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Tuesday Evening Ride-Concord

Date: Tuesday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 21

Join us for a 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 5:45pm for a 6pm departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 12-14 mph. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. High vis clothing highly recommended. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Doherty (Sdoh1222@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: ALIZA EDWARDS

Shining Sea Bike Ride

Date: Wednesday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 22

Join the 40 Plus Wednesday Wramblers on a 22-mile round trip bike ride along the picturesque Shining Sea bike path from North Falmouth to Woods Hole, returning the same way. Beautiful views of marshes and rivers, then the ocean as the trail winds along the Vineyard Sound shoreline. Mostly flat with subtle inclines. Lunch in Woods Hole - Pie in the Sky Bakery and Café highly recommended - and time to explore the village off season Trivia: The Shining Sea bikeway was named after the lyrics to "America the Beautiful," written by Falmouth native Katharine Lee Bates.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: North Falmouth
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net) 617-922-7002 (Before 9 p.m.) , Judy Wester
Registrar: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net) 617-922-7002
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Shining Sea Bike Path

"To Row and Let Go," Film screening and social

Date: Wednesday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 22

Join us for a screening of "To Row and Let Go," Q&A with filmmaker Doug Welch, hors d'oeuvres, refreshments (including Maine Island Trail Ale!), and conversation with fellow coastal explorers. About the film: Follow Doug (Executive Director of the Maine Island Trail Association, MITA) as he takes up ocean rowing, builds a boat at the legendary Wooden Boat School, and explores 34 islands on the Maine Island Trail.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking, Social Events
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Julia Khorana

Boston 20s and 30s Game Night at City Square

Date: Thursday, May 23

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
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com) , Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com)
Link: Register here!

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (5/23)

Date: Thursday, May 23 - Thursday, May 23

Join the leaders for an aggressively-paced hike of the Middlesex Fells. We'll meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:50 pm to start hiking promptly at 6.00 pm. Each week of this 'Show and Go' hike series, we'll tackle variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a fast pace to get our heart rates up. Sorry, but no dogs or children are allowed on this hike. This hike does not require registration, but to help us manage group size expectations, please register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. At a minimum, please bring a pack that can fit an extra layer, rain gear, headlamp, water, and snacks. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middlesex Fells Rock Circuit Trail
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christine Malinowski , Paul Terenzi
Trip Difficulty: C1C
Link: Register & More Info Here

Thursday Night 17-Mile Bike Ride from West Acton

Date: Thursday, May 23 - Thursday, May 23

Join us for a 17-mile ride through Acton, Boxborough, Harvard, and Stow. Rolling terrain. Ride will be moderate (13-14mph) leaving promptly at 6pm, Douglas School parking lot, 21 Elm St. Acton. No advance sign-up necessary. Helmet, water, spare tube, and bike in good working order required. Probably a good idea to have visible front and back lights. Rain cancels, check this website for a cancellation notice. Please arrive by 5:45pm so that you can get your bike ready. We leave promptly at 6pm.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Maislin , Robyn Maislin (robyn.maislin@comcast.net)
Link: RideWithGPS File

Memorial Weekend Hiking in White Mountains

Date: Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27

Join us for three days of hiking at beginning and intermediate level on White Mountains National Forest trails. $365 covers 3 nights lodging at Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours, 2 dinners. Leader:

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST) , Robert DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST) , Sarah Adams
Co-Leader: Tod Leedberg
Registrar: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Link: http://www.mountainfareinn.com/

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

Date: Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27

Tidewater Canoe and Sea Kayak Camping Weekend. Easy paddling, good food and informal instruction available. This is a good introduction to a Tidewater Paddling area that is ideal for sea kayaking. We have the option of both introductory and advanced canoe or sea kayak day trips from Beal Island. Enjoy happy hour and dinner around a campfire. Moonlight paddle if water permits. Deposit required.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Beal Island, Georgetown, Maine 04548
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kenneth Kaiser (kkaiser@alum.mit.edu) 978-664-5984 (before 9 pm)
Co-Leader: Donna Jean Kaiser
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Memorial Day Weekend in the White Mountains

Date: Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27

Biking in the beautiful White Mountains of NH. Daily rides ranging from 25-60 mi. on rolling to hilly terrain. Stay at comfy ski lodge. Cost of $170 including three nights lodging, three breakfasts, two dinners. Lodging is bunk rooms with shared bath, supply your own bedding. Register online with link below.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: North Conway, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu) , Susan Grieb
Link: Register

Spring Cycling in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27

Join us for 25-50 mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along New York-Massachusetts-Vermont border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). Previous group cycling experience in hilly terrain highly recommended, though not necessary for strong flatland cyclists. $238-$288 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home (linens, blankets & towels included), 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). See "Cost" below for more information. For more trip details and to register, contact Aldo. This is a very popular trip that can fill many months in advance. Cancellations do occur, wait listing advised. This trip also takes place on the Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends (posted as "Labor Day Cycling in the Berkshires" and "Fall Cycling in the Berkshires"). If the Memorial Day weekend is not available in your schedule, check out these other weekends. (Map below shows location of town center, not trip lodging site. Directions will be sent to registered participants only.)

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road
Location: Hancock
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Aldo Ghirin
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes
Trip Difficulty: Easy Pace (10-13 mph) but Intermediate Terrain
Link: AMC Boston Chapter Bicycling Committee Calendar

Family Memorial Day Weekend Hike to Mt. Chocorua, Albany, NH (BHP Level 4)

Date: Saturday, May 25

Join Boston Family Outings on a BHP (Beginner Hiking Program) Hike up Mt. Chocorua. Chocorua is one of the most photographed mountains in the world, but we're going to do more than just take pictures of it. We're going to hike up the mountain, where we will be greeted with breathtaking 360 degree views of surrounding mountains, lakes, and forests. We will hike a 7.5 mile loop using the Brook and Liberty Trails and gaining 2,750 feet of elevation. Expect a few steep pitches near the summit, a moderate pace, and time to absorb the views from summit. This summit is justified in being on New Hampshire's' 52 With-A-View List! Participants will need to bring a trail lunch/trail snacks and appropriate clothing and be physically fit to hike the distance and elevation gain; some previous hiking experience required. Hit the green "Register Now" button to sign up for this amazing hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Chocorua, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Rick Gershberg , Amy Kelliher
Trip Difficulty: Difficult
Link: Register Here

Mt. Mount Watatic and Nutting Hill Loop

Date: Saturday, May 25

Mount Watatic's short, well-marked and well-maintained trails make it a great destination for hikers just getting back on the trail, new to the sport or those looking for a quick workout or warm up for the season. Standing at 1,832 feet tall in the Wapack Mountain Range, Mt Watatic offers more strenuous hikes than the Middlesex Fells or Blue Hills, but less strenuous than the White Mountains. We'll aim for a moderate pace, 3.2-mile loop hike, with about 645 ft of elevation gain to the summit of Mount Watatic, hitting a lookout spot just beyond the summit, and looping around to Nutting Hill. On a clear day, we'll be able to see Mt Wachusett and Mt Monadnock from this trail.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christine Malinowski 617-849-3323
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik (Marceloknapikamc@gmail.com) 781-608-8721 (Evening)
Trip Difficulty: 3C3
Link: Registration and more details.

Mt Carrigain

Date: Saturday, May 25

Join us for a Spring hike to majestic Mt Carrigain (4,700') and experience 360-degree views from its summit fire tower. Depending on conditions, Pretzel the newest hiking dog may join us. This hike can be combined with the Leader's Sunday and Monday hikes. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) at Leader owned facility.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register

Walk on the Wildside: A Wild River Wilderness Weekend

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27

Ever wondered what lies between the Carters and the Baldfaces? Join Jess and Nav for a Memorial Day weekend backpack in the Wild River Wilderness. Over three days, we'll plan to crisscross the Wild River Wildness twice, exploring some of the more remote landscape in the White Mountains. We'll plan to cover 7 to 13 miles each day, at a moderate pace, traversing birch-filled bottomlands and following scenic ridgelines, although few peaks are included in the planned itinerary. Participants should have experience with backpacking and be comfortable with stream crossings given the abundance of water in this area. Fee for the trip covers supper, although all will be expected to help carry group food and to contribute group gear (extra stoves, pots, etc) as able and as needed. Trip fee of $20 is refundable until group food has been purchased the weekend prior to the trip. Heavy rain may alter route plans. Group size limited to 10.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (jlhalvorsen@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Nav Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Spring Scrambles over Mts. Morgan & Percival

Date: Saturday, May 25

Join us on a moderately paced ~5.5-mile hike to Mt. Morgan (2,220') and Mt. Percival (2,212') whose peaks overlook the lakes region of New Hampshire. This hike offers rock scrambles, ladders and optionally some small caves. We will summit Mt. Morgan first followed by Mt. Percival for a total elevation gain of ~1,535'. Participants should have some previous mountain-hiking experience. We will stop for a break at each summit to take in the views, weather permitting.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Wil Hall
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Click here to register online

Mt. Lafayette

Date: Saturday, May 25

Join us for a late spring out-and-back hike up Mt. Lafayette (5,260 ft) via the Old Bridal Path with a round trip distance of 8.5 mi and elevation gain of approx. 3200 ft. Expect possible melting snow at higher elevations and ice in the shade. Expect non-summery, muddy, messy and damp conditions at best. Traction (microspikes) will be required. Group will be limited to 8 experienced hikers.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Lafayette, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Frank Hauschild (frankhauschild@rocketmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here;

Neponset River Greenway/Mattapan Sq/Milton Hill

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25

7.5-mile fast-paced walk along Neponset River to Mattapan Square on newly opened stretch of Neponset Greenway then to Hutchinson Field in Milton 9:30am-2:00pm. Must bring lunch, water and appropriate footwear. Meet at Hallet Street entrance to Pope John Paul II Park. From Route 93N, take exit 11 (11B from Route 93S) to Granite Avenue, north over Neponset River, immediate right on Hilltop Street, right under bridge into parking lot. E-mail if severe weather. No dogs. Non-AMC members $1. Leader: Mike Tuohey

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Tuohey (breadcrumbs60@gmail.com)

Family Walk at Prospect Hill Park, Waltham, MA

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25

We will walk from the South end of Prospect Park along the ridge to the peak in the park. We'll have great views of downtown Boston and Waltham and enjoy this beautiful wooded area. This hike is open to all families, is free, and is sponsored by AMC Boston Family Outings and OutdoorsRx. The walk is show and go. No registration is required. Members and non-members welcome. Please check this website the night prior to be sure the walk is still on, weather dependent. Please bring a water bottle and snacks as needed for your kids (and you) and dress appropriately in layers. Come wearing footwear as well good for a moderate up and down walk, preferably hiking boots. Bring sun screen and insect repellent. The hike cancels for rain. For more information, please contact the hike leader, Chris Stix, at 781-894-2924 or stixc2001@yahoo.com.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Prospect Hill Road, Waltham, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christopher Stix (stixc2001@yahoo.com) 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Prospect Hill Park

Up, down, and around the Great Blue Hill

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25

Join us for a fun walk exploring the great Blue Hill. We will go up to the top on the Skyline North trail (steep and rocky) from the Police Headquarters and return on a variety of red, green, and yellow trails. Wear sturdy boots and bring water and snacks,/light lunch. Total distance approximately 4 miles If there is interest we can stop to see the animals outside the Trailside Museum. Rain cancels. Meeting time: 9:30 AM

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

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Memorial Day Weekend, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27

Are you and your family ready for the fun and adventure of staying overnight at an AMC hut and summiting a New Hampshire 4000 footer? Spend two nights at the family-friendly Lonesome Lake hut, one of the most accessible in the Whites, and summit North Kindsman on the second day. On Saturday we will hike 1.6 miles (and gain 1000' vertical feet) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. The route crosses 2 bridges and features a few mild rock scrambles, and the incline is moderated by switchbacks. Along the way, we will stop for snacks, look at nature and enjoy the views. Once at the hut, we have free time to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, relax, or take an optional 0.8 mile hike around the lake before dinner. On Sunday we will have a leisurely-paced hike up to North Kinsman (4293'), which is 2.5 miles from the hut with an elevation gain of 1500'. This is a great trip for families with children ages 5+ with some hiking experience. Lonesome Lake Hut is self-service this time of year. Accommodations include a bunk w/pillow (note - bunk rooms are co-ed). Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Lodging, dinners, happy hour, and breakfasts included. Price $165/person. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lonesome Lake, White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@gmail.com) 617-835-6532, Robin Swift (robinswift@gmail.com) 978-577-8754
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register

