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AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend

Date: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

We will offer easy hikes, under five miles, on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night, we will go to Jean's Playhouse to see the musical "Seussical the Musical". Staying at a Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH. $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, Sat. dinner and theater ticket. Register with Ls. Kathy Didier, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com 603-726-3553 and Marilyn Pomerantz, mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com 603-254-5826

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.) , Marilyn Pomerantz (mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com) 603-254-5826 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

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

Date: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

TRIP IS FULL Contact leader to be put on wait list. 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 23 at just $40 per night, breakfasts included.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jon Grand (jhgrand@verizon.net) 617-566-1849, Jacqui Sweeney (jfysoutdoors@gmail.com) 781-209-1100 (7:00-9:30 p.m.) , Paul Nelson 781-209-1100 (7:00-9:30 p.m.)

YM Acadia National Park Hiking and Camping

Date: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

Come join our second annual Young Members summer weekend in Acadia National Park! We'll be hiking a variety of trails, some very challenging and rewarding. The hikes we're planning are short but do include some technical portions like ladders, steep ledges, etc., and may be challenging for those with a fear of heights. Join us to watch the sunrise from atop Cadillac Mountain and enjoy the beautiful ocean views! There may be some beach time and/or a brewery tour, too. Limited to 12 participants. Gear: Day hiking gear, mess kit (plate, cup, bowl, utensils), hiking snacks, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, headlamp.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Location: Acadia National Park
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Leah Salloway , Shannon MacKenzie
Co-Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here.

North and South Kinsman Day Hike

Date: Saturday, August 18

Join us for a moderately paced summer hike to the Kinsmans. We will take a 10 mile out and back route with 3900 ft of elevation to the summits of North Kinsman (4,293 feet) and South Kinsman (4,358 feet). We'll hike on the slower side of moderate on the uphill sections, and at a moderate pace downhill, enjoying stops for lunches and views along the way! This is a rugged hike, and participants need to be comfortable on rocky terrain with short scrambles.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Co-Leader: Deb Conrady
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Tripyramids and Scar Ridge

Date: Saturday, August 18

Join fellow young member as we explore the scenic Tripyramid peaks. Two of these three challenging peaks are on the NH 48, 4000 footer list. This great loop hike will will extend 12 miles, with 3300 feet elevation gain. Expect group pace to be moderate to fast.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 43.9747222,-71.4388889
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Brian H Spencer
Co-Leader: Kelleigh Welch
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Baldface Loop

Date: Saturday, August 18

Join the AMC for a hike described by the White Mountain Guide as "one of the most attractive trips in the White Mountains." This 9.6 mile loop is strenuous with climbs on open ledges, but with a big view pay-off as we cross the ridge between the South and North peaks of Baldface Mountain. Extra added fun for the strong at heart: a swim at Emerald Pool at the end of the day! This is a difficult hike requiring steep scrambles and challenging descents. This is not a hike for beginners and recent experience on difficult White Mountain treks and comfort on exposed terrain required to participate. Due to steep and slippery ledges on this route, rain on hike day or a soaking rain 24 hours prior to hike day will cancel.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 44°14'19.0
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Richard Whitney , Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register Here

Mt. Cabot

Date: Saturday, August 18

. Mt. Cabot ( 41704 ft). Bunnell Notch trail. 11.5 mi. Pilot Range. Berlin, NH. 8:30-9:00 am start time. Must have 4k experience. Must be willing to carry group gear. THE FISHERY/TRAIL IS TRICKY TO FIND GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TRAVEL TIME. JUST PUT IN GPS. IT WILL GET YOU THERE! Drive time from Boston 3.5 hrs. I am staying over night at Conway Hostel on Friday night. Anyone is welcome to join me. I'm heading north after 1 pm.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Cabot, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nelson Caraballo (Nelsonhikes@gmail.com) 617-548-8579
Registrar: Nelson Caraballo (Nelsonhikes@gmail.com) 617-548-8579

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

4 mi. beat-the-heat hike, 7:00am-9:00am. Bring snack/water. I-93/Rte 128 exit 2A to Rte.138S for 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course pkg. lot on L. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.

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

Intro to Kayak Camping Clinic

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19

Join us for a weekend camp adventure on Beal island in Maine. This trip is tailored for those that have not (or have) island camped out of a kayak. We will discuss needed gear and packing a boat as well as route planning, weather, meals, VHF basics, and other necessary topics for multi-day paddling in ocean environment. You will need paddling experience including wet exits and rescues as well as some camping experience with backpack or car (RV does not count). The distance we paddle are modest (Level 2: 8-12 miles) in mostly protected waters, but will practice paddling in currents as well as rescues with loaded boats. Rental boats are available. Prior to this trip, there will be a Wed night social on July 25th in Newton to review camping gear and packing demonstration.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Georgetown, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeff Barrell (jbarrell2@gmail.com) , Dana Gray
Trip Difficulty: Level 2
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

Re-scheduled from August 11 - 9.5 mile hike w/lunch at scenic pond, 9:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Rte. 3 Exit 14 to Rte. 228N toward Hingham, 4 mi. to Wompatuck sign, then R on Free St. 1.3 mi. to visitor center pkg. lot. Email if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

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

Bolton Connection Trail Family Ice Cream Walk, Lancaster, MA

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

Join Family Outings and Lancaster Land Trust Volunteer, Bob Lidstone, for a guided walk on the Bolton Connection Trail. We will walk approximately 2 miles on mostly flat land. The walk begins at Eastwood Cemetery (Old Common Road), then through some state land to Rte. 110. From there we pick-up the Bolton Flats Trail and continue to Rte. 117, and cross over Rte. 117 back to Bolton Orchards for ice cream compliments of Bolton Orchards followed by optional swim at Lancaster Town Beach compliments of Lancaster Recreation. Bring water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and swim suit if you wish to swim. To Register click on the Register Now button or copy and paste this URL https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2100 into your browser. Questions contact Chandra Velpula, 978-996-4708, cvelpula@yahoo.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Bolton Connection Trail, Lancaster, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Chandra Velpula (cvelpula@yahoo.com) 978-996-4708
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Saturday, August 18

[The Leader of this hike/walk is Brian Connolly. The listing will be updated soon to reflect this.] Easy pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove inhabited by Henry Thoreau, during the mid-1800's. We will walk upon the woodland footpaths, where the transcendentalist contemplated life, on his early morning wanderings. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Robert Winters (Robert@rwinters.com)

Hike Mt. Whiteface a less traveled way

Date: Sunday, August 19

Join us for a moderately paced hike up Mt. Whiteface (4020'). The hike will cover roughly 8.2 miles with 3000 feet cumulative elevation gain and, if it's a clear day, will offer plentiful views of the surrounding Sandwich Range Wilderness. Participants should be prepared for steep ledges, rock scrambles, and loose footing. We'll hike Mt. Whiteface as a loop using the less traveled Tom Wiggin trail one way and Blueberry Ledge trail the other way. Join us on this excursion for good times and good company!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton
Co-Leader: Steve Weber
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

North and South Baldface Mountain loop (A3B) (52 WAV)

