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Pilgrim Pub Crawl

Date: Tuesday, November 21 - Tuesday, November 21

Come Navigate the streets of Boston using a map and compass at the 3rd annual Pilgrim Pub Crawl!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Julia Doucett (juliamdoucett@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Michael Goodman
Link: Register

Thanksgiving Holiday Hike to Lynn Woods

Date: Thursday, November 23

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs, non-AMC members $1. Cancel if rain., Massachusetts, Boston Area, L: Nelson Caraballo 617-548-8579 (11am -2pm)

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

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Thursday, November 23 - Thursday, November 23

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Cancel if rain.

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

Family Thanksgiving Weekend Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26

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, Brian Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901, Joan Entwistle (joan.entwistle@gmail.com) 978-549-4864
Registrar: David Beck 508-361-0508
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Shapleigh Bunkhouse at AMC Highland Center

Annual post-Thanksgiving Day Blue Hills Skyline Hike

Date: Friday, November 24

Walk off the Thanksgiving feast by joining us on an invigorating hike along the Skyline blue and red trails in a less popular area of the reservation. Approximately 6 miles. The hike is suitable for those who like to go for long walks. There is some elevation gain and rocky terrain. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Pack your microspikes, just in case. Rain cancels. start time is 9:30 am.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Chickatawbut Overlook Parking Lot on Chickatawbut Road, Milton. 9:30 am
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Maria Costantini (mgccare@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: kathy Blythe
Trip Difficulty: low intermediate

Mounts Waumbek and Starr King

Date: Friday, November 24

Join us for a "Black Friday" hike to Mts Starr King (3915', on the 52 With A View list) and Waumbek (4006', one of the northernmost NH 4000 footers) via the Starr King trail. Capitalizing on the opportunity to burn off excess turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie from the prior day, we will hike 7.2 miles round trip at a moderate pace, with 2900' of elevation gain on one of the mellowest mountain trails in the Whites. Winter conditions are likely - traction required.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Waumbek
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: David Pais
Trip Difficulty: B3B

Annual Ayer & Groton Hills Walk

Date: Friday, November 24 - Friday, November 24

10:00am-3:00pm. Get far away from shopping malls on Black Friday and join the longest continually running hike in the AMC. We'll explore the natural areas between the Nashua River and the Snake Hills. Exact route determined on the fly. Some bushwhacking possible. Around 7 mi., 5 hours. Bring warm clothes and lunch. Meet at NW corner of the parking lot behind Nashoba Hospital on Groton Road in Ayer, 42.57878N 71.57399W.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Ayer
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Olin Lathrop

Family Post Turkey Amble in the Blue Hills, Massachusetts

Date: Friday, November 24 - Friday, November 24

Join AMC families (members and non-members) at Houghton Pond in the Blue Hills just about half hour south of Boston for a fun ~ 1 ½ hour hike the day after Thanksgiving. Families with children under 4 will need CARRIERS (required). Children 4 and over will have a blast scrambling over ROCKS and UNEVEN terrain. REQUIRED to bring water, snacks, water-resistant outerwear and footwear and a few extra layers in your backpacks. Event is free. Questions? Registration Contact: Joanna Jung, jjinbox@verizon.net, 617-549-2812.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Blue Hills Reservation in Milton MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812, David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
Registrar: Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Blue Hills Trail Map from Mass.gov

Family Thanksgiving Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 25 - Sunday, November 26

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 Bourher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings Trips

Family Thanksgiving Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia, NH

Date: Saturday, November 25 - Sunday, November 26

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 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 $70/person ($80 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks. Register w/Laurene Poland: ljpoland@msn.com, 508-728-1373.

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
Co-Leader: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373, Anathea Waitekus (anatheawaitekus@comcast.net) 617-429-0842
Registrar: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: Moderate w/late fall conditions
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

Mount Moosilauke - Thanksgiving Weekend

Date: Saturday, November 25

Come join us for a late fall hike to Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot-high mountain at the southwestern end of the White Mountains in the town of Benton, New Hampshire, United States. It is the tenth highest and most southwesterly of the 4,000 foot summits in the White Mountains. .

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

Boston's South End - New York Streets Neighborhood and other developing areas

Date: Saturday, November 25 - Saturday, November 25

10:00am-1:30pm. Boston's South End -New York Streets Neighborhood and other developing areas. Meet at Broadway T station (Red Line) and return from Back Bay T station (Orange line).Bring lunch and water. No dogs. Heavy rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sharon Marshall 617-515-6076 (7-9pm)

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Saturday, November 25 - Saturday, November 25

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)

Mount Roberts - 52 With A View

Date: Sunday, November 26

A moderate hike up Mount Roberts (2582') located in the Ossippee Range and on the 52WAV list. This is a 5.2 mile out and back hike with a 1500' elevation gain. The moderately graded trail has some steep ascents that will take us across open ledges providing incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee. The summit will have a view north towards the White Mountains. Hikers should have recent NH hiking experience with AMC and be prepared for cold weather.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Roberts, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel (zeynep@ozyuksel.net) , Carl Gustenhoven (cgustenhoven@gmail.com) 587-337-8265
Co-Leader: Cindy Crosby (crosbycindyl@aol.com)
Trip Difficulty: B3B

Pawtuckaway - Forty Plus

Date: Sunday, November 26

Pawtuckaway, about 6 miles, easy pace. Sign ups after 11/18 with xdap@aol.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Nottingham, NH
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Don Provencher (xdap@aol.com)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe , Emily McPhillips
Registrar: Don Provencher (xdap@aol.com)

Blue Hills, Milton

Date: Sunday, November 26 - Sunday, November 26

Challenging 5-mi. hike on steep, scenic trails to Great Blue, Hemenway and Hancock ledges, 9:30am-12:45pm. Bring snack, water, & sturdy footwear. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2B, take Rte. 138 N 1.3 mi. to pkg. lot on R just past Trailside Museum. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marc Hurwitz

Middlesex Fells, Malden

Date: Sunday, November 26 - Sunday, November 26

[postponed from Nov 19] Hike to cliff-top, waterfall and pond views, from 10am-2:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet on Washington Street side of Oak Grove T station. I-93 Exit 32, Medford, head east on Route 60 for 1.2 miles, then turn left on Highland Avenue and follow for 0.5 miles. Turn right on Glenwood Street and go 0.6 miles, then turn left on Washington Street and go 0.1 miles, then turn right into T station lot, or park on street. Call L if severe weather. No dogs, non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Robert Winters (Robert@rwinters.com)
Co-Leader: Mike Stadelmaier (hikeinfo@yahoo.com) 770-377-8896

Family Cook Conservation Area Guided Hike, Lancaster, MA

Date: Sunday, November 26 - Sunday, November 26

Join Lancaster Recreation Chair Johnna Doyle Sunday November 19th at 10 am for a guided tour of Cook Conservation area. Discover our local history through stories of days gone by. Imagine 1642. The Nashaway Algonquin Indians invite you to settle here along the Nashua …... Options for a shorter hike (~ 1 hour) or longer relatively easy 5.5 mile hike much of which is along the Nashua River (~ 3 hours). We will stop for pictures and to enjoy the scenery. Bring water and snacks and/or lunch. Register with Liz Little, 267-240-2849, lizklittle@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Cook Conservation Area, Lancaster, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Co-Leader: Johnna Doyle (jdoyle@nrsd.net) 978-870-2690
Registrar: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate (your choice of distance)
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

Lincoln Woods-Walden Pond Walk

Date: Wednesday, November 29 - Wednesday, November 29

Description: Join the 40 + Wednesday Wramblers for a beautiful hike on Lincoln conservation land. We will walk for 5-7 miles at a moderate pace through woods and along ponds up to beautiful Walden Pond. Minimal elevation gain with a walk up Mt. Misery (really a hill) and Pine Hill, the highest point in Concord. This hike is suitable for all levels. Bring water, snacks, lunch and a sense of humor. Rain Cancels. Registration required. Trial route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16940488 Lincoln Land Conservation: http://www.lincolnconservation.org/PDFTrailMaps.htm Wednesday Wrambler activities are part of 40 Plus's new Let's Get Out There! local hikes, where the pace ranges from easy through moderate to faster. Whether you're new to hiking, haven't hiked for a while, or want to up your hiking level, you're bound to find something of interest in Let's Get Out There!

