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Memorial Day Family Camping at White Lake State Park, Tamworth, NH

Date: Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28

Join us for a fun family camping trip Memorial Day Weekend at White Lake State Park in the White Mountains just a little over 2 hour drive north of Boston! Enjoy White Mountain day hike 4 - 6 miles, swimming and boating on the lake (rentals available), castles on the beach, capture the flag, campfire and s'mores! Enjoy group meals, and the company of likeminded new friends. Adults $70 for the weekend (3 nights), Kids 18 and under $50 includes campsite, 2 dinners three breakfasts, s'mores and campfire. For more information contact leaders: Naomi at tonaomirose@gmail.com Register online at link above or at http://tinyurl.com/whitelakestatepark.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Location: White Lakes State Park, Route 16, Tamworth, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com) , Paul Pichetti 617-590-6802 (text message only please)
Trip Difficulty: moderate
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

Memorial Weekend Hiking in White Mountains

Date: Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Anna Panszczyk (annatp12@gmail.com) 781-648-2492 (Before 9:00 p.m. - EST)
Registrar: Anna Panszczyk (annatp12@gmail.com) 781-648-2492 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Link: http://www.mountainfareinn.com/

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

Date: Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28

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

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

Memorial Day Weekend in the White Mountains

Date: Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28

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

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

Memorial Day Weekend Family Camping at Tully Lake, Royalston, MA (BHP Level 1 & 2)

Date: Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28

Join AMC families at this tent-only family friendly campground set on the shore of a 200 acre lake less than two hrs northwest of Boston. Enjoy roaring waterfalls a short walk away, Explore miles of hiking including the Tully Trail; great biking and paddling up the picturesque Tully River, or explore the lake's islands and inlets via boat, or swimming. Relax by the water or get out on it: bring your own kayak or canoe; or rent canoes, kayaks, fishing poles, GPS, or disc golf equipment. Maybe, just spend some time relaxing beneath the towering pine trees. Enjoy bird watching. Your weekend. You choose :) Tully Lake Campground is a Family Outings favorite. Centrally located bathhouse with flush toilets and coin-operated showers, quite a luxury. Cost: $75 pp ($35 kids four & under) includes 3 nights at campsite, camp meals, and s'mores! Communal cooking, camp chores and fun are all included! Equipment rentals not included in price. To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1882. Questions Contact leader Kate Atanasova - 774-232-6846, ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Birdwatching, Camping, Hiking, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, Walks
Location: Tully Lake Campground, Royalston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Nancy Ryan (Shearyan35@hotmail.com)
Co-Leader: Kate Atanasova (ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com) 774-232-6846
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Spring Cycling in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28

Join us for 25-50 mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along New York-Massachusetts-Vermont border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). $218-$258 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home (linens, blankets & towels included), 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). For more information and to register, contact Aldo. (Map below shows location of town center, not trip lodging site. Directions will be sent to registered participants only.)

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

Block Island Bike & Hike Trip

Date: Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28

Join us for Memorial Day weekend on scenic Block Island for daily guided combined leisurely hiking and biking. We stay at a beautiful island inn and cottage overlooking the the Old Harbor. Trip costs $350 and includes 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts, Friday night pizza and BBQ one of the other nights. Dinners and lunches can be prepared in the cottage kitchen. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from for dinner. Bike must be in good condition with fully inflated tires and tool kit. Helmets are required. Registration is required: Contact Registrar Emily McPhillips at emcp@me.com.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Rhode Island
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Emily McPhillips (emcp@me.com)
Co-Leader: Ida Change (ida_chang_1@yahoo.com) , Daniel Edwards (dbe_88@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Emily McPhillips (emcp@me.com)

Family Memorial Day Weekend Hiking, AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH (BHP Level 2)

Date: Saturday, May 26 - Tuesday, May 29

Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings has rented Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Saturday and Sunday nights. Activities will be designed to fit the age range and interests of the group but will likely include a hike up Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with its 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. Saturday evening we will bring in pizza from a local pizzaria while Sunday we will prepare our own group dinner "family style". We will enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet each morning next door at the Highland Center, Lunch fixings will be made available Sunday. Space is limited to 16; registration is recommended as early as possible so you don't miss out! Member Cost $150 per adult; $100 per child 12 and under (Non-members $170/adult; $120/child). Cost includes 2 nights lodging and all meals from breakfast Saturday through breakfast Sunday. To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1863. Questions Contact leader: Jennifer Sulewski, jensandsteves@gmail.com, 857-231-6154.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Highland Center, Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski (jensandsteves@gmail.com) 857-231-6154 (7am-9pm)
Co-Leader: Chandra Leela Velpula (cvelpula@yahoo.com) 508-277-1379
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

WINDSURFING TRIP TO AVON, NC (HATTERAS ISLAND, OUTER BANKS)

Date: Saturday, May 26 - Saturday, June 2

Stay in 4-bedroom house (Island Mist) on the shore of Pamlico Sound. Provide your own transportation and equipment. (Rentals are readily available.) Housing cost $375 ($350 for AMC member) pp. Share cooking and cost of food. Water is warm and shallow (3-5 feet deep for more than ½ mile out). Usually a mix of strong and light winds - great for beginners or advanced sailors. This location on the Outer Banks is widely considered to provide the best flat-water sailing in the East. The water is waist-deep to about a half mile out, and it's chest-deep to about a mile out. The house is right on the water, and you can keep your sails rigged all week, so when you want to sail you just grab your rig and board and go. There are 2 windsurfing shops nearby (one in walking distance) that have rental equipment. Typical winds this time of year will vary between 3 and 25 mph most of the time. You usually get some winds in the teens or higher for part of many days. A typical day can have winds in mid-to-upper teens in early morning, light winds in late morning and early afternoon, and strong winds again in late afternoon. The water in the sound will be warm, and the ocean water will be plenty warm for swimming and boogie-boarding. (I will bring two boogie-boards.) The ocean beach is a 10-minute walk or a 2-minute drive from the house. There's also good kayaking and SUPing on the sound, and there are some interesting side trips on Hatteras. Contact Steve Sevcik for more info or to register.

Activity Categories: Windsurfing
Location: Avon, NC
Region: Other U.S.
Leader: Steve Sevcik (sesevcik@gmail.com)

Bay Circuit Trail Run Section 1A (Newbury)

Date: Saturday, May 26

Join this 8 mile run exploring Boston's "Outer Emerald Necklace!" The Bay Circuit Trail links 200 miles of readily-accessible nature in the outer Boston suburbs. Highlights of this section through Newbury include marshes backing on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, host to a variety of fowl including purple martins, American kestrel, and many songbirds. Our pace will be about 9-10 minutes/mile, with a focus on enjoying scenery and company on the move rather than a hard workout. Some experience running at or near this distance is required; trail experience (hiking or running) is encouraged but not required for strong runners. This is a great way to discover the world of trails; this section is non-technical with no major hills and some rolling terrain. This point-to-point route includes 2.0 miles of beach, 1.4 miles of trail, 3.0 miles of sidewalk, and 1.6 miles on quiet roads. We'll start early morning and finish in around 90 minutes. Please be prepared to help with spotting transportation at our endpoint.

Activity Categories: Running
Location: Newbury, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Carter Dome

Date: Saturday, May 26

Hike Carter Dome on Memorial Day weekend. Roundtrip distance 10-11 miles. Elev. gain +/- 2500-3000ft. We will ascend via 19 Mile Brook Trail and possibly stop at Carter Notch Hut on the descent. Expect steep trail closer to the summit.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Carter Dome, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Dilrukshi Vitharana (vitharanad@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register

Sailing on the Charles River and Snack Potluck

Date: Saturday, May 26

Join us for some sailing on the Charles River followed by a snack potluck on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Come see Boston and Cambridge from a different perspective with good company! You do not need any sailing experience for this trip.

Activity Categories: Sailing, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Morgane Treanton (morgane.treanton@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Katie Weber (katie.fitzgerald6@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

Webster Cliffs + Jackson

Date: Saturday, May 26

Join the AMC Young Members for one of the best day hikes in the Whites! We'll head up the steep and rocky Webster Cliff Trail (AT) to some cliffs with mighty views high above Crawford Notch. Once we get to Mt. Webster's open summit, we'll head over to Mt Jackson and descend on the Webster Jackson Trail past Elephant's Head and Bugle Cliff. This is a great hike for people working on the 52 With a View who hike at an easy to moderate pace. 2850 ft elevation gain, 6.9 miles. Carpooling is encouraged!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Carla Palmer (cjpalmer@juno.com)
Co-Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com)
Link: Register here.

Warner Trail, Sharon

Date: Saturday, May 26 - Saturday, May 26

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

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

Memorial Day Family Weekend Backpack to AMC Galehead & Zealand Falls Huts, White Mountains, NH

Date: Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28

Family Memorial Day Weekend Backpack to AMC Galehead Hut (3,800 feet) & Zealand Falls Hut (2,700 feet), both still self service. Hike three 4,000 footers in spring. Visit two AMC favorites. Galehead Hut is the most remote of the AMC High Huts with glorious views of the Pemigawasset Wilderness Area. Zealand Falls Hut is spectacularly situated on the side of Zealand Valley near Zealand Falls at the northern end of the Pemigewasset wilderness. Meet Saturday morning 9 am at the Gale River Trailhead to shuttle cars to our endpoint, the Zealand Trail trailhead. We will hike to the hut on The Gale River Trail (4.6 mi. 2200 ft, elevation gain 3 hrs 25 min.). After arriving at the hut we can hike up to the summit of South Twin Mtn. elev. 4,902 ft.(0.8 mi., 1,150ft.,1 hr.) &/or to Galehead Mtn summit elev. 4,024 ft.(0.5 mi., 250 ft., 25 min.). We will carry & cook our own food and prepare a group dinner & breakfast at the hut. Sunday we hike The Twinway from Galehead Hut to Zealand Falls Hut (7 miles, 1,750 elevation gain, 4.25 hours). After the steep climb to the summit of South Twin Mtn. elev. 4,902 ft.(0.8 mi., 1,150ft.,1 hr.) the trail goes mostly downhill, with a minimal climb up to the summit of Guyot (4,580 feet), and a short but steep climb up to Zealand Mountain (4,265 feet). There are 360° views from the summits of South Twin and Guyot. Peakbaggers will get both South Twin and Zealand Mountain. Monday, we hike out the Zealand Trail 2.8 miles with 650 feet elevation loss to our cars. This trip is not for beginners as the trails are moderate to strenuous (ages 8+)! Cost/person lodging, 2 dinners, and breakfast (you bring snacks & lunch) $150 members; $170 non-members. To register click on "Register Here" above or cut and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1826. Questions contact: Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Galehead Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Bill Fischelis (Bfischelis@gmail.com) 206-782-0567
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous
Link: Register Here

Blue Hills Wildflower Hike

Date: Saturday, May 26 - Saturday, May 26

7-mile hike in the eastern section of the Blue Hills Reservation viewing wildflowers and climbing scenic hills, some steep. Joint with Friends of the Blue Hills. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Quincy
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Olanoff

Parks & Greenways, Quincy

Date: Saturday, May 26 - Saturday, May 26

7-mile walk w/beach, woods, salt marshes, historic sites, 10:00am-2:30pm. Bring lunch & water. Take Quincy Shore Drive to Wollaston Yacht Club pier at Beach St. Or T to Wollaston, walk 1 mile. Email if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

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

LETS HIKE CLEVELAND FARM STATE FOREST

Date: Saturday, May 26 - Saturday, May 26

We'll hike about 4 miles along a section of the Bay Circuit Trail following trails that meander along eskers that are reminders of the last glacier that covered New England. Experience a relatively deep forest populated with oak, hickory, beech, hemlock, witch hazel and white pine. Occasionally, we may moderate our pace to enjoy the natural world of this splendid forest. If that's not enough to pique your interest, how about the chance to stand in 3 towns simultaneously?