Family Overnight Backpack to AMC Zealand Falls Hut, White Mtns, NH

Date: Sunday, May 26 - Monday, May 27

Join us for a night at Zealand Hut, one of AMC's easiest huts to access. The hut, with co-ed bunkrooms, is spectacularly situated on the side of Zealand Valley near Zealand Falls at the northern end of the Pemigewasset wilderness. We will hike in via the Zealand trail which is 2.8 miles and 650 ft. gain. Carry your sleeping bag, lunches and snacks, water and gear. The group will carry in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepare it together in the hut kitchen. This trip is appropriate for children > 4 years with adults who can hike 2.8 miles on a relatively flat trail. Cost: $67 per participant.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Zealand Falls Hut, Zealand Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com) , Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Register Here

SHP PARTICIPANTS ONLY: A Visit to the Belknaps

Date: Sunday, May 26

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Join us for a moderately paced spring hike in the Belknap Range. We'll take in up to three summits, traverse some beautiful alpine meadows, and enjoy fantastic views of Lake Winnipesaukee, Mt. Washington and the Ossipee and Sandwich ranges on a loop hike over Mt. Rowe, Gunstock Mt., and possibly Belknap Mt. We will hike between 4 and 8 miles depending on individual capabilities, and gain approximately 2000' of elevation in the process.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: gilford nh
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Mt Tecumseh

Date: Sunday, May 26

Join us for an easy Sunday hike to the summit of Mt Tecumseh (4,003'). Depending on conditions, Pretzel the newest hiking dog may join us. This hike can be combined with the Leader's Sat and Mon hikes. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) at leader owned facility.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837
Trip Difficulty: C3C
Link: Register

Medfield Charles River State Reservation, Medfield

Date: Sunday, May 26 - Sunday, May 26

Easy walk, Medfield State Hospital grounds; open meadows, woodland trails along Charles River. Meet at stone entry gate on Hospital Road, Medfield, MA. Long pants, appropriate footwear - water. Leader: Jean Veigas

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jean Veigas

North and South Hancock

Date: Monday, May 27

Join us for a Memorial Day hike to two 4,000 footers in the Pemigewasset Wilderness - (North) Hancock (4,420') and South Hancock (4,319'). Depending on conditions, Pretzel the newest hiking dog may join us. This hike can be combined with Leader's Sat and Sun hikes. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) at leader owned facility.

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

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Monday, May 27 - Monday, May 27

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. Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias (Bmosias@yahoo.com)

Tuesday Evening Ride--Concord

Date: Tuesday, May 28

Join us for a 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 6pm for a 6:15 departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 12-14 mph. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. High vis clothing highly recommended. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Linda Haines (linda.haines6624@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Novice-Intermediate, 12-14 mph, 15-17 miles
Link: Information

Blue Hill Hike

Date: Wednesday, May 29 - Wednesday, May 29

Join the 40 Plus Wednesday Wramblers for a 4.4 mile hike in the Blue Hills. We will be doing the Museum to Skyline Loop as listed in Alltrails.com We will start at the Trailside Museum where there is ample parking and restrooms. This hike is a classic Blue Hills hike with enough ups and downs to result in 1,256 feet of elevation gain. We will climb to the Eliot Tower and then do portions of both the North and South Skyline trail before looping back to the museum. When we are not looking down at our feet we will have plenty of views of Boston and the surrounding communities. Who knows what the weather will be so please check the forecast in advance and dress accordingly. Bring water, snacks, lunch, bug spray and hopefully, sunscreen. No microspikes will be harmed in the completion of this hike but portions of the trail can be muddy so make sure your boots are up to the task. After the hike some of us may stop at Dunkin Donuts for coffee or other treats. Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 PM Please register so that I can alert everyone to any change of plans based on the weather. I will send out more details in an email the Monday or Tuesday before the hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Canton, Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com) 617-669-3528 (Before 9:30 PM) , Maria Costantini (mgccare@comcast.net)
Registrar: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com) 617-669-3528 (Please call before 9PM)

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (5/30)

Date: Thursday, May 30 - Thursday, May 30

Join the leaders for an aggressively-paced hike of the Middlesex Fells. We'll meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:50 pm to start hiking promptly at 6.00 pm. Each week of this 'Show and Go' hike series, we'll tackle variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a fast pace to get our heart rates up. Sorry, but no dogs or children are allowed on this hike. This hike does not require registration, but to help us manage group size expectations, please register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. At a minimum, please bring a pack that can fit an extra layer, rain gear, headlamp, water, and snacks. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middlesex Fells Rock Circuit Trail
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christine Malinowski , Paul Terenzi
Trip Difficulty: C1C
Link: Register & More Info Here

Canceled: Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, May 30 - Thursday, May 30

20-24 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 6:00 for 6:15 start at Lincoln Smith School lot by tennis courts on Ballfield Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads. Today we will do the 21.4 mile Water Row Loop; https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2398892.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lincoln Schools, Smith School lot by tennis courts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: Meetup Group for more info

Laura's birthday ride

Date: Thursday, May 30 - Thursday, May 30

Please join us for a lovely 20 mile tour around the greater tri-town area leaving from Maynard (at one time was known as the mini computer capital of the world). We will complete the ride in about 1.5 hr. All riders should arrive by 6:00 and be ready to mount for a 6:15 start time. The departure address is 17 Maple street in bustling downtown Maynard. You will need a bike in good working order, helmet, spare tube and of course some water. If rain does not cancel the ride we will fire up the grill for burgers and franks afterwards in celebration of Laura's birthday. Please bring whatever you would like to share with the crowd. Hope to see ya'll soon.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: 17 Maple Street, Maynard, MA 01754
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lamar Winters (bikeamc53@gmail.com) , Laura Mattei (naturalauram@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Ride with GPS link

Mt Washington: Alpine Exploration from AMC's Lakes Of The Clouds Hut

Date: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

Spend three days, two nights exploring Mt Washington's Alpine zone as spring arrives. We will hike up to AMC's Lakes of the Clouds Hut on the shoulder of Mt Washington. We will enjoy this uniquely situated hut while exploring the summit, the alpine garden, and surrounding peaks. We hope to leave plenty of time to savor the expansive views of this beautifully harsh environment and explore the historic buildings of Mt Washington's summit. We will climb Mt Monroe nearby and on the last day hike the ridge line out, summiting Mt Eisenhower before we descend. Cost includes 2 nights high mountain hut lodging, 2 home style dinners and 2 breakfasts prepared by the hut "Croo". Contact Ann Hargleroad, ahargleroad@gmail.com to register. Cost $276.94/member or nonmember.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Washington, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Registrar: Ann Hargleroad
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

SHP PARTICIPANTS ONLY: The Beginner Backpack - Your Best Weekend Experience

Date: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. The Beginner Backpacking Experience will give participants an introductory backpacking experience through an overnight trip of moderate length to a backcountry destination. Backcountry groups will have approximately five to eight participants with a leader and at least two co-leaders. The backcountry destinations offered may include: Ethan Pond, Liberty Spring, Kinsman Pond, Hancocks and Tripyramids.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: white mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, May 31

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Rumney Climbing Weekend

Date: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

Come clip bolts with us for a weekend at one of the premier sport climbing destinations in the country: Rumney Rocks in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest. There's something for everyone, with hundreds of routes ranging from 5.0 all the way up to an intimidating 5.15a. There are also trad climbing opportunities nearby (in case sport climbing isn't your thing) including Kinsman Notch, Echo Crag, and the closest thing New England has to Big Wall climbing: Cannon Cliff. This is a trip for experienced outdoor climbers who are capable of leading and/or following sport routes. You are responsible for arranging your own climbing partners and bringing all of your own equipment. If you're not a lead climber and are already part of the AMC Boston Climbers community you should reach out to leaders you've met through the Rock Program and other events to find a partner before the event. If you are not yet part of the AMC Boston Climbers community we would love to get to know you but realize that most people are not comfortable jumping on a rope with someone they just met so come with a partner, one of you must be able to lead, and you must bring all of your own equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, rope, and draws plus camping gear if staying overnight). There will be a potluck BBQ starting at 6:30pm in the barn on Saturday evening. You can buy food at the Hannaford or WalMart in Plymouth on the day of so you don't have to worry about refrigeration. All other meals will be your responsibility. A Grill will be available. We provide plates, utensils, napkins, cups, condiments, and trash bags. Registration for camping closes on Friday, May 24th. The local ethic at Rumney is for the first climber up a route to attach their own personal gear to the anchors and lower or toprope on their gear. The last climber on a route can move the rope to the fixed anchor, clean personal gear off the anchor, and then lower off of the fixed anchor. Do not top rope on the fixed anchor or lower off of it repeatedly and unnecessarily. Certain areas at Rumney will be closed for endangered ferns and nesting falcons. These closures will be posted on the bulletin board in the parking lot. The most current guidebook is the 2017 edition of Rumney, by Ward Smith.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Rumney Rocks and AAC Rattlesnake Campground
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Christopher Camejo
Link: More information on the AMC Boston Climbers website

Mount Cardigan Spring Hike

Date: Saturday, June 1

Join us for our traditional spring hike on Mount Cardigan Cardigan. This is one of our favorite hikes for the variety of ecosystems and for the expansive views. From the summit and its fire tower we will have a panoramic view of the surrounding rural landscape, with the White Mountains rising to the north, Vermont's Green Mountains to the west, Ragged Mtn., and Mt. Kearsarge to the south. We will do a loop with several stops, including stops on Firescrew and South Peak, and have lunch on the summit. Approximately 5.6 to 6.3 miles.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Cardigan, Alexandria, N.H.
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Maria Costantini (mgccare@comcast.net) , Joan W Chambers , Cliff Chambers
Trip Difficulty: This hike is rated as intermediate.
Link: Register Here

Hike to Jackson & then Pierce via Mizpah Spring Hut

Date: Saturday, June 1

Intermediate difficulty 7.7 mile loop hike (some steeper sections) that will be moderately paced ascending up Mt. Jackson, across the AT to Mizpah Spring Hut for lunch, then up to the beautiful Mt. Pierce, eventually descending via Crawford Path.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Darren R MacCaughey (hikeAMC@hotmail.com)
Co-Leader: Majid Ali
Trip Difficulty: Moderate B3B
Link: Registration Required

Hike Mt Osceola with option to add East Osceola

Date: Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, June 1

Whether you're a peak-bagger or just enjoy hiking, you'll think the views from Osceola are amazing! We'll take the Mount Osceola Trail 3.2 miles to the peak with about 2,000 ft elevation gain at a moderate pace, enjoying some time on the summit. For the gung-ho in the group, we have the option to go 1 mile further from Osceola to East Osceola, and back - good for peak-baggers, but its a challenging add-on. We'll depart from the Tripoli Road trailhead at 9:00am. Limited to 10 people. No pets

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Osceola Trail, Tripoli Road, Livermore, NH.
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Brad Fenn
Link: Register Here

Sea Kayak Spring Tune-Up

Date: Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, June 1

An annual training event for sea kayak enthusiasts on Lake Cochituate, Framingham. We will work all essential skills for safe and effective paddling on the ocean. This is a good opportunity to refine and improve techniques and get ready for the upcoming season. This year we welcome new comers and beginners to sea kayaking. After some initial remarks the group will go for a paddle on the lake. This will give the instructors an opportunity to observe the participants paddling to get a sense of the different skill levels present. After a short break the instructors will set up various stations where the participants will practice skills in a high instructor-to-participant ratio. The skills practiced will be from the list below: 1.Launching and landing a kayak from a dock 2.Forward paddling and stopping 3.Reverse paddling 4.Turning strokes 5.Sideways movement - static and dynamic 6.Low brace 7.Sculling for support 8.Assisted rescues 9.Self-Rescues 10.Towing 11.Rolling 12.Reading a nautical chart 13.Emergency scenarios No guarantee we will be able to cover everything on the list. Bring the usual gear: PFD (required on the water), spray skirt, wet suit, paddling jacket, tow belt, paddle float, warm clothing to change into, snacks, lunch, water, etc. I expect the water temperature to be in the 60s as well as the air temperature. Dress for immersion and the weather conditions so that you will be comfortable for the whole day. We will eat lunch on shore and have some discussion on AMC sea kayaking issues, a discussion on marine radio protocols, and some other topics depending on time and interest.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Lake Cochichuate, Framingham
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Trip Difficulty: Beginner and intermediate
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Warner Trail, Sharon