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Lincoln, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Emily McPhillips (Emcp@me.com)
Registrar: Emily McPhillips (Emcp@me.com)

20s and 30s Winter Warmer

Date: Thursday, November 30 - Thursday, November 30

We will be gathering at the Armory in Somerville at 191 Highland Ave. Meet new and old friends, participate in winter-themed games and activities, and learn about great Young Members events and trips being offered this winter!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Somerville Armory
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Julia Doucett (juliamdoucett@gmail.com) 413-328-4491, Rachael White
Co-Leader: Madeline McGill
Link: Register

High Cabin - Mt Cardigan Weekend

Date: Saturday, December 2 - Sunday, December 3

Join us on this intermediate hike to the rustic High Cabin close to the summit of Mt Cardigan (3155 ft). We will have High Cabin to ourselves in a beautiful wooded setting close to a stream which is our water source. With a full kitchen we will cook dinner and breakfast. A cozy wood stove is our source of heat and candles for lighting. After dropping our packs at High Cabin we will summit Mt Cardigan's Bald summit which boasts 360 views. Weather and conditions permitting, we can cross the open ridge to Mt Firescrew. As the sun is setting we will return to High Cabin for Happy Hour and prepare dinner together. Apres dinner we can walk a short distance to South Summit to view the December full moon or Cold moon. December 3 is also the moon's closest approach to earth. This makes December's Cold moon a Super Moon, looking larger than at other times of the year. Bring a pad and warm clothing as we may want to 'chill' outside for a while in this beautiful setting. Keep our fingers crossed for clear weather! Mileage to summit: About 2 miles one way with 1763 ft elevation gain. Plus additional 21/2 miles roundtrip to Firescrew. Sunrise viewing before breakfast. Needed: 20 degree sleeping bag. Microspikes . Warm Parka. Save space in your backpack to help carry up food and supplies. Must enjoy group camaraderie Cost: $40. Includes lodging. Additional cost for food depending on number of participants.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: High Cabin, Mt Cardigan
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Patty Watson (pwatson@mbwit.com)
Registrar: Patty Watson (pwatson@mbwit.com)
Link: Mt Cardigan trail

Wilderness First Aid Training and/or Recertification, Concord, MA

Date: Saturday, December 2 - Sunday, December 3

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training helps you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It introduces you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. Please register by clicking the registration button above or at this link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1628. Questions contact Paul Terenzi, 781-389- 8115 before 10 pm, firemanpaul@comcast.net

Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: Thoreau Outing Club, 235 Forest Ridge Rd, Concord MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Course Registration Link

Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training and/or Recertification, Concord, MA

Date: Saturday, December 2 - Sunday, December 3

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training helps you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It introduces you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. To register copy and paste this link in your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/1691 or click on the registration button above. Questions? Contact Paul Terenzi, 781-389-8115 before 10 pm OR firemanpaul@comcast.net.

Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: Thoreau Outing Club, 235 Forest Ridge Rd Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Advanced WFA Registration Link

Mt. Jefferson and Possibly Adams

Date: Saturday, December 2

Join us on this December above tree line hike to the 5,712 foot summit of Mt. Jefferson. Exact route will be decided based on conditions. We expect to hike 10 miles at a moderate pace, with 4500' of elevation gain. If conditions and group stamina permit, we will continue on to the 5,799 foot summit of Mt. Adams (an additional 2 miles and 800' elevation gain). For this hike, you must be in strong hiking shape, have winter above tree line experience and full winter gear, including full crampons and ice ax. We will hike at a moderate pace.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Adams NH USA
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , Alex Nedzel , Robert Zoletti
Trip Difficulty: A3A. Strenuous, moderate pace
Link: Boston AMC REGI http://regi.amcboston.org/1706

Bay Circuit Trail Section Hike: Lincoln and Wayland

Date: Saturday, December 2

Become a local explorer on an early winter hike across approximately 9.4 miles of the Bay Circuit Trail in Lincoln and Wayland. Never heard of the Bay Circuit Trail? It's a long-distance trail the loops around Boston from Plum Island to Duxbury, joining conservation land and points of interest in the greater Boston area by trails and roads. This section will take us past farms, fields and wetlands along the Sudbury River and along the edge of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Participants should be prepared for rolling terrain and for cold weather, with waterproof boots, rain/wind gear, and warm winter layers, including hat and gloves. We'll plan on parking cars at both ends of the hike, so re-tracing our steps will not be necessary and we can see more of the BCT. Register at REGI link Registration URL:  http://regi.amcboston.org/1704.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel , Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: A3C
Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1704

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, December 2 - Sunday, December 3

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club in Concord Ma 235 Forest Ridge Rd concord Ma http://www.thoreau.com/ directions go on to the Thoreau club web page and hit the button for directions, detailed from your front door.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Thoreau Outing Club in Concord Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: D4C
Link: Register HERE

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

Date: Saturday, December 2 - Sunday, December 3

The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting. Students must have a current SOLO WFA certification in order to take the AWFA Part II. The Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club in Concord Ma 235 Forest Ridge Rd concord Ma http://www.thoreau.com/ directions go on to the Thoreau club web page and hit the button for directions, detailed from your front door.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Thoreau Outing Club concord ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: D4C
Link: Register HERE

Cutler Park Reservation, Needham

Date: Saturday, December 2 - Saturday, December 2

10am-Noon. Join us for walk in this local gem, conveniently located directly off of Route 128. As you walk the trails, you will not believe that you are so close to the highway. Highlights include Kendrick Pond, views of the Charles River, and the boardwalk crossing a marshland. Easy trails, minor ups and downs, with some roots and rocks, moderate pace. Bring water and snacks. Heavy rain or snow cancels. If there is significant snow on the ground, we will snowshoe. $1 fee for those not AMC members. Questions? Contact Lisa.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Julia Hsia
Link: Directions: 84 Kendrick St, Needham

Teen, Family Hike to Mt. Pemigewasset (Indian Head), Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, December 2 - Saturday, December 2

Our Teen, Family Hike to Mt Pemigewasset (Indian Head) in Franconia Notch is targeted toward teens ages 13 - 18 and their parents, though all are welcome. Family Outings is trying to encourage more teen participation and this hike or possibly hike/snowshoe combo, weather and conditions dependent, is designed to do that. We will ascend the Mt. Pemigewasset Trail and descend the Indian Head Trail. Mt. Pemigewasset (Indian Head) has a ledgy peak with great views of surrounding areas, quite a reward for a relatively moderate hike. "A must do for anyone looking for views". From the top, granite slabs and ledges drop away nearly 1,500 feet into the floor of Franconia Notch. This peak is on the New Hampshire 52 With a View (52WAV) List. . This is a 3.7 mile hike with 1250 ft. elev. gain. We will gather at the Indian Head trailhead by 10 am to meet and greet and check gear. Family Outings has micro spikes and snowshoes to lend. We will leave some cars at the Indian Head trailhead, and drive to the Mt. Pemigewasset Trailhead to start hiking at 10:30 am. We will hike at a relatively moderate consistent pace enjoying the trail and views and company. The hike will take around 3-4 hours including time at the summit. Some previous hiking experience is recommended and appropriate boots and clothing are essential. Rick and his son Jake always stop for burritos on the way home and you are welcome to join. To register and for questions contact Rick Gershberg, rgershberg@verizon.net, 617-694-1060

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Mt. Pemigewasset (Indian Head), Franconia Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 617-694-1060, Marsha Fox (mrsha.fox@gmail.com) 617-596-7989
Registrar: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 617-694-1060
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Mt.Pemigewasset (Indian-Head)

Wachusetts Hike - Forty Plus

Date: Sunday, December 3

Mt Wachusett from the Audubon Sanctuary. No registration, just show and go. Hike starts at 9:00AM, about 7 miles. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Princton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Don Provencher (xdap@aol.com)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe

Family Hike to Tippling Rock, Nobscot Hill and Ford's Foley, Sudbury, MA

Date: Sunday, December 3 - Sunday, December 3

Meet 11 am for this family friendly hike at Nobscot Reservation, Sudbury, MA. We will hike a 3.5 mile loop mostly hiking along the Bay Circuit Trail- visiting Nobscot HIll and Tippling Rock - with views of the Boston Skyline. There's an additional one mile loop to Ford's Foley for those interested to see this historic dam that would not hold water. This, optional, side trip gives a total of 4.5 miles hiking, all this in the middle of MetroWest. We expect the hike to take 3.5 to 4 hours, depending on the pace of participants. Hike cancels due to inclement weather. Bring the family, bring friends, but if you do bring a child not your own, be sure to contact the leader for the AMC volunteer release agreement to be signed by a parent or guardian prior to the hike. Limited to 15 people. Register with Rogger Puma at rmpuma04@yahoo.com or 617-417-9273.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Brimstone Lane, Sudbury,MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Rogger Puma (rmpuma04@yahoo.com) 617-417-9273, David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) , Laurene Poland
Registrar: Rogger Puma (rmpuma04@yahoo.com) 617-417-9273
Trip Difficulty: easy - moderate
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

Bike Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 5 - Tuesday, December 5

Bicycle committee meeting hosting in Bedford MA. If you are interested in joining us for our first fall meeting please contact Karen for details

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

Boston Chapter Ski Committee Open House

Date: Wednesday, December 6 - Wednesday, December 6

Join us for the Boston AMC Ski Committee Open House 6:30-9:00pm. Come and learn about the many skiing opportunities with the Ski Committee: workshops, ski trips, and adventure travel. We are avid ski enthusiasts with interests in downhill skiing, backcountry skiing, and cross country skiing. If you are new to skiing, or have years of experience, come and meet other people with similar interests (and levels of ability). We have many trips planned already - come and check them out, ask questions of our trip leaders, and meet our members. Come and enjoy the venue - Arc'teryx is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company with a relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship, and performance. There will be light refreshments, door prizes, and some brief presentations.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: 352 Newbury Street, Boston MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Marcella MacKenzie (marcelmacnz@gmail.com)
Link: Arc'teryx

West Belknap Loop (B3C)