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Boxford/Rowley MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Richard Lombard (rllombard2@gmail.com) 978-394-9619
Co-Leader: Richard Lombard
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Trail Map

Let's Hike Cleveland Farm State Forest

Date: Saturday, May 26 - Saturday, May 26

We'll hike about 4 miles along a section of the Bay Circuit Trail following trails that meander along eskers that are reminders of the last glacier that covered New England. Experience a relatively deep forest populated with oak, hickory, beech, hemlock, witch hazel and white pine. Occasionally, we may moderate our pace to enjoy the natural world of this splendid forest. If that's not enough to pique your interest, how about the chance to stand in 3 towns simultaneously?

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Boxford/Rowley MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Richard Lombard (rllombard2@gmail.com) 978-394-9619
Co-Leader: Richard Lombard
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Trail Map

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

Date: Sunday, May 27 - Monday, May 28

Are you and your family ready for the fun and adventure of staying overnight at an AMC hut ... Overnight at the family-friendly Lonesome Lake hut, one of the most accessible in the Whites? We will hike 1.6 miles (and gain 1000' vertical feet) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. The route crosses 2 bridges and features a few mild rock scrambles, and the incline is moderated by switchbacks. Along the way, we will stop for snacks, look at nature and enjoy the views. Once at the hut, we have free time to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. Come nightfall we might catch sunset. Sunday, we can take an optional 0.8 mile hike around the lake before returning to our cars. This is a great trip for families with children ages 5+ with some hiking experience. Lonesome Lake Hut is self-service this time of year. Accommodations include a bunk w/pillow (note - bunk rooms are co-ed). Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Lodging, dinner, and breakfast included. Price $70/person. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks. Register and contact with questions: Laurene Poland, ljpoland@msn.com, 508-728-1373.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lonesome Lake Hut
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@yahoo.com) 617-835-6532
Co-Leader: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Registrar: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Lonesome Lake Hut

Hike the Hancocks

Date: Sunday, May 27

Come spend the day hiking into the Pemigewasset Wilderness to the summits of Mt. Hancock and South Hancock. This 9.8 mile semi-loop trail will, weather permitting, take us over two four-thousand footers. Although these are wooded summits, each offers its own overlook with beautiful views of the surrounding peaks. Expect spring conditions including mud and bugs, and prepare for approximately 2,400 feet of elevation gain, short sections of rock scramble, and multiple stream crossings. It will be difficult to predict the water height, so please bring Crocs or similar waterproof footwear in case rock hopping is not an option. High water levels or difficult trail conditions may change our plans. Join us on this excursion for good times and good company!

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

Mount Moosilauke

Date: Sunday, May 27

Join us for a Memorial Day weekend hike to the peak of Mount Moosilauke, the 10th highest of the AMC New Hampshire 4000 footers and the furthest west peak. At 4802' elevation with a 2506' elevation gain, this will be a moderately strenuous hike with 360 degree views from the peak! Weather permitting, views of most of the AMC 4k's, Lake Winnipesaukee, and the Green Mountains will be waiting at this above tree line peak. Plan on a leisurely 1 1/2-2mph rate on this 7 mile hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Co-Leader: Dave Pais
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

Mts. Morgan and Percival

Date: Monday, May 28

Join us on the Monday of Memorial Day weekend (5/28/2018) for a spring hike of Mount Morgan (2220') and Percival (2212') overlooking the Lakes region of NH. We will hike 5.1 miles for a total of 1,575 feet of cumulative elevation gain. This hike includes fun rock scrambles, caves, ladders, and gorgeous views of the lakes. Moderate pace enjoying the views along the way. *Recent hiking experience with AMC is required.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel (Zeynep@ozyuksel.net)
Co-Leader: Katie Weber (katie.fitzgerald6@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Click here to register online

Paddle Westport River (Lev 1+)

Date: Monday, May 28 - Monday, May 28

Westport river is a great warm up to the paddling season. Quiet, scenic, and warm(er) water. We will paddle 8-12 miles in the East branch. Rental boats available near launch. Expect to see lots of ospreys, ducks, and other birds. After paddling, we regroup at restaurant next to take-out for drinks on the deck with optional dinner. This is a level 1+ trip. You must be able to paddle 12 miles in ~5 hours (~2.5 mph pace), with breaks. The water is protected from waves, but might encounter wind. You need experience with wet exits and assisted rescues, so this trip is not suitable for first-time paddlers. Space is limited and registration required.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Westport
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Trip Difficulty: Level 1+
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Monday, May 28 - Monday, May 28

4 mi. mod.-paced hike, 10:30am-1:30pm. Bring lunch+water. I-93/Rte. 128 exit 2A to Rte. 138S for 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course pkg lot on L. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.

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

Tuesday Night Ride-Concord

Date: Tuesday, May 29

Join me for a "show and go" 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 6pm for a prompt 6:15 departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 12-13 mph--cue sheets will be provided. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. High vis clothing highly recommended. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels.

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

20's & 30's Tuesday Night Hike

Date: Tuesday, May 29

Join amc 20's and 30's members every Tuesday night this summer as we explore different outdoor spaces close to Boston.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Franklin Park
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Julia Doucett (juliamdoucett@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Katherine Fitzgerald

Kayak Rolling 202: Kayak River Rolling

Date: Wednesday, May 30 - Saturday, June 2

River Rolling 202: Often neglected in paddling circles, the bombproof roll is making a comeback in 2018. Join us for two days of hard work emphasizing rolling in turbulent river situations. It's going to be fun, but we're going to spend lots of time upside down. Why? Because as your paddling progresses to more difficult levels you really should be able to roll up 99% of the time in class III or IV water. So... if you NEVER miss a roll in the pool/pond, but OCCASIONALLY swim in real river situations, then this class is for you. The course will be taught in a progression of locations moving from flat water (Wednesday evening at a local pond tweaking technique) through moving current and culminating in a Class III wave hole (Saturday). The locations will be selected based on water flow and safety. Course Fees: $25/$35 (AMC Members/Non-Members). (Workshop is free for current Paddlers Committee leaders who led trips last season or have signed up to lead trips this season.)

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Concord MA and (simsbury,ct or franklin,nh)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Class III
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

20's & 30's Spring Social

Date: Thursday, May 31

Summer is almost upon us! Celebrate with AMC 20's and 30's members at our yearly spring cookout. Meet new hiking buddies or catch up with friends you met on the trails last summer. Whether you are brand new to AMC or an old timer, the spring social is a great way to shake off the cobwebs of winter and get excited about the upcoming hiking season.

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

Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (bonus hike)

Date: Thursday, May 31 - Thursday, May 31

We've had so much fun in our show & go conditioning hikes in the Fells that we're adding on a bonus date! Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Want to see where your fitness level is at going into Spring/Summer hiking? Join the leaders for this faster-paced conditioning hike in Middlesex Fells. Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) to start hiking promptly at 6PM (directions below). We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll plan to hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate to fast pace to get our heart rates up. Never explored the eastern part of the Fells? It boasts a waterfall (yes a waterfall in the Fells), nice up-and-down rock scrambles for stretching legs and testing boot grip, fantastic views of Boston, and the remains of the 1899 MIT Geodetic Observatory. It's a hidden gem with variable terrain accessible by public transit. Sorry no dogs or children allowed on this hike. This is a show and go hike that does not require registration. That said, help us manage hike size expectations and register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Goodyear, Ave, Melrose, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christine Malinowski , Paul Terenzi
Trip Difficulty: C3C
Link: More details & register here

Hiking weekend at the (Low) Harvard Cabin

Date: Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3

This is a joint Boston H/B and SE Mass chapter trip. Using the historic Harvard Cabin (the low one, on Rt. 16) as our base, we will set out on hikes in the Pinkham Notch or nearby area. This rustic cabin has an upstairs sleeping loft (sleeping bags/pads on a shared floor space), an outhouse, cold running water. Simple but fun! Exact hikes will be determined Friday night depending on leaders and participants interests, latest weather/trail conditions reports, and participants abilities. On Saturday, we will likely offer two options if the group fills: one moderate/easier 4,000 footer mountain and one moderate/more strenuous 4,000 footer. On Sunday, we might go for another 4,000'er or often we opt for a shorter hike on the way home (perhaps a 52 With A View peak). You will help us as we prepare breakfast, a post-hike happy hour and dinner on Saturday and a breakfast on Sunday. Trip fee of $80/members and $85/non-members includes two breakfasts, one dinner, and happy hour snacks (planned and shopped for by the leaders, but prepared and cleaned up with the help of all participants). Boston H/B leaders: Erika Bloom and Claudine Kos. SE Mass leader: Leslie Carson. SE Mass coleader; Ken Carson. For those on the Boston REGI system, please register through REGI. For those in SEM not on REGI, please contact Erika Bloom (email preferred).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harvard Cabin (the low one, on route 16 between North Conway & Pinkham Notch)
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Erika Bloom 508-951-1001 (before 9 pm) , Claudine Kos
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 1 - Friday, June 1