Date: Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, June 1

9am-5pm. 13-mi. mod. hike from Edge Hill Rd. in Sharon to High Rock in Foxboro. Bring lunch & water. We will spot cars before the hike. Meet at High Rock Rd. Turn onto High Rock Rd (paved woods road) 100 yds S of MOM South Motorcycles, 1000 Washington St (Rt 1), Foxboro. Heavy rain cancels. Email Jim if uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC $1. Leaders: Jim Goyea, Laura Cerier

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jim Goyea (jgoyea@hotmail.com) 508-339-7671
Co-Leader: Laura Cerier (lcerier@comcast.net) 508-404-6353

Family Cook Conservation Area Guided Tour, Lancaster, MA (BHP Level 1 & 2 Hike)

Date: Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, June 1

Join Lancaster Recreation Committee and AMC Boston Family Outings Past 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 - 3.5 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, water, and snacks and/or lunch. This hike is part of the AMC Family Beginner Hiking Program (BHP). You do not have to be part of BHP to register for this hike, but it is a fun program and you might want to consider joining. To find out more about BHP, please cut and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2218. 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/2276. Questions contact AMC Leader Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606 OR Lancaster Recreation Committee Member Stephen Hutchinson at smhutch13@hotmail.com OR Lancaster Recreation Director Andrea Kiuru-Shepard at AShepard@lancasterma.net, 978-549-3514.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Lancaster Cook Conservation Area, Lancaster, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Stephen Hutchinson (smhutch13@hotmail.com) , Andrea Kiuru-Shepard (AShepard@lancasterma.net) 978-549-3514
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Leisurely 18 Mile Bike Ride Through Middleton, North Andover, Boxford and Topsfield

Date: Sunday, June 2

Leisurely 18 mile ridfe through Middleton, North Andover, Boxford and Topsfield. Gently rolling hills, wooded and town centers in Boxford and Topsfield

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Boxford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)
Link: Register Here

Middlesex Fells 125th Anniversary Nature Walks, History Hike, and Trail Cleanup

Date: Sunday, June 2 - Sunday, June 2

The AMC will be offering four hikes celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Middlesex Fells with co-leaders from the Friends of the Fells who are experts on the history and nature of the Middlesex Fells. The Fells was established in 1894 as the first state reservation and Metropolitan park thanks to the vision of AMC leaders and Charles Elliot, partner of Frederick Law Olmstead. The four hikes: Nature Walk with naturalist Bryan Hamlin, 2 miles. L: Uschi Kullman, Forty Plus. Family Nature Walk with naturalist Clay Hobart. 2 miles. L: Joan Entwistle, Family Outings. History Hike, Cross Fells trail to Wright's Tower and back, with a Fells historian. 4 miles L: Nelson Caroballo, Local Walks. Young Members Hike and Litter Cleanup. 4 miles. L: Katie Blair, Young Members. All groups will start and end at Medford High School. See driving directions below. We will convene at 1 pm for a 5-minute introduction to the history of the Middlesex Fells on its 125th anniversary! Hikers will depart at 1:15 pm and return between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Wear hiking boots or good trail shoes. Bring water, snacks and a rain jacket. For the nature hikes, an umbrella might be useful. Heavy rain cancels this event.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Cultural, Hiking, Walks
Location: Medford High School, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joan Entwistle (amcbostonconservation@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Clayton Hobart , Bryan Hamlin
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Family Nature Walk Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Middlesex Fells

Date: Sunday, June 2 - Sunday, June 2

The AMC will be offering four hikes celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Middlesex Fells with co-leaders from the Friends of the Fells who are experts on the history and nature of the Middlesex Fells. The Fells was established in 1894 as the first state reservation and Metropolitan park thanks to the vision of AMC leaders and Charles Elliot, partner of Frederick Law Olmstead. The Family Nature Walk will feature our fun naturalist Clay Hobart. We will convene at the northeast corner of Medford High School at 1 pm for a 5-minute introduction to the history of the Middlesex Fells on its 125th anniversary. Hikers will depart at 1:15 pm and return between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Wear hiking boots or good trail shoes. Bring water, snacks and a rain jacket. For the nature hikes, an umbrella might be useful. Heavy rain cancels this event.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Cultural, Hiking, Walks
Location: Medford High School, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joan Entwistle (amcbostonconservation@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Clay Hobart

Middlesex Fells 125th Celebration

Date: Sunday, June 2 - Sunday, June 2

Please join us in celebrating the 125th anniversary of the creation of the Middlesex Fells on Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00-4:00pm for a historical hike. Easy-to-moderate 4 mile round trip to Wright's Tower. Meeting point will be parking lot at Medford High School, 489 Winthrop Street. Start time will be at 1:15pm. Bring water, trail snacks. Heavy rain cancels this event. Leader: Nelson Caraballo with Friends of the Fells/historian: Mike Ryan

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nelson Caraballo
Co-Leader: Mike Ryan

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Date: Monday, June 3

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, June 3, 2019. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Cindy Crosby

Norwottuck Rail Trail - Belchertown to Northampton

Date: Monday, June 3

On Monday, June 3rd, we will ride the Norwottuck Rail Trail, from Belchertown to Northampton and return. About 25 miles. Pace about 10-12 miles per hour. Lunch options in Northampton. Registration required.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Amherst, MA area
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Claire Robinson (claire.v.robinson@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Jean Sifleet - Worcester Chapter Leader
Registrar: Claire Robinson (claire.v.robinson@comcast.net)

Wellesley Wanderer

Date: Tuesday, June 4

13 mile ride through Weston and Wellesley. Helmet required. Rain cancels. Meet at 6:00p for a 6:15p start at the Duck Feeding Parking Lot on the Newton/Weston line at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 128 . From Route 128, take exit 24 to Route 30. The first traffic light West of Route 128 on Route 30 is River Road to the north. The second right on River Road is the access road to the Duck Feeding Area Parking Lot.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Bix (Barbara@bbmarketingplus.com)

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 5

Come to our Wednesday evening (4 pm - dark, June 5 - Aug 28) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around. Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles). This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.) Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Pond in Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Melanie Rausch
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Thursday Night Ride in Bedford

Date: Thursday, June 6

Meet at Bedford Library, 7 Mudge Way at 5:45 for a 6:00pm sharp start. Moderate 13-15mph on a 20-22 mile ride through Bedford/Carlisle Group ride. Helmet, bright clothes, and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Anytime)

Up on a SUP Summer Series - Week 1

Date: Thursday, June 6 - Thursday, June 6

Join us this summer for our Up on a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) series! We are eager to get out on the water, socialize, get to know others who love paddle boarding, and to meet and introduce new people to this fabulously fun sport. Our June series will be focused on getting people Up, especially beginners and newbies who have never been on a board, want to gain confidence in their balance, work on various paddle strokes, and learn to maneuver their boards with flexibility and control. We will be hosting our initial paddles at Blessing of the Bay Boathouse in Somerville in collaboration with Charles River Kayak and Canoe. Classes are run Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. You can sign up for 1 class or all class (must sign up for each class individually) . Other class dates are June 13, 20, 27. Classes are limited to 10 participants, so sign up soon. Bad weather, high winds, and heavy rain will result in a cancelled event. If you are interested in finding out about our upcoming summer paddles, please click on this link to join the mailing list: http://eepurl.com/dOlK8f NOTE: This list is not to sell anyone anything, it is simply to promote socializing and SUP activities, primarily through the AMC, and was created to be able to get people information about SUP activities readily. You will have successfully subscribed when you land back on the AMC Boston website. If you have never had a seasons pass from CRKC, you are lucky! They are offering first time season pass holders a pretty fabulous discount, and you can sign up here: https://www.paddleboston.com/bookings/selectitems.php?showCart=PaddleSeasonPassFirstTimer If you don't want to commit to the season, rentals are available at this location for these events. CRKC is also offering a 20% discount on all rentals specifically for our Thursday events, so that means that your rental will be $16 instead of the full $20 per hour. If you have your own SUP, you are free to bring your board. You will be responsible for wearing a life jacket if you have your own board. Our June paddles at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse location is to provide a city accessible, local, and T accessible access point. While we realize it may not be the most aesthetically awesome place to paddle, our plan is to gather a weekly social community to get people Up on a SUP. Other paddles will be offered in different locations as we gather feedback and as the summer progresses.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
Location: Somerville, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Renee Hoekstra (reneejhoekstra@gmail.com) , Leah Salloway (leahsalloway@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

Young Members Summer Camp Weekend at AMC's Cold River Camp

Date: Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9

Join AMC Boston Young Members as we kick off the summer with a weekend of outdoor fun at AMC's Cold River Camp in North Chatham, NH. In true summer camp style, a variety of hiking and other activities will be offered each day as we explore the Evans Notch region of the White Mountains. Hikes will be offered each day for all experience levels. After hiking cool off with a swim, or return to camp to relax in the main lodge where dinner will be served. Enjoy socializing after dinner around the bonfire, or with games or other activities in the lodge. Explore this beautiful less visited section of the White Mountains, while enjoying the comforts of AMC's Cold River Camp with two nights lodging in shared cabins (in-cabin fireplace/stove), with central bath and shower facilities. Hot breakfast served each morning, along with Saturday night dinner and happy hour snacks. Trail lunches also provided each morning. Friday night dinner not included.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Location: Cold River Camp
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Deb Conrady
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register here

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 7

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

SHP PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Jennings Peak

Date: Saturday, June 8

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. This is a 6 mile round-trip hike to Jennings Peak. The Sandwich Mountain Trail and a small spur trail will take us to the peak in 3 miles with 2100 feet of elevation gain. Jennings Peak has a great view to the southeast. During the trip, participants will have a chance to ask their leaders and co-leaders questions about hiking and to get some extra tips on equipment, preparation, and hiking technique. You will also have the opportunity to practice crossing a stream as part of this hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: jennings peak
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Date: Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Practice wet exits and learn basic paddling skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear. Dates: June 6 (eve) and June 8-9 (weekend). Tuition: $150/$170, Member/Non-Members. (-$40 with own gear) Camping/meals (~$50) not included. To apply, send your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email, AMC membership number, and height & weight (for boat assignment) to: Beginner Kayak Registrar, c/o Bryan Smith, 8 Hopkins Place, Westford, MA 01886. Include a check payable to "AMC Paddlers Committee" for payment. If you do not have an email address, please include a self-addressed/stamped envelope for course mailings. To make payments by credit card, go to http://www.amcbostonpaddlers.org/kayakinstruction. For questions about the class, please e-mail the leader.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Concord, MA & Charlemont, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Bryan Smith , Melanie Rausch
Trip Difficulty: Beginner
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Family Walk at Noanet Woodlands, Dover, MA

Date: Saturday, June 8 - Saturday, June 8

We will walk the popular Caryl Trail to an old mill site. Along the way, we will use magnifying glasses to see what lives under fallen logs and along the forest floor. We may also see some bird life including northern orioles and hawks. The walk is appropriate for all ages. From the high point of the trip we will have a view of the Boston skyline on a clear day. Please bring water, sun screen and insect repellent. Wear good shoes or hiking boots. The walks starts at 9:30AM at the Caryl Park parking area on Dedham Street in Dover. The leader is Chris Stix. For questions, contact him at stixc2001@yahoo.com. The walk will cancel for rain, thunder and lightning. The walk is sponsored by AMC Boston Family Outings and Outdoors Rx.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Caryl Park, Dedham Street, Dover, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christopher Stix (stixc2001@yahoo.com) 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Noanet Woodlands

