Date: Sunday, November 4 - Sunday, November 4

8-9mi. over varied terrain w/pond & brook views, beaver lodges, waterfowl & "French meadow", 9:30am-3:00pm. Minor rock scramble & mystery cave home to a common animal. Bring lunch, boots. From Rte. 3 exit 6 in Nashua, take Rte. 130 W 5.8 mi. to light in Hollis Ctr., continue 1.8 mi. SW to dirt pkg. area on N side of Rte. 130. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Hollis, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

Family Walk on Deer Island, Winthrop, MA

Date: Sunday, November 4 - Sunday, November 4

Deer Island is a wonderful urban sanctuary. Awesome Boston and ocean views. Great walking, jogging, sightseeing, picnicking, fishing, and dog walking (dogs must be on a leash and owners need to clean up after their pets). There is a 2.6-mile perimeter pathway and another 2 miles of trails on the hills of the island. We will walk 3 miles approx with dramatic views of the Boston skyline and Harbor Islands and a possibility to see spectacular closeups of airplane landings and takeoffs. Binoculars and drinks are recommended. We can use strollers and other child paraphernalia, but do bring warm clothing and wind and rain wear. Two-thirds of the island's 185 upland acres are taken up by the Deer Island Waste Water Treatment Plant, protecting against the daily onslaught of sewage that had once contaminated waters and fouled beaches. Sixty acres of park land surround the treatment plant. Deer Island is committed to Renewable Energy through the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) wastewater treatment plant. This facility, the second largest in the United States, uses the same amount of electricity as more than 2,000 homes each year. Using a hydroturbine, however, the facility produces 10 percent of its electricity from renewable energy. The parking is at the parking lot on deer island. Deer Island is also accessible via the MBTA 712 Bus which connects to the Blue Line at Orient Heights. To Register Click the "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2201. Questions: Joanna Jung, jjinbox@verizon.net, 617-549-2812.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: 190 Tafts Ave. Winthrop MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Co-Leader: Elaine Yang
Trip Difficulty: Easy ~ 3 miles
Link: Register Here

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Date: Monday, November 5

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, November 5, 2018. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Location: First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street, Newton Center, MA. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joe Princi

Boston YM Game Night at City Square

Date: Monday, November 5

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.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 10 City Square, Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com) , Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com)

2018-2019 Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program

Date: Wednesday, November 7 - Wednesday, December 12

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2018-2019, as follows: Nov 7 (Wed), Nov 14 (Wed), Nov 28 (Wed), Dec 6 (Thu), and Dec 12 (Wed). The 2018-2019 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear. Topics include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather, camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. There will be numerous weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to put your learning into practice including a special program weekend at Cardigan Lodge on the weekend of January 18-20th, 2019. This is also a great opportunity to meet lots of other people who love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! The WHP takes place on 5 nights from 7:00-9:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Wednesdays November 7th, 14th, 28th, Thursday December 6th and Wednesday December 12th. Class sessions are located close to I-93 and municipal parking in Medford, as well as the 94, 95, 96, 101, 134 and 326 (express) MBTA bus lines. If you have general questions about our WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Jessica Halvorsen. With questions about registration, please contact WHP registrar, Chris McCarron. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1976.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (jlhalvorsen@gmail.com) , Chris McCarron (mccarron_yh@yahoo.com)
Link: Register here:

Pre-Season Ski Social at Night Shift Brewing Taproom

Date: Thursday, November 8 - Thursday, November 8

Winter Is Coming ... Get Psyched! Catch up with others, make new friends, and make plans for the ski season ahead. Let's celebrate the coming of winter by toasting Ullr, the Norse god of snow, and implore him to blanket us with a snow-filled season. Night Shift Brewing is one of the premier craft brewers in the Boston metro area, with a wide variety of beers to fit any palate. Non-alcoholic beverages are also for sale, so don't be shy. Come meet and network with other skiers and find out about great places to ski and other info to make the upcoming ski season rewarding. We will provide a few snacks, but this taproom has a BYOF policy -- you can bring your own food or buy from the snacks they have for sale. There are often food trucks right outside the door (their website calendar gives you a head's up on food truck availability). The taproom is located near the Orange Line Wellington T stop, and has a parking lot and on-street parking available. Be there or be L-7, y'hear?

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: 87 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Aldo Ghirin (aggamc2016@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: n/a
Link: Night Shift Brewing -- Visiting

Bicycle Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, November 8 - Thursday, November 8

Bicycle Committee Meeting is open to those who would like to volunteer on events or rides. We meet in Bedford MA, please contact us for more details.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) 781-271-0654

3rd Annual Boston Family Outings AMC Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 10 - Monday, November 12

Fun Family late fall weekend! AMC Boston Family Outings rents the entire Cardigan Lodge. Great opportunity to get to know the group. Hike, walk, play and enjoy the outdoors at Cardigan Lodge and Cardigan Mountain in Alexandria, NH!! Kids all ages welcome! AMC members/non-members welcome! We 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. Numerous shorter and easier trails leave from the Lodge and provide a more leisurely walk for the littlest participants or those who prefer a more relaxed pace. If it's rainy, there will be organized crafts and indoor games for families to enjoy. AMC Cardigan Lodge is peacefully located at the end of a road on a 1200-acre reservation owned by AMC in Alexandria, NH. Bunkrooms are coed and sleep 3-6 people with shared bathrooms. All meals from Saturday dinner through Monday breakfast are included: appetizers and dinner Saturday and Sunday night, breakfast Sunday and Monday, and bag lunch Sunday. Adults $120; Children ages 18 and under $80 (non-members $140; $100 respectively) includes lodging and meals for the weekend. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1905. Questions? Jen Sulewski, jensandsteves@gmail.com, ?(617) 558-7779?.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: 774 Shem Valley Rd, Alexandria, NH 03222
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski (jensandsteves@gmail.com) 617-558-7779, Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Lisa Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) 857-237-7869
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Late Fall Hike to Mt. Washington

Date: Saturday, November 10

Join us for a hike to Mount Washington, New England's highest peak. This late fall hike up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Gulfside Trail and Jewell Trail will cover 10-11 miles with an elevation gain of 4,200 feet at a moderate pace. The trip may include summiting Mt. Monroe. Participants should have recent comparable hikes and be comfortable with extended above tree line exposure. We could experience a mild autumn day or encounter mid-winter conditions. We won't really know until the time approaches. Participants should be prepared and equipped for winter above tree line travel. May be combined with Leaders' Sunday trip to Mt. Jackson; contact Leader Joe C. about accommodations ($9/person/night) for Saturday night if you'd like to combine it with the Sunday hike to Mt. Jackson.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Stephen Duly
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register here

Backpack Vermont's Bourn Pond-Stratton Pond Area (w/ Stratton Mountain Hike & Shelter Stay)

Date: Saturday, November 10 - Monday, November 12

Join us for a19-mile loop(ish) hike through the Lye Brook Wilderness. Stunning views from the high point (fire tower atop 3,940-foot Mt. Stratton - on the NEHH and NEFF), the spark that caused the creators of both the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail to get to work. The loop we've planned takes you past Lye Brook Falls (one of VT's highest) and through the heart of this 17,841-acre wilderness in Green Mountain National Forest near Manchester, Vermont. We plan to stay at the large Stratton Pond shelter, but will bring a couple of tents just in case we don't get everyone in the shelters (it's first come, first serve). This trip is limited to 6 participants and you don't want to miss it!