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

40th Annual AMC Boston Chapter Bicycle Rally

Date: Saturday, June 2

Our annual bicycle rally will be held at the Verrill Farms in Concord, MA. It features rides from 15 to 50 miles long, happy hour, and dinner. For more information and to register: http://amcboston.org/bicycle/bikerally.php

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Verrill Farm Wheeler Road Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Link: More information

HIke the Carters

Date: Saturday, June 2

Join us Saturday June 2 for a tour of the Carters and scenic Mt Hight. Hike is approximately 14 miles and 4800 feet of gain. Can be combined with Sunday Mt Moriah. Contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night). Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1893

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: WMNF
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Mount Carrigain

Date: Saturday, June 2

Weighing in at an even 4,700 feet, Mt Carrigain is the 13th highest of the NH 4,000 Footers. On this trip, we'll be doing a 10-mile out and back, and will enjoy lunch at the summit's fire tower, where sweeping 360-degree views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness will be available, assuming our pre-hike invocations to the weather gods work well. The first couple miles lull you into a feeling of ease and contentment that only a casual ramble in the woods can provide. However, the climb to the summit is steep and challenging, so you should be familiar with rough terrain and steep pitches...in other words, you should relish in the joys that hiking in the White Mountains offers. Details will be sent to approved attendees in advance.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Richard Whitney
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Link: Register Here

Celebrate Spring on the Franconia Ridge

Date: Saturday, June 2

Celebrate spring as it starts to turn to summer on this classic hike over one of the most beautiful above-treeline ridges in the White Mountains. Look and listen for hallmarks of spring and harbingers of summer in the mountains: red and painted trillium, lady slippers, and clintonia in the woods, diapensia on the ridges, and the songs of white-throated sparrow and hermit thrush. This loop route covers 9 miles, gaining and losing over 4,000 feet of elevation.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Fred Smith
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Moats Traverse

Date: Saturday, June 2

Join us for a hike over three summits (North Moat, Middle Moat, South Moat) which are bare with beautiful views in all directions. There are some steep sections with rough footing. We will hike from South to North which involves a car spot. Might dip our feet in the Diana's Baths waterfall on our way down so bring a small towel or bandana.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620, Robin Melavalin
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Family Scenic Hike and Drawing Workshop at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick, MA (BHP Level 1)

Date: Saturday, June 2

Join us for a beautiful walk along the picturesque waterways of Broadmoor wildlife sanctuary. Look out for dragonflies darting, turtles basking, otters leaving tracks in the mud or snow, and more than 150 species of birds. We'll end our journey on the boardwalk where we will have the opportunity to do some drawing with the guidance of 2 artists who will be on the hike. Or you can just relax and do some birdwatching. To register click on the Register Here button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1927. Please bring paper and pencils, and any other drawing materials you would like to use. Bring/wear Sneakers or hiking boots, water, sunscreen and snacks, of course. Email Naomi,tonaomirose@gmail.com, to learn the time of day :)

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Chandra Leela Velpula (cvelpula@yahoo.com) 508-277-1379
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildcat Mountains A-D

Date: Saturday, June 2

Join us for a late spring hike to Wildcats A through D (4422', 4330', 4298', and 4062'), Wildcat A and D are both on the AMC NH 4K list with amazing views of the Presidentials, Carter Notch, Carter Pond and looking down at Wildcat Ski resort from the peak of Wildcat D. We will ascend to Wildcat D via the Wildcat Ridge Trail, cross the Ridge to Wildcat A, and then climb down to Carter Notch, with a planned stop at the Carter Notch Hut for a break before hiking out via the 19 Mile Brook Trail. The climb up to Wildcat D is steep and rugged, with a few scrambles, and the hike down to Carter Notch is also steep. We plan to hike ~ 9.3 miles at a moderate pace (appx 1.5mph) with 3,250 feet of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Wildcat Mountain, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Co-Leader: Dave Pais
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Belknap Range Run: Anna, Quarries, Straightback

Date: Saturday, June 2

There's great running to be had on the trails in the Belknap Range of southern New Hampshire. On this trip, we'll visit Straightback Mountain (with great views of the Lakes region), both summits of Quarry mountain and Mount Anna. We'll cover about 6.4 miles and climb 1500 feet in a loop. Our pace will be about 12-15 minutes/mile on easier terrain, slowing to a 20-minute power-hike on steep uphills or very technical sections. The priority is enjoying scenery and company rather than a hard workout. Some experience with trail running at or near this distance is required. Much of the terrain is runnable, but there are a few scrambles that require slowing down. We'll start early morning and finish in about 2.5 hours.

Activity Categories: Running
Location: Straightback Mountain, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Mt. Osceola and East Osceola

Date: Saturday, June 2

Let's jump into the hiking season and complete two 4,000 footers! Mount Osceola (4315') and East Osceola (4156') are located in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains. When we reach the summit of Osceola we will have beautiful 220 degree views of the White Mountains. We'll take a break for lunch here and enjoy the views. Then we will continue on to East Osceola - a VERY strenuous 2 mile out-and-back (1 mile each way). We will hike a total of 8.4 miles at a moderate pace (1-1.5 mph). There are some steep rock scrambles , so be sure you are comfortable with the distance, pace and terrain. We will be sure to have occasional stops for delayering, water breaks and snacks, but overall we will hike directly to the summit then break for lunch. This hike will take approximately 7 hours including lunch. We will stay together as a group, so be prepared to keep going onto East Osceola after reaching the first peak, and be aware that we will only hike as fast as the slowest hiker. Hike will be cancelled if it is raining.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Osceola Trail, Triploi Road, Waterville Valley, NH
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie (marcelmacnz@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Stacie Lebow-Schuko

Forty Plus Supports Trail Work on the Minute Man Trail

Date: Saturday, June 2 - Saturday, June 2

Let's join The Minute Man National Historic Park's trail improvement day. Help fill holes along the trail surface, improve drainage, sow grass seed, and remove invasive plants along the trail edge. Work will be done east to west from the Minute Man Visitor Center to Fiske Hill. Bring lunch and wear sturdy shoes, the park service will provide gloves and tools. The goal is to improve 1.775 miles of the 5 multi use accessible mile trail that traverses woodlands, wetlands, and agricultural fields. Start a Revolution-- this will be the first National Trails Day stewardship program! Details at https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/find-an-event/#find-event/view-event-details2/5a7cbd638a1ef867b75e8495/ Reg W/L Uschi Kullmann (ukullamc@yahoo.com) AND RSVP Ryan at the NHP (ryan_ullrich@partner.nps.gov) mentioning that you are with AMC 40+.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: 3113 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Uschi Kullman (ukullamc@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Uschi Kullmann (ukullamc@yahoo.com)
Link: More about the National Trail Day at the Minuteman National Historic Park

Family Hike to Cardigan & Firescrew Mtns, Alexandria, NH (BHP Level 3)

Date: Sunday, June 3

Two peaks + bald summits + a fire tower + 360 degree view = Amazing Spring Hike! Join us for this lovely loop hike over both Firescrew and Cardigan Mtn summits for a total of about 5.6 miles and 1950 feet elevation gain. We will start at the AMC's Cardigan Lodge and take a comfortable moderate pace, enjoying the views and lunch at the summit. The hike will take most of the day with stops for lunch and to take in the views along the way. To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1845. Questions Contact leader, Amy Kelliher, amycbkelliher@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Cardigan, Alexandria, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Amy Kelliher (amycbkelliher@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 617-694-1060
Trip Difficulty: Moderate - Advanced (BHP Level 3 on 1 - 4 scale)
Link: Register here

Mt Moriah

Date: Sunday, June 3

Sunday June 3 enjoy the views from Mt Surprise and Mt Moriah. Approximately 10 miles and 3500 ft of gain. Can be combined with Saturday Carters hike. Contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night). Register here: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1897

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: WMNF
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Sea Kayak Spring Tune-Up

Date: Sunday, June 3

Are you interested in improving your sea kayaking skills for the season ahead (beginner through ointermediate)? Or, are you an intermediate paddler interested in co-leading sea kayaking trips and getting on a path to full leadership? Then join the Boston Chapter Paddlers Committee for a training session on Sunday, June 3 at Lake Cochituate in Framingham. Basic skills will be covered such as strokes, rescues, safety, and leadership. If you are interested in co-leading then you will work with a mentor this season who will coach you in the skill set required for planning and leading safe and successful trips. Boats are available to rent from Boating in Boston at the park.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Lake Cochituate, Framingham, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis Blejer
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Class 2 Whitewater Leaders choice

Date: Sunday, June 3

This trip will explore a Class II river to be determined the week of the trip. The most likely rivers are Pemi Bristol in NH and the Tarriffville section of the Farmington in CT. All boats must be whitewater boats and have floatation. You should have a helmet and PFD appropriate for whitewater. Rentals are available.

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

Trek to Town Forest, Groton

Date: Sunday, June 3 - Sunday, June 3

1:00pm. Join us for a Traverse from a beautiful beaver pond, along a pretty trail past meadows, farm fields, thru woods, and into the Town Forest. Meet at the entrance to the Town Forest at 42.5973N 71.6052W. We will leave some cars, car pool to the start, and hike back. About 2 1/2 to 3 hours, moderate pace.

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

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Date: Monday, June 4

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, June 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

Boston YM Game Night at City Square

Date: Tuesday, June 5

Join us for a night of board games and card games to remember! Bring your favorite board game or come to play something you haven't before. Game night will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; come for whatever time frame works for you. There may be light snacks but you should plan on figuring out dinner plans on your own. Feel free to bring food for yourself or to share.