Hemlock Gorge Reservation, Newton/Needham

Date: Saturday, June 8 - Saturday, June 8

Meet in the parking lot of 381 Elliot Street, Newton. Please arrive by 9:15am for a prompt 9:30am start. This year, in addition to partnering with the Boston Chapter Conservation Committee, the Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter will be leading along with us. Geologist, Les Tyrala will be our special guest speaker. Join us as we explore the geology and history of the Hemlock Gorge Reservation on a slow-paced, interpretive two-mile walk. No dogs. Steady rain will cancel. Leaders: Ken Cohen, Joan Entwistle, Lisa Fleischman. Questions? Contact Lisa at localwalks@amcboston.org or 617-244-5747.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ken Cohen , Joan Entwistle , Lisa Fleischman (localwalks@amcboston.org) 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)

Boston Chapter Bicycle Rally

Date: Saturday, June 8 - Saturday, June 8

The 41st annual AMC Boston Chapter Bicycle Rally will be held at Verrill Farm in Concord on Saturday, June 8, 2019. It is a wonderful opportunity for cyclists of all levels to get together to begin the summer bike season. Come help us celebrate. This year there will be rides from 16 to 50 miles on beautiful rolling terrain. After the rides, riders can enjoy an outdoor happy hour with appetizers, beer, wine, and soft drinks followed by dinner. Dinner will be served under a tent on the grounds. We will have a sumptuous dinner with vegetarian option. For more information go to this page: http://www.amcboston.org/bicycle/bikerally.php Registration fee includes led rides from 16 to 50 miles, happy hour with beer, wine and soft drinks followed by dinner. Registration Fee: AMC Members $40 Non-members $50 Registration required. To register go here: http://amcboston.org/bicycle/rally/rallyreg.php

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Verrill Famr, Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)

SHP PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Thoreau Falls

Date: Sunday, June 9

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Summits aren't the only rewarding hike destinations! Expand your hiking experience with a trip to Thoreau Falls. This 10.7 mile hike will feature a visit to scenic Ethan Pond, and culminate with a relaxing midhike break at Thoreau Falls before returning to the trailhead. The waterfall is long, powerful, and set in a wonderfully remote and pleasing setting, with fine views to nearby mountains, making it a great place to stop! Hikers should be prepared for 10.7 miles and 2150 feet of elevation gain, and for a long day to allow for some time to enjoy the falls. Hikers should ideally have participated in at least one other SHP or recent hike of 5+ miles to be comfortable with this distance.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: thoreau falls
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Spring hike to Mt Tecumseh

Date: Sunday, June 9

Join us for a hike to the summit of Mt. Tecumseh (4,003'), the lowest of the NH 48 Four Thousand Footers. We will take the Tecumseh trail from the Waterville Vally Ski resort for a 5.2-mile out-and-back hike with approximately 2,300' of elevation gain. This is an excellent starter hike for individuals beginning their pursuit of 'the NH 48'. Weather permitting, we will have great views of Waterville Valley from the summit.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling 508-397-1243
Co-Leader: Emma Shin
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register at:

Canceled: Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Merrimac, NH

Date: Sunday, June 9 - Sunday, June 9

[CANCELLED] A 6 mi. forest hike over two prominent hills on well maintained trails Some ledges and steep ascents. 9:30am-2:00pm. This area is approx 14mi north of the NH/MA border. Head north on Rte. 3 toward Nashua, NH. and at the state line continue on the Everett Tpk. Take Exit 11, turn left onto Continental Blvd and then right at the first cross street onto Amherst Rd. Parking on left just under 3 mi. GPS address is 184 Amherst Rd, Merrimac, NH. Leader: Mark Levine

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Mark Levine

Boston Chapter Local Walks & Hikes Committee meeting

Date: Monday, June 10 - Monday, June 10

Boston Chapter Local Walks & Hikes Committee meeting Monday, June 10 from 6:30-9pm in Cambridge. If you are interested in learning more about our committee and helping out, contact Committee Chair, Lisa Fleischman at localwalks@amcboston.org.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman (localwalks@amcboston.org)

AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Steering Committee

Date: Monday, June 10 - Monday, June 10

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 7:00 - 9:00 pm - dinner is provided! Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Katie Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com)

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Tuesday, June 11 - Tuesday, June 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, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, 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: Billirica, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan

20s/30s: Volunteer for trail work in Middlesex Fells

Date: Wednesday, June 12 - Wednesday, June 12

Join AMC Boston Young Members (20s/30s) to volunteer for trail work in the Middlesex Fells Reservation! We'll be partnering with the Friends of the Fells to perform a variety of trail maintenance tasks, potentially including brushing in, brushing out, trash pick-up, debris/small-blowdown removal, among other tasks. Specific tasks will be determined closer to the date. Meeting location will be sent to participants a few days in advance of the event. After trailwork, we can grab a drink at a local spot if folks are interested.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Middlesex Fells Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen , Chester Osborne
Link: Register here

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, June 13 - Thursday, June 13

20-24 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 6:00 for 6:15 start at Lincoln Smith School lot by tennis courts on Ballfield Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads. Today we will do the 24.7 Wayside Inn loop; there is an approx 20 mile shortcut.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lincoln Schools, Smith School lot by tennis courts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: Meetup Group for more info

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 14

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Mt. Madison

Date: Saturday, June 15 - Sunday, June 16

Enjoy a night at the hut at the base of Mt Madison Hike up/down via Valley Way from the Appalachia trailhead to Madison Hut. Followed by the Osgood Trail to the summit. Mount Madison is a 5,367 foot mountain-Elevation gain 4,100 feet. Leader(s) Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Thompson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: REGISTER HERE

SHP Participants Only: Cannon Mountain

Date: Saturday, June 15

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. We will hike up Cannon Mountain (4080'), one of a limited number of 4000' White Mountain peaks that offer a 360-degree view. In Cannon's case, the centerpiece of the view is the spectacular Franconia range. The route up entails a few steep, rocky stretches and some exposed terrain on which to try your skills. There are some great views along the way, including the vista from the top of Cannon's famous cliff face, home of the former Old Man -- and as on only one other peak in the Whites, we will enjoy the services of a great summit lodge in addition to the views. The hike will comprise 4.2 miles round trip, with 2200' of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: cannon mountain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Fife Brook (Class2 whitewater)

Date: Saturday, June 15

Join a fun group of paddlers for a day on the class 2 section of the Deerfield. Boat and gear rentals available. All boats must have floatation.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Charlemont, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Melanie Rausch (mellrr@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website

Blue Hills: Family Skyline Loop Hike, Milton, MA (BHP LEVEL 3)

Date: Saturday, June 15 - Saturday, June 15

Join AMC Boston Families on a BHP level 3 hike of approximately 3 miles. We will depart the Houghton Pond area on the red dot trail to Buck Hill, then return via the North Skyline trail. Red dot hikes in the Blue Hills cover rugged, hilly terrain providing a more challenging hike. This hike is appropriate for school-aged children ages 7-12+, preferably with some recent hiking experience. The Houghton Pond recreation area is a possible post-hike family activity with a playground, concession stand, swimming and picnic area. To register click on the "Register Now" Button above. Questions contact leader, Lisa Renee Spring, spring3renee@yahoo.com. 0r 857.237.7869

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) 857-237-7869, David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Cardigan High Cabin Family Summer Hike and overnight

Date: Saturday, June 15 - Sunday, June 16

Join a small group of AMC Families at Cardigan High Cabin for the night. Hike in two miles with 1450' elevation gain. The cabin is just under a half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3,155') w/great views. Begin at Cardigan Lodge and hike 2 miles (1,450 elevation gain) to Cardigan High Cabin. Drop overnight gear and continue to the summit. Return to the cabin for games/activities and meal prep. The cabin has a composting toilet and wood stove for heat. Sunday hike back to Cardigan Lodge. The cabin has 12 bunks/mattresses (no pillows)in the main room. There is a dry sink, two burner propane stove, and woodstove to keep the cabin toasty warm. There is no electricity or running water.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Alexandria, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Ipswich River Paddle

Date: Sunday, June 16

Meet at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning at the Topsfield Fairgrounds PARKING LOT Entrance on Rt. 1 in Topsfield MA. If you are coming from the south, take Rt. 95 to Rt. 1 in Topsfield. Continue driving north on Rt. 1. You go down a long hill to the bottom where Rt. 1 crosses the Ipswich River. It is not obvious that you have crossed the Ipswich River, look carefully. Immediately ahead on the right is the Fair Grounds Parking Lot Entrance. You should see a number of vehicles there with canoes on the roof. We will shuttle to the launch, which is on Rowley Bridge road. Then we shuttle the vehicles to the take out which is at the Bradley Palmer State Forest. We get on the river by 10:00 am and take out about 3:30 to 4:00 pm. Bring: canoe or kayak, lunch, drink, water, sun screen, bug repellent, EYEGLASSES RETAINER STRAP, sun hat, life jacket If you need a boat, please let the leaders know ASAP. If you want to car pool please let the leaders know ASAP. Rain date is June 23

Activity Categories: Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Ipswich River
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kenneth Kaiser (kkaiser@alum.mit.edu) 978-664-5984 (Before 9 PM) , Donna Jean Kaiser 978-604-1501
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Hedgehog

Date: Sunday, June 16

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Join us to hike Hedgehog Mountain, located in the Sandwich Range and on the "52 With a View" list. There are several ledges with excellent outlooks deeper in the range, weather permitting. We will hike a loop via the UNH trail (4.8mi/1350' climb). The trail is mostly gentle, with shorter rough/ledgy bits and some exposure. We might have to opportunity to add on a few more miles to another viewpoint--this leaves from the parking lot, so it will be completely optional!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt hedgehog
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Franconia Ridge Family Hike, Franconia Notch, NH (BHP Level 4)

Date: Sunday, June 16

Enjoy this classic hike across one of the most beautiful ridges in the White Mountains. Ascend the Falling Waters trail to Little Haystack, traverse the Franconia Ridge going over Mt.Lincoln to Mt.Lafayette, then down via The Old Bridle Path. 8.9 miles, and over 4,000 feet of total elevation gain. This is a strenuous hike, best for kids age 9 and up, but a classic and beautiful and we know some of you and your kids can do it. Registration required. We will help you assess if you and your kids are ready for this spectacular adventure. This will be a long, but very beautiful special day. This trip is weather dependent. For questions contact: Nadiya Teplyuk, nadiyateplyuk@yahoo.com, (508) 615-1423. This hike is part of the AMC Family Beginner Hiking Program (BHP). You do not have to be part of BHP to register for this hike, but it is fun and you might want to consider joining. To find out more about BHP, please cut and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2218.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Franconia Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Nadiya Teplyuk (nadiyateplyuk@yahoo.com) 508-615-1423
Co-Leader: Bert Ruiter (bertruiter7@gmail.com) 617-992-6597
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Boston Harbor Instructional

Date: Sunday, June 16

Intended for intermediate sea kayakers who want to take their skills to the next level. This training session will cover strokes, use of skegs and rudders, rescues, navigation, tides, crossing boating channels, and group cohesion and leadership. It will take place in Boston Harbor and will include paddling around the Inner Harbor Islands. Intermediate sea kayaking skills are required, including the ability to re-enter your kayak with an assisted rescue. Expect a full day of instruction, training, and paddling. A 15 foot (minimum) kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, and PFD, are required.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) , Al Daggett
Registrar: Dennis Blejer
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Boston Chapter Paddlers

Wollaston Beach, Quincy

Date: Sunday, June 16 - Sunday, June 16

Fast-paced 7-mi walk along Wollaston Beach, Marina Bay, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From SE Expwy, exit 8 (Quincy), take Furnace Brook Pkwy. 2.8mi, L onto Quincy Shore Dr. L at first light into lot. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Quincy
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias (Bmosias@yahoo.com)

Tuesday Evening Ride--Concord

Date: Tuesday, June 18

Join us for a 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 6pm for a 6:15 departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 12-14 mph. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. High vis clothing highly recommended. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Linda Haines (linda.haines6624@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Novice to Intermediate, 12-14 mph, 15-17 miles
Link: Information

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, June 20 - Thursday, June 20

20-24 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 6:00 for 6:15 start at Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts on Ballfield Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads. Today we will ride the 22.4 "New" Thursday Ride Loop; https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14789500

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: Meetup Group for more info

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 21

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Bike Truro!