Date: Sunday, August 19

Come join us for a hike of North and South Baldface Mountains (3610 ft and 3570 ft), a loop hike that is one of the most attractive trips in the White Mountains with about 4 miles of open and semi-open ledge providing long stretches of unobstructed views (and the blueberries should be in season!). As an intermediate day hike with 3600 feet of elevation gain and covering 9.8 miles, this hike is aimed at experienced hikers. You should have completed at least one hike of 5+mi and 2000+ft climb recently. Duration of the hike will vary depending on the trail conditions and the ability of our group.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: North and South Baldface Mountain, White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Anne Drolet (droletam@yahoo.com) 857-272-0756
Co-Leader: Robert Nortrup (robertnortrup@gmail.com) 908-462-4657 (Evenings, before 8pm)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Rumney NH Bike Tour

Date: Sunday, August 19

An easy 67 mile ride/tour on quiet country roads leaving Rumney NH promptly at 9:00 AM. If you are interested, you will need a working bike, spare tire, bike helmet, bright clothes, wind breaker and sun block. You will also need cash for ice cream stops at mile 20, 34, 43 and 60. Rider's cycling speeds on the flats will vary between 12 and 18 mph and a lot slower going up the Hill. We wait for riders at all of the nine turns of the ride (four have ice cream and three turns are in the first five mile).

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Stephen Linder (stephen.linder@gmail.com)

Cycle the City: Boston Harbor, Charles & Neponset Rivers and the Emerald Necklace

Date: Sunday, August 19 - Sunday, August 19

This trip is for any bicyclists who want to experience a ride that links together Boston's many bike paths and lanes into a loop around the city, and enjoy the many sights and points of interest. The ride will start at South Station, passing down the Greenway to Atlantic Avenue, and onto the USS Constitution. The ride loops back along the Charles River, then through the Fenway and Emerald Necklace to Jamaica Pond. It continues through the Arnold Arboretum to a lunch break in Jamaica Plain, then traverses back through a slice of Franklin Park before joining the bike path along the Neponset River to Boston Harbor. The ride completes its journey along Boston Harbor near UMass Boston to Castle Island, then back to South Station. The ride loops around the city for about 35 miles using primarily dedicated bike paths and bike lanes, with a few road connections between entry points. We'll go at a more relaxed pace since most of the ride traverses Boston's bike path network, with stops to cross streets at various crosswalks. We'll plan to make stops along the way at various points of interest for photo opportunities and sightseeing. We'll also plan to stop for lunch at the midpoint in Jamaica Plain.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: South Station, Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Noe (pjscdn@yahoo.com) 781-329-1861 (7pm to 9pm weekdays) , Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com)
Link: Cue Sheet

Tuesday Night Ride-Concord

Date: Tuesday, August 21

Join us for a "show and go" 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 5:45 pm for a prompt 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. Registration not required.Join us for a "show

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Linda Haines (linda.haines6624@gmail.com) 978-621-8010

Misery Island

Date: Tuesday, August 21

Paddle out to Misery Island off of Beverly, Mass. We will travel along the scenic coast and spend approximately one hour on the island. This is a Level 2 trip. Boats must be touring boats with bulkheads fore & aft. Bring lunch and plenty of drinking water. Registration required

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Beverly
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elaine Batzer 781-956-1386, Mary Buntin
Trip Difficulty: Level 2
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Boston YM Game Night at City Square

Date: Wednesday, August 22

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. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JULr1icPlguCtcUNCresnTgRz156T-UuhrMmbWBA6IQ/edit?usp=sharing

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

Family Outdoor Cooking Workshop, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Date: Wednesday, August 22 - Wednesday, August 22

Always wanted to learn to cook outdoors? Become a backcountry chef! Learn new cooking techniques, involve kids in meal planning and preparation, enjoy the food we/you cook, and leave with practical (and fun!) recipes to dazzle on your next adventure. We'll fire up our stoves and dine on our creations. Workshop fee $15 for adults; Kids free. Workshop run by AMC YOP (Youth Opportunities Program). Register with Lindsay Watkins at lwatkins@outdoors.org or 617-391-6637.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Leadership Training, Social Events, Walks
Location: Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Lindsay Watkins (lwatkins@outdoors.org) 617-391-6637
Registrar: Lindsay Watkins (lwatkins@outdoors.org) 617-391-6637
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, August 23 - Thursday, August 23

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 18.3 mile Both Bridges Loop https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14789475

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

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (8/23)

Date: Thursday, August 23 - Thursday, August 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, 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: C2C
Link: Register & More Info Here

Family Camping on Cape Cod, Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA

Date: Friday, August 24 - Monday, September 3

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! 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. To register, please click the register button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: tinyurl.com/Nickerson2018. Questions? Email Naomi Ribner at tonaomirose@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, Walks
Location: DCR Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com) , Paul Pichetti (paul_pick@verizon.net) 617-590-6802 (6-9 pm or best to text anytime.) , Lisa Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) 857-237-7869, Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Co-Leader: Peter Fraunholtz (salida04@yahoo.com) , Chandra Leela Velpula (cvelpula@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Annual Biking Weekend at Nantucket

Date: Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26

Enjoy a summer weekend on AMC's annual trip to New England's favorite island. There will be leisurely rides to the coastal villages of Siasconset and Makadet, with optional trips to various sites and downtown. 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.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Nantucket Island
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Paul Noe (pjscdn@yahoo.com) 781-329-1861 (Between 7pm and 9pm) , Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m. - EST)
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m. - EST)
Link: Hy-Line Ferry

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 24 - Friday, August 24

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 Echo Lake Camp, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Date: Saturday, August 25 - Saturday, September 1

Enjoy AMC Echo Lake Camp and all Acadia National Park has to offer one kid age 15 and under FREE per paying adult the week of August 25 - September 1. Echo Lake, just outside Acadia National Park, has platform tents with canvas sides equipped with cots, blankets, mattresses and pillows, a full-service dining hall with three meals a day, a recreation hall and library with comfy chairs and a fire, and flush toilets and running hot and cold water as well as hot showers and a bath, handicapped accessible. There is a volleyball court, basketball net, swimming floats and boating dock with canoes, kayaks, rowboats, three sunfish and a windsurfer for communal use. The large deck outside the dining hall offers spectacular views of the lake and the cliffs. There are hikes led by experienced hike leaders daily and walks with the camp's naturalist. There are two outdoor meals each week: the lobster cookout at Thompson Island and the mussel picnic held at the camp. Each week campers travel by boat to Baker Island in Frenchman's Bay and explore this remote, uninhabited site. Evening programs are offered including square dancing, Bingo, informative slide shows and a final Talent Night on the last night of camp. Some campers pick a few activities to be involved in while others do it all! Parents'are responsible to supervise their own kids, however, there is plenty to occupy kids of all ages four and older (camp is not appropriate for kids under 4 or for pets). Info/Reservations: http://www.amcecholakecamp.org/visit.php Questions? Call or email camp managers, Elly and Scott Preston, managers@amcecholakecamp.org, 615-630-0106.