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Bryan Jones , Celeste Cabot
Co-Leader: Darren R. MacCaughey
Trip Difficulty: Mod to Diff: Day 1 =B3B, Day 2=B3B, Day 3=C3C
Link: Register here

Family Welch-Dickey Loop Hike, Waterville Valley, NH

Date: Saturday, November 10

Please join us on this popular loop hike over the Welch-Dickey range at the southern end of NH's White Mountains, near Waterville Valley. The Welch-Dickey loop gives excellent views of the Mt. Tripyramid and the Sandwich range. The hike is steep in spots. These mountains are known for their open ledges and rock outcroppings. In bad weather and wet conditions, be cautious on this hike: the slabs can be slippery and the ridgeline is exposed. The hike is roughly 4.4 miles miles and includes 1,800 ft elevation gain. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Previous hiking experience strongly recommended. Registration required. To register click "Register Now" button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2174. Priority will be given to participants attending the Family Outings Cardigan Veterans Day Weekend Trip. For questions contact leaders: Eliza Grinnell, eliza.grinnell@gmail.com, 617-515-1095 and Claudine Kos, claudinekos05@yahoo.com, 617-999-9759.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Welch-Dickey
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) 617-515-1095 (NCA 9.30 NCB 8.30) , Claudine Kos (claudinekos05@yahoo.com) 617-999-9759
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Now

South Kearsarge Hike

Date: Saturday, November 10

Fall hike to South Mt. Kearsarge (elevation 2,920 ft) in the Rollins and Winslow State Parks. This is an easy paced 6 mile hike. Mount Kearsarge is on the 52 with a View hiking list as well as the NH Fire Tower Quest and New England Fifty Finest

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Merrimack Count, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@verizon.net) 781-799-9623 (Anytime) , Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Registrar: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@verizon.net) 781-799-9623 (Anytime)
Link: Register here

Family Hike Mount Morgan & Percival Loop, Holderness, NH

Date: Saturday, November 10 - Saturday, November 10

Please join us on this popular loop hike over Mount Morgan and Mount Percival overlooking Squam Lake in southern New Hampshire on the southern border of the White Mountain National Forest. These two small mountains make a popular loop hike, great for kids, with good scrambles and expansive views ....... lots of "bang for your buck". The hike is roughly 5.1 miles and includes 1,550 ft. elevation gain. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Previous hiking experience strongly recommended. Registration required. To register click the "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2180. Families attending our Family Outings Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend have first priority to sign up for this hike through October 31st. For questions contact Marsha Fox, mrsha.fox@gmail.com, 617-596-7989.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Morgan, Holderness, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508 (9am to 9pm) , Marsha Fox (mrsha.fox@gmail.com) 617-596-7989
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Glacial Features Walks, Sudbury

Date: Saturday, November 10 - Saturday, November 10

9:30am-12:00pm. Registration Required. Limit 12 participants. Contact Lisa to register. 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-members $1. Severe weather cancels. Directions: Meet at the Curtis Middle School, 22 Pratts Mill Road, Sudbury. (lat/long is 42.380893, -71.432735) The parking lot is to the right of the school and behind it, just beyond the basketball courts. Questions: Contact Lisa Fleischman (localwalks@amcboston.org or 617-244-5747) or Bruce Porter (cell:508-244-9523).

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bruce Porter , Lisa Fleischman (localwalks@amcboston.org) 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Registrar: Lisa Fleischman (localwalks@amcboston.org) 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)

Family West Rattlesnake Mountain Hike, Holderness, NH

Date: Saturday, November 10 - Saturday, November 10

This hike offers the "Best hike/views for least effort", dare we say anywhere? Lots of "bang for your buck" so to speak. We will meet at noon. We will hike approximately 2 miles with 450' elevation gain round trip to the summit of West Rattlesnake Mountain (1260') and back. We expect the hike will take 2 hours including time to enjoy the summit with its rocky outcrops and expansive views of Squam Lake with its many islands as well as the Belknap Range in the distance. We will follow the yellow-blazed Old Bridle Path 0.9 mile. Shortly before the end of Old Bridle Path, Ramsey Trail will leave to the right. Then a bit farther along, Pasture Trail will veer to the right and Ridge Trail goes left. We go left to the summit of West Rattlesnake in less than 0.1 mile. We return via the same route. To register click "Register Now" OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2192. Families attending our Family Outings Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend have first priority to sign up for this hike through October 31st. Questions? Contact Joanna Jung, jjinbox@verizon.net, 617-549-2812.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: West Rattlesnake Mountain, Holderness, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Link: Register Here

Family AMC Cardigan Lodge Kids Scavenger Hunt Hike, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 10 - Saturday, November 10

AMC Family Outings Cardigan Veteran's Day Weekend Kids Scavenger Hunt "Hike" from 1 to 3 PM. Kids of all ages can enjoy the challenge of a "Nature" Scavenger Hunt hike starting from the deck of the Cardigan Lodge. Scavenger hunt map, hunt list and supplies will be given to all who want to learn more about nature and to enjoy a challenge. Scavenger Hunt hike/walk will take us to some of the Cardigan camping and nature areas that are near the Lodge. Hunt will cover easy terrain and good trails, but good hiking shoes recommended. Hunt will last as long as "hunters" are eager, and willing to continue hunt (no longer than two hours). Priority for thsi Scavenger Hunt will be given to participants attending the Family Outings Cardigan Veterans Day Weekend Trip. To Register click "Register Now" button or copy and paste this URL into your browser; https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2171 ; For questions contact Hike leader, Michael Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com, 781-438-5680