Date: Saturday, December 9

This lovely loop over three small peaks in the Belknap range (Gunstock, Belkap, Piper) provides three chances for views: from the ski slopes of Gunstock, an observation tower on Belknap, and the open ledges of Piper. It also gets one a quarter of the way to a patch for hiking 12 peaks in the Belknap range. And it's under a two hour drive from Boston: hard to beat bang-for-the-buck here. Trails are moderate, with a few short steep pitches and some rocky bits, but no exposure. We'll cover about 6 mi with 2000' of climb. This is a suitable first winter hike for fit and experienced three-season hikers who have extended their hikes into shoulder season and want to see what winter is like. Gear: Ask a leader for any questions, clarifications, or substitutions. Boots: any *insulated* boot suitable for hiking. Socks: Warm socks, no cotton (wool or synthetic generally recommended). Gaiters are strongly recommended. Snowshoes: Any sturdy snowshoe with a built-in crampon. Light traction: Microspikes, Hillsound "trail crampon", etc. recommended but not required IF snowshoe has an aggressive crampon. Headlamp or flashlight: we don't plan on hiking in the dark but sometimes bad things happen. Adequate clothing for the day with some in reserve. NO COTTON. This includes synthetic base layer, pants, an insulating (e.g. fleece) midlayer, waterproof shell for rain and wind, gloves/mittens, hat. Err on the side of having too much insulation available (especially in gloves/mittens), but in many layers so it's easy to adjust. Food and water; at least 2L water in appropriate bottles, insulated (e.g. in a spare sock). Hydration packs are not suitable (they tend to freeze.) Pack suitable for carrying all of the above. Leave some room in your pack for a small bit of group gear (figure a pound or two, about the size of a 1L bottle.) Our usual winter gear list is slight overkill for this trip; however, it is certainly adequate, is necessary for bigger trips up north, and gives a good "flavor" for the gear. See http://hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Belknap Mountain
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Rachael White (rachael.elizabeth.white@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

52 with a View: Sandwich Dome & Jennings Peak with Forty Plus

Date: Saturday, December 9

Tired of the same old 4000 footers? Sandwich Dome and Jennings Peak at the moderate pace typical of the Forty Plus committee. These peaks are on the 52 with a View list, picked for their prominence (i.e. good views). 8.2 miles 2550 feet of elevation gain. This may be a nice late fall trip, but it is not too early for ice and snow, so all participants should be prepared and have experience with winter gear (microspikes and snow shoes, wind protection, etc.) - we will decide what to bring on the day of the hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Waterville Valley, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00pm) , Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Julie Meehan (meehanworden@verizon.net)
Registrar: Steve Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)
Link: 52 with a View

Wintry hike of the Welsh-Dickey Loop trail

Date: Saturday, December 9

Join us for a beautiful and relaxing hike on Dec 9th to hike Mounts Welsh & Dickey in the White Mountains. We'll be using the 4.5 mile round-trip, moderate-grade Welsh-Dickey Loop trail. The trail features a 1650' elevation gain and should take us around 4 hours to complete. As we climb Mount Welch, we will reach an area of open ledges that features great views (weather permitting), as does the exposed summit. The climb from Welsh to Dickey is steep but not overwhelming. From there, the climb down is enjoyable, with lots more open ledges. We'll get some great views of Sandwich Mt, Mt Tripyramid, Mt. Tecumseh and others, as well as the town of Campton. Given the date, conditions could range from cool fall weather with some patches of ice, to cold and windy wintery weather with snow. Due to the terrain and weather, you must have proper gear (adequate clothing for cold weather hiking, rain jacket & pants, and microspikes) and done some comparable hikes this year. We expect snowshoes will not be required, although that could change, potentially requiring us to alter plans, if snow comes early. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1731.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mounts Welch and Dickey
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Co-Leader: Todd Chapin (toddwchapin@icloud.com)
Trip Difficulty: C3B Moderate, parts strenuous
Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1731

Family Crow Hills Hike, The Story of Mary Rowlandson & Redemption Rock, Princeton, MA

Date: Saturday, December 9 - Saturday, December 9

Join us for a 4.1 mile late fall Crow Hills Hike and learn the story of Mary Rowlandson and Redemption Rock. Who was Mary Rowlandson and who were her captors? What was the setting and when did this event take place? We'll meet at the Redemption Rock trailhead at 9 am and learn the answers to these questions as we hike the Midstate Trail over rolling terrain with a snack break by a pond in Leominster State Forest. Sturdy shoes are a must as there is a short section of rock scrambling. Suitable for children seven and up. Wear warm comfortable clothes and dress in layers for the weather.. Bring at least one quart of water and lunch/snacks. Group size limited to 15. Registrar: Pam Faustine, pfaustine@princeton-ma.us, 978-505-7031.

Activity Categories: Critical Treasure, Cultural, Hiking, Walks
Location: Redemption Rock, Princeton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Joan Entwistle (joan.entwistle@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Pam Faustine (pfaustine@princeton-ma.us) 978-505-7031, Ingrid Molnar
Registrar: Pam Faustine (pfaustine@princeton-ma.us) 978-505-7031
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Redemption Rock

YULEFEST 5K RUN - INTERCHAPTER YM TEAM

Date: Sunday, December 10

Join the Boston and Worcester Young Members at the Cambridge Yulefest 5K! Wear your favorite festive holiday costume or just your standard running clothes, but make sure you dress appropriately for the weather. The post-race party includes food, beer, and a raging dance party, and you get a sweet pom pom beanie at the race. Register through the Yulefest Eventbrite website under the team name AMC-Young Members (see link below). If we can get 35+ runners signed up to our team, we get a pop up tent for ourselves plus beer and pretzels! (Fees for run go up soon so register today!) We will email team where to meet before and after the race.

Activity Categories: Running
Location: Harvard Square, Cambridge
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Rath (zrphoto@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Register

Noanet Woods hike

Date: Sunday, December 10

Join us for a relaxing 4-5 mile hike in beautiful Noanet woodland. We will hike to Noanet peak, around three ponds, and through pine forests. Bring water, snacks, a light lunch, and microspikes (just in case). This is fairly easy hike on mostly flat terrain and is suitable for all levels. Meeting time is 9:30 am.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Caryl Park, Dedham Street, Dover MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Maria Costantini (mgccare@comcast.net) , Virginia Ryan

Family Stroll through Great Brook Farm, Carlisle, MA

Date: Sunday, December 10 - Sunday, December 10

Take a 1.5 hour break from hectic holiday activities and take a stroll with other families through Great Brook Farm in Carlisle, MA. Focus your attention on the breeze, the tree scents, the earth under your feet, and your child's laughter/shout! Optional lunch at a local restaurant after. Required: waterproof shoes, rain gear, layers, backpack, water, and snacks. Children under 4 will need a carrier. Register with Joanna Jung, jjinbox@verizon.net, 617-549-2812 There may be a $3 parking fee.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: 165 North Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812, Silvia Zaharinova-Dubinsky (silvia_zaharinova@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Great Brook Farm State Park

Family Walk on Deer Island, Winthrop, MA

Date: Sunday, December 10 - Sunday, December 10

Deer Island is a wonderful urban sanctuary. Awesome Boston and ocean views. Great walking, jogging, sightseeing, picnicking, fishing, and dog walking (dogs must be on a leash and owners need to clean up after their pets). There is a 2.6-mile perimeter pathway and another 2 miles of trails on the hills of the island. We will walk 3 miles approx with dramatic views of the Boston skyline and Harbor Islands and a possibility to see spectacular closeups of airplane landings and takeoffs. Binnoculars and drinks are recommended. We can use strollers and other child paraphernalia, but do bring warm clothing and wind and rain wear. Two-thirds of the island's 185 upland acres are taken up by the Deer Island Waste Water Treatment Plant, protecting against the daily onslaught of sewage that had once contaminated waters and fouled beaches. Sixty acres of park land surround the treatment plant. Deer Island is committed to Renewable Energy through the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) wastewater treatment plant. This facility, the second largest in the United States, uses the same amount of electricity as more than 2,000 homes each year. Using a hydroturbine, however, the facility produces 10 percent of its electricity from renewable energy. The parking is at the parking lot on deer island. If we all arrive 30 to 45 minutes early, we can help with additional parking nearby as needed. Register with Donna Nugent, rurt123@yahoo.com, 978-489-9117.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: 190 Tafts ave. Winthrop ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901 (after 7 pm)
Co-Leader: Donna Nugent (rurt123@yahoo.com) 978-489-9117
Registrar: Donna Nugent (rurt123@yahoo.com) 978-489-9117
Trip Difficulty: Easy ~ 3 miles
Link: Deer Island National Recreation Area

Groton Town Forest

Date: Sunday, December 10 - Sunday, December 10

1:00pm-3:00pm. Explore the varied topography and habitats of this scenic woodland, including eskers, kettle holes, dry upland, marsh, the dead river, and more. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at end of Town Forest Road off of MA 225 in W Groton, 42.5973N 71.6052W.