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

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 6

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around. Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles). This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.) Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

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

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series B

Date: Thursday, June 7 - Sunday, June 10

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater. Beginner Instructionals are taught in accordance to American Canoe Association (ACA) standards for Whitewater Kayaking. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear. Dates: June 7, 9-10 Tuition: $150/$170, Member/Non-Members. (-$40 with own gear) Camping/meals (~$50) not included. To apply, send your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email, AMC membership number, height & weight (for boat assignment), and Series preference (A, B, C) to: Beginner Kayak Registrar, c/o Chris Rolt, 39 Oliva ct Stoughton ma 02072. Include a check payable to "AMC Paddlers Committee" for payment. If you do not have an email address, please include a self-addressed/stamped envelope for course mailings. To make payments by credit card, go to http://www.amcbostonpaddlers.org/kayakinstruction. For questions about the class, please e-mailAMCKayak@aol.com.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Concord, MA & tilton, nh
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Dan Bennis (danbpwl@gmail.com)
Registrar: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Beginner
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Introduction to Whitewater Canoeing

Date: Thursday, June 7 - Sunday, June 10

Ever wanted to learn to paddle a whitewater canoe? Whether you have never paddled a canoe before, are an experienced whitewater kayaker looking for a new challenge, or anywhere in-between this class is for you. We will begin with land instruction and practicing skills on a pond (evening of june 7) . We will then take our skills and apply them to Class I and Class II whitewater (weekend june 9/10). Students need to be able to transport their boats from the boathouse to the pond and river, and be comfortable in water.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Concord, MA & tilton,nh
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Dan Bennis 207-653-1043
Registrar: Chris Rolt
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website

Northern Presidential Traverse from Pinkham to Crawford Notch

Date: Friday, June 8 - Monday, June 11

Join us on a ridge line traverse of the Northern Presidentials along the AT. We will stay at AMC's rustic mountain huts: Madison Spring Hut, Lakes of the Clouds Hut, and Mitzpah Spring Hut. We hope to summit Mt Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Eisenhower, Pierce, Jackson, and Webster weather allowing. Enjoy vast mountain views in the company of like minded hikers! We will hike following the AT (Appalachian Trail) from Pinkham Notch to Crawford Notch. We hope to give you the opportunity to hike the summits or you can choose to strictly hike the Appalachian Trail as it leaves Pinkham Notch and winds through the Northern Presidential Range to Crawford Notch. Our approach will include ascending the steep Osgood Trail and descend following the beautiful Webster Cliff Trail. And in between... nothing but awesome views! The three rustic AMC huts that we will stay at are distinctly different. They are run by the fun loving "croo" who will serve us home made family style dinners and breakfasts. Successful applicants will be strong hikers who enjoy endless open scenery, variable weather, and the camaraderie of fellow hikers.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains , NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Patty Watson (pwatson@mbit.com)
Registrar: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Young Member's Summer Camp Weekend - Hiking at AMC's Cold River Camp

Date: Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10

Join AMC Boston Young Members as we kick off the Summer with a weekend of outdoor fun at AMC's Cold River Camp in North Chatham, NH. In true Summer Camp style, a variety of hiking and other activities will be offered each day as we explore the Evans Notch region of the White Mountains. At least 3 hiking options provided each day. Specific offerings will be determined by leaders that weekend, but possibilities include: Baldface Loop (10 miles, 3000ft); Caribou Mountain Loop (7 miles, 1990ft); and Blueberry-Speckled Mountain Loop, (8.6 Miles, 2200ft) in the immediate area, and possibly others farther afield. Hikes will be offered each day for all experience levels. Afterwards, cool off with a swim, or return to camp to relax in the main Lodge where dinner will be served. Enjoy socializing after dinner around the bonfire, or over other activities in the Lodge. Explore this beautiful, less visited section of the White Mountains, while enjoying the comforts of AMC's Cold River Camp with two nights lodging in shared cabins (in-cabin fireplace/stove), with central bath and shower facilities. Hot breakfast served each morning, along with Saturday night dinner and happy hour snacks. Trail lunches also provided each morning. Check out the video from last year's trip!: https://tinyurl.com/y89cfrsx

Activity Categories: Camping
Location: AMC Cold River Camp, Chatham, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Shannon MacKenzie , Brian H Spencer , Maurice Boueri , Elizabeth Mason
Co-Leader: Deb Conrady / Karyn Benson , Chaoran Xie / Mohammad Ahmad
Trip Difficulty: B3C - A2B
Link: Register here

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 8 - Friday, June 8

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

Bay Circuit Trail Run Section 1A (Rowley)

Date: Saturday, June 9

Join this 7.9mi (option for 12.4mi) run exploring Boston's "Outer Emerald Necklace!" The Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) links 200 miles of readily-accessible nature in the outer Boston suburbs. This section through Rowley is bookended by two big hills with good views. In between is the "Rowley Gap", a section where on off-road route is pending and the BCT connects on road through this historic small town. Our pace will be about 9-10 minutes/mile, with a focus on enjoying scenery and company on the move rather than a hard workout. Some experience running at or near this distance is required; trail experience (hiking or running) is encouraged, but not required for strong runners. This is a great way to discover the world of trails. Other than the two big hills near the start and end, the terrain is gentle and largely non-technical. This point-to-point route includes 3.5 miles of trail, 1.8 miles of sidewalk, 1.1 miles on quiet roads and 1.5 miles on main road with no sidewalk; the optional extra loop is 4.5 miles entirely on trail. We'll start very early morning to avoid traffic and finish in about 75 minutes for the main run, two hours including the extra loop. Please be prepared to help with spotting transportation at our endpoint.

Activity Categories: Running
Location: Rowley, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Trip Difficulty: Strenous
Link: Register Here

Awesome Trip to the Lake of the Clouds Hut

Date: Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Washington, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Co-Leader: Christine Malinowski (christine.malinowski@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1885

Essex County Salt Marches and Estates

Date: Saturday, June 9 - Saturday, June 9

Essex County Spring ride around coastal salt marches overlooking Plum Island Sound and Ipswich Bay. Views from Great Neck and Little Neck. Stops at Crane Estate and Crane Beach, with refreshments at a local orchard for hot cider and snacks. Easy pace. Some hills. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Ipswich & North Shore, Essex County
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Edward McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-576-9586 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: TBA - pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: http://www.northshoreymca.org/pages/17501_facility_information.cfm

Essex County Salt Marches and Estates

Date: Saturday, June 9 - Saturday, June 9

Essex County Spring ride around coastal salt marches overlooking Plum Island Sound and Ipswich Bay. Views from Great Neck and Little Neck. Stops at Crane Estate and Crane Beach, with refreshments at a local orchard for hot cider and snacks. Easy pace. Some hills. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Ipswich, MA, Essex County
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9PM)
Co-Leader: TBA - pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Family Hike to Welch & Dickey Mtns, Thorton, NH (BHP Level 3)

Date: Sunday, June 10

Join other families on the leader's favorite loop hike over Welch & Dickey Mountains at the southern end of NH's White Mountains (near Waterville Valley)! This exciting loop hike travels up exposed rock slabs with dramatic views and panoramas of Mt. Tripyramid and the Sandwich range. The hike is 4.4 miles and includes 1800 ft of elevation gain. This hike most appropriate for kids ages 6 and up. Although part of the Beginner Hiking Program for Families, a prior hike(s) is strongly recommended. To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1853. Contact leader, Amy Kelliher, amycbkelliher@gmail.com with questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Welch & Dickey Mtns, Thorton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Amy Kelliher (amycbkelliher@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 617-694-1060
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced (BHP Level 3 scale of 1-4)
Link: Register here

52 with a View: Mt. Roberts and Faraway Mtn with Forty Plus

Date: Sunday, June 10

Tired of the same old 4000 footers? Try 52 with a View! We'll climb Mt. Roberts in the Lakes Region Conservation Trust property by Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough. Beautiful view north of the Sandwich range and beond. As a bonus, we'll continue along the extensive carriage roads to a lookout on Faraway Mountain with a view south to Lake Winnepesaukee. 9.0 miles and 1400 ft elevation gain. All at a moderate pace typical of the Forty Plus Committee.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: William Swanton , Jackie Wah , Marcella MacKenzie
Co-Leader: Brad Fenn (bradfenn@comcast.net)
Registrar: Bill Swanton
Trip Difficulty: A3C
Link: Register Here

Family Hike to Mount Watatic, Ashburnham, MA (BHP Level 2)

Date: Sunday, June 10 - Sunday, June 10

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 bold summit at a kid friendly pace. We will enjoy lunch 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 above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1851. Contact leader, Lisa MacPhee, 617-997-9603, lisamacphee1@gmail.com with questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Watatic, Ashburnham, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Laurene Poland (ljpoland001@gmail.com) 508-728-1373
Co-Leader: Lisa MacPhee (lisamacphee1@gmail.com) 617-997-9603
Trip Difficulty: Moderate (BHP Level 2)
Link: Register Here

Boston YM Steering Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, June 11 - Monday, June 11

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)

Tuesday Night Ride--Concord

Date: Tuesday, June 12

Join us for a 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 6pm for a prompt 6:15 departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 12-14 mph. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. High vis clothing highly recommended. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels. Registration not required.

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

Nashua River Rail Trail

Date: Wednesday, June 13 - Wednesday, June 13

Join the Wednesday Wramblers for a leisurely ride of 22 miles on the scenic and flat Nashua River Rail Trail. This trail traverses a variety of landscapes and with a minimum of road crossings, offers a relaxed ride past farms, forests, ponds and residential neighborhoods. We will start in Ayer and pass through Groton, and Pepperell and across the border into Nashua NH. Bring snacks, water and lunch and be sure your bike is in good working condition with tires fully inflated. Parking and restrooms are available at the Ayer trailhead.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Ayer, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com) 617-669-3528 (Before 9:30 PM)
Co-Leader: Maria Costantini (mgccare@comcast.net)
Registrar: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com)

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, June 13 - Wednesday, June 13

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around. Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles). This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.) Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

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

Thursday Night Ride in Bedford

Date: Thursday, June 14

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 15 - Friday, June 15

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

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

Family-friendly Bicycle Tour of Cape Cod National Seashore

Date: Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 17

Family-friendly bicycle tour of Cape Cod: bicycle path, farmers' market, salt water taffy, ice cream, bakeries, lighthouses, & many beaches to play at. We meet Friday evening in Eastham hostel, set in a wooded area with common space, eating area, open play space, & small shared cabins. We spend the weekend visiting many attractions along the Cape Cod Bicycle Trail going out to Orleans farmers' market, Nickerson State Park, Coast Guard beach, Nauset lighthouse, PB Boulangerie bakery, Flax pond, & much more. The route is mostly flat, with many services & food stops along the way to purchase meals & snacks. Bicycle around 20-30 miles per day. Suitable for ages 10-99, $129 members, $149 non members. Trip fee includes three fun days, dinner Saturday night, two breakfasts, & two nights of lodging. We stay in small cabins with bunk beds reserved for our group & shared bath. You bring or purchase lunch & snacks during the day from one of the many services along the way. Register with Meredith, meredithdimola@gmail.com, 617-458-1744.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Cape Cod National Seashore
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com) 857-288-8571, Meredith DiMola (meredithdimola@gmail.com) 617-458-1744, Mildred Mugica (millie.mugica@gmail.com)
Registrar: Meredith DiMola (meredithdimola@gmail.com) 617-458-1744
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
Link: Family-friendly Bicycle Tour of Cape Cod National Seashore 2017 Trip report

Mt. Moriah in June

Date: Saturday, June 16

Mt Moriah (4,049') towers above the town of Gorham, NH at the northern end of the Carter-Moriah range, offering fantastic views (weather-permitting) to Mt. Washington and Northern Presidential Range from its ledgy summit. Join us for a 10 mile, "slower side of moderate" out-and-back hike with a cumulative elevation gain of approximately 3,150 feet. Although we will move at a moderate speed, this trip is for individuals who have been out a few times this year and have recent experience with similar distance hikes in the Whites.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Moriah
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel
Co-Leader: Stella Pencheva
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Mt. Moriah in June

Mount Carrigain Run

Date: Saturday, June 16

Mount Carrigain is deservedly renowned for the fantastic views from its summit tower in the heart of the Pemi. We'll run up, spend a few minutes at the summit, and run on down before the afternoon is old. We'll cover about 10.6 miles and climb 3450 feet out-and-back. Our pace will be about 12-15 minutes/mile on easier terrain, slowing to a 20-minute power-hike on steep uphills or very technical sections. The priority is enjoying scenery and company rather than a hard workout. Some experience with trail running at or near this distance is required. Grades are mostly gentle but there is some gnarly footing. This trip will start early morning and finish in about 3 ½ - 4 hours.