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: AMC Cardigan Lodge, Alexandria, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Micheal Wainer (wainer18@hotmail.com) 781-438-5680 (After 6 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here;

Late Fall Hike to Mt. Jackson (Sunday)

Date: Sunday, November 11

Join us for a late fall hike to Mt. Jackson. At 4,052 feet, Mt. Jackson is ranked 38th on the list of New Hampshire's 48 four-thousand footers. This moderate-paced hike will begin and end at Crawford Depot on Rt 302. We will cover 5.2 miles and about 2,200 feet of elevation gain. The potential for winter conditions exists. The summit of Mt. Jackson is open but the majority of travel is below tree line. However, weather conditions may require use of traction (e.g. microspikes). May be combined with Leaders' Saturday trip to Mt. Washington; contact Leader Joe C. about accommodations ($9/person/night) for Saturday night if you'd like to combine it with the Saturday hike to Mt. Washington.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Stephen Duly
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register Here

Family Walk to Tippling Rock, Sudbury, MA

Date: Monday, November 12 - Monday, November 12

Join Boston Family & Outdoors.Rx Walk to Tippling Rock in Sudbury, MA with great views of Boston, the Blue Hills, Mt. Wachusett and the Western Suburbs. We will walk through forest, past ponds. This gentle walk is open for families of all ages. We will walk a total of 2 miles. No registration is required. The hike is free. Members and non-members welcome. Please bring a water bottle and a hat. Come wearing footwear good for a moderate up and down walk, either sneakers or hiking boots. The hike will cancel for rain or snow. For more information, please contact the hike leader, Chris Stix, at 781-894-2924 or stixc2001@yahoo.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: 1 Nobscott Road, Sudbury, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christopher Stix (stixc2001@yahoo.com) 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

Boston YM Steering Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, November 12 - Monday, November 12

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 (zoe.karp@gmail.com) for information on location and other details. Note: This meeting, we are planning on voting on applications for committee positions. Any active YM leader attending the meeting is eligible to vote.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com)

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Tuesday, November 13 - Tuesday, November 13

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 chair@hbbostonamc.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Belmont, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin

Charles River Bike Ride

Date: Wednesday, November 14 - Wednesday, November 14

Join the Wednesday Wramblers for the last bike ride of the season. We will repeat a ride we did in August minus the stifling heat and humidity. Our 22 mile ride will take us through Medfield, Dover, Natick, Needham and Wellesley. We will get glimpses of the Charles River and its wetlands, tackle a few hills, take a break at the South Natick Dam and bike through a portion of the Wellesley College campus. After the ride we will go to the Brothers Marketplace in Medfield Center for lunch, coffee or ice cream (or all three). Please be sure your bike is in good working condition and that you have water, a snack and appropriate clothing. The start location and other details will be emailed a few days before the ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Starts in Medfield.
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com) 617-669-3528 (Before 9:30 PM)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net)
Registrar: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com) 617-669-3528 (Before 9:30 PM)

NOVEMBER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Wednesday, November 14 - Wednesday, November 14

Come ski with us! 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. Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (skiing@amcboston.org)

AMC Boston Chapter One-Day Leadership Training Program

Date: Saturday, November 17 - Saturday, November 17

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 (co-leading backcountry trips or trips with other activity committees requires the longer leadership training program that involves two weeknights and a weekend, which is offered every Spring and Fall). This program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-plays, with a mix of classroom and outdoor exercises, and topics include leadership styles, trip planning, trip management and safety. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. Open to all AMC members with preference given to active AMC trip participants. The program is held in Sudbury, MA on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fee is $15.00. Program location and further details will be communicated with confirmation of registration.

Activity Categories: Leadership Training
Location: Sudbury, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Link: Register Here

Family Cook Conservation Area Guided Tour, Lancaster, MA

Date: Saturday, November 17 - Saturday, November 17

Join Lancaster Recreation Committee Member and AMC Boston Family Outings Chair, Jeanne Blauner, for a guided tour of Cook Conservation area starting at 9 am. Discover our local history through stories of days gone by. Imagine 1642. The Nashaway Algonquin Indians invite you to settle here along the Nashua …... Options for shorter (~ 1 hr) or longer walk (~ 3 hrs) of your choice. The longer walk is a relatively easy 5.5 mile hike much of which is along the Nashua River. Dress for the weather and bring a rain jacket. Bring water and snacks and/or lunch. To register for this hike please click on the "Register Now" button or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2182. Questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Cook Conservation Area, Lancaster, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate (your choice of distance)
Link: Register Here

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Date: Saturday, November 17 - Saturday, November 17

Easy pace 5 mile walk, across scenic sand dunes, and along ocean beach. Beautiful desert landscapes, include pitch pine forest, views of Essex Bay, and sea birds. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Woodman's Seafood Restaurant, in nearby Essex, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Crane Beach parking lot. Parking Fee. From Route 128, exit 14 in Gloucester, take Route 133 West for 5 miles. Turn right on Northgate Road. Then, turn right on Argilla Road, follow to beach.

Activity Categories: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

No Misery at Mt. Misery. Family Walk in Lincoln, MA

Date: Saturday, November 17 - Saturday, November 17

On this 1.5 mile family walk at Mt. Misery in Lincoln, MA we will explore the beautiful forests near the Sudbury River that are part of this mis-named conservation land. The walk is Saturday November 17 from 1:30 - 3 pm and is suitable for four years old and older. Come prepared for fun with lots of roots on the path and beautiful hemlock forests. Please dress appropriately. The trails may be wet so boots or waterproof shoes are suggested. Bring water and snacks as appropriate for your kids (and your) needs. The walk is sponsored by AMC Boston Family Outings http://amcboston.org/committees/family. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be an AMC member to participate. Registration required. To register click on Register Now button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2196. The walk cancels for rain. Registrants will be emailed by 8 am on the morning of the walk if it is cancelled due to forecasted bad weather. Questions? Contact Joanna Jung, hello.joanna.jung@gmail.com,?(617) 549-2812?.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Mt. Misery, Lincoln, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joanna Jung (hello.joanna.jung@gmail.com) 617-549-2812
Co-Leader: Elaine Yang
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Family Outings Leadership Training for Backcountry Activities