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

BOSTON YM STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, December 11 - Monday, December 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)

December Ski Social - Aeronaut Brewing

Date: Monday, December 11 - Monday, December 11

Join the AMC Ski Committee at Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville to jump start your winter season! From 7pm to 10pm on Monday, December 11th, enjoy local beer and snacks in the company of ski enthusiasts who XC, Alpine Tour & Telemark throughout New England and beyond. This should be a great way to meet local, like-minded skiers. We would love to hear about your plans for the upcoming season! Aeronaut brews their own beer onsite. Entry is provided on a first come, first serve basis with the general public. https://www.aeronautbrewing.com/

Activity Categories: Skiing, Social Events
Location: Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Cheryl Hacker (cheryl.hacker@gmail.com)
Link: Aeronaut Brewing Co

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Tuesday, December 12 - Tuesday, December 12

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, adminstering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Stephen Conlin, the chairperson, at chair@hbbostonamc.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]

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

Duxbury Beach HIke 40+

Date: Wednesday, December 13

Join the 40 Plus Wednesday Wramblers for a an 8-mile round trip hike along this stunningly beautiful barrier beach from Duxbury to Gurnet Point (part of Plymouth) and the historical Gurnet lighthouse. Bring water, snacks, lunch, and a sense of humor. Wear layered warm clothing with hat and gloves. Sturdy footwear advised. Optional side trip to French Bakery afterwards. Heavy rain or any other extremes of Mother Nature cancels the hike. http://www.duxburybeach.com/ http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=517 Wednesday Wrambler activities are part of 40 Plus's new Let's Get Out There! local hikes, where the pace ranges from easy through moderate to faster. Whether you're new to hiking, haven't hiked for a while, or want to up your hiking level, you're bound to find something of interest in Let's Get Out There!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Duxbury, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Emily McPhillips
Registrar: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net) 617-922-7002 (anytime)

1% for the Planet: Maine Beer Company & AMC Happy Hour

Date: Thursday, December 14 - Thursday, December 14

Join AMC's Boston Chapter and Maine Beer Company for a few drinks and a little charity! PJ Ryan's, a Somerville staple for amazing craft beers, has graciously offered to host us. A percentage of sales this evening will go towards supporting AMC's conservation mission in our region. Do what's right. Make great beer. Have fun. This is the mission statement that hangs in the brewery at Maine Beer Company and in the simplest terms possible, outlines our business and brewing philosophy. Founding the company in 2009, David & Daniel Kleban wanted to prove that you could run a business while still doing what's right. Beyond the platitudes of giving back and being environmentally sound, the desire to "Do what's right" is a genuine philosophy that is embraced at all levels of the company. Through our partnerships with non-profits our staff develop a personal connection to our local community and environment. Opportunities to do more and create a symbiotic relationship with our environment & community often outweigh the opportunity to expand in a traditional business sense. While some businesses judge their success based on financial growth, at MBC success is gauged by how much they are able to give back, with each year in business seeing an increase in our donations to 1% For the Planet non-profits. MBC has selected Appalachian Mountain Club as one of their 1% For the Planet environmental non-profits because they saw a like-minded focus in to protecting the environment and encouraging people to get outdoors. The Appalachian Mountains pass through many of the areas where Maine Beer Company beers are distributed, and they recognized an opportunity of engaging more people and drawing attention to the work of the AMC through their beer community both at home and in other states. Locally, the Maine Woods Initiative supported by the AMC ties in with Maine Beer Company's advocacy for the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument. In a state whose economy is increasingly defined by tourism they recognize the importance of supporting land conservation, nature-based tourism, and community partnerships, all of which are central to the AMC.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: PJ Ryan's, Somerville, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Rachael White
Link: Sign up

Early Snowbird Skiing

Date: Saturday, December 16 - Saturday, December 16

Time to dust off your skis, dig out your boots, and exercise your quads for the upcoming season. We plan to skin up Pat's Peak (near Concord, NH) and ski down open trails. Not much vertical here, so plan on 3-5 laps until we achieve "burning legs of fire". AT and Telemark skiers of all abilities welcome. No registration needed - contact me for meeting place (TBD).

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Pat's Peak
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Jeff Barrell (JBarrell@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: all abilities
Link: Pat's Peak

Bedford to Billerica and back on the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail

Date: Saturday, December 16 - Saturday, December 16

6 mi through woods and past residences with stop at Fawn Lake. The pretty flat trail is a mix of pavement, crushed stone and dirt. Weather-permitting, we might snowshoe, 1-4 PM. Details and directions to meeting point will be sent upon registration.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Bedford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Uschi Kullman (ukullamc@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Emily McPhilips (emcp@me.com)
Registrar: Uschi Kullman (ukullamc@yahoo.com)

Sunapee Hike

Date: Sunday, December 17

Leave the holiday frenzy behind! Join us on a scenic five-mile (1,500 elev. gain) round trip snowshoe to beautiful Mount Sunapee to the lodge (hot chocolate and 360 degree views). Medium pace. On the trail at 10 and back in the Boston area in time for holiday activities and/or shopping. Winter gear required. Registrar:Kathy Blythe 617.922.7002 (best time to call: Before 9PM) katherineblythe@comcast.net Leader Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com Co-Leader Kathy Blythe

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Andrew Brook Trail, Mountain Rd, Newbury, NH 03255
Region: New Hampshire, Upper Connecticut River Valley/Lake Sunapee
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe
Registrar: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net) 617-922-7002 (Before 9:00 pm)

Habitat Audubon Sanctuary, Belmont - Celebrate the Solstice Walk

Date: Sunday, December 17 - Sunday, December 17

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

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

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Monday, December 25 - Monday, December 25

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Cancel if rain.

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

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Monday, December 25 - Monday, December 25

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

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

Foss Farms, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Greenough Land

Date: Monday, December 25 - Monday, December 25

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

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

Hale and Zealand with Winter Overnight at Zealand Hut

Date: Tuesday, December 26 - Wednesday, December 27

Join us to celebrate the end of 2017 with an overnight stay in Zealand Hut and the goal of summiting two 4000'ers: Mts. Zealand and Hale. We'll hike in via the Zealand Road (closed in winter) and drop our sleeping gear at Zealand Hut before continuing on to the wooded summit of Zealand Mountain (4260'). We'll return to the hut for a cozy evening and dinner. The next morning, we'll carry all our gear and exit over Mt. Hale to return to our cars. Day 1 is approximately 11 miles and 3000' elevation gain, while day 2 is 7.5 miles, 1600'. The route is subject to change based upon weather and conditions. The hut is staffed by a caretaker during self-service season and, while the main room of the hut will be heated in the evening, the adjacent sleeping rooms are unheated. This trip is suitable for experienced winter hikers who have been on hikes of comparable length this fall. If you are an experienced winter day hiker wanting to test out an overnight before committing to winter camping, this is a great opportunity to do so. The hut kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment and water.

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

Mount Jefferson

Date: Tuesday, December 26

Try and that new winter gear. We'll do Jefferson via Jewell. Expect an early start and long day. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/1719.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) , Barbara Amoroso
Trip Difficulty: A3AB
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1719

New Years Family Ski Weekend, Vermont

Date: Friday, December 29 - Monday, January 1

Ring in the New Year with Family Outings! Join us for our annual New Years trip at a beautiful Ski House in Burke, Vermont minutes from downhill and cross-country skiing. This is a weekend of winter fun: skiing (xc & downhill), sledding, good food, good company and more! Cost $180/person Includes lodging for 3 nights, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, (appetizers available the first night). Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/NewYearsinVT018. For questions, please email tonaomirose@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Burke, Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: easy-moderate
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings http://amcboston.org/committees/family

AMC New Year's Celebration in White Mountains

Date: Friday, December 29 - Monday, January 1

Join us as we celebrate the new year with X-C skiing at moderate levels and a relaxed pace. Snow shoeing is also available from novice to experienced. Ski touring center is nearby for all levels of X-C and downhill.alpine skiing. Stay at lovely Mountain Fare Inn, Campton, NH. $365 covers lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & 2 dinners. Please register with L: Anna Panszczyk, Annatp12@gmail.com 781-648-2492 before 9:00 PM, CLs: Nancy & Bob DiMeo, bndimeo@gmail.com

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

NYE Hike (NH4K) + Hut Stay

Date: Sunday, December 31 - Monday, January 1

Why settle for the old NYE routine in the city when you can do something spectacular that few people have done...Ring in the new year from one of NH's 48 4K's. Join us on this rare member only trip and celebrate the new year in true hiking style. The best part is that you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to hike. This is one occasion where you actually sleep in the day OF the hike. Although a fun hike and we will take our time hiking, this is a serious winter hike in winter conditions and at night. We'll be hiking ~12 miles with ~5000' of elevation gain. Proper preparation and winter experience is a must. You must be in good physical condition and have plenty of experience in winter hiking with all the appropriate gear (see gear list). While the common areas of the Hut are somewhat heated by a wood stove, it will be cold in the bunk rooms. Your sleeping bag should be rated to at least 0 degrees. Participants are responsible for their own food. Basic cooking supplies (including a stove, pans, and cooking utensils) are available at the hut. Bring your own mess kit for eating.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Location: Wildcat
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat , Leah Salloway
Trip Difficulty: A4B
Link: Register HERE

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Monday, January 1 - Monday, January 1

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Cancel if rain.

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

Franklin Park New Year's Day Hike With The Family, Boston, MA

Date: Monday, January 1 - Monday, January 1

Franklin Park New Year's Day hike in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston. Meet 11 am. We do this walk/hike yearly and love the openness and history behind Franklin Park. Welcome to the "country park," the largest park and crowning jewel of Frederick Law Olmsted's achievements in Boston. We generally walk the perimeter in about two hours. It can be chilly and windy, but refreshing after a new year's celebration. Families can easily negotiate the path with a stroller and youngsters enjoy the historical sites along the way. Be prepared for the weather and a broad open area which may be breezy. Sneakers are fine unless snow or ice is present, in which case YOU WILL NEED APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR. Bring snacks and water. Open to all, young and old, small and tall. Please RSVP leader Brian Witkov user369128@aol.com by the 30th December.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Franklin Park in Jamaica Plain
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Witkov (animalhc@aol.com)
Co-Leader: Robin Swift , Zoe Karp
Trip Difficulty: Relatively Easy
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

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

Date: Friday, January 5 - Sunday, January 7

Join us for a fun weekend of skiing, dining, and socializing with fellow skiers. Two days of skiing/telemark/snowboarding at Sunday River Ski Resort. Trip includes 2 nights B&B lodging at the on-mountain Grand Summit Hotel, double occupancy rooms, private bath, two full buffet breakfasts, 2-day lift ticket. Bring your friends; they do not have to be AMC members. Price $335 PPDO ($305 Senior), $492 single, $197 for seasons pass or maxpass holders. We will be making a group reservation for dinner in the Camp Restaurant at the Grand Summit for dinner Saturday evening (meal not included in trip cost). Payment required to sign up. Signing up for the trip early guarantees a spot and to find you a roommate if you want a double room. Registration: Registration is required for this activity.