Activity Categories: Running
Location: Mount Carrigain, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Webster Cliff Trail to Mount Jackson (B3B) (4K)

Date: Saturday, June 16

Come join us for a hike of Mount Jackson via the Webster Cliff Trail, offering nice views of Crawford notch from ledges along the Cliffs and, if the weather cooperates, panoramic views of the southern Presidentials and Mount Washington from the exposed peaks of Mount Webster (3910 ft) and Mount Jackson (4052 ft). As an intermediate day hike with 3150 feet of elevation gain and covering 7.3 miles, this hike is aimed at experienced hikers. Expect steep, but manageable terrain at times with some moderate scrambling and some exposed ledges. We will be hiking along a portion of the AT, so we will see (and make way for) some through-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: Mount Jackson
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Robert Nortrup
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

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

Date: Saturday, June 16 - Saturday, June 16

Join AMC Boston Families on a BHP level 3 hike of approximately 3 miles. We will depart the Houghton Pond area on the red dot trail to Buck Hill, then return via the North Skyline trail. Red dot hikes in the Blue Hills cover rugged, hilly terrain providing a more challenging hike. This hike is appropriate for school-aged children ages 7-12+, preferably with some recent hiking experience. The Houghton Pond recreation area is a possible post-hike family activity with a playground, concession stand, swimming and picnic area. To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1848.. Questions Contact leader, Lisa Renee Spring, spring3renee@yahoo.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: DCR Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Lisa Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to More Difficult (BHP Level 3)
Link: Register Here

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Date: Saturday, June 16 - Saturday, June 16

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

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

Family Hike Vaughn Hills Conservation Land, Bolton, MA (BHP Level 1+2)

Date: Saturday, June 16

This is an approximately 3 mile hike in Vaughn Hills Conservation area, Bolton, MA. The path will take us through beautiful forests, over North Peak (686'), around a beaver swamp, and by an active beaver dam. To register for this hike click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1854. Questions Contact leader, Liz Little, lizklittle@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Vaughn Hill Conservation Land, Bolton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (BHP Level 1+2)
Link: Register here

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, June 16 - Saturday, June 16

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: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

Ipswich River Paddle

Date: Sunday, June 17

Meet at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning at the Topsfield Fairgrounds PARKING LOT Entrance on Rt. 1 in Topsfield MA. If you are coming from the south, take Rt. 95 to Rt. 1 in Topsfield. Continue driving north on Rt. 1. You go down a long hill to the bottom where Rt. 1 crosses the Ipswich River. It is not obvious that you have crossed the Ipswich River, look carefully. Immediately ahead on the right is the Fair Grounds Parking Lot Entrance. You should see a number of vehicles there with canoes on the roof. We will shuttle to the launch, which is on Rowley Bridge road. Then we shuttle the vehicles to the take out which is at the Bradley Palmer State Forest. We get on the river by 10:00 am and take out about 3:30 to 4:00 pm. Bring: canoe or kayak, lunch, drink, water, sun screen, bug repellent, EYEGLASSES RETAINER STRAP, sun hat, life jacket If you need a boat, please let the leaders know ASAP. If you want to car pool please let the leaders know ASAP. Rain date is June 24.

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

Kids Intro to Fishing trip, Medfield, MA (BHP Level 1)

Date: Sunday, June 17 - Sunday, June 17

Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 8 am - 12 pm as we teach kids ages 6 and up to learn the basics about bait fishing. We cover topics such as reading water, bait, lures, bobbers. We meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA by 8am Sunday June 17th. We have access to a number of ponds and you don't need a fishing license. Since we have a limited number of rods, we will restrict this to 10 kids plus parent(s). Remember to bring water, snacks and/or lunch. AMC Family Outings supplies rods/bait/hooks. There is an entry/parking fee if you are not a member of the Trustees of the Reservations. There is also a fee of $5 per child to cover bait/line etc payable on site. This hike is part of the AMC Family Beginner Hiking Program (BHP). We encourage you to sign up for BHP if you have not already, however, you aren't required to be part of the program to go on this hike. To find out more about BHP, please cut and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1789. To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1888. For questions please contact David Powell davidfreds@beld.net,781-858-5546.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
Co-Leader: Adriana Rincon (arincon@post.harvard.edu) 508-873-5154
Trip Difficulty: Beginner (BHP Level 1)
Link: Rocky Woods

Wollaston Beach, Quincy

Date: Sunday, June 17 - Sunday, June 17

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

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

Canceled: First-time Riders: Charles River Loop

Date: Sunday, June 17 - Sunday, June 17

This trip is being offered for new and current AMC members who have not joined us on a bicycling event before. This bike trip is an easy and popular route around the Charles River from Boston to Waltham. It will run about 25 miles primarily along bike paths next to the Charles River. We will make a couple of stops for sightseeing along the way and also for lunch. All riders must have a bicycle in good working order, and bring a helmet, spare tire and patch repair kit. All are welcome to join us, but the AMC bicycling group will treat for lunch for first-time riders. The ride will begin and end at the Bobby Orr statue outside of North Station. The statue is located at the end of the Greenway where I-93 enters the Ted Williams Tunnel. Note that bicycles are allowed on the T on weekends, except the Green Line.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Paul Revere Statue outside North Station, Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Noe (pjscdn@yahoo.com) 781-329-1861 (7pm to 9pm) , Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com)
Registrar: Paul Noe 781-329-1861 (7pm to 9pm)
Link: MBTA Bike Policy

Horn Pond Conservation Land, Woburn

Date: Sunday, June 17 - Sunday, June 17

Slow-paced nature walk looking for late spring wildflowers. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. From Rte 95/128 Exit 33A take Rte 3 South for 3 miles. Left on Pond St. 0.8 miles to parking lot on left. The parking area is opposite #48 Lake Ave, Woburn. Parking limited, arrive early. There is additional parking on Arlington Road on the east side of the pond. Steady rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass Audubon - Habitat, The New England Wild Flower Society, the Winchester Public Schools, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells, the Appalachian Mountain Club and other organizations.

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

Three Rivers Solstice Paddle

Date: Sunday, June 17 - Sunday, June 17

Paddle our Wild & Scenic Rivers. Launch from the Old Calf Pasture on Lowell Road. Bring boat (or rent one from the South Bridge Boat House, 978-371-2465), snacks and drinks, life jacket (must be worn if under 12). Return to the launch when you wish. Or stay and enjoy RiverFest festivities at the Old Manse. If staying for the Solstice Celebration at the Old Manse, bring a picnic and lantern for the illuminated flotilla (details at: http://www.oars3rivers.org/summer-solstice-celebration_june-17). Return to the launch after the bonfire (bring a flashlight). For more information, contact the leader.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Lowell Road & Concord River, Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bill Fadden (faddenwng@gmail.com) 508-397-0078
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Canceled: Tuesday Evening Ride

Date: Tuesday, June 19

Tuesday Evening Ride. Starting in Lexington, 15 mile road ride. Moderate pace 11-13mph. Meet at 5:45 for a 6pm departure, dinner often follows. Lights, helmet and flat repair required. Meet near the Minuteman Statue, Lexington, intersection of Mass Ave and Bedford St., Rtes. 4/225. No registration necessary. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lexington MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) 781-271-0654 (before 9pm) , James Whinfield

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 20

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around. Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles). This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.) Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 22 - Friday, June 22

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

Lakes of the Clouds

Date: Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24

Hike to Lakes in the Clouds-Beautiful Views-Route Crawford Path (weather permitting) Summit Mt Washington and other nearby peaks .