Date: Sunday, November 18 - Sunday, November 18

This special program is for leaders or coleaders for the Boston Chapter Family Outings Committee who wish to become qualified to lead backcountry activities. This program is a supplement to the one-day leadership training program offered by the Boston Chapter, and participation is limited to Family Outings leaders or coleaders who have completed the one-day leadership training program (or are participating in the one-day leadership training program scheduled for November 17th). Family Outings leaders or co-leaders who have taken the longer leadership training program and wish to refresh their skills are also welcome to attend. This program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-plays, with a mix of classroom and outdoor exercises, and topics include leader awareness, decision making, group dynamics, accident scene management and safety. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. The program is held in Sudbury, MA on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fee is $15.00. Program location and further details will be communicated with confirmation of registration. Gear List:Please bring your walking/hiking pack and the same gear (including emergency gear)

Activity Categories: Leadership Training
Location: Sudbury, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Link: Register Here

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Thursday, November 22 - Thursday, November 22

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.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nelson Caraballo 617-548-8579 (11am -2pm)

Family Thanksgiving Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Friday, November 23 - Sunday, November 25

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. We will stay at the 16-bed Shapleigh Bunkhouse which is coed, heated, and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area. Friday night dinner will be prepared by the group while Saturday night we will dine next door at the Highland Center, enjoying hearty, home-cooked meals. Saturday and Sunday breakfasts will also be buffet style next door at the Highland Center. Lunch fixings Saturday are included as well. And, there is more, the Highland Center has a well-stocked gear room. As a participant on this trip you can borrow the items you need for this trip at no charge OR if you want to check out new or different gear you are welcome. Check out what you can borrow: https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/lodges/highland/LL-Bean-Gear-Room-at-AMC-Highland-Center Space is limited to 16; register early so you don't miss out! $150/adult and $100/child 12 and under includes 2 nights lodging and all meals from dinner Friday through breakfast Sunday. To register click "Register Now" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2179. Questions contact David Beck, davidbeckrph@comcast.net, (508) 361-0508.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Highland Center, Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508, Brian s Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Annual Post-Thanksgiving Day Blue Hills Skyline Hike

Date: Friday, November 23

Walk off the Thanksgiving feast by joining us on an invigorating hike along the Skyline blue trail and on red and green trails. Approximately 6 miles. The hike is suitable for those who like to go for long walks. There is some elevation gain and some steep and rocky terrain. Bring water, snacks, and lunch, and wear sturdy boots. Pack your microspikes, just in case. Rain cancels. Meet at 10:00 am at the Houghton Pond Parking Lot (on Hillside street).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation, Canton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Maria Costantini (mgccare@comcast.net) , Kathy Blythe

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Friday, November 23 - Friday, November 23

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.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)

Family Thanksgiving AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, November 24 - Sunday, November 25

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars. Lonesome Lake Hut is second newest and southernmost hut of AMC's 8 huts, built in 1964. The main building is the dining room and kitchen while 46 guests sleep in separate bunkhouses. The dining room is toasty warm with a fire going in the evening, though the bunk rooms are unheated. Bunk rooms are co-ed in order that we can keep families together. This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $70/person ($80 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner, and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks. To register click on "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1904. For questions contact: Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: AMC Lonesome Lake Hut, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Moderate w/late fall conditions
Link: Register Here

Family Thanksgiving AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 24 - Sunday, November 25

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Thanksgiving 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. Register w/Denise Boucher-denisegirish@yahoo.com, 978-470-0243.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Alexandria, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Registrar: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings Trips

Middlesex Fells, Medford

Date: Sunday, November 25 - Sunday, November 25

9:00am-4:00pm (or sooner). Approx. 8 mile hike on the Middlesex Fells Skyline Trail. Meet at Bellevue Pond parking lot at 161 S Border Rd, Medford.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nancy Cahn 508-561-0019

Post Thanksgiving Family Sub Sig Cabin Weekend in Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 2

Join us for a weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch, NH down the road from AMC Highland Center. This is a half century old hidden jewel …in fact it is called Hart's location and the cabin ( Sub Sig) is rustic, but comfy with an outhouse ( yeah) and hauled in water. We will plan a hike choice both Saturday and Sunday as well as group breakfasts and a supper prepared by us all on Saturday evening. Trip is recommended for families with kids ages 7 - 12. Group size limited to 16 lucky souls. Cost is $60/adult and $50/child (ages 0 - 18) for lodging, 2 breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. To register click on "Register Now" or copy and paste this link/URL into your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2151. Questions contact Brian Witkov, user369128@aol.com, (978) 807-4901.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Hart's Location, NH
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Brian s Witkov (animlhc@aol.com) 978-807-4901 (after 6 pm) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Jackie Wah (jwah2002@yahoo.com) 339-368-1534
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

North and South Twin

Date: Saturday, December 1

Join us on a hike to North (4,761 ft) and South Twin (4,902 ft). This hike is a minimum of 11 miles and up to 13 miles if access roads are closed by the Forest Service for the winter. Elevation gain is approximately 3,600 feet. Full winter above treeline gear might be required (see https://hb.amcboston.org/resources). This trip can be combined with Cannon Mountain hike on Sunday. Contact Leader Joe regarding bunkroom accommodations for Friday or Saturday night ($10/person/night).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling , Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register here

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, December 1 - Sunday, December 2

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. At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. that are more then an hour from emergency care..You will be Certified by Solo Stoneheart open learning opportunities. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at Camp Thoreau. 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA

Activity Categories: First Aid, Instruction (Skills)
Location: concord Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: C4D
Link: Register here

HIKE A VOLCANO = PAWTUCKAWAY STATE PARK FAMILY HIKE, NOTTINGHAM, NH

Date: Saturday, December 1 - Saturday, December 1

Join Family Outings to Hike a Volcano in Pawtuckaway State Park! Trip is Saturday December 1st from 10 AM - 4PM The Pawtuckaway Mountains are a classic example of an eroded volcanic crater. This hike will take us over South Mt (908') via Mountain Trail, North Mt. trail, then circling back via same trail. Loop distance approximately 6 miles. Conditions likely frozen ground, possible snow and ice. Light traction (micro-spikes) required. The route is approximately 700 ft. of elevation gain and we will hike at a moderate pace for 4 - 5 hrs. Potential trail change options, If the weather, trail conditions, or group warrants a change. Trail info. https://www.trailfinder.info/trails/trail/pawtuckaway-state-park, General Pawtuckaway info. https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/pawtuckaway-state-park.aspx To register click "Register Now" button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2172. For questions contact Hike Leader: Michael Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com, 781-438-5680.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Micheal Wainer (wainer18@hotmail.com) 781-438-5680 (After 6 PM) , Joan Entwistle (joan.entwistle@gmail.com) 978-549-4864
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here;