Activity Categories: Birdwatching, Critical Treasure, Hiking, Paddling, Sailing, Walks
Location: AMC Echo Lake Camp, Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, Maine
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: AMC Echo Lake Camp

Boston YM: Mt. Isolation

Date: Saturday, August 25

Looking for a challenging but rewarding hike? Join us for a day of hiking out to one of the White Mountain's most remote 4,000-ft peaks-Mt. Isolation. This 13.3-mile loop hike will have us first climb up to an elevation of 5,175 feet along Mt. Washington's southern side, taking us above tree line for some amazing views, then heading downhill to Mt. Isolation (elevation 4,003 ft). Total elevation gain for the day is 3,800 ft. This hike is for experienced hikers, comfortable with long mileage and a faster pace.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Isolation
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Leah Salloway
Co-Leader: Kelleigh Welch
Link: Register

Carter Dome and Mount Hight day hike

Date: Saturday, August 25

Let's roam to the Dome! Join us for a day hike over Carter Dome and Mt Hight, while enjoying the views of the picturesque Presidential Range and the Wild River Wilderness. This 9.8 mile loop hike will take us over the summit of Carter Dome (4832 ft; NH48) and Mt Hight (4675 ft; 52WAV) via the Nineteen Mile Brook trail and the Appalachian Trail, with a break at the AMC Carter Notch hut along the way. The elevation gain is 3609 ft. Participants should pack full 3-season gear and have some recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Carter Dome, Mount Hight
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Bert Ruiter
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here:

Mt. Adams

Date: Saturday, August 25

Join us on our ascent of Mt. Adams (5,774') via the rugged Star Lake Trail. Expect steep and challenging conditions on Star Lake Trail. This hike will focus on the unhurried exploration of the above treeline terrain and krummholz and will be limited to 10 experienced hikers.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Adams, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Newland
Co-Leader: Sarah Perez de Heredia (sarinski@gmail.com) , Frank Hauschild (frankhauschild@rocketmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register

Mt. Adams

Date: Saturday, August 25

Join us on our ascent of Mt. Adams via the rugged Star Lake Trail. Expect steep and challenging conditions on Star Lake Trail. This hike will focus on the unhurried exploration of the above treeline terrain and krummholz. Ltd. to 10 experienced hikers.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Adams, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jennifer E Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Sarah Perez de Heredia (sarinski@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register

Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont

Date: Saturday, August 25 - Saturday, August 25

Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to enjoy nature in summer. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 9:00am-12:00pm. Meet at Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont, MA. ARRIVE EARLY. PARKING LIMITED. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.

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

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, August 26

Join us for a fun overnight at family-friendly Lonesome Lake hut. This is the perfect trip for parents/guardians/grandparents! We hike 1.6 miles to the hut (and gain 1000' vertical feet) at a kid friendly pace (~1-1.5 miles/hr); the route crosses 2 bridges and features a few mild rock scrambles, and the moderate incline is moderated by switchbacks. We will stop along the way for snacks, a look at nature and possibly for lunch by the lake. Once at the hut, you will have free time to enjoy a swim and explore. Sunday, we will hike around the lake and back to our cars. Hot mountain dinner and breakfast prepared by the hut crew included. Accommodations include a bunk w/pillow and 3 wool blankets (bunk rooms are co-ed and accommodate 4-7 people). $139/adult includes one free kid (age 12 and under). Additional kids $126/youth (13 - 17); $74/child (3 - 12). Non-AMC member prices $167/adult; $134/youth; $88/child. Tax is additional. Contact Liz Little at lizklittle@gmail.com with questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lonesome Lake Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com) , Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: moderate beginner hike
Link: Register Here

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

Date: Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, August 26

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 $30; 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 Witcov, 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) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Link: Register Here

Pemi Bristol - Class 2 Whitewater

Date: Sunday, August 26

Ayers Island Dam release on the Pemi at Bristol! Come enjoy the best summer WW Class 2 paddling!. All boats must have flotation.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Bristol, NH 43.5981° N, 71.7176° W
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: David Hall (drhall@bu.edu) , Kara Greenfield
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website

Mashnee, Eel pond, Cape Cod Canal Ride, 23mi

Date: Wednesday, August 29 - Wednesday, August 29

Please join us for a leisurely, scenic, flat 23 mile bike ride. Bring bike in good condition, with helmet, spare tube, lunch, snacks, water and sunscreen. Registration required. Please email for questions.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Massachusetts
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Emily McPhillips (emcp@me.com) , Kathy Blythe
Registrar: Emily McPhillips (emcp@me.com)

Mass. Audubon Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont

Date: Wednesday, August 29 - Wednesday, August 29

5:30-7:15pm. End your day with a lovely nature walk right in Belmont, MA, brought to you by the AMC Boston Chapter Conservation and Local Walks and Hikes Committees. The walk will focus on plant identification and fun and interesting natural history. Easy trails, bring water and snack. No dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Meet in front of the visitor's center. Fees: Audubon Non-Members $4 (Adults) $3 (Seniors 65+); AMC Non-Members: $1. Questions? Contact Joan or Lisa.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Walks
Location: Belmont
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712, Lisa Fleischman 617-244-5747 (before 9pm) , Joan Entwistle
Link: Directions

Thurs PM Ride-Lexington

Date: Thursday, August 30 - Thursday, August 30

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 McIlrath (mbm@alum.mit.edu) 781-883-7584
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: RideWithGps Route

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (8/30)

Date: Thursday, August 30 - Thursday, August 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: C2C
Link: Register & More Info Here

Lake Elmore Labor Day Hiking Weekend in VT

Date: Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3

Join us for a weekend of hiking in Vermont at lovely Lake Elmore. Car camp at state park complete with modern amenities and hot showers, near Stowe, Vermont. The first day we will hike Mt. Mansfield or similar (10-12 miles round trip.); the 2nd day we will do a shorter 7-8 mile hike. Expect rugged and steep terrain. Enjoy a roaring evening campfire, swimming in Lake Elmore, picnic opportunities, and woodsy campsites next to a babbling brook. Limited to 6 experienced hiker campers.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Location: Lake Elmore, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Dilrukshi Vitharana (vitharanad@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register

Lake Elmore Labor Day Hiking Weekend in VT

Date: Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3

Join us for a weekend of hiking in Vermont at lovely Lake Elmore. We will car camp at state park complete with modern amenities and hot showers, near Stowe, Vermont. The first day we will hike Mt. Mansfield or similar (10-12 mi rdtrp.); the 2nd day we will do a shorter 7-8 mile hike. Expect rugged and steep terrain. Enjoy a roaring evening campfire, swimming in Lake Elmore, picnic opportunities, and woodsy campsites next to a babbling brook. Ltd. to 6 experienced hiker campers.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Location: Lake Elmore, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Jennifer E Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Dilrukshi Vitharana (vitharanad@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 31 - Friday, August 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

Labor Day Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3

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). $228-$268 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). Please register with Susan. (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, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Hancock
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Aldo Ghirin (aggamc2016@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Susan Feist (susanjwfeist@gmail.com)
Registrar: Susan Feist (susanjwfeist@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy Pace (10-13 mph minimum)/Intermediate Terrain
Link: AMC Boston Chapter Bicycling Committee Website

Lotsa Paddlin' Weekend.