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lakes in the Clouds Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

Winnipesaukee River (Class 3)

Date: Saturday, June 23

Enjoy paddling the Winnipesaukee River release! Please register by Wed evening prior to the trip.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Franklin, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Winnipesaukee whitewater (class 2)

Date: Saturday, June 23

Paddle whitewater on the Winnipesaukee River. It starts out very easy then gets a little harder as you head downstream. Great practice river. All boats must have appropriate flotation. Contact leader for rental info.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Tilton,nh
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Melanie Rausch (mellrr@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

AMC Cold River Camp, North Chatham, NH

Date: Saturday, June 23 - Saturday, June 30

Enjoy AMC Cold River Camp 2 kids under 12 FREE per paying adult the week of June 23 - 30. Located on the NH/ME border in North Chatham, NH ~ 3-hours from the Boston area. Offering an authentic New England hiking camp experience since 1919. Private rustic cabins, comfortable lodge, delicious family-style break-fasts and dinners, and trail lunches. Hike, swim, paddle, bike, or simply relax. Daily-led hikes. Reservations and information: http://www.amccoldrivercamp.org/Pages/reservInfo.html

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Birdwatching, Conservation, Hiking, Paddling
Location: AMC Cold River Camp, North Chatham, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Registrar: Lois Winker (amccrcinquiry@gmail.com) 914-747-3194 (before 9 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: AMC Cold River Camp Reservations

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

Date: Saturday, June 23 - Saturday, June 30

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 June 23 - 30. 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: Conservation, Critical Treasure, Cultural, Hiking, 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

Mt Chocorua - Ledge Trails and Classic Loop Hike

Date: Saturday, June 23

Join fellow hikers as we ascend Mount Chocorua (3500') for some of the best views in the White Mountains! This loop trip begins on the popular Piper trail, and continues via fun scrambles up Nickerson and Carter Ledges to Middle Sister trail and the scenic summit of Middle Sister. After enjoying Middle Sister's open ledge views, we will continue up the Piper Trail to the summit of Mt. Chocorua with the 360 degree views for which it is famous. We will then descend via Liberty/Hammond/Weetamoo trails before re-joining the Piper Trail to complete the 9.5 mile loop. This hike features approximately 3000 feet of elevation gain and is appropriate for those who are comfortable with rock scrambles and a moderate to moderate/fast pace.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Chocorua
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Kyle Vietze (kavietze@aol.com) 617-483-0334 (Before 8:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: samantha mandel (samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com) 617-646-9155 (Before 8:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Mt Washington Alpine Gardens

Date: Saturday, June 23

Join us for a naturalist-friendly hike up to the Alpine Gardens on Mount Washington's east face. This trail runs 1,000 below the summit and passes through some of the best wildflower gardens in the northeast, and includes some rare flower species indigenous to this area alone. We will start in Pinkham Notch and tackle a difficult climb to the Alpine Gardens Trail. Here, we will enjoy great views, and pass by the upper reaches of both Huntington and Tuckerman's ravines, where someone will say "People SKI that?" with both disbelief and reverence. This hike is more for casual observers of nature than peak-baggers! Bring your flower ID books, and be prepared to take time for photos and a leisurely lunchtime in the gardens. It is also for more experienced hikers, since both the ascent and descent will be quite difficult in places, and will have you wondering if you did, in fact, pack Advil. Attendees must be comfortable with unstable footing, steep trails and exposed conditions. Extreme weather or threat of thunderstorms will cancel, or re-route. Details to be provided to approved attendees in advance.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Washington/Pinkham Notch
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Richard Whitney
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Mt. Chocorua - Ledge Trails and Classic Loop Hike

Date: Saturday, June 23

Join fellow Young Members hikers as we ascend Mount Chocorua (3500') for some of the best views in the White Mountains! This loop trip begins on the popular Piper trail, and continues via fun scrambles up Nickerson and Carter Ledges to Middle Sister trail and the scenic summit of Middle Sister. After enjoying Middle Sister's open ledge views, we will continue up the Piper Trail to the summit of Mt. Chocorua with the 360 degree views for which it is famous. We will then descend via Liberty/Hammond/Weetamoo trails before re-joining the Piper Trail to complete the 9.5 mile loop. This hike features approximately 3000 feet of elevation gain and is appropriate for those who are comfortable with rock scrambles and a moderate to moderate/fast pace. This trip is cross-listed with the Hiking/Backpacking Committee.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mount chocura
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Samantha Mandel (samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Kyle Vietze (kavietze@aol.com)
Link: register

Beginner Backpacking Weekend on the A/T

Date: Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24

You like hiking. You like camping. Now you want to combine the two! Join us for a one-way 20 mile backpacking weekend on the Appalachian Trail, from Kinsman Notch to NH 25A. On day 1 we will start with a steep ascent up Mt. Moosilauke (4802'), where we may be rewarded with 360 degree views of the White Mountain National Forest. We will continue on the A/T and spend the night camping along the trail, or at a shelter if available. On day 2 we will make breakfast, clean up camp, and complete our final 10 miles to the car spot. This is a great opportunity for hikers who want more backpacking experience. Perhaps you have been thinking about backpacking but don't know where to start. Or you have a trip coming up and want to test your equipment on a low-stress 2-day trip. Hikers are expected to have their own hiking gear, cooking kit (bowls, utensils), and sleeping gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad). Hikers are encouraged to bring their own stove, fuel, tents, and water purification systems, if they have them. Participants are responsible for packing their own meals (ie: dehydrated meals, sandwiches, oatmeal, GORP, other high calorie food to sustain you for two days of hiking), and should have a hydration system capable of carrying at least 2L of water. Register at REGI Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2006.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Mt Moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bryan Jones
Co-Leader: Carlee Schmidt , Sri Perinkulam
Trip Difficulty: AA2B
Link: Register here

Marblehead - Nahant Ride

Date: Saturday, June 23 - Saturday, June 23

Ride from Marblehead to Nahant and back. Explore some interesting Boston vistas from two peninsular coastal towns with interesting New England history. Lunch stop overlooking rocky shoreline. Ride 30 - 35 miles. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: North Shore Essex County Marblehead Nahant
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Edward McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: TBA - pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Marblehead - Nahant Ride

Date: Saturday, June 23 - Saturday, June 23

Ride from Marblehead to Nahant and back. Explore some interesting Boston vistas from two peninsular coastal towns with interesting New England history. Lunch stop overlooking rocky shoreline. Ride 30 - 35 miles. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: North Shore - Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: TBA - pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: easy - intermediate

Windsurfing Beginner Training

Date: Saturday, June 23 - Saturday, June 23

Beginner Instruction, no experience necessary. Equipment provided, one-on-one instruction at a local lake. $60 (prepaid) per person ($50 for AMC members) includes instruction and dinner. Must be able to swim. To register, follow registration link below.

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

First-Time Riders Trip: Charles River Loop

Date: Sunday, June 24 - Sunday, June 24

This trip is being offered for new and current AMC members who have not joined us on a bicycling event before. This bike trip is an easy and popular route around the Charles River from Boston to Waltham. It will run about 25 miles primarily along bike paths next to the Charles River. We will make a couple of stops for sightseeing along the way and also for lunch. All riders must have a bicycle in good working order, and bring a helmet, spare tire and patch repair kit. All are welcome to join us, but the AMC bicycling group will treat for lunch for first-time riders. The ride will begin and end at the Bobby Orr statue outside of North Station. The statue is located at the end of the Greenway where I-93 enters the Ted Williams Tunnel. Note that bicycles are allowed on the T on weekends, except the Green Line.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Bobby Orr Statue outside North Station
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Noe (pjscdn@yahoo.com) 781-329-1861 (7pm to 9pm) , Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com)
Link: Bobby Orr Statue

Tuesday Evening Ride - Concord

Date: Tuesday, June 26 - Tuesday, June 26

Easy (11-13 mph) 15 mile ride from Concord Helmet and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Meet at flagpole in rotary in Concord Center
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Parker (ffejrekrap@gmail.com)

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, June 27 - Wednesday, June 27

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around. Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles). This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.) Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

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

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series C

Date: Thursday, June 28 - Sunday, July 1

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater. Beginner Instructionals are taught in accordance to American Canoe Association (ACA) standards for Whitewater Kayaking. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear. Dates: June 28 (evening), 6/30-7/1( weekend), Tuition: $150/$170, Member/Non-Members. (-$40 with own gear) Camping/meals (~$50) not included. To apply, send your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email, AMC membership number, height & weight (for boat assignment), and Series preference (A, B,C) to: Beginner Kayak Registrar, c/o Chris Rold, 29 Oliva Ct, Stoughton, MA. Include a check payable to "AMC Paddlers Committee" for payment. If you do not have an email address, please include a self-addressed/stamped envelope for course mailings. To make payments by credit card, go to http://www.amcbostonpaddlers.org/kayakinstruction. For questions , please e-mail AMCKayak@aol.com.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Concord, MA & Charlemont, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Matthew Selby (callmeselby@mac.com)
Registrar: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Beginner
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Bike Truro!

Date: Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1

June 29-July 1. Bike Truro! Stay in the Truro Hostel on outer Cape Cod, Nestled in the seaside with ocean views. Arrive on Friday pm for a happy hour, spend Saturday and Sunday biking to Provincetown & around the Cape (up to 35 miles @ 11-14 mph). $160.00 includes 2 nights lodgings, 2 brkfts, & 2 happy hour snacks. L Joyce Bailey (freshair2b@gmail.com), L Rachel Neuwirth (rbn8000@yahoo.com)

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Cape Cod - Turo
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Joyce Bailey (freshair2b@gmail.com) , Rachel Neuwirth (rbn8000@yahoo.com) 617-821-7649
Registrar: Rachel Neuwirth (rbn8000@gmail.com) 617-821-7649 (Contact before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Link: Turo Hostel

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 29 - Friday, June 29

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

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

Bike Truro!

Date: Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1

June 29 - July 1. Bike Truro! Stay in the Truro Hostel on outer Cape Cod, Nestled in the seaside with ocean views. Arrive on Friday pm for a happy hour, spend Saturday and Sunday biking to Provincetown & around the Cape (up to 35 miles @ 11-14 mph). $160.00 includes 2 nights lodgings, 2 breakfasts & 2 happy hour snacks. L Joyce Bailey (freshair2b@gmail.com), L Rachel Neuwirth (rbn8000@yahoo.com)

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Truro, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Joyce Bailey (freshair2b@gmail.com) 781-603-9075 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST) , Rachel Neuwirth (rbn8000@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Rachel Neuwirth (rbn8000@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Link: Turo Hostel - Cape Cod

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

Date: Saturday, June 30 - Monday, July 2

Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings reserved the Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Saturday and Sunday nights before the 4th of July. Great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Summer hiking is awesome with beautiful views! 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 and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area. Saturday night we will dine next door at the Highland Center, enjoying hearty, home-cooked meals while Sunday dinner will be prepared by the group. Sunday and Monday breakfasts will be buffet style next door at the Highland Center. Lunch fixings Sunday are included as well. Space is limited to 16; register early so you don't miss out! $150/adult; $100/child 12 and under ($170 and $120 respectively for non-members) includes 2 nights lodging and all meals from dinner Saturday through breakfast Monday. Contact leader/registrar with questions and to register: David Beck, davidbeckrph@comcast.net, (508) 361-0508

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC 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

FIfe Brook, Class II

Date: Saturday, June 30

Join us for Riverfest Weekend on the Deerfield (class 2). Boat and gear rentals is available. All boats must have floatation. Camping available at riverfest fairgrounds.