Cannon Mountain

Date: Sunday, December 2

Join us for a hike up to the summit of Cannon Mountain (4.100 ft), and enjoy great views from the trail and the observation tower! (Weather permitting!) This hike is 4 miles with approximately 2,100 feet of elevation gain. Full winter above-treeline gear might be required (see https://hb.amcboston.org/resources). This trip can be combined with leader's Saturday hike, contact Leader regarding bunkroom accommodations for Friday or Saturday night ($10/person/night).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: C3B
Link: Register here

Family Hike to Wachusett Mtn, Princeton, MA

Date: Sunday, December 2

Want to work of that turkey and pie? Join Family Outings for a leisurely hike to the summit of Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA! We will hike the less known back side of Wachusett, arguably the most beautfiful. The hike is approximately 3 miles with roughly 800ft elevation gain. On a clear day, the 360-degree views from the summit and summit tower are lovely! Mt. Wachusett is the highest mountain in central MA at 2006 ft with views on a clear day to Mt. Monadnock, the Berkshires and the Boston skyline. Often known as a downhill ski destination, Wachusett Mtn is located within the 3000-acre Wachusett State Reservation, home to 17 miles of hiking and walking trails (we will only cover only about 3 miles!). Pack a lunch and join us for a beautiful late autumn hike! To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2175. For questions contact leader, Laurene Poland, ljpoland@msn.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Wachusett Mountain, Princeton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508, Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373, Christopher Stix (stixc2001@yahoo.com) 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM) , Christopher Stix (stixc2001@yahoo.com) 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Tuesday, December 11 - Tuesday, December 11

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 chair@hbbostonamc.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Southborough, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin

DECEMBER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Wednesday, December 12 - Wednesday, December 12

Come ski with us! 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. Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (skiing@amcboston.org)

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, December 15 - Saturday, December 15

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove, once inhabited by Henry Thoreau. Enjoy sit-down break, on the shore of Walden. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

Mt. Sunapee Hike

Date: Sunday, December 16

Leave the holiday frenzy behind! Join us on a scenic five-mile (1,500 elev. gain) round trip snowshoe to beautiful Mount Sunapee to the lodge (hot chocolate and 360 degree views). Medium pace. On the trail at 10 and back in the Boston area in time for holiday activities and/or shopping. L-Teresa Pagliuca, L- Kathy Blythe

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Andrew Brook Trail. Mountain road
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: REGISTER HERE!

Habitat Audubon Sanctuary, Belmont - Celebrate the Solstice Walk

Date: Sunday, December 16 - Sunday, December 16

The Winter Solstice arrives in just 5 days. We'll take a slow-paced nature walk through forests and fields and around a pond focusing on plant ID of bare trees, naked shrubs and winter weeds as the natural world prepares for winter. We'll also talk about fun and interesting natural history about the Winter Solstice as well as about the plants we see. 1:00-4:00pm. From Rte. 2, Exit 59 go west on Rte. 60/Pleasant St. 0.6 miles. Right onto Clifton St, first left on Fletcher Rd, bear left at fork, next left on Juniper Rd. 0.2 miles to Sanctuary at #10 Juniper Rd. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass Audubon - Habitat, The New England Wild Flower Society, the Winchester Public Schools, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells, the Appalachian Mountain Club and other organizations. These walks are sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). They are free of charge for AMC members and cost $1 for non-members.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Walks
Location: Belmont
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712

Mt Jefferson in winter

Date: Saturday, December 22

We'll climb Mt. Jefferson on the first full day of winter. Above treeline winter experience and full winter gear required

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837, Barbara Amoroso
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register Here

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Tuesday, December 25 - Tuesday, December 25

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.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nelson Caraballo 617-548-8579 (11am -2pm)

Foss Farms, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Greenough Land

Date: Tuesday, December 25 - Tuesday, December 25

Easy approx. 4-5 mi. wander through a good birding area with river and pond views, pine forest and red maple swamp. Snowshoe if sufficient snow cover. Meet 10am. Foss Farms parking lot, about 1/3 mi west of Concord River off Rte. 225. From Rte. 128 Exit 31B follow Rtes. 4/225 through Bedford, continuing on Rte. 225 toward Carlisle. Storm cancels. If weather uncertain contact Leader. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Carlisle
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Tuesday, December 25 - Tuesday, December 25

Moderate pace 4-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:00am-12:15pm. Bring snack & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias 781-335-5034

Family New Years Pinestead Farm Lodge Ski Weekend, Franconia NH

Date: Friday, December 28 - Tuesday, January 1

Ring in the New Year with Family Outings at Pinestead Farm Lodge, a Family Outings longtime Favorite in Franconia, NH! Pinestead is a comfortable rustic lodge on a farm with direct access to XC ski and snowshoe trails. Great sledding hills on property and nearby as well. 15 min from Cannon or 45 min from Bretton Woods for DH skiing. Ice skating and tubing available at the Franconia Inn. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen as well. Great for families with kids of all ages and skill levels. $230/adult ($250 non-members) and $210/child ($230 non-members) Includes 4 nights lodging and all meals from dinner Friday through breakfast Tuesday. Plus New Years noise makers and lots of smiles and camaraderie!, Register with leader Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com, 508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer (eddy.luttmer@gmail.com)
Registrar: VALERIE PAUL (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (before 9pm)

AMC New Year's Celebration in White Mountains

Date: Saturday, December 29 - Tuesday, January 1

Join us as we celebrate the new year with X-C skiing at moderate levels and a relaxed pace. Snow shoeing is also available from novice to experienced. Ski touring center is nearby for all levels of X-C and downhill.alpine skiing. Stay at lovely Mountain Fare Inn, Campton, NH. $375 covers lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & 2 dinners. Please register with L: Anna Panszczyk, Annatp12@gmail.com 781-648-2492 before 9:00 PM, CLs: Nancy & Bob DiMeo, bndimeo@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Campton NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Anna Panszczyk (Annatp12@gmail.com) 781-648-2492 (Before 9:00 PM) , Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (Before 9:00 PM) , Robert DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (Before 9:00 PM)
Registrar: Anna Panszczyk (Annatp12@gmail.com) 781-648-2492 (before 9 PM)
Trip Difficulty: beginners and intermiediate X-C & snowshoeing

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Part II and WFR Recertification

Date: Saturday, January 5 - Sunday, January 6

The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting. Students must have a current SOLO WFA certification in order to take the AWFA Part II. The Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) 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. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at 235 Forest Ridge Rd, Concord Ma

Activity Categories: First Aid, Instruction (Skills)
Location: concord Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: C4D
Link: Register here