Date: Saturday, September 1 - Sunday, September 2

Class IV Weekend on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers, ME. Paddle the Kennebec twice on Saturday (4800cfs in the morning and 2400cfs in the afternoon), and the Dead on Saturday (5500 cfs). Camping locally, shuttle arrangements TBD. Embrace the stairs!

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: The Forks, ME.
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeffrey Pacuska (jpacuska@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Jeff Pacuska (jpacuska@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

YM Labor Day Weekend: CAPE COD BIKE AND BEACH TRIP

Date: Saturday, September 1 - Monday, September 3

Join AMC Young Members (20s-30s) for a Labor Day weekend cycling, hiking, kayaking, and swimming on Cape Cod! Enjoy three days of moderate cycling, car camping, sightseeing, seaside hikes and great company. We will cycle approximately 20 miles a day (with breaks!), with destinations depending on the group's interests. All levels of cycler's are welcome on this trip, and there are bike rental options near the park. Within Nickerson State Park there are opportunities for renting canoes and kayaks and swimming in kettle ponds, along with niceties like bathrooms and showers. We will also by nearby Cape Cod National Seashore, with more options for relaxed hiking. Registration fee of $50 (members)/$65 (non-members) includes 2 nights at a Nickerson campsite, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners. Please bring snacks and plan to either pack lunches or bring additional funds for lunches. Optional dinner in town on Friday. Weekend expenses should not exceed $100 including the above fees - compare to the cost of one night lodging elsewhere on the Cape! Plan to arrive Saturday morning and set up your campsite, with an option to meet up for lunch in town. Advance registration and payment due by August 15, 2018. Once payment has been received, additional details and logistics will be sent out to the group prior to the trip. See you on the Cape!

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, Paddling
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Zoe Rath , Julia Doucett
Co-Leader: Katie Weber (katie.fitzgerald6@gmail.com) , Steve Weber (sweber844@gmail.com)
Link: Register now

YM Wildcat Mountains hike

Date: Saturday, September 1

Join this AMC Young members trip with like minded outdoor enthusiasts for a hike to the Wildcat Mountains. We will take the Wildcat Ridge trail and Nineteen mile Brook trail to summit two New Hampshire 4000 footers (Wildcat A 4422' and Wildcat D 4062'). Most of the hike will be in the trees but we'll have excellent views of Carter Notch and Presidential Range from the peaks. The hike will be at a moderate pace(1.5 to 2mph). The total distance will be 9.5 miles with around 3000 feet of elevation gain. We'll be doing a car spot for this hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton
Co-Leader: Kanishk Tripathi
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

World's End Reservation

Date: Monday, September 3 - Monday, September 3

5 mile walk, 8:30am-11:30am. Bring snack/water. From Rte. 3 exit 14, take Rte. 228N 6.5 mi., L on Rte. 3A 1.0mi. to rotary, R on Summer St. 0.5 mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $6.00 parking fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.

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

Essex Bay Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Date: Monday, September 3 - Monday, September 3

The Essex River area is a beautiful place for paddle boarding. Wrap up the summer by exploring the peaceful scenery of the salt water marsh. We will meet at 3:00 at the rental facility (Cape ANN SUP, 35 Dodge Street/ Boat marina, Essex, MA) to fill out rental applications, secure payment, put on life vests, adjust paddles to appropriate height, put on sunblock, and put on life vests. Between 3:15 to 3:30 we will do some brief introductions, provide beginner instruction, and get out on the water. Paddle is roughly from 2 to 2.5 hours going upstream, and then coming back during high tide. This is an easy paddle readily adapted for beginners. Falling off and taking a swim is optional. Rent a paddle board from Cape Ann SUP or bring your own board. Cape Ann SUP is offering a discount to AMC paddlers/ this specific group so let them know you are with the AMC when you call. Make sure you call them when you sign up- you will be responsible for payment and securing your board to make sure they have enough when we show up. Participants must know how to swim and be comfortable in water. Afterwards we will go to JT Farnham's for seafood. This is a cash only restaurant and may be a bit crowded so we may need to wait a bit…but is supposed to be the best place in the Essex area for seafood.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Essex, Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Renee Hoekstra (reneejhoekstra@gmail.com)
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2115

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 4

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Location: First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street, Newton Center, MA. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

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

20's and 30's September Social

Date: Thursday, September 6

AMC Boston Young Members Social from 6:30-9:30pm on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at the American Legion - Marsh Post 442. Join other Young Members to celebrate the tail end of the summer hiking season, and learn about AMC events taking place this fall. This will be a great way to meet both new and active AMCer's. Enjoy a fun evening filled with food, drinks, and cool door prizes! Each ticket will include an entry into the raffle/door prizes, and an all you can eat dinner provided by Seta's Cafe in Watertown. Cost is $15.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Julia Doucett (juliamdoucett@gmail.com)
Link: Register

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 7 - Friday, September 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

1st Annual Family Connecticut River Munn's Ferry Paddle Overnight, Northfield, MA

Date: Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, September 9

Join Family Outings for our first annual Connecticut River Paddle Overnight. We put in at Pauchaug Brook, Northfield, MA Saturday late morning and paddle ~ 5.6 miles down the River to Munn's Ferry where we camp Saturday night. Sunday after breakfast we pack up and get an early start to avoid the wind. We paddle ~ 3.2 miles to an early lunch at Riverview Picnic and Recreation Area and then another 5.3 miles to our take-out at Barton's Cove. We supply the boats and Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast (you bring your own snacks and lunch). We do group cooking and everyone pitches in. Accommodations are campsites with 13 x 13 sand filled pads each of which hold 2 two man tents or one 4 + man tent. There are fire pits and steal grills for cooking at each site and a privy with toilet paper. There is no running water so we will need to bring or treat water. Some paddling experience necessary. Trip limited to 12 - 14 people. $50/person includes campsite, food, boats. To register click on "Register Now" above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1912. Questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Camping, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Munn's Ferry, Northfield, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Jeffrey Mayes (me@jeffreymayes.com) 781-248-9419
Co-Leader: David Elliot (AMCPaddle@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Ravenswood Park, Glouster

Date: Saturday, September 8

Ravenswood Park, Gloucester. Hike for 3-4 hours in this special place which contains many relics of Cape Ann History. We will see a magnolia swamp, mystical rocks in dark woods, glacial erratics, and enjoyment of nature. Registration required: L. Barbara Fay, 617-694-5612, bfamc@verizon.net. Limited to 15. Optional lunch at nearby restaurant. Meeting time: 10:30am.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Rafting
Location: Glouster, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Fay (bfamc@verizon.net) 617-694-5612
Registrar: Barbara Fay (bfamc@verizon.net) 617-694-5612