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

AMC Cold River Camp, North Chatham, NH

Date: Saturday, June 30 - Saturday, July 7

Enjoy AMC Cold River Camp 2 kids under 12 FREE per paying adult the week of June 30 - July 7, 2018. Located on the NH/ME border in North Chatham, NH ~ 3-hours from the Boston area. Offering an authentic New England hiking camp experience since 1919. Private rustic cabins, comfortable lodge, delicious family-style break-fasts and dinners, and trail lunches. Hike, swim, paddle, bike, or simply relax. Daily-led hikes. Reservations and information: http://www.amccoldrivercamp.org/Pages/reservInfo.html

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Birdwatching, Conservation, Hiking, Paddling, Walks
Location: AMC Cold River Camp, 32 AMC Road, North Chatham, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Registrar: Lois Winker (amccrcinquiry@gmail.com) 914-747-3194 (before 9 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: AMC Cold River Camp Reservations

Annual Presidential traverse

Date: Saturday, June 30

Join us for a hyper-scenic single-day odyssey over the challenging terrain of NH's iconic Presidential Range! We will hike in two teams. A southbound team will follow the classic route from the Appalachia trailhead in Randolph, NH to the Crawford Path trailhead in Bretton Woods. The route includes 10 peaks (Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Monroe, South Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Pierce), 7 of which are official 4000 footers. Stats: 20 miles and 8600 feet of cumulative elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5+ mph). For an additional 2 miles and 400 feet of elevation gain, there will be the option of including Mt. Jackson, an 8th official 4000 footer. Concurrently, a northbound team will hike from the AT crossing south of Crawford Notch, up to Appalachia. This route includes 12 peaks (those named above in reverse order, plus Mt. Webster), 8 of which are official 4000 footers. Stats: 24 miles and 9300 feet of cumulative elevation gain at a fast pace (2+ mph). Paths will cross and car keys will change hands on Mt. Washington. Because of a very early start and late finish, we will offer group lodging options for the nights before and after. Due to the hike's size and complexity, TEAMWORK in the form of mutual respect and support, positive attitude, flexibility and bonding is especially key. We also need to be similarly considerate of hut croo, Mt. Washington Visitor Center staff, and other hikers we encounter. As the last example on our timeline of being there for each other, we have a strong tradition of not heading home after the hike until all of us have safely gotten back to our cars, re-grouped and debriefed, possibly as late as 11 pm. If these considerations will not work for you, please do not register. PROFILE DATA: If you're registering for this trip, please make sure that your profile here in REGI (especially the Experience and Exercise sections) is up to date (click "My Profile" above), with special emphasis and detail on the most recent 3 months. Please also include your hiking/exercise plans for the weeks leading into the Traverse. Without this information, we will not be able to determine the degree to which the trip matches your capabilities and needs and will therefore not be able to approve your registration.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837, Pam Wilmot , John Etzel , Alex Nedzel
Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Mt. Zealand in June

Date: Saturday, June 30

Join us for good company and weather permitting, great views on the way to wooded summit of Mt. Zealand (4260'). We will take the Northeast approach from Zealand road, 11.4 miles, about 2400 ft of elevation gain. Participants should have a similar distance hikes with AMC within the past 6 months, not including Spring Program hikes.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Zealand
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel , Barbara Amoroso
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Click here to register

Best of Québec - Hiking in Bic and Gaspésie

Date: Saturday, June 30 - Thursday, July 5

Join us on a 5 days discovery trip of the Eastern Québec's beautiful national parks : Le Bic and Gaspésie. The best way to enjoy the week of July 4! We'll spend the first 2 nights (Sat.-Mon.) camping at Parc du Bic, along the shores of the magnificent Saint-Lawrence-River. We'll warm up our legs hiking in Parc du Bic, with beautiful views over the River. Option to unwind kayaking at sunset! On Monday, we'll head to Parc de la Gaspésie, for 2 1/2 days of more ambitious hiking, culminating with Mont-Albert (3,776 ft - elevation gain 3000 ft), the second-highest peak of the northern Appalachia. We'll treat ourselves by staying in fully equipped cabins (with real beds!). Participants will share good mood and a taste for soaking in the beauty of nature! The trip starts on Saturday, June 30 (flexible arrival time) and end on Thursday, July 5, to facilitate participants's travel to and from this area. Participants are welcome to stay in the region after the trip ends, travel to Québec City for the start of the Summer Music Festival that weekend, or drive back home! Your leaders will enjoy sharing with you tips and advices.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: International
Leader: Marianne Bonnard
Co-Leader: Dilrukshi Vitharana
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register

Mount Tecumseh hike

Date: Sunday, July 1

Join us for a Sunday hike up Mount Tecumseh, the lowest of the New Hampshire 4000 footers and named after a legendary Indian chief. We will ascend via the Mt Tecumseh Trail starting at Waterville Valley Ski Area. This is an introductory hike to the White Mountains, with 2200 feet of elevation gain and a distance of 5 miles round trip. We will hike at a moderate pace (1.5-2.0 miles per hour) up a steady incline with some steep, but manageable sections. Participants should have recent hiking experience involving several hours on the trail and 1000 feet plus of elevation gain. Duration of the hike will vary depending on the trail conditions and the ability of the group

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: waterville valley
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Nav Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: REGISTER HERE

World's End Reservation

Date: Wednesday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 4

Scenic 5-mi. walk, 8:30-11:30am. Bring snack/water. From Rte.3A rotary in Hingham, take Summer St. 0.5mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $6.00 per person fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Avoid Rte.228 due to holiday event road closures. Storm cancels. No e-mail after 7/3. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

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

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 4

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around. Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles). This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.) Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

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

Class II Fife Brook

Date: Friday, July 6 - Saturday, July 7

Paddle class II whitewater on the Deerfield River. Boat and gear rentals available. All boats must have floatation.

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 6 - Friday, July 6

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

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

Annual Family Bicycle Camping Weekend, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Date: Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8

We are excited to offer this great family trip for the 4th time, returning to the same location as last year. On Saturday, we will have a 15-20 mile ride punctuated by stops for lunch and ice cream. Group-prepared meals at the campground will include Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast & dinner, and Sunday breakfast at the campground. The beautiful wooded park offers swimming, canoeing, fishing, and trails for hiking & mountain biking. This trip is limited to 7 families, so please sign up early. Register with Howard Loree, howard.loree@alum.mit.edu, 617-780-6334.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road, Camping
Location: Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Howard Loree 617-780-6334 (eve) , Paul Pichetti 617-590-6802 (eve)
Co-Leader: Sheldon Cooperman 781-718-3134 (evening)
Registrar: Howard Loree (howard.loree@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Link: Harold Parker State Forest

Mt Cube-52 with a View-Loop Hike

Date: Saturday, July 7

Mt Cube-52 with a View-Loop Hike We will ascend the Cross Rivendell Trail which leaves from Baker Rd on the West side. The trail up Cube is fairly smooth with good footing and very few steep sections 2.4 miles, 1600 ft elevation gain. The return trail is the Mt. Cube Trail (AT) on the North side 3.4 mi. back to route .25A car spot. Good for beginners (L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com (L) stevedennen@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Oxford, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Steven Dennen 781-799-9623
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: REGISTER HERE

Visit the THREE Hancock peaks over 4000' high!

Date: Saturday, July 7

Join us for a challenging hike over the three Hancock peaks over 4000' tall - South Hancock (4,319'), Hancock (aka North Hancock 4,420') and Northwest Hancock (4,020'). While the first two summits are on the New Hampshire 48 Four Thousand Footer list and are readily accessible by well-travelled trails, Northwest Hancock (on the Trailwrights 72 list) is rarely hiked and is accessible only via a challenging bushwhack from North Hancock. Starting from the Hancock Notch Trailhead at the hairpin turn on the Kancamagus Highway, we will take the Hancock Notch, Cedar Brook and Hancock Loop trails to the summits of South Hancock and (North) Hancock before tackling the approximate 1 mile bushwhack over to Northwest Hancock. We will then continue our bushwhack to a slide on the western side of the mountain which we will then follow down to the Cedar Brook Trail for our hike back to the Hancock Notch Trailhead. Expect a long 12-14 hour day, a distance of around 13 miles hiked at a moderate pace and an elevation gain of 3,500'. Please Note! - bushwhacking (off-trail travel) is inherently unpredictable such that if you have never bushwhacked before please discuss this with the leaders to get an idea of what to expect.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling 508-397-1243 (Before 9.00 pm) , Alex Nedzel
Trip Difficulty: AA3A
Link: Visit the THREE Hancock peaks over 4000' high!

Tuesday Evening Ride - Weston

Date: Tuesday, July 10 - Tuesday, July 10

Easy (11-13 mph) 15 mile ride from Weston Helmet and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Weston Town Hall
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Parker (ffejrekrap@gmail.com)

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 11

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around. Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles). This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.) Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

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

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend

Date: Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15

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 "Spelling Bee". Staying at Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH. $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, Sat. dinner and theater ticket.. Register with Kathy Didier, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com 603-726-3553 or 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. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

Bicycle Tour of Lake Champlain Islands 4th Annual

Date: Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15

All the charm of Lake Champlain Islands in 35-80 flat miles over scenic Vermont pavé roads (read: some unpaved sections), country stores, Adirondack & Green Mountains views, & dips in refreshing lake water. The trip has all ingredients for relaxing yet active weekend: several stops at state parks, scenic views at every turn, multiple stops for locally fresh food, & frequent beach stops for opportunities to dip in the water. Plan on three days of riding: Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. On one of the days we will cross into Canada: bring your passport & appropriate visa for non US citizens. The Inn at the Isles is rustic with basic amenities & services, similar to a two-star motel. Food is fresh, water view is beautiful, & hosts are friendly. The Old Schoolhouse is a charming hostel of three old class rooms with no more than six people same gender, twin beds, no bunks, blackboards, books, gracious hostess, & delicious breakfast.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Rami Haddad , Karen Hall , Emily McPhillips
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
Link: Trip reports from prior years

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 13 - Friday, July 13

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

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

WELCH-DICKEY MOUNTAIN LOOP HIKE FOR NEWCOMERS Who Want a Challenge

Date: Saturday, July 14

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Thornton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Anytime before 9:00pm)
Co-Leader: Susan Rosa (susanrosa@gmail.com) 617-967-6683 (Before 9:00pm) , Jackie Wah (jwah2002@yahoo.com)
Link: Register Here

The Tripyramids via the Slides

Date: Saturday, July 14

Join us to hike 2 of the more challenging AMC New Hampshire 4000 footers! This 10 plus mile loop hike will take us over all three Tripyramids (North 4180', Middle 4140' and South 4090') with an elevation change of 2903'). We will be hiking the unique North and South Slides which, if the weather cooperates, will give us great views of Waterville Valley and the Osceolas. This will be a long and strenuous hike with some scrambling on the slides so we plan on an early start since we will be on the trail for 7-8 hours. Plan on a leisurely 1.5-2mph rate though! This trip can be combined with the 15 July Mount Carrigain hike, contact Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night). The hike is limited to 10 participants.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Tripyramids
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Dave Pais
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Franconia Ridge Loop with stay at Greenleaf Hut