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

Novice/Intermediate Telemark Ski Clinic

Date: Saturday, January 6

Learn to telemark or improve your turns at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in central Massachusetts! Those whose only prior experience is with alpine or XC can learn telemark on easy grades, while intermediate freeheelers will attempt steeper terrain. Metal-edged telemark skis and stiff boots required (rentals available). Small group instruction based on ability and equipment. Ski area is just 1 hour and 10 minutes from Boston and offers 1000' vertical. $60/members, $70/non-members includes lift ticket and instruction (price estimated, may change closer to event date). Register today or inquire at amc.tele.clinic@gmail.com. Address questions to Mustafa Varoglu, clinic coordinator. (Prior experience with alpine or xc skiing is necessary.)

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Telemark
Location: Princeton
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Aldo Ghirin
Co-Leader: Mustafa Varoglu (amc.tele.clinic@gmail.com)
Registrar: Registration Email Address (amc.tele.clinic@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Novice to Intermediate
Link: Novice/Intermediate Telemark Ski Clinic FAQs

X-C SKI AND SNOWSHOE WEEK, VAL DAVID QUEBEC

Date: Sunday, January 7 - Friday, January 12

(Forty Plus) 21st Annual X-C Ski and Snowshoe trip to Auberge du VieuxFoyer, Val David, Quebec. Accommodations include a double room with a private bath, five nights lodging, five full breakfasts, five gourmet dinners. Includes free access to over 100 km of groomed trails for all abilities, including those at Far Hills. Indoor Sauna and large outdoor hot tub on premises. Rate $663/per person, double occ. Plus taxes = 762.28) per/person single occ. $840. Plus taxes = 965.79 Deposit required with registration $135.00, no later than 11/01/2017, L. Marjorie Jordan (617 969 6863 between 7:00-9:00 PM) magjor@verizon.net

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Val David, Quebec Canada
Region: International
Leader: Marjorie Jordan (magjor@verizon.net)
Registrar: Marjorie Jordan (magjor@verizon.net) 617-969-6863 (7pm - 9pm)

Family Outings 5th Annual New Years Celebration & Equipment Swap

Date: Sunday, January 7 - Sunday, January 7

Join AMC families for our fifth annual New Year Celebration, lunch, equipment swap/sale, optional snowshoe clinic, walks/hikes/Snowshoes of varying lengths, crafts, and snow play, Welcome in the New Year from noon - 3:30 PM at the Boy Scout Nobscot Scout Reservation in Framingham/Sudbury. We have snowshoes to lend. Event includes the hike up Tippling Rock (views of three states, Boston's towers, and Mt. Monadnock). FREE. Everyone welcome, members and nonmembers alike and all ages young and small, big and tall. Register above or copy and paste this link into your browser https://goo.gl/forms/V5t127j989zGU1gg1.. More information and directions will be sent to registered participants. Contact Jeanne Blauner at jablauner@comcast.net with questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 1 Nobscot Rd Sudbury MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Margo CHapski , Denise Boucher , David Beck
Co-Leader: David Powell , Doug Cohen
Trip Difficulty: Easy -moderate
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

Cross- Country Skiiing in Craftsbury, VT - January 13 - 16, 2017 MLK weekend

Date: Friday, January 12 - Monday, January 15

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

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

MLK VT Peaks Weekend

Date: Friday, January 12 - Monday, January 15

This trip will combine VT 4ks and VT hundred highest peaks for a weekend full of adventure in the snowy green mountains. Peaks planned include Jay Peak and Big Jay (NEHH) OR Abraham and Ellen (4ks) on Day One (Saturday), Breadloaf and Wilson (NEHH) on Day Two (Sunday), and Killington (4k) and Mendon (NEHH) on Day Three (Monday). Lodging before and between hikes will be provided at the luxurious Condeaux Osler in Jericho, VT, which will feature heat, plumbing, and various bed or floor sleeping options. Participants are also welcome to join for hikes "a la carte" for a day or two. Registrants should be experienced winter hikers with recent winter hikes of 10+ miles, and full winter gear and footwear including crampons.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Jericho, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Peter Osler , Alex Nedzel , Pam Wilmot
Co-Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Please register at the following link:

Zealand Hut in the Winter

Date: Sunday, January 14 - Monday, January 15

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

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

Mt. Jackson

Date: Sunday, January 14

Come join us to hike Mt. Jackson, a 4000 footer named after Charles Jackson, a NH state geologist of the 19th century. We will hike via the Webster-Jackson Trail. The hike will be an out and back with a total mileage of 5.2 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,547 feet. Weather permitting we will have nice views. Book time is 4 hours, but we will go slightly slower than that. Note that we will go as fast as the slowest hiker. Some previous winter hiking experience needed. Boston Chapter AMC winter hiking program graduates are encouraged to join us on this hike. Join us on this excursion for good company. Required winter hiking gear includes among other things: Microspikes or Hillsounds (no substitutes allowed), insulated winter boots, gaiters, waterproof layers, warm layers, gloves, hat, headlamp/flashlight, lunch/snacks, a minimum of 2 liters of water in nalgenes, etc. You should have crampons and snowshoes (a decision on whether we need those or not will be last minute and dependent on weather conditions). No cotton clothing.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Co-Leader: Morgane Treanton
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Registration

Carter Dome Winter Hike

Date: Saturday, January 20

Carter Dome (4,832 ft) via Nineteen-Mile Brook & Carter Dome Trail. Total 10 miles and elevation gain of 2,500 ft. Excellent views from the summit on a clear day. This hike will be at a moderate pace and require full winter gear.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Carter Dome
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm) , Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Registrar: Steve Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)

Owl's Head

Date: Saturday, January 20

Feel like a very long winter walk in the woods? Working on your winter 48 or the grid? Join us for a moderately-paced winter hike to Owl's Head: the middle of the Pemi in the middle of winter! Participants should be prepared for an early start, a long day, a couple stream crossings, good cheer, and walking out in the dark. Recent winter experience at 10+ miles, and full winter gear, including crampons and ice axe, required.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lincoln, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register on the H/B REGI page:

Intermediate winter wonderland hike up Mt. Tecumseh

Date: Sunday, January 21

Come join us to hike Mt. Tecumseh, New Hampshire's shortest 4000 footer, which is named after a native American Shawnee warrior and chief. We will hike via Mount Tecumseh Trail. The hike will be a below treeline out and back with a total mileage of 5 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,300 feet. The hike will afford a few views of the Waterville Valley ski area and the Sandwich Range Wilderness. Some previous winter hiking experience needed. Boston Chapter AMC winter hiking program graduates and current 2017-2018 participants are encouraged to join us on this hike if they have completed several hikes in winter conditions prior to this trip. Join us on this excursion for good company. This trip is cross-posted in H/B and Young Members. Required winter hiking gear includes among other things: Microspikes or Hillsounds (no substitutes allowed), insulated winter boots, gaiters, waterproof layers, warm layers, gloves, hat, headlamp/flashlight, lunch/snacks, a minimum of 2 liters of water in nalgenes, etc. You should have crampons and snowshoes (a decision on whether we need those or not will be last minute and dependent on weather conditions). No cotton clothing.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi
Co-Leader: Morgane Treanton
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Registration

Intermediate winter wonderland hike up Mt. Tecumseh

Date: Sunday, January 21

Come join us to hike Mt. Tecumseh, New Hampshire's shortest 4000 footer, which is named after a native American Shawnee warrior and chief. We will hike via Mount Tecumseh Trail. The hike will be a below treeline out and back with a total mileage of 5 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,300 feet. The hike will afford a few views of the Waterville Valley ski area and the Sandwich Range Wilderness. Some previous winter hiking experience needed. Boston Chapter AMC winter hiking program graduates and current 2017-2018 participants are encouraged to join us on this hike if they have completed several hikes in winter conditions prior to this trip. Join us on this excursion for good company. This trip is cross-posted in H/B and Young Members. Required winter hiking gear includes among other things: Microspikes or Hillsounds (no substitutes allowed), insulated winter boots, gaiters, waterproof layers, warm layers, gloves, hat, headlamp/flashlight, lunch/snacks, a minimum of 2 liters of water in nalgenes, etc. You should have crampons and snowshoes (a decision on whether we need those or not will be last minute and dependent on weather conditions). No cotton clothing.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi
Co-Leader: Morgane Treanton
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Registration

Joe English Reservation, Amherst, NH

Date: Sunday, January 21 - Sunday, January 21

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

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

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Sunday, January 21 - Sunday, January 21

Join us Sunday evening January 21st from 6 - 8 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6 - 6:30 or 7 pm we discuss committee business and larger events coming up. This is followed by a general trip planning. 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. Registration required. 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
Registrar: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