Date: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23

June 21 - June 23. Bike Truro! Stay in the Truro Hostel on outer Cape Cod nestled in the seaside with ocean views. Arrive on Friday pm for a happy hour, spend Saturday and Sunday biking to Provincetown & around the Cape (up to 35 miles @ 11-14 mph). $170.00 includes 2 nights lodging, 2 happy hours with dinner and 2 breakfasts. L Joyce Bailey (freshair2b@gmail.com), L Rachel Neuwirth (rbn8000@yahoo.com)

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Truro, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Joyce Bailey (freshair2b@gmail.com) , Rachel Neuwirth (rbn8000@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Joyce Bailey (freshair2b@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Link: Truro Hostel - Cape Cod

SHP Participants Only: Intermediate Backpack-Kinsmans

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. We'll meet on Saturday morning. We'll hike for 3.8 miles and 2,200 ft of elevation to the Kinsman Pond campsite. We'll then have some lunch, set up our tents for the evening and continue our hike to the summits of North and South Kinsman (2.5 round trip). We'll return to our campsite to enjoy our dinner and fantastic views of the pond and the mountains. The following morning, we will descend back to our cars. We'll choose our return route depending on how we feel after breakfast. Total Distance: 10.2 miles Total Elevation Gain: 3600 feet

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: kinsman pond
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Moosilauke

Date: Saturday, June 22

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Elevation is 4,802 feet with a moderately steep slope. Mt Moosilauke is the western most 4000 footer and the tallest 4000 footer in the region between Franconia Notch and the Connecticut River Valley. The open summit has great views in all directions, with views of many of the 4000 footers, as well as views west to the mountains of Vermont and Canada.7.9 miles and 2600 feet of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Hike Mt FLume via the Osseo trail

Date: Saturday, June 22

Come join us for a hike up Mt. Flume (4,328') - one of the NH 4000 footers in the Franconia Range of the White Mountains. This out-and-back hike via the Osseo trail from Lincoln Woods is approximately 11 miles long with an elevation gain of around 3,500 feet and will take approximately 8 hours. The pace of the hike will be determined by the slowest hiker, but this group will consist of people who are comfortable with the distance and the terrain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso
Co-Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 774-641-3377
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Registration

Windsurfing Beginner Training

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

Beginner Instruction, no experience necessary. Equipment provided, one-on-one instruction at a local lake. $60 (prepaid) per person ($50 for AMC members) includes instruction (about 1.5 hours on land, then on water) and dinner. Must be able to swim. To register, click Register Now (above).

Activity Categories: Windsurfing
Location: Lake Quannapowittt, Wakefield, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Sevcik (sesevcik@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

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. Leader: Brian Connolly

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

Groton Hills, Groton

Date: Sunday, June 23 - Sunday, June 23

1:00pm. Come explore this large chunk of conservation land with varied topography, including beaver ponds, meadows, upland, and eskers. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the trailhead in the northeast end of a parking are on Chicopee Row roughly across from Fertiledale Drive, 42.6324N 71.5472W. Leader: Olin Lathrop

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Groton
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop (olin@embedinc.com) 978-742-9014

Watery Wayland

Date: Tuesday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 25

Meet in the parking lot behind the Wayland Town Building at the Southwest corner of the intersection of routes 20 and 126. (41 Cochituate Rd) at 5:45 for a 6:00 pm start. 13-16 mile rolling ride on mostly back roads at a moderate pace. Helmet required. Dinner at The Local or Bertuccis follows. Steady or heavy rain cancels

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Location: Wayland MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm)

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 28

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

SHP Participants Only: Osceola and East Osceola

Date: Saturday, June 29

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Our primary goal is to cover ~6.5 miles and ~2,100 feet of elevation gain to the summit of Mt. Osceola (4,340 feet) via Mt. Osceola Trail. Depending on trail conditions and ability of our group, we might proceed to summit East Osceola, which adds an additional 2 miles and 1,000 feet of elevation gain (for a total of ~8.5 miles and ~3,100 feet of elevation gain). A large open ledge at the peak of Mt. Osceola affords excellent views, and is a terrific picnic/siesta spot. Weather permitting, expect to spend about half an hour there for an extended break for lunch/snack/nap.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: east osceola
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Hike North and South Kinsman

Date: Saturday, June 29

Join us for a hike Mt. North Kinsman (4,293') and South Kinsman (4,358') in the Kinsman Range of Western White Mountains. There are spectacular 180 degree views off a huge boulder near the summit of North Kinsman Mountain overlooking Cannon Mountain and the Franconia Ridge. It is 11.5 out and back hike with an approximate elevation gain 3,500 feet. The pace of the hike will be determined by the slowest hiker, but this group will consist of people who are comfortable with the distance and the terrain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Majid Ali
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Registration

Mts. Stanton, Langdon, and the Crippies

Date: Saturday, June 29

Join us on an 8.6 mile hike along the southern Montalban Ridge, to the summits of Mts Stanton, Pickering, and Langdon, and the Crippies. Depending on group interest, we may extend this hike by 2.8 miles to include the summit of Mt Parker, one of New Hampshire's 52 with a view. These are lightly traveled trails, with nice views along the ridge. Except for some short sections, these trails aren't particularly steep, and we'll maintain a moderate but steady pace, but it will require a good level of fitness due to its length. This will be a great chance to experience a relatively unexplored part of the White Mountains to most of us.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bartlett NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Robert Mackin
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Link: Register here

Jennings Peak And Sandwich Dome (2 peaks on 52-with-a-view list)

Date: Saturday, June 29

Join us for a moderately paced 8.6 mile hike over two 52-with-a-view peaks. Starting near Waterville Valley we will hike a loop that takes us to both Jennings Peak and Sandwich Mountain. Weather permitting we will have fine views from several overlooks along the way as well as at the summits of both peaks. Expect this hike to take a full day. This hike has some modest stream crossings.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sandwich Range, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie (marcelmacnz@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Laura Snyder (snydermlk@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Please register for this hike

Family Hike Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary Berlin, MA (BHP Level 1 and 2)

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

2 mile hike on easy terrain. Mission: This forty-five acres of natural land is home to plants, streams, glacial boulders, and wild animals large and small. It is our mission to protect and care for wildlife habitats, trails, forests, streams, and wetlands. The sanctuary is a place of tranquility and self-reflection. It loves rocks, trees, and birds. In that loving, we find nourishment for our spirits and our souls. Summer Star is open to the public free of charge. Please enjoy the beauty of nature, and in return kindly pay respect to all wildlife who have been keeping this land safe and peaceful for generations! Our goal is to bring new experiences and discoveries of the wonders of local wildlife and the joyful spirit of nurturing forestland to underprivileged children, senior citizens, and to all families in the community. The sanctuary organizes a variety of events and projects to promote public awareness of science, nature, wildlife, and the environment, and aids in animal rescue and release in collaboration with Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout the year, the sanctuary also hosts various courses, lectures, conferences, and artistic and cultural events. https://summerstarwildlife.wordpress.com

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 690 LINDEN STREET BOYLSTON, MA 01505
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Avalon and Willard

Date: Sunday, June 30

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Come join us on this hike for one of the best views of the southern presidential mountains, including Mount Washington, (to the north) and of Crawford Notch (to the east) if the weather cooperates. We will hike for 3.7 miles and the elevation gain is 1,550 feet. This is a great hike to prepare you for future intermediate hikes. We might have to opportunity to add on a few more miles to another viewpoint--this leaves from the parking lot, so it will be completely optional!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt avalon
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Young Members (20s/30s) FRANCONIA RIDGE LOOP HIKE

Date: Sunday, June 30

Enjoy this classic hike across one of the most beautiful ridges in the White Mountains. Ascend the Falling Waters trail to Little Haystack, traverse the Franconia Ridge going over Mt.Lincoln to Mt.Lafayette, then down via The Old Bridle Path. 8.9 miles, and over 4,000 feet of total elevation gain. This is a strenuous hike, but a classic and beautiful

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Nav Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Mount Chocorua

Date: Sunday, June 30

Join us for a hike that is listed as one of the top 25 hikes in New England. We'll hike a loop to the summit of Mount Chocorua using the Brook and Liberty Trails. Our 7.4 mile hike will bring us to the open, rocky summit and weather permitting we will find out why this peak is one of New Hampshire's 52 with a view. We will travel at a moderate pace and enjoy some homemade treats at the summit. Participants should be comfortable with some steep rock scrambles.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Chocorua
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bryan Jones
Co-Leader: Laura Snyder , Denise Lamb
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: click here to register online

Willey, Field, and Tom

Date: Sunday, June 30

Join us on a moderately paced ~10 mile hike to three 4,000 footers - Mts. Willey (4,285'), Field (4,340'), and Tom (4,051'). On the descent, we'll also visit Mt. Avalon (3,442', 52 with a view peak) for a total elevation gain of ~3,200'. This hike is a great opportunity to hit four peaks over a moderate distance, and each peak has its own unique view of the Crawford Notch area. There are a few steep sections of trail, but overall the hike is a fairly average grade.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mts. Willey, Field, and Tom
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Wil Hall , Lisa Connors
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Click here to register

Boxborough to Kimball Fruit Farm (by way of Hollis, NH)

Date: Sunday, June 30 - Sunday, June 30

Please join us for a 45-50 mi moderately paced hilly ride starting in Boxborough, through Littleton, Harvard, Ayer, and Groton, with lunch stop at Kimball Fruit Farm in Pepperell, MA. This will be a moderate paced hilly ride with an average of 12-13 MPH. We'll proceed through Hollis and Nashua, NH, returning by way of Dunstable, Tyngsboro, and Westford before heading back to Boxborough. Expect beautiful scenery, with some steep and challenging climbs. Bring your lunch and water, bike in good working order, helmets req. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Robyn Maislin (robyn.maislin@comcast.net) , Steve Maislin , Janine Papesh

World's End Reservation, Hingham

Date: Thursday, July 4 - Thursday, July 4

Scenic 5-mi. walk, 8:30-11:30am. Bring snack/water. From Rte.3A rotary in Hingham, take Summer St. 0.5mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $8.00 per person fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Avoid Rte.228 due to holiday event road closures. Storm cancels. No e-mail after 7/3. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias (Bmosias@yahoo.com)

July 4th Family Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7

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 July 4th weekend. Join us for some great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Summer hiking is awesome with beautiful views and warm temperatures. 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. More challenging hikes (Mt. Tom, Mt. Avalon or Peirce are possible summits depending on participants' interest and abilities. There's also waterfalls and local rivers to visit for sunbathing, swimming and picnics. We will stay at the 16-bed Shapleigh Bunkhouse which is coed, heated, and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area. Dinners will be prepared by the group at the bunkhouse. Breakfast will be buffet style next door at the Highland Center. Lunches will include Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, fruit and cookies. You can, also, purchase a bag lunch at the highland center or bring your own. 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. Space is limited to 16, register early so you don't miss out! Questions: contact David Beck, davidbeckrph@comcast.net, (508) 361-0508.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Shapleigh Bunkhouse, AMC Highland Center Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: David Beck
Co-Leader: Debi Garlick
Registrar: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508 (2pm to 9 pm)

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 5

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Wildcats A & D

Date: Sunday, July 7

Join us for a summer hike to Wildcats A through D (4422', 4330', 4298', and 4062'). Looking down over the ski area, Wildcat D boasts fantastic views of Washington, Adams, Madison, and more. We will ascend via the ski slopes to Wildcat D, then continue along the Wildcat Ridge Trail until we get to Wildcat A and head back the way we came. The climb up to Wildcat D is steep and rugged, with a few scrambles. We plan to hike approximately 8 miles at a moderate pace with 3,250 feet of elevation gain. Participants should have recent White Mountain or equivalent hiking experience with similar distance, elevation/terrain and pace.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling 508-397-1243
Co-Leader: Zoe Karp , Wil Hall
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here.