Date: Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15

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

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

Mount Carrigain

Date: Sunday, July 15

Join us for a 10-mile round trip hike, with 3530' elevation gain, to the 4,700' peak of Mount Carrigain, one of the AMC New Hampshire 4000 footers. This will be a moderately strenuous hike with an exposed ridge near the peak and 360-degree views from the fire tower! Weather permitting, spectacular views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness, the Hancocks, and most of the AMC 4k's will be waiting. Plan on a leisurely 1.5-2mph rate. This trip can be combined with the 14 July Tripyramids hike, contact Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Carrigain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Dave Pais
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 20 - Friday, July 20

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

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

Family Camping & Paddling Weekend, Barton Cove, Gill, MA

Date: Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22

Come join us for a Multi-Chapter/Multi-Committee weekend Family Camping & Paddling @ Barton Cove, Gill, MA. Learn paddling & camping techniques. We will have lots of camping fun, and lots of paddling time! Overnight camping & outdoor cooking at it's best with S'More's galore at an evening campfire. Participate in a local hike, or maybe a night hike and star gazing. You get to camp in your own tent at our group site with water views, and share in communal meal prep and camp chores throughout the weekend with like minded families. Learn paddling techniques with trained AMC Paddling Leaders; camping & hiking skills with trained Family Program Leaders. Recommended for children ages 8+ for independent paddling, but younger kids are welcome as well. No paddling experience necessary. Watercraft rentals are available, or bring your own! Fee: $40/Adults, $30/Kids. Includes campsite & meals. Watercraft fee/rental separate and NOT included/covered by trip fee. For more information contact Dee Dice @ 508-566-9565, or email: familyprograms@amcberkshire.org.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Barton Cove, 82 French King Hwy., Gill, MA 01354
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Margo CHapski (familyprograms@amcberkshire.org) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Dee Dice (familyprograms@amcberkshire.org) 508-566-9565, Ingrid Molnar
Registrar: Dee Dice (familyprograms@amcberkshire.org) 508-566-9565 (Tuesday or Wednesday, 7-9 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Barton Cove Campground and Paddlesport Center

Needham West Ride

Date: Saturday, July 21

26/36/54 mile rides in the bucolic Charles river valley west from Needham followed by an optional social Start at 9 am for 54 miles and 10 am for 36 & 26 miles from Needham Junction MBTA Commuter Rail Lot at Chestnut and Junction Streets in Needham. See www.mbta.com for detailed directions, note that T lots may now charge for parking on weekends, usually $4 cash. Show-and-go ride. Sustained rain cancels. No registration is required if capable of 26 & 36 mi ride at 11-13 mph, 54 mi ride at 13-15 mph. Pot luck barbecue with pool and hot tub at member's house in Needham after the ride - chicken and veggie burgers provided, side dishes and drinks welcome. Email hbdann@gmail.com If you wish to drop off anything at house for refrigeration before ride; or just keep in a cooler in your car! Directions/address to the after ride party will be given at the ride start talk. Links: 26 mile ride on Ride With GPS 36 mile ride on Ride with GPS 54 mile ride on Ride with GPS

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) 781-271-0654, Mike Barry , Susan Doherty , Valerie Paul
Link: 26 Mile Route

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Date: Saturday, July 21

This 12+ mile walk (with shorter options) has it all - ocean, marsh, beach, harbor, river, and ethnic, downtown neighborhoods. It starts with a visit to the annual Sand Sculpting Contest, passes through East Boston including a lunch stop, the Boston Waterfront, the edges of Charlestown and Cambridge, the Boston Esplanade and the Commonwealth Mall, ending at the Boston Marathon finish line. Enjoy a summer day of walking, and celebrate completion of the route at the Solis Irish pub. This route was enjoyed last summer with FreeWalkers. Meet at 8:30am at the Wonderland Station (MBTA Blue Line) on the upper level plaza that overlooks Revere Beach. NOTE: If you do not want to complete the entire 12+ miles, there are many MBTA stops along the route that make it easy to exit the walk. Questions? Contact one of the leaders.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Fran Price 617-875-5232
Link: Free Walkers

Intro to Woods Hole by Kayak

Date: Saturday, July 21 - Saturday, July 21

Join us for a level 2 paddle at Woods Hole. This ~12 mile paddle will cross main channel to Hadley's harbor where we will play in some current in the gutters, then return across the channel to the launch. Woods Hole channel has strong currents and boat traffic. In addition, there may be strong (15-20 knot) tailwinds in the afternoon. This trip is ideal for those seeking to improve their paddling skills in moderate currents. Helmets are needed when playing around rocks and current.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Woods Hole, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Jeff Barrell (jbarrell2@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: level 2
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, July 21 - Saturday, July 21

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: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

Circumnavigate Naushon Island (Woods Hole)

Date: Sunday, July 22 - Sunday, July 22

Are you up for an ambitious paddle around Naushon Island? We'll paddle ~17 naughts at a 3.5mph pace (level 3). We'll get a tidal and tail wind push back in the afternoon and opportunity for surfing! This trip is not for casual paddlers - you'll need suitable boat, be able to keep up, and experience in following seas. Registration is required - please provide your boat make & length, other paddles you've done and when, plus your contact info.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: woods hole, ma
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Jeff Barrell (JBarrell2@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: level 3
Link: AMC Boson Paddlers website

Tuesday Evening Ride - Concord

Date: Tuesday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 24

Easy (11-13 mph) 15 mile ride from Concord Helmet and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Location: Meet at Concord Monument Square in town center.
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Parker (ffejrekrap@gmail.com)

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 25

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around. Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles). This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.) Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 27 - Friday, July 27

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

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

Dead River Class 3 Whitewater

Date: Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29

A summer favorite! The Dead River is an all day paddle along 15 miles of continuous whitewater in a wilderness location. Saturday 2400cfs, Sunday 1800 cfs Camp for the weekend, and take a local shuttle to the put-in. Suitable for experienced paddlers with a Class lll rating/skills; Kayakers require a combat roll for this trip. To signup, contact leader and provide a short summary of your paddling experience, including if you have paddled on the Dead River previously, and if so, list the water level.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: The Forks, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Conrad Nuthmann (ccn12@live.com)
Co-Leader: Norm Rehn
Trip Difficulty: Class 3
Link: Boston AMC Paddlers

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 1

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around. Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles). This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.) Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

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

Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Date: Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5

Come to Martha's Vineyard for a prime August summer cycling and touring break. 2 days of biking, beaching & relaxing. Bike 30 - 33 mi. on Sat. Sun. is shorter ride with a return trip on a potential sunset ferryboat cruise. $150 covers hostel lodging, 2 breakfasts & Sat. dinner.Sign up early! Register no later than July 2nd to secure a spot. Space is limited.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Martha's Vineyard
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Edward McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: Dan Pratt (daniel.pratt1@verizon.net) 617-640-4681 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Ed McManmon - Register by July 2, 2018 (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy - Intermediate
Link: http://www.hihostels.com/dba/hostels-HI---Martha-s-Vineyard-060011.en.htm

Annual Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Date: Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5

Come to Martha's Vineyard for a prime August summer cycling and touring break. 2 days biking, beaching & relaxing. Bike 30 - 33 mi. on Sat. Sun. is shorter ride with a return trip on potential sunset ferryboat cruise. Sign up early! Register no later than July 2nd to secure a spot.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Martha's Vineyard
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9PM)
Co-Leader: Dan Pratt (daniel.pratt1@verizon.net) 781-933-7833 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Ed McManmon - register by July 2, 2018 (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: easy - intermediate
Link: Martha's Vineyard Hostel - W. Tisbury

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 3 - Friday, August 3

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

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Saturday, August 4 - Saturday, August 4

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)

Class II Whitewater on Deerfield, Fife Brook.

Date: Sunday, August 5

Day of Class II paddling on the Fife Brook Section of the Deerfield.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Charlemont, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Jeffrey Pacuska (jpacuska@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Jeff Pacuska (jpacuska@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Tuesday Evening Ride - Weston

Date: Tuesday, August 7 - Tuesday, August 7

Easy (11-13 mph) scenic 15 mile ride from Weston Helmet and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Location: Weston Town Hall
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Parker (ffejrekrap@gmail.com)

Hostel and Hiking Weekend: Baldfaces and Waumbek

Date: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12

Join us for two days of summer hiking and two nights in a comfortable hostel outside Gorham, NH. Saturday, we'll hike the Baldface Circle Trail, which the White Mountain Guide calls the "one of the most attractive trips in the White Mountains." Traveling clockwise, we'll ascend steep ledges en route to South Baldface, cross about 4 miles of open and exposed terrain including the summit of North Baldface and then complete our loop via the Bicknell Ridge Trail. We'll visit scenic Emerald Pool on our return. Sunday, we'll hike Mt. Waumbek, a NH 4000'er. We'll enjoy a group dinner on Saturday night. The Baldface loop is about 10 miles with 3600' elevation gain and significant rock scrambles. Participants should be fit and experienced hikers who are comfortable with ledges and scrambling and should describe this experience when registering. Mt. Waumbek is a 7.2 mile round trip with 2650' elevation gain. Poor weather will alter our itinerary.

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 10 - Friday, August 10

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

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, August 15 - Wednesday, August 15

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around. Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles). This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.) Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

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

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

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.)

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 17 - Friday, August 17

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

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

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: 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, Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Peter Fraunholtz (salida04@yahoo.com) , Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

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

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

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

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

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

1st Annual Family Connecticut River Paddle Overnight, Montague, MA

Date: Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, September 9

Join Family Outings for our first annual Connecticut River Paddle Overnight. We put in at Montaque, MA and paddle 17 miles down the River, staying overnight at either AMC Hatchery Brook Campsite or AMC Whately Twin Oaks Campsite and taking out at Cow Bridge Brook Ramp (Hatfield Town Ramp). We supply the boats and food. We cook as a group with everyone pitching in. Some paddling experience necessary. Trip limited to 12 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: Montague, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Jeffrey Mayes (me@jeffreymayes.com) 781-248-9419
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

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

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

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

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

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
Registrar: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings Trips

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

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

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

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

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