Mt Adams via King Ravine and The Subway

Date: Saturday, September 8

If you like rocky scrambles, this is the hike for you! We'll start from the Appalachia trailhead off Rt 2 and take the Airline trail to the Short Line to the King Ravine trail. We'll pass the Mossy Falls and enter King Ravine. Along the floor of King Ravine is a boulder field, underneath which runs the Subway trail. Yes, underneath! We might see a bit of snow in one of the gaps in the rock. Next is the King Ravine headwall and then the last mile to the summit of Mt Adams - at 5,774', the second highest peak in the White Mountains. After enjoying views of Mt Washington, Mt Jefferson and many other White Mountain peaks, we'll descend and stop at the Madison Hut before taking the Airline trail back to the Appalachia trailhead. The total mileage for the hike is ~9 miles with 4,500 feet of elevation gain. Hike time is ~9 hours. Note, the Subway is only about 200 yards long, but could take an hour to get through. If you are claustrophobic about squeezing through tight places while scrambling through a boulder field, please take this into consideration before registering for this hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: John Lee
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register here

Boston Harbor Sea Kayaking

Date: Saturday, September 8

Paddle from City Point to historic Georges Island and return. Opportunity to explore the island. Intermediate sea kayaking skills required. Must be able to paddle in moderate conditions such as 10 knot winds and 2 foot seas at 3 knots. Assisted rescue skills and sea kayaks 15 ft or longer with front and rear bulkheads, are required. Approximately 12 miles.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Boston Harbor
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Co-Leader: Alex Daggett
Registrar: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Flags on the 48 Remembering 911 on Mt Lincoln

Date: Saturday, September 8 - Saturday, September 8

Join us for a hike to the summit of Mt Lincoln (5,089') where we will raise a flag in remembrance of those killed on September 11, 2001 (911). Flags will be raised on the summits of all 48 four thousand footers and our plan is to stay on the summit of Mt Lincoln from 12.00 noon-2.00 pm. Participants should be ready for an early start from the trailhead and will be expected to help carry the pole and the flags to and from the summit. We will hike the Falling Waters Trail to Little Haystack and then the Franconia Ridge Trail over to Mt Lincoln. Total distance for the hike is 7.8 miles with 3,450 ft of elevation gain. Following the hike, the leaders are planning a get-together for dinner, details to be provided upon registration.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm) , Christine Malinowski
Trip Difficulty: B3A
Link: Click here to register on line

Mt. Liberty and Flume with Forty Plus

Date: Sunday, September 9

Join the Forty Plus Committee on two classic 4000 footers. Liberty and Flume are the southern part of Franconia ridge and we will be doing an out and back along the Liberty Spring and Franconia Ridge Trails. 10.1 miles and ~2500 foot elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Franconia Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: William Swanton , Jackie Wah
Link: Register Here

Late Summer Hike to Monroe and Washington

Date: Sunday, September 9

Join us for a classic loop over the west side of Mt Washington using the Ammomoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Gulfside Trail and Jewell Trail. Including the summits of Mt Monroe (5,384') and Mt Washington (6,288'), this day hike is 10.4 miles with 4,200 ft of elevation gain. This will be a long day with potential exposure to weather so previous experience of hiking above treeline is desirable.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Washington, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling 508-397-1243, Fred Smith
Co-Leader: Eric Dupont
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Click here to register on line.

Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield Entrance

Date: Sunday, September 9 - Sunday, September 9

Moderate to Strenuous hike. 6 mi. 9am-1pm. Bring lunch/water/snacks. From Rte. 1, take Main St. toward Wakefield. Continue on Farm St. Make RIGHT turn at Hemlock Rd/Northeast Metro Tech High parking lot. Cancel if rain. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nelson Caraballo (Nelsonhikes@gmail.com) 617-548-8579

Joe English Reservation, Amherst, NH

Date: Sunday, September 9 - Sunday, September 9

A 7 mile quiet, hilly wander 9:30am-3:30pm through varied woodlands on well maintained trails. Meet by Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Brook Rd, Amherst, NH. From Nashua, NH, Rte. 3 exit 7, 101A W to junction 101 E (7.4mi) toward Amherst/Manchester. Turn left after 5.7mi on Horace Greeley Rd, left again 0.4mi on Brook Rd. Go 1.4mi to pkg at dead end. No advance reservation required. Call if weather uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Amherst
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

Arlington's Great Meadows, Lexington

Date: Sunday, September 9 - Sunday, September 9

September is a wonderful season in New England: plants are weighed down with fruits; leaves are ablaze with colors; days are warm and nights are cool. Come celebrate the season with a nature walk in Arlington's Great Meadows. We'll explore several different habitats during our journey: a pond, the pond edge, an upland forest, a field edge and a wet meadow. We will focus on plant ID as well as fun and interesting natural history about the plants we see, and learn why Arlington's Great Meadows is in Lexington. Meeting Place: Meet at the Playground behind and to the right of The Waldorf School, 739 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA. NOTE WELL - PARKING: Please park along Mass Ave in Lexington in the vicinity of the Waldorf School (739 Mass Ave). PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE WALDORF SCHOOL PARKING LOT OR THE FOLLEN CHURCH PARKING LOT. BOTH ORGANIZATIONS OFTEN HAVE EVENTS ON SUNDAYS. After you park, walk down the driveway on the right side of Waldorf to the playing fields and turn right. We will meet near the playground and basketball court. $1 for non-members.

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

Boston YM Steering Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, September 10 - Monday, September 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 7-9 pm - dinner is provided! Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact Zoe K (zoe.karp@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

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

September Ski Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 12 - Wednesday, September 12

Come ski with us! If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at. While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events. Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Mike Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 14 - Friday, September 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

FORTY PLUS SCENIC FALL WEEKEND IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS SEPTEMBER 15-17

Date: Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16

Fun-filled and friendly fall weekend in Bartlett NH with choices of hiking, biking, and kayaking. Moderate pace to enjoy the scenery. Stay at a comfy lodge close to the picturesque Saco River and spectacular White Mountains National Forest roads and trails. $150 members and $160 non-members. Cost includes two nights lodging, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a memorable Saturday happy hour and dinner.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bartlett, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Anytime) , Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Registrar: Steve Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)

Maine Islands Kayak and Camping Adventure

Date: Saturday, September 15 - Monday, September 17

Paddle and camp in Casco bay in Maine. We establish a base camp and explore various islands including Jewell. Winds and weather can change these plans. This trip is for level 2 paddlers who can pack their own boat, launch, land, and maneuver a loaded kayak in variable ocean conditions and weather. Expect to paddle 8-12 miles each day at ~2.5 mph pace (moderate). Estimated cost is $50 for food.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Casco Bay
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Registrar: Jeff Barrell
Trip Difficulty: Level 3
Link: http://www.mita.org

Ethan Pond / Thoreau Falls Traverse

Date: Saturday, September 15 - Saturday, September 15

Join us on a hike via the Ethan Pond Trail 5.1 miles to Thoreau Falls. We will spend time at the Falls and then head out by continuing on the Ethan Pond Trail to the Zealand Trail. We will then take the Zealand Trail for 2.5 miles back to Zealand Road. This hike is 9.7 miles with 1,500 feet of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: James Schroeder (james.schroeder39@yahoo.com) 978-266-2917
Trip Difficulty: A3C
Link: Register here

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Date: Saturday, September 15 - Saturday, September 15