Tuesday Evening Ride--Concord

Date: Tuesday, July 9

Join us for a 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 5;45 pm for a 6pm departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 12-14 mph. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. High vis clothing highly recommended. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Linda Haines (linda.haines6624@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Novice-Intermediate, 12-14 mph, 15-17 miles
Link: Info

Thursday Night Ride in Bedford

Date: Thursday, July 11

Meet at Bedford Library, 7 Mudge Way at 5:45 for a 6:00pm sharp start. Moderate 13-15mph on a 20-22 mile ride through Bedford/Carlisle Group ride. Helmet, bright clothes, and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Anytime)

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend in NH's White Mountains

Date: Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14

We will be staying at Mountain Fare Inn, in Campton, NH. Hike on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evening, we will eat dinner at a local restaurant prior to attending "Titanic the Musical" at Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln, NH. "Titanic' swept away the 1997 Tony Awards...winning Best Musical, Best Script and Best Score. $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, restaurant dinner, and theater ticket. Ls. Kathy Didier, 603-726-3553, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com and Marilyn Pomerantz, 603-254-5826, mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Hiking, Music, Social Events
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST) , Marilyn Pomerantz (mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com) 603-254-5826 (Before 9:00 p.m.EST)
Registrar: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 12

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Franconia Ridge Loop with stay at Greenleaf Hut

Date: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14

Join the leaders for a classic White Mountains loop with a stay at the AMC's Greenleaf Hut. On day 1, we'll hike up Falling Waters Trail, passing many waterfalls, and then along the Franconia Ridge to Little Haystack Mountain. We'll then continue on the Franconia Ridge Trail, which is above treeline and part of the Appalachian Trail (AT), over to Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Lafayette, two NH 4,000 footers. From Mt Lafayette, we'll hike down to Greenleaf Hut for dinner. On day 2, we'll have breakfast at the Hut and will either finish the loop, by hiking out via Old Bridle Path, or re-hike the ridge, depending on the group. Total elevation gain will be 3,425 ft while total mileage will be 8.9 miles over the 2 days. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2329.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Greenleaf Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm) , Christine Malinowski
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Registration and more details here

SHP Participants Only: Intermediate Backpack - the Bonds

Date: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. This is an intermediate backpack to Guyot campsite. Length of the trip 7.5 miles one way and ~ 2500' elevation gain, with possible additional trips to West Bond, Mt. Bond and Bondcliff. You don't need to have any prior backpacking experience, but you have to be in a good shape and able to hike 7 -10 miles a day.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: mt bond, nh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Navigation Clinic

Date: Saturday, July 13

This session will cover the basics of sea kayak navigation with both practical sessions on land and on the water. Topics covered will be: chart and compass skills, boating channels and navigational aids, tides, and nav-on-the-move. Preference given to those who attended the Intro to Boston Harbor on June 16 or in previous years. Otherwise must be confident in a sea kayak in coastal waters and have assisted rescue skills.. This session will take place in Hingham Harbor. A 15 foot (minimum) sea kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, PFD, are required.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) , Al Daggett
Registrar: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

SHP Participants Only: Mount Pierce

Date: Sunday, July 14

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Climb beautiful Mt. Pierce (4312 ft), one of NH's 4,000 footers. This hike will be a 6-mile round trip expedition to amazing views of the valley, Mt. Washington, Mt. Eisenhower, and northern Presidentials (weather permitting). The last tenth of a mile is above treeline. There will be 2,400 ft of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt pierce
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, July 18 - Thursday, July 18

20-24 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 6:00 for 6:15 start at Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts on Ballfield Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads. Today we will ride the 22.7 Assabet NWR loop.https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2393769

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: Meetup Group for more info

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 19

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

SHP Participants Only: Carter Notch Hut Trip

Date: Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 21

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Join the leaders on a beginner/intermediate trip (overnight at the hut!!) to AMC's best kept secret: one of the best located huts in the White Mountains. Carter Notch Hut surprises most with its intimate and unimaginably beautiful setting. We will hike 3.8 miles to reach this hut and encounter a world of rock jumbles, towering cliffs, and tranquil mountain lakes. This eastern anchor of AMC's hut system was built in 1914, and after 100 years, continues to lure those in search of quieter trails and unforgettable summits.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: carter notch hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Jackson

Date: Saturday, July 20

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Come join us to hike Mt. Jackson, a 4000 footer named after Charles Jackson, a NH state geologist of the 19th century. We will hike via the Webster-Jackson Trail. The hike will be an out and back with a total mileage of 5.2 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,547 feet. Weather permitting we will have nice views at the summits.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt Jackson, nh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Taconics - Best of New England Backpack

Date: Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 21

Join us for a scenic 2 day/1 night backpack into the Taconics, located in the corner of northeastern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts. This hike will follow the AT and is listed as one of New England's best multi-day trips in "AMC's Best Backpacking in New England." An early start will be required on Saturday in order to cover the 11.6 miles and reach the preferred campsite (Race Brook Falls) at a reasonable time. On Sunday morning, we will break camp and hike 5.3 miles to the trailhead parking at Jug End. The total distance over the 2 days will be 16.9 miles with 4,600 feet of cumulative elevation gain over several peaks. Our route will feature stunning views and interesting geology - including the semi-precious Red Garnet stone which dots certain sections of the route; parts of the trail also feature abundant blueberries and one of the few old growth tree groves in existence - a tiny collection of hemlocks dating back to the early 1600s. This trip is appropriate for those who want to take a slower pace on long hikes over difficult terrain, enjoy the variety afforded by this trail, sleep under the stars and explore nature.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Kyle Vietze
Co-Leader: Alexandra Bernson (alexandra.bernson@gmail.com) , Julia Ramsey
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register here:

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Date: Saturday, July 20 - Saturday, July 20

East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 12-14 mph on a paved rail trail along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. Lunch stop in Bristol by the Bay - home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. Stimulate your senses as we cruise by Del's lemonade stands and the best ice cream place this side of Somerville. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Side trips to Colt State Park and Audubon boardwalk depending on time and interest. Bring your helmet, a bike in good working order, a spare tube, lunch, and a sense of humor. Rain or any other extremes of Mother Nature cancels the ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Location: East Providence south to Bristol, RI Registration
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Anytime)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net)
Link: Register Here

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, July 20 - Saturday, July 20

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 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, 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. Leader: Brian Connolly

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

MT CUBE BEGINNERS AND NEWCOMERS HIKE

Date: Sunday, July 21

Please join us for a leisurely 6.6 mile hike to the summit of Mt. Cube, that will introduce participants new to hiking to a variety of conditions. Magnificent views along the Cross-Rivendell Trail. Climb by numerous switchbacks through nice hardwoods, and beautiful open spruce forest. This hike is for new hikers and those who want to return to hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)
Co-Leader: Susan Rosa (susanrosa33@gmail.com) , Maria Constantini (mgccare@comcast.net)
Link: Register Here

WELCH-DICKEY MOUNTAIN LOOP HIKE FOR NEWCOMERS WHO WANT A CHALLENGE

Date: Sunday, July 21

Please join us for a leisurely hike to the summits of Welch and Dickey Mountains, that will introduce participants new to hiking to a variety of conditions. Magnificent views from the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail (White Mountain National Forest). This loop hike in the southwest corner of the White Mountain National Forest is as close to the perfect moderate hike that you can get. It takes an average of 4 hours to casually hike this 4.4 mile loop. There are almost constant views in all directions for over half the hike

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: NH near Waterville Valley
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Anytime) , William Swanton (Bill.Swanton@gartner.com) 781-721-5945

Traverse the Presidentials in a Day!

Date: Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28

Join us for a hyper-scenic single-day odyssey over the challenging terrain of NH's iconic Presidential Range! We will follow the classic route from the Appalachia trailhead in Randolph, NH to the Crawford Path trailhead in Bretton Woods. The route includes 10 peaks (Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Monroe, South Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Pierce), 7 of which are official 4000 footers. Stats: 20 miles and 8600' of cumulative elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5+ mph). Late in the hike If time allows, there may be the option of including Mt. Jackson, an 8th official 4000 footer. Because of a very early start and late finish, we are offering group lodging options for the nights before and after. Bad weather date for the hike: Sunday. By bad weather we mean any kind of rain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel , Joe Comuzzi , Pam Wilmot
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2333

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 26

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

SHP Participants only: Mt. Chocorua

Date: Saturday, July 27

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Mt. Chocorua is one of the most climbed and photographed mountains in the White mountains of New Hampshire. Join the leaders and your fellow SHPers for this rewarding day hike. We will take the Champney Falls Trail from the Kanc (Rt 112) to the summit, passing waterfalls on our way. Weather permitting we will have 360 views of the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. There are open ledges along the trail and the open summit consists of bare rock slabs. These may be wet. You should be comfortable on these open and steep areas to enjoy this hike. There may be some stream crossings. 7.8 miles round trip, 2500ft elevation gain. Expect to spend the full day hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt chocorua
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Date: Saturday, July 27

[Rain Date: Sun, July 28] This 12+ mile walk (with shorter options) has it all - ocean, marsh, beach, harbor, river, and ethnic and downtown neighborhoods. It starts with a visit to the annual Sand Sculpting Contest, passes through East Boston including a lunch stop, the Boston Waterfront, the edges of Charlestown and Cambridge, the Boston Esplanade and the Commonwealth Mall, ending at the Boston Marathon finish line. Enjoy a summer day of walking, and celebrate completion of the route at the Solis Irish pub. This walk has become an annual tradition and is a joint venture with FreeWalkers. Meet at 8:30am at the Wonderland Station (MBTA Blue Line) on the upper level plaza that overlooks Revere Beach. NOTE: If you do not want to complete the entire 12+ miles, there are many MBTA stops along the route that make it easy to exit the walk. If any doubt about postponement due to rain, contact one of the leaders. Questions? Contact one of the leaders. Leaders: Nancy Cahn, Fran Price

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nancy Cahn (njcahn@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Fran Price (francine.j.price@gmail.com) 617-875-5232
Link: Free Walkers

Day Hike to Owl's Head, New Hampshire

Date: Saturday, July 27

Join us for an out and back 18+ mile day hike to Owl's Head (NH4K). This beautiful, long day hike requires experienced, conditioned hikers who are comfortable with elevation gains of 3,400 feet (1,500' in less than a mile), long distances of 18+ miles, full packs, and several serious water crossings. Water/weather conditions will be monitored and may cause the hike to be postponed. This is a very rewarding hike in the remote and protected Pemigewasset Wilderness area with lots of history, fauna, mileage, elevation, and post-hike bragging rights.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: WMNF
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren (markwarren@mmwarren.com)
Co-Leader: Cindy Crosby (cindycrosbyamc@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

Windsurfing Beginner Training

Date: Saturday, July 27 - Saturday, July 27

Beginner Instruction, no experience necessary. Equipment provided, one-on-one instruction at a local lake. $60 (prepaid) per person ($50 for AMC members) includes instruction (about 1.5 hours on land, then on water) and dinner. Must be able to swim. To register, click Register Now (above).