AMC Family Outings 6th Annual New Years Celebration & Equipment Sale

Date: Sunday, January 6 - Sunday, January 6

AMC Family Outings Sixth Annual New Years Celebration and Equipment Sale Sunday January 6th at the Thoreau Outing Center at Camp Thoreau in Concord, MA. Come anytime from 10 am to 3 pm. We'll celebrate the New Years with coffee/donuts in the morning and lunch included at 11:30 am with our welcome in the New Year Celebratory cake. Options for snowshoe and XC Ski clinics, walks and hikes throughout the day as well as crafts for the kids, sledding, and, of course, lots of great equipment at prices you cannot beat. Activities and fun for all ages and abilities. Everyone welcome. Members and non-members alike. This is a free event! Questions or interest to help with registration, food, equipment sale, hikes, crafts, etc.? Contact Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net. If you have items to sell and are not sure you can be there at 10 am please contact Paul Terenzi at Firemanpaul@comcast.net . Some local pickup is available. To register click "Register Now" or copy & paste this link into your browser https://goo.gl/forms/bRP21e59bZxmbxJU2. More information and directions will be sent to registered participants. Contact Jeanne Blauner at jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606 with questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Social Events, Walks
Location: Thoreau Outing Center at Camp Thoreau, Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Paul Terenzi (Firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115, Jackie Wah (jwah2002@yahoo.com) 781-641-2085
Co-Leader: Michael Wainer (wainer18@hotmail.com) 617-549-2731, Doug Cohen
Trip Difficulty: Easy -moderate
Link: Register Here

Ski In / Ski Out at Sunday River, Maine Ski Resort

Date: Friday, January 11 - Sunday, January 13

Join us for a fun weekend of skiing, dining, and socializing with fellow skiers. Two days of skiing/telemark/snowboarding at Sunday River Ski Resort. Trip includes 2 nights B&B lodging at the on-mountain Grand Summit Hotel, double occupancy rooms, private bath, two full buffet breakfasts, 2-day lift ticket. Bring your friends; they do not have to be AMC members. Price $345 PPDO ($325 Senior), $160 single supplement, $197 for seasons pass holders. We will be making a group reservation for dinner in the Camp Restaurant at the Grand Summit for dinner Saturday evening (meal not included in trip cost). Payment required to sign up. Signing up for the trip early guarantees a spot and to find you a roommate if you want a double room. Registration: Registration is required for this activity.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Location: Newry
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620, Jeri Schefts (schefts@bc.edu) 781-893-0467

INTRO TO AT (ALPINE TOURING) SKIING

Date: Saturday, January 12

Learn to use AT (Alpine Touring) ski equipment for uphill travel in a safe learning environment. If you are looking for some instruction on how to use AT skis, and to learn the basics of skinning and uphill travel, this trip will meet those needs. We will go to Loon Mtn. ski area in Lincoln, NH where instruction will be provided. Topics covered include AT gear basics, setting up for skinning, how to skin efficiently, transitions (skinning-to-skiing, and skiing-to-skinning), as well as thermal and nutrition management. The idea is to provide an opportunity for people to learn the basics of backcountry ski travel in a safe and controlled environment. A purchase of a $20 ticket at Loon Mountain will be required. Participants will also need AT ski equipment, appropriate winter clothing, and a day pack to carry water, food and extra layers. Please contact Mike Bratina for further details at mbratina@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Skiing
Location: Loon Mountain Ski Area
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Mike Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

Cross- Country Skiiing in Craftsbury, VT - January 18 - 21, 2019 MLK weekend

Date: Friday, January 18 - Monday, January 21

Come join us at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (COC) over the MLK weekend where we will ski right out the door and over the lovely rolling hills of VT. Skiing at a moderate level, easy pace. Stay at comfortable lodge at the COC in Craftsbury VT. $365 covers 3 nights lodging, 9 delicious and hardy meals and 4 days of skiing.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Craftsbury, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.) , Robert DiMeo (bndimeo@charter.net) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: TBA
Registrar: Nancy Dimeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: easy to intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Zealand Hut in the Winter

Date: Saturday, January 19 - Sunday, January 20

Zealand hut in the Winter.. Experience the self-service hut in the winter.. Cooking our own meals ..wood stove for heat in the kitchen area, cozy unheated bunk rooms. We will hike up Zealand Road 3.8 miles to Zealand Trail, follow the river, for a total of 6.6 miles one way,.. 1,100 feet of elelvation. (Fee) (L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com, (L) stevedennen@verizon.net

Activity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00pm) , Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Registrar: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)
Link: Register here

Winter Weekend Joe Dodge Lodge 2019

Date: Friday, January 25 - Sunday, January 27

Winter Weekend - Joe Dodge Lodge Jan. 25-27 2019. Start the year off enjoying Hiking and/or xcountry skiing 2-nights at Joe Dodge Lodge, NH includes 2-Breakfast- 2-Dinners and Happy Hours. Contact pagliuca.t@gmail.com for more info and registration forms. Room cost per night per person from $86.00 (depending on room selection) Additional AMC administrative fee-$25.00 - Payable with registration form.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing, Yoga
Location: Joe Dodge Lodge
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)

Family Calumet Junior (kids 8 & under) Winter Weekend in West Ossipee, NH

Date: Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. This trip is targeted to families with younger children, 8 & under, but kids all ages are welcome AMC members and non-members alike. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, and x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavillion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach. Accommodations are rustic comfortable. The lodge has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms with showers on the first floor which is where the group shares our meals and down time. The 2nd floor sleeps up to 22 (three bedrooms for 2, 8, and 12) in bunk-style firm beds. The sleeping areas are co-ed, so families can stay together. Bring your sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, pillow and towels. The cabins are insulated and heated and sleep up to ten (four bunk beds and two single beds). Those staying in the cabins have their choice of the bathrooms in the lodge or separate heated bathrooms. Group meals are simple, hearty, and delicious. Everyone helps cook, prep and clean-up. $115 for adults in the Retreat lodge or $95 in cabins. Kids 7 - 21 years enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $85. Kids six and under enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $45 including all meals Friday evening to Sunday lunch. To Register contact: Laurene Poland, ljpoland@msn.com, 508-728-1373.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Calumet, West Ossipee, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373, Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Registrar: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Calumet