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

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

Young Members Fall Getaway Weekend

Date: Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23

Join 40 AMC Young Members for a weekend getaway to Three Mile Island Camp (TMIC), Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Situated on an island of 43 rocky woodland acres, TMIC offers a delightful recreational experience in the heart of New Hampshire's lake district. Participants will enjoy a weekend of canoeing, kayaking, sitting by their cabin or camp fire, playing games, and having a grand ole time! A couple of 'led' activities will be offered but mostly this will be an unstructured weekend to socialize, exercise, and relax! Lodging consists of quaint 2-person cabins each equipped with a little dock right on the water's edge. Wake up to the sounds of loons and beautiful sunrises! Delicious meals will be provided and are served family style in a warm, social atmosphere. Trip requires participants to arrive at loading dock on Friday for either the 5:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. (or Sat. @9am) for a short boat trip to the island. No exceptions! To Register, please fill out this form: www.tinyurl.com/YMFallWeekend2018 Registration questions can be directed to the trip treasurer: Samantha Mandel at samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com or Michele Grzenda: Michelehikes@gmail.com. What can you expect? Check out the video from 2015's trip! https://tinyurl.com/2015-Trip-Video

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Michele Grzenda (michelehikes@gmail.com) 781-697-1410, Samantha Mandel (samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com) , Leah Salloway
Link: Register

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 21 - Friday, September 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

Mt Greylock Backpack - Rescheduled

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23

Join us for a fall backpack to the top of Mt. Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts! We will take a 12.5 plus mile loop past stands of old growth forest, waterfalls, and along the ridgeline of the Greylock massif. We will enjoy the summit views from atop the War Memorial and camp at an established site. Each participant will be responsible for their own meals (2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, and trail snacks) but leaders will bring dessert!

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Deb Conrady
Trip Difficulty: A3C
Link: Register here

Franconia Ridge Hike in the Fall (Lafayette, Lincoln, Little Haystack)

Date: Saturday, September 22

Join us for a classic above treeline Fall hike over the Franconia Ridge across Mts. Lafayette, Lincoln and Little Haystack. The hike is about 9 miles with approximately 3,700 feet of elevation gain and includes several miles of very exposed above treeline hiking. If it's not an above treeline day, we'll choose an alternate destination. Graduates of the Spring Hiking Program (SHP) are welcome.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Lafayette
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Baldface Loop: One of the most magnificent hikes in the Whites

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Saturday, September 22

Located in Evan's Notch, the Baldface Loop is one of the best hikes New Hampshire has to offer. The hike will take us over 4 miles of open and semi-open ledges providing long stretches of unobstructed views (and equal great exposure to storms). We'll summit South Baldface and North Baldface peak clockwise, hiking up South Baldface first. This means we will hike the steepest section on the way up rather than on the way down. Expect to see great views of the taller White Mountain peaks. From the ridge, you can see the Carter Ridge and the Wild River Wilderness. The trail has several stream crossings and there is rock scrambling not for the faint of heart. A possible bonus is that we may find blueberries which are usually out in early August. We will also visit Emerald Pool on the way down for a cold swim. Super cold! This hike is classified as difficult due to distance and terrain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 2223 Main Rd, Chatham, NH 03813
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Celeste Cabot (celeste.cabot@aol.com) 401-871-2230
Trip Difficulty: A3B, Difficult and challenging rock scrambling
Link: Register here

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

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut is the destination for this family adventure weekend. The Hut sits at the end of a moderate 3.8 mile hike in along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. It is surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side, and there is a small lake just below the Hut. The Carter Notch Hut, which was built in 1914, has a main lodge with two detached bunk houses. Hiking there is a great way to introduce your kids to backpacking without the added work of bringing along a tent. We will hike into the Hut at an easy pace, stopping along the way to explore and take pictures of the landscape. There are lots of boulders to climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or go swimming in the lake if the weather permits. We will enjoy a group dinner, prepared by participants and leaders, and then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after a pancake breakfast, we will hike back to our cars. You and your children must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with your own personal gear, sleeping bags and group food. The elevation is gain is moderate - 2,050ft over 3.8 miles, with some steeper sections. Cost is $75/members and $85 non-members and includes lodging at Carter Notch Hut Saturday night, one dinner and one breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1875 . For questions, please contact Stacia Biel, amcstacia@yahoo.com or call 617-835-6532.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Carter Notch Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@yahoo.com) 617-835-6532, Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) 617-- x515 (NCA 9.30 NCB 8.30)
Co-Leader: Suzanne Elkind (swelkind07@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderately strenuous but pace will be easy
Link: Register Here

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 1, Sorhaug Woods

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Saturday, September 22

1:00pm. Experience the exceptionally rich ecological diversity of this area by hiking thru pretty woods, past beaver ponds, and over scenic vistas. Meet in the Williams Barn parking lot on Chicopee Row, 42.62632N 71.56104W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop

5th Annual Duxbury Beach Walk

Date: Sunday, September 23 - Sunday, September 23

10:00am-2:00pm. Fall has begun and the crowds are gone. It is a perfect time to join us for a walk to the end of Duxbury Beach and have lunch at the Gurnet Point Lighthouse. Moderate pace. Bring lunch, snacks, and water. No children under 10 or dogs. $1 fee for those not AMC members. Heavy rain cancels. If uncertain, contact Lisa or Mary. Directions: From North or South: Take Route 3 to Exit 11, Turn R going East, Exit roundabout at 2nd turn from either direction which is Congress/West Street 1.8 miles, then bear R onto Church St, which turns into George St. 1.1 miles, then L at the flagpole onto Powder Point Rd (no street sign), Powder Point Rd to end, Parking in small lot to the right. No street parking. Call Mary (781-771-3680) if needed.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Mary Wisbach 781-771-3680 (before 9pm)

Wildcat Conservation Area, Boxford

Date: Sunday, September 23 - Sunday, September 23

Kids and dogs are welcome. Meet at 1:00pm. It will be about 2 hours, easy terrain, moderate pace. From Rte. 95 take Rte. 133 into West Boxford center, head east on Main St. to a 4 way intersection with grassy patch in center. Go left on Ipswich Rd. to another 4 way, then right onto Hemlock Rd. (at the 4 way Spofford Rd. comes in from the left) Very soon find a parking on on the right.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Davis (sadmd1@verizon.net) 978-352-2250

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Tuesday, September 25 - Tuesday, September 25

Join Family Outings Tuesday evening September 25th 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 and see how volunteer-led AMC Family Outings are governed and trips are planned. The Boston Chapter's Family Outings Committee meets four times per year to discuss and plan. We have roughly 75+ active volunteers. 6:30 to 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and larger training and events coming up. This is followed by a general trip planning meeting. Bring your ideas to brainstorm. 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 on the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1913 . For questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Auburndale Library, 375 Auburn Street Auburndale MA 02466
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 28 - Friday, September 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

Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

Date: Saturday, September 29 - Sunday, September 30

Weekend Map and Compass course held at the Harvard Outing Club Cabin in Pinkham Notch. If you've always wanted to truly learn how to use a compass, this is the course for you. We'll cover maps, compass, navigation and intentional bushwhacking, and will then apply these skills to hike two actual trail-less mountains. The second (Sunday) hike is optional and entails a full day of bushwhacking - possibly finishing as late as 7:00 pm on Sunday evening. Participation is strongly encouraged because you'll get to apply the skills you've learned. Registration for the course will close on Tuesday, September 25.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harvard Outing Club cabin, Pinkham notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837
Link: Register Here

Mount Garfield in a day

Date: Saturday, September 29

Come along for a fall day hike to Mount Garfield (4,500 ft; NH48)! This 10-mile trip offers amazing panoramic views of the surrounding Franconia Ridge and Franconia and Lincoln Brooks valleys. Starting on the Garfield Trail, we will ascend gradually 4.8 miles to the Garfield Ridge Trail for the final 0.2-mile steep and rocky pitch to the summit. After taking in the scenery, we will descend via the same trails. The elevation gain for this hike is approximately 3,000 ft. Participants should have reliable boots, 3-season gear and recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Garfield
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: Joy Danaher (joykaufmanster@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 2, J H Rich Forest

Date: Saturday, September 29 - Saturday, September 29

1:00pm. Come hike along the edge of an old channel of the Nashua River, with its abundant wildlife. Along the way, enjoy the scenic woods and be introduced to the Nashua River Rail Trail. Meet at the Rail Trail parking lot on Sand Hill Road, 42.63244N 71.57577W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop

Family Outings Vision/Strategy Retreat, Newton, MA

Date: Sunday, September 30 - Sunday, September 30

Come Help Us Build Our Family Outings Community. Be part of our future. This is an AMC staff run Vision/Strategy meeting for active and prospective family outings leaders -- parents, grandparents, and any individuals interested to help get kids/families outdoors. Meet 12:30 pm Durant-Kenrick house, Newton with lunch and snacks throughout ending 4:30 pm. Opportunities for brainstorming and setting/agreeing our Vision/Strategy backed by key imperatives and the organization structure/infrastructure to make it happen. Great opportunity to get to know the group and have some fun! Bring your thinking cap and creative brain! To Register (registration required) click the Register button or copy and paste this URL into your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2113. Questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Durant-Kenrick House at 286 Waverley Ave., Newton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Columbus Day Weekend Hiking in White Mountains

Date: Friday, October 5 - Monday, October 8

Experience the dazzling color and beauty of the White Mountains in Fall. Spend 3 nights at the lovely Mountain Fare Inn (Campton, NH) including 3 full breakfasts, 2 dinners & 2 happy hours (BYOB). There will be two led trips each day on Sat. and Sun. @ different levels. Shorter hike on Mon.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9 PM) , Robert DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9 PM)
Registrar: Nancy Dimeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: beginners and intermediate
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

Family Columbus Day Fall Foliage Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Monday, October 8

Join Family Outings Columbus Day Fall Foliage Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center < 2-hrs West of Boston! Noble View is a great place to hike easier trails, and take in the picturesque beauty of the Pioneer Valley. Possible options as well for more challenging hikes "off campus" on local trails. $100 adults; $80 kids for 2 nights bunk accommodations and meals OR tenting options available for $55/adult; $45/child! North Cottage offers twin bed accommodations in varying room configurations to accommodate family style sleeping arrangements. Some kids may be on air mattresses and sleeping bags on the floor. Running water, toilets, and hot showers are available at the Bath House a short walk away. We prep and cook meals together in North Cottage kitchen with stove, oven, and refrigerator but no microwave or freezer. Meal prep and clean-up is communal. Whether this is your first time hiking with your kids, or you're looking for a relaxed, yet fun and active get away... this is the weekend for you! To Register click the "Register" button OR copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2117. For questions contact: Rachel Arey, rachelsarey@gmail.com, 617-678-8101.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Howard Loree (hmloree@gmail.com) 617-780-6334
Co-Leader: Rachel Arey (rachelsarey@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 3, Town Forest

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Saturday, October 6

1:00pm. Come explore this local gem with varied woods, the Nashua and Squannacook rivers, and its high concentration of glacial topography, including eskers and kettle holes. This area also features several bogs, which are unusual at this latitude. Meet at the end of Town Forest Road, 42.59741N 71.60508W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop

Columbus Day Weekend AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Date: Sunday, October 7 - Monday, October 8

Enjoy fall hiking at its best with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Columbus Day Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 6 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast. Register w/Denise Boucher-denisegirish@yahoo.com, 978-470-0243.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Cardigan High Cabin, Alexandria, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Co-Leader: Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849
Registrar: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings Trips

October Ski Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 10 - Wednesday, October 10

Come ski with us! If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at. While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events. Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Mike Bratina

Calumet Family Fall Hiking Weekend in Ossipee, NH

Date: Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun, active and relaxing Fall Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers a nice base to explore the White Mountains. We will do 2 hikes, each approximately 3+ miles with ~900-1000 feet of elevation gain/loss. Kids must be able to hike on their own or be carried. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Campfire on the beach with s'mores Saturday night, weather permitting. Accommodations are rustic comfortable. The lodge has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms with showers on the first floor which is where the group shares our meals and down time. The 2nd floor sleeps up to 22 (three bedrooms for 2, 8, and 12) in bunk-style firm beds. The sleeping areas are co-ed, so families can stay together. Bring your sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, pillow and towels. The cabins are insulated and heated and sleep up to ten (four bunk beds and two single beds). Those staying in the cabins have their choice of the bathrooms in the lodge or separate heated bathrooms. Meals are simple, hearty, and delicious. Everyone helps cook, prep and clean-up. $115 for adults in the Retreat lodge or $95 in cabins. Kids 7 - 21 years enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $85. Kids six and under enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $45 including all meals Friday evening to Sunday lunch. Register at: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1873 . For questions contact: Stacia , amcstacia@yahoo.com, 617-835-6532.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Calumet, West Ossipee NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@yahoo.com) 617-835-6532, Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Fall Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, October 12 - Monday, October 15

Join us for 25-50 mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along NY-Mass border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). Enjoy the beauty and color of New England's showiest season! $228-$268 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). Please register with Aldo. (Location shown on map below is a place holder; the actual lodging location will be given to registered participants before the trip start date.) (Please note -- This is the weekend AFTER the Columbus Day Weekend.) Previous group cycling experience in hilly terrain highly recommended, though not necessary for strong flatland cyclists.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Hancock
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Aldo Ghirin (aggamc2016@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes (glenn1998_11@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Aldo Ghirin (aggamc2016@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy Pace (10-13 mph)/Intermediate Hilly Terrain
Link: AMC Boston Chapter Bicycling Committee Website

Mt. Moosilauke

Date: Saturday, October 13

Mt. Moosilauke (4802 ft) Benton , NH. Kingsman Range. 7.6 mi. 7 am STAR TIME. Must have 4k experience. Must be willing to carry group gear. Staying Friday night at N. Woodstock Hostel. L. Nelson Caraballo (617-548-8579, Nelsonhikes@gmail.com) Don Provencher (781-273-3950, xdap@aol.com)