Winter Weekend at Joe Dodge Lodge

Date: Friday, January 26 - Sunday, January 28

Winter Weekend -Joe Dodge Lodge Jan. 26-28. Start the year off enjoying Hiking and/or xcountry skiing/yoga 2-nights at Joe dodge Lodge, NH. Includes 2-Breakfast- 2-Dinners and Happy Hours. Contact Pagliuca.t@gmail.com for more info and registration forms. Room cost per night per person from $82.00-$112.00 (depending on room selection) An additional AMC administrative fee of-$25.00- Payable with registration form. (L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing, Yoga
Location: 361, NH-16, Jackson, NH 03846
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Steve Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com)

Stowe VT Cross Country & Downhill Weekend Ski Trip

Date: Friday, January 26 - Sunday, January 28

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in snowy Stowe, Vermont. Choose either downhill or cross country skiing (or do one day of each!). Experience in skiing is required or you can take lessons at the resort (at additional cost). We will be skiing at an easy to moderate pace on Advanced-Beginner to Difficult terrain at Stowe, and for cross country skiing we'll be at one of Stowe's outstanding cross-country ski centers (Von Trapp or Stowe Ski Resort). We will share rooms in a local hotel, with pool and hot tub, and go out to dinner on Saturday night. AMC Members $165, Non Members $185. Cost includes 2 nights in a hotel (double occupancy), happy hour Saturday night, and breakfast both days. Some private rooms are available for an additional cost. Lift tickets and/or trail passes are additional. Lift tickets to Stowe Ski Resort will be offered at nearly 20% discount from online prices! Trail lunches are on your own. Leader: Aldo Ghirin, Co-Leader: Marcella MacKenzie To register for this trip please contact Marcella.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Stowe
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Aldo Ghirin , Marcella MacKenzie (marcelmacnz@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Green to Double Black Diamond
Link: Stowe Ski Resort

Telemark Casual Clinic

Date: Saturday, January 27 - Saturday, January 27

Day skiing at Ragged Mtn (NH). Mostly skiing with volunteer instructors offering hints and suggestions as a follow-up to Jan 6 telemark clinic at Wachusetts. You can learn a lot skiing with advanced skiers who challenge you and ski runs you may normally avoid. All abilities are welcome (not suitable for first-timers). Cost is approx $50 for lift pass. Ragged Mtn is small, family owned resort about 2 hours drive from Boston. There are a variety of trails from easy to advanced with some ungroomed trails and glades.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Telemark
Location: Ragged Mountain Resort, Danbury, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jeff Barrell (jbarrell2@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: All abilities (except first-timers)
Link: Ragged Mountain resort

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

Date: Friday, February 2 - Sunday, February 4

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

Activity Categories: Hiking, Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
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, Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net)
Registrar: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Boston Family Outings

Backcountry Ski Touring in the Whites

Date: Friday, February 2 - Sunday, February 4

Join us for a weekend of day trips - novice (easier) to intermediate backcountry ski tours - in the White Mountain National Forest between the Kancamagus Highway and Waterville Valley. Hilly, gently rolling, to flat terrain to be encountered. Must have intermediate cross country ski skills with downhill control/strong snowplow. Trails such as Greeley Ponds, Kancamagus Brook, Livermore Road, and Tripoli Road are likely destinations; leaders reserve the right to make changes pending actual trail, weather, and snow conditions. Lodging TBD. Contact Aldo for more information and registration.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Waterville Valley
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Aldo Ghirin , Mike Barry
Registrar: Aldo Ghirin
Trip Difficulty: Novice to Intermediate

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH

Date: Friday, February 2 - Sunday, February 4

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. Ages 8+ $95 and "Youth" Fee (ages 3 - 7) $80 includes all meals from Friday supper through Sunday lunch, 2 nights' lodging in rustic inn with shared bath, lots of smiles and camaraderie!, Children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib. Register with leader Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com,508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Pinestead Inn, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer
Registrar: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: All Levels
Link: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH

Lincoln & Lafayette in Winter

Date: Saturday, February 3

The classic loop over two four-thousand-footers, with nearly two miles above treeline in a 9 mile day with 4000 feet of climbing. There may be views. There will likely be wind. There will definitely be a great day of challenge and reward. This is a goal-oriented trip. Above treeline experience required. Expect an early start and steady pace with few breaks. If the weather is not suitable for going above treeline hiking, the leaders will select an appropriate alternative hike in the area. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1728.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: franconia notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti , Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Yvette A.M. Marts
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Link: AMC REGI http://regi.amcboston.org/1728

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

Date: Thursday, February 8 - Sunday, February 11

Discover the remote Maine woods on true ski adventure. We'll be based at West Branch Pond Camps within the AMC's 70,000 acre reserve east of Greenville, Maine. We will BC ski on unbroken trails, winding up the White Cap Mtn ridge and through hills and woods on a trails ranging from wide roads and open ponds to narrow trails and some bushwacking. The terrain will vary from well graded dirt roads to some steeper stuff. Some of the trails will be unbroken and we will cut the tracks, but some will be packed out and some trails near the camp may be tracked. The BC tours will be 10-12 miles and 2000'-2500' feet of rise and wind up mountain ridges and through some thick woods. Expect some climbing and descending but advanced downhill or tele turns are not required. Climbing skins are not required, but if you have them may be an aid and a good thing to bring. Participants should be comfortable climbing and descending on varied terrain and conditions. The best ski will be a metal edged, double camber touring ski with a profile of about 67-57-62 and bring a pair also 10-20 cm wider in each dimension if the snow is deep like it was in 2015. Our cozy cabins in West Branch Pond Camps are rustic, but come with all the basic amenities; they are heated with wood stoves, there are toilets and a shower in the bath house and our hearty meals will be cooked by the camp owner, Eric Stirling and his staff and taken in the kitchen of the dining hall. Our large cabin has a nice sitting room for our socializing after a nice day skiing in the woods. Electric service typically is on from 5 - 9 pm daily. Each night, you'll find ambience, great company and hearty replenishment after a great day in the woods! The trip officially starts on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at noon sharp when we meet at the cafe in Northwoods Outfitters, 5 Lily Bay Rd in Greenville, Maine, 04441. After meeting up and purchasing any last supplies we will drive together the approx 30 miles to WBPC together; the last 20 miles are on a dirt road which is usually pretty well plowed out. We will then have a few hours of "shakedown ski", followed by full days of skiing on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, February 11th, after about a 2/3 day of skiing we will head back to Boston at about 2 pm. Greenville is about 5 hours from Boston. Of course, you can extend the trip by booking directly with WBPC!

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

Backcountry Ski Workshop

Date: Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11

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

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Skiing
Location: Cardigan Lodge
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Cheryl Hacker (cheryl.hacker@gmail.com)
Link: FAQs Page

Monte Rosa (Grand Monadnock), Jaffrey, NH

Date: Sunday, February 11

Moderate 5-7 mile lollypop hike to Monte Rosa on Grand Monadnock starting on the Royce trail on Gap Mtn. just south of Monadnock. 9:20am-2:30pm. Meet at North Gap Mtn. parking, Bullard Rd. off Rte. 124, Jaffrey, NH. From Boston area take Rte. 2 W to Rte. 140 N to 202 N to Jaffrey Center. Turn L (W) Rte. 124. Pass parking lot for access to Mt. Monadnock on right and go 0.8 mi. beyond this parking area and turn L on Bullard Rd. for 0.5 mi. to Gap Mtn. North parking on left. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

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

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

Date: Friday, February 16 - Sunday, February 18

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavilion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach. Accommodations are rustic comfortable. The lodge has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms with showers on the first floor which is where the group shares our meals and down time. The 2nd floor sleeps up to 22 (three bedrooms for 2, 8, and 12) in bunk-style firm beds. The sleeping areas are co-ed, so families can stay together. Bring your sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, pillow and towels. The cabins are insulated and heated and sleep up to ten (four bunk beds and two single beds). Those staying in the cabins have their choice of the bathrooms in the lodge or separate heated bathrooms. Meals are simple, hearty, and delicious. Everyone helps cook, prep and clean-up. $115 for adults in the Retreat lodge or $95 in cabins. Kids 7 - 21 years enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $85. Kids six and under enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $45 including all meals Friday evening to Sunday lunch. To Register contact: Kremena Dimitrova, kyanakieva@gmail.com, 857-928-0533

Activity Categories: Hiking, Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Ossisspee New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Kremena Dimitrova (kyanakieva@gmail.com) 857-928-0533, Daniel Parvanov (parvanov@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Helene Guezennec (lnguezenn@hotmail.com) , Kate Atanasova (ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Kremena Dimitrova (kyanakieva@gmail.com) 857-928-0533
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Calumet

Presidents Weekend Winter Fun for Families in Vermont

Date: Friday, February 16 - Monday, February 19

Winter fun in the heart of the snow belt in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont! Cross country and downhill skiing nearby at Burke and Jay Peak. Other xc options a short drive away. Also Ice skating, sledding, sleigh rides, snow men, etc. Stay at large ski house. Group meals, great company. $180pp for the 3 day weekend, includes 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts and snacks. Leader/Registrar Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding
Location: Northeast Kingdom of Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com)

Winter Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, February 16 - Monday, February 19

Join us to explore the trails in western MA, southern VT, and eastern upstate NY on the three-day President's Day weekend. We will visit cross-country (XC) skiing areas and backcountry (BC) ski locations. Intermediate XC abilities needed (including downhill control on touring equipment). If sufficient snow is not available, we will hike various scenic trails in the area. Our lodging is at a relaxing country home with private and semi-private accommodations available. Enjoy beautiful scenery, the company of fellow skiers/hikers, and hearty meals fit for a foodie! Cost is $218-258/per person. Register with Aldo. (If conditions do not allow for XC or BC skiing, alternatives such as hiking, downhill resort skiing, etc. will be available.) (Google Map below shows general location of the town of Hancock, MA. Specific directions to the lodging will be given after registration is completed.)