Backcountry Ski Workshop

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

Come ski the backcountry of Mt. Washington! The Backcountry Ski Workshop offers a chance for backcountry skiers of all disciplines and levels to tour in the backcountry and learn new skills. Whether you are a novice who wants to learn the fundamentals, or an expert looking to refine your skills, this weekend will have something to offer you. There will be groups for Nordic backcountry, telemark and alpine touring, offering basic instruction as well as more advanced groups focused on a full day of touring. The workshop will be based out of Pinkham Notch with tours and instruction happening on Mt. Washington and the surrounding area. Meals, lodging, and instruction is included in the workshop cost, participants will need to provide their own equipment; we can help locate rental locations. Cost for the workshop is $200 members / $250 non-members. Please contact Mike Bratina at mbratina@gmail.com for more information.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Pinkham Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Mike Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

Annual Ski & Games Trip Bretton Woods (Intermediate) Intro

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 8-10. Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip. Per person cost is $220-$320, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees. Bring games to play, trail ticket money, and lunch food. Fees are approximate, so depending on number of participants. we hope to refund participants as we have in past years.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Snowshoeing
Location: Highland Lodge
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Debra Smith (Lawdeb@aol.com) , Carla Schwartz
Registrar: Debra Smith (Lawdeb@aol.com)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Annual Ski & Games Trip to Bretton Woods

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 8-10 Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip. $220-$320 per person, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees. Bring games to play, trail ticket money, and lunch food. Fees are approximate, so depending on number of participants. we hope to refund participants as we have in past years.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Highland Center at Crawford Notch, Bretton Woods, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Debbie Smith (carlalist@gmail.com) , Carla Schwartz
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Family President's Day Calumet Winter Weekend, West Ossipee, NH

Date: Friday, February 15 - Sunday, February 17

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavilion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach. Accommodations are rustic comfortable. The lodge has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms with showers on the first floor which is where the group shares our meals and down time. The 2nd floor sleeps up to 22 (three bedrooms for 2, 8, and 12) in bunk-style firm beds. The sleeping areas are co-ed, so families can stay together. Bring your sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, pillow and towels. The cabins are insulated and heated and sleep up to ten (four bunk beds and two single beds). Those staying in the cabins have their choice of the bathrooms in the lodge or separate heated bathrooms. Meals are simple, hearty, and delicious. Everyone helps cook, prep and clean-up. $115 for adults in the Retreat lodge or $95 in cabins. Kids 7 - 21 years enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $85. Kids six and under enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $45 including all meals Friday evening to Sunday lunch. To Register click the "Register button" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2111. For questions contact: Kate Atanasova,ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com, 774-232-6846.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Calumet, 1090 Ossipee Lake Road, Freedom, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Kremena Dimitrova (kyanakieva@gmail.com) 857-928-0533, Helene Guezennec (lnguezenn@hotmail.com) 857-352-1688, Daniel Parvanov (parvanov@yahoo.com) , Ekaterina Atanasova (ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com) 774-232-6846
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Register Here

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Date: Friday, February 15 - Sunday, February 17

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor. A full bath house with hot showers are within a short walk from the cabin. We all help with meal prep and clean-up in our communal/family style kitchen and dining area. $90/person includes 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner and lunch style fixings/snacks throughout the day. Register: Doris Tennant:dtennant@tllawgroup.com, 617-306-0084.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: AMC Noble View Outdoor Center 635 S Quarter Rd, Russell, MA 01071
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Doris Tennant (dtennant@tllawgroup.com) 617-306-0084
Registrar: Doris Tennant (dtennant@tllawgroup.com) 617-306-0084
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings Trips

Presidents Weekend Family Winter Fun in Vermont

Date: Saturday, February 16 - Tuesday, February 19

Winter fun in the heart of the snow belt in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont! Cross country and downhill skiing nearby at Burke and Jay Peak. Other xc options a short drive away. Also Ice skating, sledding, snow men, etc. Stay at large ski house. Group meals, great company. $180pp for the 3 day weekend, includes 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts and snacks. Please register online at: http://tinyurl.com/PrezWknd2019. Questions please contact Naomi Ribner, 781 444-6693, tonaomirose@gmail.com (email preferred).

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding
Location: Northeast Kingdom of Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com) 781-444-6693, Paul Pichetti (paul_pick@verizon.net)

AMC Medewisla Lodge and Cabins School Vacation Week, Greenville, ME

Date: Monday, February 18 - Thursday, February 21

Join a small group of families at AMC's newest Medewisla Lodge and Cabins in Greenville, ME Monday thru Thursday of School Vacation Week. Enjoy private lakefront cabins w/shared bathhouse (w/shower) and toasty warm woodstove. Small group of families. Drive in location. Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe extensive trail network just steps away from our cabins. Group cooking and full service combo. We will stay in four private lakerfront cabins with shared bathhouse with shower, each sleeping 5 - 6 people, each with two bedrooms with either queen or twin beds, and a living room with double futon. We anticipate one or two families per cabin, depending on family size (will need to be flexible). All cabins have electric LED lighting, and a woodstove (ADA accessible cabins have propane stoves). Linens are provided, including pillowcases, sheets, and towels. Our cabins have a kitchenette and we will cook as a group one dinner and two breakfasts and lunches. Our second night, Tuesday night, we will enjoy "full service" eating dinner in the main Lodge as well as breakfast the next morning and trail lunch will be provided for Wednesday. Medawisla (the Abenaki word for loon) is part of AMC's Maine Wilderness Lodges network. The Lodge & Cabins are "off the grid" by the shore of Second Roach Pond, on 70,000 acres of forestland permanently conserved by AMC as part of its Maine Woods Initiative. AMC has completely rebuilt this sporting camp first opened at this location in 1953. The main or Central lodge includes dining room, sitting area, deck, and sauna. $350/adult; $225/Youth (13 - 17); $150/child (12 and under). Non-members are $400; $250; $175 respectively. To Register click on the "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2199. Questions? Contact Jeanne, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Location: AMC Medewisla Lodge and Cabins, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