Activity Categories: Windsurfing
Location: Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Sevcik (sesevcik@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

Late July Hike to Hale and Zealand

Date: Sunday, July 28

Join us for a moderately-paced full-day hike ascending two of the NH 4,000-footers! Our objective is to summit Mt. Hale and Mt. Zealand via a loop hike that will take us past streams, waterfalls, wild blueberries, and (weather permitting) some extraordinary views into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. While this is a moderately-paced hike, it covers over 13 miles and approximately 4,000' elevation gain. Participants should have recent experience with 10+ mile hikes with similar elevation gain, and be prepared to maintain a steady pace and a positive attitude over a long day.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Mollie Schwartz , Justin Gallo
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register HERE

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 2

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Presidential Ridge Hike with Stay at Lakes of the Clouds Hut

Date: Saturday, August 3 - Sunday, August 4

A unique opportunity to stay at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut, near Mt. Washington. Come join the leaders on this fun hike on the presidential ridge. We'll start early on Saturday morning on the Crawford Path Trail, which is the oldest maintained footpath in the United States. We will hike up to Mt Pierce then across open ledges with magnificent views in all directions to Mt. Eisenhower, which again has excellent views, then on to Mt. Monroe, passing over Mt. Franklin on the way and ending at Lakes of the Clouds Hut for dinner. On Day 2 we will have breakfast and then head out again on the Crawford Path to Mt. Washington (1.6 miles) where we'll stop for views and snacks (bring your lunch money) and then head down Jewell Trail. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2330.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Washington, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm) , Christine Malinowski
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Registration and more details here

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Liberty

Date: Saturday, August 3

Join the leaders for a 6.4 mile hike to Mt. Liberty - part of the picturesque Franconia Ridge. The route to the summit includes a section of the Appalachian trail and passes the Liberty Springs tent-site. Weather permitting, we will be treated to 360 degree views of the Whites, Vermont and southern Maine from the summit. The climb to Mt. Liberty is rather steep in places and the summit (at 4,459 feet) is exposed. If the group chooses, and conditions permit, we can attempt to travel along the ridge to Mt. Flume (4,328 feet). This adds around 2.5 miles round trip. There is approximately 3300ft elevation gain/loss in the hike to Mt. Liberty. Flume adds 1000ft round trip. Expect to spend the whole day hiking. Considering the milage and elevation gain to Mt. Liberty, it is strongly recommended that you have hiked in the Whites (or similar) with consistent elevation gain prior to this trip

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt. liberty
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Seakayaking in Boston Harbor level 2/3

Date: Saturday, August 3 - Saturday, August 3

From public boat ramp in Hull to Peddocks Island. Level 2/3, decked seakayak greater than 15 feet with bulkheads, skirt, PFD, wet exit and deep water rescue experience required.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Boston Harbor
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: James Slack
Co-Leader: Alex Daggett
Registrar: Alex Daggett
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

AMC Ponkapoag Camp Family Canoeing, Hiking, and Primitive Camping Overnight, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA

Date: Saturday, August 3 - Sunday, August 4

Join us for family camping with canoe and hiking adventures, group dinner, campfire, S'mores and lots of fun. AMC Ponkapaug Camp is on the eastern shore of the 230-acre Ponkapoag Pond in the 8,500 acre Blue Hills Reservation just 13 miles south of downtown Boston. We have planned a night out with a fire and Smores and family friendly canoe experience coupled with friendly walks and hikes on local trails. There will be several leaders, some of which have extensive canoeing skill. We will help the kids relish the night out experience which will require folks to bring a tent and practice the experience of sleeping next to a pond in a tent with the sleeping bag and pad for their bedding.The presence of other families......and of course canoeing and walks will give everyone a short but fun filled outdoors experience. The canoes, life jackets and instruction, camping, Saturday dinner, s'mores, and Sunday Breakfast are included (you bring snacks and lunch). Camping is primitive (no running water or flush toilets not to speak of showers). To register click the "Register Now" button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2384. For questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, Walks
Location: AMC Ponkapoag Camp, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Brian s Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901, David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here:

Tues Evening Road Ride- Lexington

Date: Tuesday, August 6 - Tuesday, August 6

Join me for a 15 mile ride leaving from Lexington Common. Meet at 5:45 for a prompt 6pm departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 11-13 mph. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road
Location: Meet near the Minuteman Statue in the Lexington Common on MA 225 Lexington MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) 781-271-0654

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, August 8 - Thursday, August 8

20-24 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 5:45 for 6:00 sharp start at Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts on Ballfield Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads. Today we will ride the 22.7 mile Pratts Mill Loop; https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14789490.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: Meetup Group for more info

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend in NH's White Mountains

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

We will be staying at Mountain Fare Inn, in Campton, NH. Hike on Saturday & Sunday. Saturday evening, we will eat dinner at a local restaurant prior to attending a musical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln, NH. $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, restaurant dinner, and theater ticket. Ls. Kathy Didier, 603-726-3553, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com and Marilyn Pomerantz, 603-254-5826, mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Hiking, Music, Social Events
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (before 9:00 p.m.EST) , Marilyn Pomerantz (mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com) 603-254-5826 (Before 9:00 p.m.EST)
Registrar: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

SHP Participants only: Famous Steak Tip/CarCamp Weekend Pool and HOT showers

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. This car camp weekend will start off Friday night at CRAZY HORSE FAMILY CAMPGROUND, 788 HILLTOP ROAD, LITTLETON, NH, where we will set up tents and socialize. Saturday morning we will wake up early with a pancake breakfast and carpool to Mount Moriah . Mt Moriah is bare rock above tree line, offering incredible views on a clear day with 360° views of the Presidential Range and the rest of the Carter-Moriah Range. After hiking we will return to CRAZY HORSE FAMILY CAMPGROUND, 788 HILLTOP ROAD, LITTLETON, NH, for Swimming in the pool,and a steak tip dinner, Hot Showers and S'Mores by the campfire. On day two we will wake up to a french toast breakfast, break down tents and head to hike to a B-18 bomber crash site on Mt. Waternomee (3,920) a small peak on the shoulder of Moosilauke. There is a steep climb to get to the crash site and the rest of the wreckage. We will hike approximately a total of 6 miles on day two.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Location: littleton nh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

White Mountains Summer Classic with Lodge Stay

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

This summer hiking weekend will combine two of the White Mountains' finest hikes with two nights accommodations and meals at the newly rebuilt Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. Participants should plan to arrive Friday after dinner. Saturday, we will hike Franconia Ridge (Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Lafayette) via an out-and-back on the less traveled Skookumchuck Trail (12.2 miles round trip, 4500' elevation gain). Sunday, we will climb Mt. Moosilauke via the rough terrain of the Beaver Brook Trail, descending along Gorge Brook (6.9 miles, 3100' elevation gain). If the weather is good, we will enjoy spectacular above treeline views and open summits both days. The Ravine Lodge, located at the foot of Mt. Moosilauke, offers beautiful indoor and outdoor common spaces and bathrooms with running water and hot showers. Lodging is in hostel-style bunkrooms in buildings a short walk from the main lodge. Saturday and Sunday hot breakfasts and a multi-course Saturday dinner will be cooked and served by the lodge staff in the main building. Cost of $120 per person covers two nights lodging, two breakfasts, and one dinner. This trip is suitable for fit and enthusiastic hikers who have been hiking regularly over the summer.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Elizabeth A White , Keith Watling , Peter Monnes
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 9

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins in August, Greenville, ME

Date: Saturday, August 10 - Wednesday, August 14

Join a small group oilies at AMC's newest Medewisla Lodge and Cabins in Greenville, ME this summer. Enjoy private lakefront cabins w/shared bathhouse (w/shower) or a shared lakefront bunkhouse with 4 rooms with 4 bunk beds in each room. Enjoy an extensive trail network, beautiful Second Roach Pond, paddle boarding, kayaks and canoeing just steps away from our cabins and bunkhouse. On a clear night perhaps we can look through their telescope at the night sky. We will stay in three private lake front 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 family per cabin, but depending on family size there may be an opportunity to share. The cabins and bunkhouse have electric LED lighting. Linens are provided at the cabins, including pillowcases, sheets, and towels.At the bunkhouse a pillow with case and wool blankets are provided. The cabins and bunkhouse have a kitchenette and there is a screened in roofed pavilion with a grill. We will enjoy one "full service" day at the main lodge, otherwise we will be preparing and eating dinner as a group. 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. Cabin: $425/adult; $150/Youth (13 - 17); $125/child (12 and under). Bunkhouse: $325/adult; $150/Youth (13 - 17); $125/child (12 and under). To Register click on the "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2377. Questions? Contact Laurene, ljpoland@msn.com, 508-728-1373.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Paddling - Canoeing
Location: AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Outer Brewsters Rocks

Date: Saturday, August 10

Paddle from Hull through the Gut to the Outer Brewster Islands passing Boston Light on the way. We will be exploring the various rock gardens and playing in the more benign ones. Time and weather permitting we may venture out to the Graves to see the lighthouse and even more rock garden play. Good paddling skills and helmets are required!

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) , Al Daggett
Registrar: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Link: AMC Boston Paddkers website

Mt. Cabot, the Bulge, and the Horn

Date: Saturday, August 10

Join us for a hike over the northern-most NH 4,000 footer! This loop hike will take us on a partial traverse of the Pilot Range, with some beautiful views (if the weather cooperates) and peaks to bag on just about every New England list. This intermediate hike will cover 10.5 miles and 3,200' elevation gain. Participants should have recent experience with hikes of at least 7 miles and 2700' elevation gain in the White Mountains. With that said, we plan a slower-side-of-moderate pace, and this hike could be a good opportunity for newer hikers to stretch themselves. 2019 SHP graduates are welcome!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Cabot
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Co-Leader: Mollie Schwartz
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register HERE

Natick and Sherborn Wanderer

Date: Tuesday, August 13 - Tuesday, August 13

Meet at the Gazebo on the Natick Town Green (intersection of routes 27 and 135) at 5:30 for 5:45 pm start. 13 mile ride at moderate pace over rolling terrain. Rain cancels. Helmets required. Dinner follows at local Pan Asian restaurant

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Natick, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm)

20s/30s: Volunteer for trail work in Middlesex Fells

Date: Wednesday, August 14 - Wednesday, August 14

Join AMC Boston Young Members (20s/30s) to volunteer for trail work in the Middlesex Fells Reservation! We'll be partnering with the Friends of the Fells to perform a variety of trail maintenance tasks, potentially including brushing in, brushing out, trash pick-up, debris/small-blowdown removal, invasive species removal, among other tasks. Specific tasks will be determined closer to the date. Meeting location will be sent to participants a few days in advance of the event. After trailwork, we can grab a drink at a local spot if folks are interested.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Middlesex Fells Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen , Chester Osborne
Link: Register here

Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Date: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18

Come to Martha's Vineyard for a prime August summer cycling and touring break. 2 days of biking, beaching & relaxing. Bike 30 - 33 mi. on Sat. Sun. is shorter ride with a return trip on a potential sunset ferryboat cruise. $150 covers hostel lodging, 2 breakfasts & Sat. dinner. Please register by July 16, 2019. Otherwise, contact Registrar..

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Martha's Vineyard - W. Tisbury
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Edward McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: Dan Pratt (daniel.pratt1@verizon.net)
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: Easy - Intermediate
Link: http://www.hihostels.com/dba/hostels-HI---Martha-s-Vineyard-060011.en.htm

Annual Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Date: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18

Come to Martha's Vineyard for a prime August summer cycling and touring break. 2 days biking, beaching & relaxing. Bike 30 - 33 mi. on Sat. Sun. is shorter ride with a return trip on potential sunset ferryboat cruise. Sign up early! Please register by July 16, 2019. Otherwise, call Registrar.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Martha's Vineyard
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9p.m.)
Co-Leader: Dan Pratt (daniel.pratt1@verizon.net) 781-933-7833 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: easy - intermediate
Link: Martha's Vineyard Hostel - W. Tisbury

Bicycle Tour of Lake Champlain Island 5th Annual

Date: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18

All the charm of Lake Champlain Islands in 35-65 flat miles over scenic Vermont pavé roads (read: some unpaved sections), country stores, Adirondack & Green Mountains views, & dips in refreshing lake water. The trip has all ingredients for relaxing yet active weekend: several stops at state parks, scenic views at every turn, multiple stops for locally fresh food, & frequent beach stops for opportunities to dip in the water. Plan on three days of riding: Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. On one of the days we will cross into Canada: bring your passport & appropriate visa for non US citizens. The Inn at the Isles is rustic with basic amenities & services, similar to a two-star motel. Food is fresh, water view is beautiful, & hosts are friendly. The Old Schoolhouse is a charming hostel of thee old classrooms with no more than six people same gender, twin beds, no bunks, blackboards, books, gracious hostess, & delicious breakfast.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: 2925 W Shore Rd, Isle La Motte, VT 05463, USA
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com) , Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) , Emily McPhillips
Registrar: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
Link: Trip report from 4th Annual

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 16

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Intermediate Bike/Luxury Camping/Yoga Trip on Martha's Vineyard

Date: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18

Bike scenic island roads, enjoy beautiful beaches, watch amazing sunsets, practice yoga, and stay at luxurious campground with full service kitchen, modern bathrooms, indoor/outdoor showers, and large multi-purpose room. Must be comfortable riding 12-20 miles per day with hills. $170 includes two nights tent site fee, two breakfasts, Saturday boiled lobster seafood feast, and great company! Parking on mainland and ferry extra (no cars).l But sag wagon will take tents, sleeping bags, and pads; just need to bring your clothing. Come join us for "island time." BONUS: Option to extend until August 22 at just $40 per night, breakfasts included.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Martha's Vineyard
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Jon Grand (jhgrand@verizon.net) 617-566-1849, Jacqui Sweeney (jfysoutdoors@gmail.com) 781-209-1100 (7:00 - 9:30 p.m.)