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Hancock
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Aldo Ghirin
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes
Registrar: Aldo Ghirin
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Western Massachusetts Cross Country Ski Areas

President's Weekend in White Mountains, NH February 16 - 19, 2018

Date: Friday, February 16 - Monday, February 19

Join AMC friends for Cross Country - Back Country Skiing at moderate level, easy pace including snowshoeing from novice to experienced. Ski Touring Center available to all levels. Downhill skiing at Waterville Valley nearby. Stay at comfortable Mountain Fare Inn, Campton, NH. $365 covers lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 happy hours.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.) , Robert DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: easy to intermediate

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

Date: Friday, February 16 - Sunday, February 18

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor. A full bath house with hot showers are within a short walk from the cabin. We all help with meal prep and clean-up in our communal/family style kitchen and dining area. $85/person includes 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner and lunch style fixings/snacks throughout the day. Register: Millie Mugica: millie.mugica@gmail.com, 603 891 5726

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: AMC Noble View Outdoor Center 635 S Quarter Rd, Russell, MA 01071
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Mildred Mugica (millie.mugica@gmail.com) 603-891-5726
Co-Leader: Doris Tenant (dtennant@tllawgroup.com) , Yerina Mugica (yerina_mugica@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Millie Mugica (millie.mugica@gmail.com) 603-891-5726
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings Trips

Annual Ski & Games Trip Bretton Woods (Intermediate) Intro

Date: Friday, February 16 - Sunday, February 18

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 16-18. Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip.$195-$289, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees. Bring games to play, trail ticket money, and lunch food. Fees are approximate, so depending on number of participants. we hope to refund participants as we have in past years.

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

Annual Ski & Games Trip to Bretton Woods

Date: Friday, February 16 - Sunday, February 18

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 16-18. Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip.$195-$289, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees. Bring games to play, trail ticket money, and lunch food. Fees are approximate, so depending on number of participants. we hope to refund participants as we have in past years.

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

Family Feb. Vacation 3-Day Getaway, Noble View, Russell, MA

Date: Thursday, February 22 - Sunday, February 25

Enjoy winter hiking, snow shoeing & sledding, then warm up next to the wood burning stove with home cooked meals, friendly smiles and other families enjoying snacks, games or crafts. If you have x-c ski's...bring them! Typically, others do, too! Noble View is known for well marked trails & beautiful vistas overlooking the Pioneer Valley. The trails are easy for families of all ages whether hiking, on shoe shoes or x-c skis. Families with kids of all ages are welcome! We have snow shoes you can borrow (let us know) and/or you may bring your own outdoor equipment and indoor games to play/share with others. Russell Pond may be frozen enough for ice skating, too! We'll have to see... "Snow much to do!!!"... The Double Cottage at Noble View is rustic and cozy warm with the wood burning stove, but with no running water (that's at the Bath House!). Everyone gets to share the responsibilities for meal prep in the well-stocked kitchen, and clean-up. The Bath House is a short walk away and features running hot & cold water, hot showers and eco-friendly, flush toilets. Sleeping accommodations are co-ed to try to keep families together in private rooms (no promises). Bed numbers vary per room, so bring along an air mattress for the kids to use on the floor. Don't forget your sleeping bags and pillows! Bedding is not supplied. If you like downhill skiing, there are a few areas close by you may want to explore on your own. (Lift tickets & equipment not included in fee). $125/pp covers meals: 2 dinners (possibly 3 depending upon your arrival time) 3 breakfasts, lunch fixings and snacks throughout the day; lodging; use of Noble Views trails and facilities. Cross-listed with AMC Berkshire Chapter. Register with Margo Chapski at familyprograms@amcberkshire.org.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Noble View Outdoor Center 635 South Quarter Road Russell, MA 01071
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Margo CHapski (familyprograms@amcberkshire.org)
Co-Leader: Susan Cournoyer (suecour@gmail.com) 617-794-8658
Registrar: Margo Chapski (familyprograms@amcberkshire.org)
Trip Difficulty: Easy/relaxed
Link: Boston Family Outings

Family Skiing in Mad River Valley - Warren, VT

Date: Thursday, February 22 - Sunday, February 25

Join AMC families in Mad River Valley for a fun-filled Vermont ski weekend. Mad River Valley offers two premier downhill ski resorts, several cross country ski areas in addition to opportunities for sledding, ice skating and dining out options. Choose your own snowy adventure each day and spend the evening hanging out with other families at a clean and well-run hostel. Cost $165 pp, includes 3 nights lodging with continental breakfasts, appetizers and snacks, and one dinner. Leader/ Registrar: Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Mad River Valley, Warren, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com) , Amy Kelliher (amycbean@yahoo.com) 978-250-3316
Registrar: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings

Pemi Range Snowshoe

Date: Saturday, February 24

This trip goes off the beaten track! Snowshoe through a beautiful winter landscape breaking our own trail and possibly visiting two peaks in the Pemigewasset Range on the way. We'll drop transportation at the Hancock Notch trailhead off the Kancamagus Highway, and then begin on the Sawyer River Trail. We will break trail 8 miles over rolling terrain (with stream crossings) to the Hancock Notch Trail, and return to our cars. On the way, we may attempt a visit to a talus field south of the trail, and perhaps summit two of Mt. Huntington's peaks (3770'), both on the NH "hundred highest" list, and off-trail! Minimum total distance: 10 miles over mostly rolling, occasionally steep, terrain. Possible addition of several more miles and 1200 feet of gain. An alternate route may be substituted depending on weather or trail conditions. This trip will require excellent physical endurance. WHP participants with winter day-hiking gear and prior snowshoeing experience are welcome. Gear: Below tree-line winter day-hiking gear. See: http://hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf Gear notes: Bring insulated winter hiking boots that you have tested with your snowshoes. Prefer high-float snowshoes or ones with add-on tails for deep snow. If using poles, remember your snow baskets! Bring ski googles or other eye protection in case we go off-trail. A tree branch in the eye is no fun.

Activity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Pemigewasset Range
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: A3A

Monroe and Eisenhower in Winter

Date: Saturday, February 24

Come along for a winter ascent of two southern Presidentials, Monroe (5,372 ft) and Eisenhower (4,760 ft), and an 11.8 mile, 3,554 foot elevation gain day (final route will be determined by weather and trail conditions). Joined by a spectacular (in good weather) but exposed above-treeline ridgeline, these peaks are suited to experienced winter hikers. Participants should have previous above-treeline experience, and come prepared with full above-treeline gear, including rigid double plastic or hybrid mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axe. If it's not an above-treeline-on-the-Presis day, we will reroute this trip to alternate peaks.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Monroe, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kellie A Connelly , Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register on HB's REGI system:

Winter Pool Rolling

Date: Sunday, February 25

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series. To Register: Send a check (made out to AMC Boston Paddlers Committee) with your name, address, phone number, email address, AMC #, registration type (student or recreation) to AMC Pool Registrar, c/o Chris, 39 Oliva Court, Stoughton, MA 02072. Or got to amcbostonpaddlers.org to pay by PayPal. Include your height and weight if you want to rent our equipment, otherwise indicate what equipment you have. Please note: C1 instruction is contingent on availability of C1 instructors. Due to space limitations, sessions are for closed whitewater boats only (K1, C1). For rentals you must be able to pickup and transport boat & gear from boathouse in Lincoln to Arlington Boys & Girls club.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

XC Ski Out the Door at Craftsbury VT (Intermediate)

Date: Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4

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.)
Registrar: Carla Schwartz 508-626-7455
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Nordic Center

Gentle Snowshoe Weekend in the White Mountains

Date: Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4

Join us for this annual event. On Saturday, we snowshoe about 4-5 miles over a scenic, but easy terrain. On Sunday...a shorter hike ..about three miles. $220 covers lodging at Mountain Fare Inn, Campton,NH. includes 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner. Reg. with Kathy Didier, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com 603-726-3553, Marilyn Pomerantz, mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com 603-254-5826, or Elaine Kerrigan, gowithinyoga@verizon.net

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Campton, NH 03223
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (anytime) , Marilyn Pomerantz (mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com) 603-254-5826 (anytime) , Elaine Kerrigan (gowithinyoga@verizon.net)
Registrar: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (anytime)

Hike Mount Carrigain (NH4k)

Date: Saturday, March 3

Take in 360-degree winter fire tower views (weather permitting) and make good use of longer late-winter days on beautiful Mount Carrigain. This 14.2-mile, 3712-ft elevation gain hike will combine a roadwalk, travel over flat bottomlands, and a steady climb to a scenic ridgeline and firetower. Participants should have above-treeline gear including face mask, goggles, and crampons, as well as recent winter 4k experience at similar distance and elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Carrigain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Please register on HB's REGI system at:

Winter Pool Rolling

Date: Sunday, March 4

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series. To Register: Send a check (made out to AMC Boston Paddlers Committee) with your name, address, phone number, email address, AMC #, registration type (student or recreation) to AMC Pool Registrar, c/o Chris, 39 Oliva Court, Stoughton, MA 02072. Or got to amcbostonpaddlers.org to pay by PayPal. Include your height and weight if you want to rent our equipment, otherwise indicate what equipment you have. Please note: C1 instruction is contingent on availability of C1 instructors. Due to space limitations, sessions are for closed whitewater boats only (K1, C1). For rentals you must be able to pickup and transport boat & gear from boathouse in Lincoln to Arlington Boys & Girls club.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Boston area
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