Date: Wednesday, February 20 - Sunday, February 24

Discover the remote Maine woods on true ski adventure. We'll be based at West Branch Pond Camps within the AMC's 70,000 acre reserve east of Greenville, Maine. We will BC ski on unbroken trails, winding up the White Cap Mtn ridge and through hills and woods on a trails ranging from wide roads and open ponds to narrow trails and some bushwacking. The terrain will vary from well graded dirt roads to some steeper stuff. Some of the trails will be unbroken and we will cut the tracks, but some will be packed out and some trails near the camp may be tracked. The BC tours will be 10-12 miles and 2000'-2500' feet of rise and wind up mountain ridges and through some thick woods. Expect some climbing and descending but advanced downhill or tele turns are not required. Climbing skins are not absolutely required, but if you have them bring them as they could be a great aid, depending on the on site conditions. Participants should be comfortable climbing and descending on varied terrain and conditions. The best ski will be a metal edged, double camber touring ski with a profile of about 67-57-62 and bring a pair also 10-20 cm wider in each dimension if the snow is deep like it was in 2015. Our cozy cabins in West Branch Pond Camps are rustic, but come with all the basic amenities; they are heated with wood stoves, there are toilets and a shower in the bath house and our hearty meals will be cooked by the camp owner, Eric Stirling and his staff and taken in the kitchen of the dining hall. Our large cabin has a nice sitting room for our socializing after a nice day skiing in the woods. Electric service typically is on from 5 - 9 pm daily. Each night, you'll find ambience, great company and hearty replenishment after a great day in the woods! The trip officially starts on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at noon sharp when we meet at the cafe in Northwoods Outfitters, 5 Lily Bay Rd in Greenville, Maine, 04441. After meeting up and purchasing any last supplies we will drive together the approx 30 miles to WBPC together; the last 20 miles are on a dirt road which is usually pretty well plowed out. We will then have a few hours of "shakedown ski", followed by full days of skiing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, February 24th, after about a 2/3 day of skiing we will head back to Boston at about 2 pm. Greenville is about 5 hours from Boston. Of course, you can extend the trip by booking directly with West Branch Pond Camps.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: West Branch Pond Camps, Township A, Range 12, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Registrar: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: BC Skiing Intermediate/Advanced
Link: Trip Brochure

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia, NH

Date: Thursday, February 21 - Sunday, February 24

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls or Flume Gorge sometimes happen. The farm has chickens and cows and a small play structure. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. $110/adult; $100/child; Children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib (non-members $120; $110). To register click "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2198. Questions: Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com, 508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer (eddy.luttmer@gmail.com) 617-413-1815 (Before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Suitable for all abilities
Link: Register Here

Family Snowshoe Overnight to Windblown East Glade Shelter (w/Woodburning Stove), New Ipswich, NH

Date: Saturday, February 23 - Sunday, February 24

We will snowshoe the Windblown XC center trails approximately one mile from our cars to overnight at the Windblown East Glade shelter. The shelter is a 3-sided Adirondack shelter, but with the welcoming addition of a woodburning stove, a well-kept outhouse, and a firepit as well as breath-taking views to the east. After arriving we have the option to summit Barrett Mountain (1,853'), a bit less then 2 miles round trip. We will make group dinner and enjoy evening smores around the fire pit before hunkering down for a cold winter night. We'll do breakfast in the morning and then enjoy a leisurely walk back out. BE AWARE: overnight temps may likely be in the single digits. appropriate winter gear is essential including winter sleeping bags- usually rated for 0 degrees* (we may be able to help with bags and snowshoes). For obvious safety reasons, screening for the trip- gear, experience, fitness- will be strict. * equipment requirements may be adjusted slightly with the nearing forecast. The trip will be cancelled if conditions are extreme and pose increased safety concerns. If you are adventurous, want to enjoy the splendor of winter outdoors (maybe freeze your tush of a little) and are properly equipped, come join us. $50pp includes accommodations, dinner, breakfast, and your Windblown trail fees. To register click "Register Now" OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2205. Questions contact Rick Gershberg, rgershberg@verizon.net, 617-694-1060.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Windblown Ski and Snowshoe Center, New Ipswich, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 617-694-1060, Brian s Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Harvard Cabin Family XC & Dowhill Ski Weekend, Jackson, NH

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

After a social Friday evening at Harvard Cabin (https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/harvard), and a shared breakfast on Saturday, one group will set out to downhill ski at Wildcat, Attitash, or Cranmore, based on snow conditions and group preference. Another group will hit Jackson or Bear Notch or Great Glen for cross-country skiing. Sunday will likely be a shorter day that may include skiing (xc nordic or downhill) and/or another winter activity (e.g., inner-tube sledding) based on conditions and group preferences. Harvard Cabin is a rustic, but heated, structure with communal eating and cooking space, an outhouse, and cold running water. Most notably, this structure has communal sleeping loft (sleeping bags/pads on a shared floor space) accessible by a ladder. Participants will help with meal preparation and clean up. This will include preparation of Saturday breakfast, happy hour hors d'oeuvres, and dinner, as well as breakfast on Sunday. No dinner is provided on Friday night. You are responsible for your own lunch and daytime snacks. This trip is geared towards families with children ages 6-12. Leaders: Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) and Peter Fraunholtz (p.fraunholtz@northeastern.edu) For more family trips, visit: https://amcboston.org/committee/boston-family-outings

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Harvard Cabin, Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) 617-515-1095 (Email is a faster way to reach me.) , Peter Fraunholtz
Trip Difficulty: beginner > expert
Link: Register Now

Family Hiking/snowshoeing, Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, N.H.

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Join us for a Family weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch, NH down the road from AMC Highland Center. This is a half century old hidden jewel …in fact it is called Hart's location and the cabin ( Sub Sig) is toasty warm and comfy, but rustic w/outhouse and hauled in water. We will plan a hike choice both Saturday and Sunday as well as group breakfasts and a supper prepared by us all on Saturday evening. Trip is recommended for families with kids ages 7 - 12. Group size limited to 16 lucky souls. Cost is $70/adult and $60/child (ages 0 - 18) for lodging, 2 breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. To register click on "Register Now" OR copy and paste this link/URL into your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2151. Questions contact Brian Witkov, user369128@aol.com, (978) 807-4901.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Hart's Location New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Brian s Witkov (animalhc@aol.com) 978-807-4901 (after 7 pm) , Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 781-697-4442
Trip Difficulty: moderate
Link: Hiking and snowshoeing family march time

XC Ski Out the Door at Craftsbury VT (Intermediate)

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Up to 85K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before 2/1 with L. Trip fills fast!

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Location: Craftsbury, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Carla Schwartz 508-626-7455 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Registrar: Carla Schwartz 508-626-7455 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Nordic Center

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH, a Family Outings Favorite. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls or Flume Gorge sometimes happen. The farm has chickens and cows and a small play structure. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. $110/adult; $100/kid (ages 3-7); children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib. To register click "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2198. Questions contact Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com, 508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer (eddy.luttmer@gmail.com) 617-413-1815 (Before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Suitable for all skill levels
Link: Register Here

Test - Paddling Event

Date: Friday, November 1

Test - Paddling Event - Standalone

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Carlson
Link: FOR TESTING