Tuesday evening Ride--Concord

Date: Tuesday, August 20

Join us for a 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 5;45 pm for a 6 pm departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 12-14 mph. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. High vis clothing highly recommended. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Linda Haines (linda.haines6624@gmail.com)
Link: More Information

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, August 22 - Thursday, August 22

Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Leader will go at a moderate (approx 13-15 mph pace), faster riders are welcome to go ahead. Sustained, heavy rain across metro Boston cancels. Meet at 5:45 for a 6 PM start at Lincoln Schools lot by the tennis courts on the left off Ball field Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773; this is just west of the 5-way intersection with Lincoln, Weston, Trapelo, Sandy Pond and Bedford Roads, by the Lincoln Library, a few miles west of Rt 128. This is an AMC Boston Chapter Show and Go Ride, no registration required. Helmets are required and participants will be asked to sign an AMC waiver which can be viewed at: http://www.outdoors.org/pdf/upload/volrelease.pdf. See Meet Up site for more info, especially regarding coordination comments. Today we will be biking the 19.1 mile version of the "New" Thursday Ride Loop; https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2924800.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: RideWithGps Route

Annual Bicycling Weekend on Nantucket

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

Enjoy a summer weekend on beautiful Nantucket Island, cycling on its plentiful bike paths, swimming in the ocean and sightseeing. We will ride to the coastal village of Siasconset, and make a stop on Quonset Beach on Saturday, and ride to Makadet on Sunday. We'll also walk the island's scenic cliffs at Siasconset, and enjoy the beach next to our historic lodging at the Star of the Seas Hostel. Note: Please contact the primary leader, Paul Noe, before registering to verify trip is not full.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Nantucket Island
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Paul Noe (pjscdn@yahoo.com) 781-329-1861 (7pm to 9pm) , Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Easy bike rides on flat, paved surfaces
Link: Star of the Seas Hostel

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 23

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Harold Parker Family Canoeing, Hiking, and Primitive Camping Overnight, Stearns Pond, Andover, MA

Date: Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25

Join us for a night out with a fire and Smores and family friendly canoe experience coupled with hikes thru Harold Parker State Forest and adjacent Trails. We will relish the night out experience sleeping next to a pond in a tent with the sleeping bag and pad for bedding. The presence of other families......and of course canoeing and walks will give everyone a short but fun filled outdoors overnight. Canoes, life jackets and instruction is included. Camping is primitive (no running water or flush toilets not to speak of showers). Cost/person: Adults $25; Kids: $20. To register click the Register Here button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2013. Questions contact Brian Witkov, animalhc@aol.com, 978-807-4901.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Canoeing
Location: Sterns Pond, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian s Witkov (animalhc@aol.com) 978-807-4901 (after 7 pm) , Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Trip Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Link: Register Here

Family Camping on Cape Cod, MA

Date: Sunday, August 25 - Monday, September 2

FAMILY CAMPING ON CAPE COD, NICKERSON STATE PARK, BREWSTER, MA. We will camp at Nickerson State Park, a short walk from the beach at Flax Pond, where there is swimming, non-motorized boating, frog catching, biking and general fun. CHOOSE THE DAYS YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME! (2 night minimum on the weekend). Great for kids/teens of all ages. Convenient to the Outer Cape and local attractions, bike trails, and bayside beaches. Informal group activities may include group biking trips, swimming and excursions. Group size is 25-30. Group site for tenting. Breakfast and dinner included. Costs: Adults/Teens $22/night, kids: (ages 3-12) $15/night, 2 and under free. Register at tinyurl.com/Nickerson2019. For more info, email Naomi Ribner at tonaomirose@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, Walks
Location: Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com) , Paul Pichetti (paul_pick@verizon.net)
Co-Leader: Peter Fraunholtz , Renee Spring
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

Thurs PM Ride-Lexington

Date: Thursday, August 29 - Thursday, August 29

18 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 5:45 for 6:00 start at Lexington Common, Mass Ave side near Minuteman statue. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads. Route on Ride With GPS at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1711741

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lexington Green by Minuteman Statue
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: RideWithGps Route

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 30

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Labor Day Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2

Join us for 25-50+ mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along NY-Mass border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). Previous group cycling experience in hilly terrain highly recommended, though not necessary for strong flatland cyclists. $238-$288 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). See "Cost" section below for more information. For more trip details or to register, contact Aldo. This is a very popular trip that can fill many months in advance. Cancellations do occur, wait listing advised. This trip also takes place on the Memorial Day and Columbus Day weekends (posted as "Spring Cycling in the Berkshires" and "Fall Cycling in the Berkshires"). If this weekend does not work in your schedule, please check out these other dates. (Note: Location shown on map is the general location of the town of Hancock; it is not the location of the lodging site. The lodging location will be sent only to registered participants.)

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road
Location: Hancock
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Aldo Ghirin
Co-Leader: Susan Feist
Trip Difficulty: Easy Pace (10-13 mph minimum)/Intermediate Terrain
Link: AMC Boston Chapter Bicycling Committee Website

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 6

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

WEEKEND TRIP TO LIGHTHOUSE INN AT WEST DENNIS BEACH

Date: Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8

Please join us at The Lighthouse Inn located on the water adjacent to the public beach in West Dennis, MA. Registrations Registrations for the entire weekend must be received by the Lighthouse Inn by Friday, July 12 in order to receive the group rate and be included in the dinner Saturday night. After July 12, please call the Lighthouse Inn and ask if the group rate is still available. Rates Same rates as last year. -- The per person charges for the Inn (which includes two nights lodging, full hot/cold breakfast buffet on Sat. and Sun. mornings, plus dinner on Sat. night) are as follows: Single occupancy - $270 pp Double occupancy - $230 pp Triple occupancy - $210 pp Quad occupancy - $190 pp Above rates subject to current 12.45% MA room tax, 7% meal taxes and 17% service charge. Children ages 12 or under in same room as parents, no additional charges. Send an email to the AMC Yahoo Group if you're looking to share a room. Accommodations include heated pool. Non-sailing spouses, friends, children are welcome to come along to enjoy the beach, the Inn, and the Cape. Cottage and hotel room accommodations are available. Please make a note indicating your preference on the registration form. For further information about The Lighthouse Inn, visit their website: http://www.lighthouseinn.com/ or call (508)398-2244 and ask for Judith in Sales. Check in is 3:00 pm on Friday. Check out is 11:00 am on Sunday, but we can use the hotel facilities, including showers, for the rest of the day. See the AMC-Boston Windsurfing web site for registration and payment instructions: https://amcboston.org/windsurf/upcomingtrips.html Please notify trip leader when you make your registration via the email below. This is a great deal for 2 nights and 3 meals, the chance to hang out with friends old and new and windsurf at beautiful West Dennis beach. Windsurfers of all levels welcome!

Activity Categories: Windsurfing
Location: West Dennis, Cape Cod, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Betsy Landon (betsylandon@yahoo.com)

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 13

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 20

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Wednesday, September 25 - Wednesday, September 25

Join us Wednesday evening September 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and big events coming up 2020 (New Year Celebration and Equipment Sale, Beginner Hiking Program BHP, and Leader Appreciation Dinner/Awards Ceremony). This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults. To register click "Register Now" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2235. For questions contact Carrie McMillen, carriemcmillen@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Meetings
Location: Auburndale Library, 375 Auburn Street Auburndale MA 02466
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com) , David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00) , Amy Kelliher (amycbkelliher@gmail.com) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) 857-237-7869, Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Auburndale Community Library, Newton, MA

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 27

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Bicycle Tour de Force of Maine

Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29

Buckle your helmet, clip your shoes, turn on your camera, & join us on a tour de force. This is not to rest & relax. Rather, it is to jam pack all the best that Maine has to offer in one weekend: rocky coast, lobster, lighthouses, diners, Bar Harbor, bakeries, Acadia National Park Drive, frigid water dip, & Mt Desert. It will even coincide with Adventure Cycling Association's Bike Your Park Day. We will celebrate our public lands on Saturday with a ride through Acadia National Park. We leave Boston Friday morning to arrive Rockland for early lunch. We start the ride at 12:00 before returning for dinner. Lodging will be in the same location for two nights near Rockland. We travel on Saturday for a tour of Park Drive & Mt Desert, dinner in Bar Harbor, & travel back to sleep. Our final day will bring us to Portland for a lighthouse studded tour, early dinner in downtown Portland, & drive back to Boston. Distances are 50-80km daily at intermediate & advanced options, including the famous carriage gravel roads in Acadia. Reserve your own lodging-we will recommend a group site. Pay as you go for park entrance fees, meals, & other expenses. We drive close to four hours daily-we will help with plan to share a car.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Rockland, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Rami Haddad , Mike Barry
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate & advanced options available

FAMILY FALL WEEKEND AT SUB SIG CABIN, CRAWFORD NOTCH

Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29

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 and up. 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. . Questions contact Brian Witkov, user369128@aol.com, (978) 807-4901.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: HART'S LOCATION
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Brian s Witkov (ANIMALHC@AOL.COM) , Jeanne Blauner
Trip Difficulty: MODERATE
Link: Register Here

Fall Foliage Waterfall Hike with stay at Zealand Falls Hut

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

Join us on this fall foliage hike to view Zealand Falls, Thoreau Falls, Ripley falls, and Aresthusa Falls. We will hike to AMC's rustic Zealand Hut by Zealand Falls enjoying a family style dinner (and breakfast the following day) cooked by the hut's "croo". If we choose, we can hike up to Zeacliff for expansive views. The next day we tour the remaining cascades hiking approximately 11 miles out. Each cascade is uniquely different. Thoreau falls tumbles far down the far reaching Pemigewasset Wilderness. Ripley Falls flows widely over smooth rock, Aresthusa falls is 140 feet tall, second tallest falls in NH, (only surpassed by the seasonal Dryad falls of the Mahoosuc range.) Bring your lunch and we can enjoy the views! Cost includes hut stay, dinner, breakfast. Contact Ann Hargleroad, ahargleroad@gmail.com. $150.46 member/nonmember.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Registrar: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com)

Fall Cycling in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, October 11 - Monday, October 14

Join us for 25-50 mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along NY-Mass border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). Enjoy the beauty and color of New England's showiest season! Previous group cycling experience in hilly terrain highly recommended, though not necessary for strong flatland cyclists. $238-$288 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). See "Cost" section below for more information. For more information or to register contact Aldo. This is a very popular trip that fills many months in advance. Cancellations do occur, wait listing advised. This trip also takes place on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends (posted as "Spring Cycling in the Berkshires" and Labor Day Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires"). If this trip does not fit with your schedule, please check out these other weekends. (Location shown on map below is a place holder; the actual lodging location will be given to registered participants before the trip start date.)

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road
Location: Hancock
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Aldo Ghirin
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes
Trip Difficulty: Easy Pace (10-13 mph)/Intermediate Hilly Terrain
Link: AMC Boston Chapter Bicycling Committee Website

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Wednesday, November 20 - Wednesday, November 20

Join us Wednesday evening November 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and big events coming up 2020 (New Year Celebration and Equipment Sale, Beginner Hiking Program BHP, and Leader Appreciation Dinner/Awards Ceremony). This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults. To register click "Register Now" or copy and past this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2236. For questions contact Carrie McMillen, carriemcmillen@gmail.com, ?(617) 447-4333?.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Meetings
Location: Auburndale Library, 375 Auburn Street Auburndale MA 02466
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com) , David Powell , Amy Kelliher (amycbkelliher@gmail.com) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) 857-237-7869, Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

XC Ski Out the Door Craftsbury

Date: Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

Up to 99K 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 1/26 with L. Trip fills fast! Note - this is an intermediate level trip. New AMCers with intermediate XC ski experience are welcome to join. (colisted with INTRO Committee)

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Carla Schwartz 508-626-7455 (before 10PM)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Website

XC Ski Out the Door at Craftsbury VT (Intermediate)

Date: Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

Up to 99K 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 Jan 26, 2020 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 (carlalist@gmail.com) 508-626-7455 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Nordic Center

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

Date: Monday, June 1

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Carlson
Link: Register Here