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Moosilauke Benton NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nelson Caraballo (Nelsonhikes@gmail.com) 617-548-8579, Don Provencher (xdap@aol.com) 781-273-3950
Registrar: Nelson Caraballo (Nelsonhikes@gmail.com) 617-548-8579

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 4, The Esker Trail

Date: Saturday, October 13 - Saturday, October 13

1:00pm. Come see New England woods at their best. This hike features beaver ponds, the scenic Cow Pond Brook, glacial topography, and all around pretty woods and beautiful settings. Meet at the end of Cow Pond Brook Road, 42.62493N 71.50263W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop

Hike North Pack Monadnock, Greenfield, NH

Date: Sunday, October 14 - Sunday, October 14

A rugged, scenic loop of 6.5mi. via Ted's & Carolyn's trails. 9:30am-2:30pm. From Nashua, NH, take Rte. 101A west toward Milford, NH. Blend onto Rte. 101 west toward Wilton, NH. Head north toward Lyndeboro on Rte. 31 and turn left ~8mi. on Russell Station Rd. (look for the Trebuchet Adventure Park on the right and Trojan Horse on the left by this intersection). Continue to Mountain Rd. and turn right ~0.5mi. to parking in a small alcove on the right opposite trailhead. Storm cancels. No dogs, non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Mountain Rd., Greenfield, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

Plymouth Harbor

Date: Saturday, October 20 - Saturday, October 20

Brisk pace 7 mile walk 9:30am-2:00pm along Plymouth Harbor including Jennie's Grist Mill and Historic Monuments. Lunch stop on the walk back at Lobster Hut (counter service). From Route 3 South take exit 9 towards Kingston/N Plymouth then left on MA-3A S/ Main St. for 1.7 miles, turn left onto Cordage Park Circle. We will meet at the Gazebo. Bring snack and water. Storm cancels.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 5, Sabine Woods

Date: Saturday, October 20 - Saturday, October 20

1:00pm. Don't miss the season finale of our Fabulous Fall series. We will hike along the banks of a protected stretch of the Nashua River, and loop back thru New England woods in their fall splendor. Meet at the Groton Place parking area on the south side of Rt 225, just east of the Nashua River, 42.60489N 71.59599W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop

Family hike Watatic mountain, Ashburnham MA

Date: Sunday, October 21

Join AMC Boston Family Outings for a moderate hike at Mount Watatic in Ashburnham, MA. We will take the Wapack Trail (1000' elevation gain) to the bald summit at a kid friendly pace. We will enjoy a snack at the top and then take the gentler Nutting Hill trail back to the parking lot. Total distance is approximately 3 miles. With luck and clear weather we will see Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire and Mount Wachusett in Massachusetts. To Register click on the Register Now button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2119. Contact Liz Little at lizklittle@gmail.com, 267-240-2849 with questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Watatic, Ashburnham, MA.
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here:

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

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28

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

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

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Saturday, October 27

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

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

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4

This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars. Lonesome Lake Hut is second newest and southernmost hut of AMC's 8 huts, built in 1964. The main building is the dining room and kitchen while 46 guests sleep in separate bunkhouses. The dining room is toasty warm with a fire going in the evening, though the bunk rooms are unheated. Bunk rooms are co-ed in order that we can keep families together. This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $70/person ($80 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner, and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks. To register click the "Register Now" button above OR copy this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1911. Questions: Denise Boucher, denisegirish@yahoo.com, 978-470-0243.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: AMC Lonesome Lake Hut, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Trip Difficulty: Moderate w/late fall conditions
Link: Register here

Boston's Developing Waterfront

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, November 3

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

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

Castle Island

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, November 3

Fast-paced seven-mile scenic walk along ocean to Castle Island, 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet inside JFK/UMass Red Line T station, upper level gates (no nearby parking). Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

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

Beaver Brook Assoc., Hollis, NH

Date: Sunday, November 4 - Sunday, November 4

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

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

NOVEMBER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Wednesday, November 14 - Wednesday, November 14

Come ski with us! If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at. While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events. Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

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

Family Thanksgiving Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Friday, November 23 - Sunday, November 25

Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings has reserved the Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Friday and Saturday nights after Thanksgiving. Great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs! Hikes will be designed to fit the ages and interests of the kids including a hike up Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike. We will stay at the 16-bed Shapleigh Bunkhouse which is coed, heated, and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area. Friday night dinner will be prepared by the group while Saturday night we will dine next door at the Highland Center, enjoying hearty, home-cooked meals. Saturday and Sunday breakfasts will also be buffet style next door at the Highland Center. Lunch fixings Saturday are included as well. Space is limited to 16; register early so you don't miss out! $150/adult and $100/child 12 and under includes 2 nights lodging and all meals from dinner Friday through breakfast Sunday. Contact leader/registrar with questions and to register: David Beck, davidbeckrph@comcast.net, (508) 361-0508

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Highland Center, Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508
Registrar: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Shapleigh Bunkhouse at AMC Highland Center

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

Date: Saturday, November 24 - Sunday, November 25

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

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

Family Thanksgiving AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 24 - Sunday, November 25

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Thanksgiving Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 6 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast. Register w/Denise Boucher-denisegirish@yahoo.com, 978-470-0243.

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

DECEMBER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Wednesday, December 12 - Wednesday, December 12

Come ski with us! If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at. While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events. Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

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

Foss Farms, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Greenough Land

Date: Tuesday, December 25 - Tuesday, December 25

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

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

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Tuesday, December 25 - Tuesday, December 25

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

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

New Years Annual Family Ski Weekend, Snow Country, Burke, Vermont

Date: Friday, December 28 - Tuesday, January 1

Ring in the New Year with Family Outings! Join us for our annual New Years trip at a beautiful Ski House in Burke, Vermont minutes from downhill and cross-country skiing. This is a weekend of winter fun: skiing (xc & downhill), sledding, good food, good company and more! Cost estimated $180/person Includes lodging for 3 nights, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, (appetizers available the first night). To register Click the "Register" button or copy and paste this link in your browser: https://tinyurl.com/AMC-NewYears. For questions, please email tonaomirose@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Burke, Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: easy-moderate
Link: Register Here

AMC New Year's Celebration in White Mountains

Date: Saturday, December 29 - Tuesday, January 1

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

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

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

Date: Friday, January 18 - Monday, January 21

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

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

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

Date: Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3

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

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

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

Date: Friday, February 15 - Sunday, February 17

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

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

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

Date: Friday, February 15 - Sunday, February 17

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor. A full bath house with hot showers are within a short walk from the cabin. We all help with meal prep and clean-up in our communal/family style kitchen and dining area. $90/person includes 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner and lunch style fixings/snacks throughout the day. Register: Doris Tennant:dtennant@tllawgroup.com, ?(617) 969-4082?.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: AMC Noble View Outdoor Center 635 S Quarter Rd, Russell, MA 01071
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Doris Tennant (dtennant@tllawgroup.com) 617-969-4082
Registrar: Doris Tenant (dtennant@tllawgroup.com) 617-969-4082
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings Trips

XC Ski Out the Door at Craftsbury VT (Intermediate)

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

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

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

Test - Paddling Event

Date: Friday, November 1

Test - Paddling Event - Standalone

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