27th ANNUAL QUEBEC DH & XC SKI TRIP

Date: Tuesday, March 6 - Sunday, March 11

CHARTERED BUS TRIP We'll meet in Concord, NH on Tuesday evening & stay there the first night. Then travel by chartered luxury bus north to enjoy some of the best, most reliable, scenic and extensive skiing in the east, plus the European charm, style and great restaurants of Quebec City. Choice of DH or XC skiing, or snowshoeing, at Bretton Woods, NH en-route north on Wed., and in the Quebec City region on Thurs., Fri. & Sat. Quebec ski areas include Mt. St. Anne DH & XC, Camp Mercier & Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix XC, & Le Massif & Stoneham DH. On Sunday, we'll plan to ski locally in the morning (with option to play tourist in Quebec City). If there is bad weather on Sunday, our departure time will be based on weather & group preferences. Return to Concord, NH on Sunday evening. Up to 5 days of skiing at 10 different ski areas -- 5 XC & 5 DH. Also, possible visit to the truly unique Ice Hotel. $670 US includes 1 night lodging in Concord, NH, 5 days hotel parking in Concord, 5 days chartered bus, 4 nights premium rooms in the luxury Hotel Chateau Laurier, in Quebec City, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner on the bus, 1 h'or douvres reception, 5 days trail snacks & lunch food taken from the bus, plus some XC tickets or 1 day DH at Mt. St. Anne, AMC trip fee, and a possible modest surplus cash refund. $1,000 for single occupancy. Sponsoring Club: Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston Chapter Ski Committee. Skiing Category: Intermediate or Advanced. Maximum Group Size: Approx. 40 persons, including leaders. Our bus has 54 seats. For details and signing up, please contact the trip leaders.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Quebec City Canada
Region: International
Leader: Mike Barry , Arnold Nadler (ardnadler@aol.com) 978-745-9591
Co-Leader: Deb Taylor
Registrar: Arnold Nadler 978-745-9591

Family Ski weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia, NH

Date: Friday, March 9 - Sunday, March 11

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen. Suitable for kids of all ages and skill levels. Ages 8+ $95 and "Youth" Fee (ages 3 - 7) $80 includes all meals from Friday supper through Sunday lunch, 2 nights' lodging in rustic inn with shared bath, lots of smiles and camaraderie!, Children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib. Register with leader Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com,508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer
Registrar: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: All Levels
Link: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH

Mt. Moosilauke Winter Day Hike

Date: Saturday, March 10

Join us for a winter hike up Mt. Moosilauke, with its stunning views of the White Mountains ranges and southern valleys. This out-and-back hike will take us about 8 miles (rt) on the Glencliff Trail (AT), over the open summit of South Peak and continuing to the main summit at 4,802'. The summit is above-treeline and very exposed, so appropriate above-treeline gear is required. We'll hike at a steady pace climbing approximately 3,300' of elevation. We expect this hike will take between 6-8 hours with breaks, weather permitting of course. If we get a bluebird day, this will be a beautiful hike up a New England Classic. This trip is only suitable for fit and experienced winter hikers who have above treeline experience and have hiked a few times with similar mileage/elevation in the months preceding the trip. You'll need full winter gear including insulated boots, crampons, snowshoes and full face protection. Ice axes are recommended. Please describe your experience and gear when registering. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/1730.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Eric Robbie (eric.robbie@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1730

Winter Pool Rolling

Date: Sunday, March 11

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series. To Register: Send a check (made out to AMC Boston Paddlers Committee) with your name, address, phone number, email address, AMC #, registration type (student or recreation) to AMC Pool Registrar, c/o Chris, 39 Oliva Court, Stoughton, MA 02072. Or got to amcbostonpaddlers.org to pay by PayPal. Include your height and weight if you want to rent our equipment, otherwise indicate what equipment you have. Please note: C1 instruction is contingent on availability of C1 instructors. Due to space limitations, sessions are for closed whitewater boats only (K1, C1). For rentals you must be able to pickup and transport boat & gear from boathouse in Lincoln to Arlington Boys & Girls club.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Boston area
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Family Zealand Falls Hut XC ski in/out Self Service Overnight, NH

Date: Saturday, March 17 - Sunday, March 18

Enjoy the splendor and serenity of Winter in the White Mountains as we ski to the Zealand Falls Hut for a family friendly self service overnight. We will ski at a leisurely pace enjoying good company and varied landscapes. The trail starts under tree cover, then opens up to beaver meadows and marshlands with open views of Mt. Tom. We will ski the Spruce Goose cross country ski trail that begins at and parallels Zealand Rd at the junction of rt. 302. The road is closed in the winter. We will ski gently uphill for 4.1 miles to the Zealand trail. From there, we will continue along terrain that is mostly flat with minor ups and downs, gaining a total elevation of 450 ft. along 2.5 miles to the Twinway trail junction. The hut is reached with a short but moderately steep .2 miles gaining another 200 ft, which we will likely do on foot. The self service hut has one care taker and provides access to the kitchen and utensils to cook our own meals. We carry in our own gear as well as group food and cook dinner and breakfast and clean up as a group. Accommodations included large shared bunk rooms with mattresses and pillows, but no blankets. This is a good step up trip for the novice looking to advance their winter experience. Participants should have some previous cross country and winter day hiking experience. Proper equipment and appropriate winter gear and clothing are a must! The main hut area has a small wood stove that is lit at 4 pm, for the evening (but does not get lit in the morning for breakfast). BE WARNED, the bunk rooms are unheated and could be very cold. Winter sleeping bags (0 degree) are essential. Cost is $70 for members, $80 for non-members and includes the overnight stay, dinner and breakfast. participants are responsible for their own lunches and snacks. Registrar: Rick Gershberg, rgershberg@verizon.net,617-694-1060.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: AMC Zealand Falls Hut, Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 617-694-1060
Registrar: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 617-694-1060
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate
Link: AMC Zealand Falls Hut

Winter Pool Rolling

Date: Sunday, March 18

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series. To Register: Send a check (made out to AMC Boston Paddlers Committee) with your name, address, phone number, email address, AMC #, registration type (student or recreation) to AMC Pool Registrar, c/o Chris, 39 Oliva Court, Stoughton, MA 02072. Or got to amcbostonpaddlers.org to pay by PayPal. Include your height and weight if you want to rent our equipment, otherwise indicate what equipment you have. Please note: C1 instruction is contingent on availability of C1 instructors. Due to space limitations, sessions are for closed whitewater boats only (K1, C1). For rentals you must be able to pickup and transport boat & gear from boathouse in Lincoln to Arlington Boys & Girls club.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Boston area
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Winter Pool Rolling

Date: Sunday, March 25

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series. To Register: Send a check (made out to AMC Boston Paddlers Committee) with your name, address, phone number, email address, AMC #, registration type (student or recreation) to AMC Pool Registrar, c/o Chris, 39 Oliva Court, Stoughton, MA 02072. Or got to amcbostonpaddlers.org to pay by PayPal. Include your height and weight if you want to rent our equipment, otherwise indicate what equipment you have. Please note: C1 instruction is contingent on availability of C1 instructors. Due to space limitations, sessions are for closed whitewater boats only (K1, C1). For rentals you must be able to pickup and transport boat & gear from boathouse in Lincoln to Arlington Boys & Girls club.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Boston area
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Mine Falls Park

Date: Sunday, March 25 - Sunday, March 25

6-mile easy walk along Nashua River, canal with 1886 gatehouse, spectacular waterfall in 325-acre park, from 9:45am-2:00pm. Bring lunch and water. Route 128 Exit 32, Burlington, to Route 3N toward Nashua. Stay right on Exit 5 lane and take Exit 5A (Simon Street), then left on Simon Street, left on Whipple Street to parking lot at the end. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.

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

Family Winter Weekend at Sub Sig Cabin, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Friday, April 6 - Sunday, April 8

Join us for a Winter weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch down the road from AMC Highland Center. This is a half century old hidden jewel … in fact it is called Hart's location and the cabin ( Sub Sig) is rustic yet clean and functional with an outhouse ( yeah) and hauled in water. We will plan a hike/ cross country skiing choice both Saturday and Sunday as well as group breakfasts and a supper prepared by us all on Saturday evening. Trip is recommended for families with kids ages 7+. Group size is limited to 15 lucky souls. Cost is $70/adult and $50/child (ages 0 - 18) for lodging, 2 breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. Register with Brian Witkov, user369128@aol.com, (978) 807-4901.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Brian Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901
Co-Leader: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net)
Registrar: Brian Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Sub Sig Outing Club

Family Friendly Wilderness First Aid Training, Wellesley, MA

Date: Saturday, April 7 - Sunday, April 8

AMC Boston Family Outings is offering Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training to meet the needs of trip leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and people working in locations one hour + from medical care. Classroom lectures are combined with realistic scenarios with mock patients. We supply coffee, lunch, and snacks and invite your children to join us too for kid-friendly activities conducted separately at the same location. Teens age 15+ are also welcome to take the training. Training is limited to 24 participants. To register go to External Link which will be published soon or click the "register" button above (course fee of $130 will be reimbursed if you lead or assist for Boston Family Outings twice in a 12 month period). Questions Email Heather unpackingsolutions@comcast.net.

Activity Categories: First Aid, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Tenacre Country Day School, 78 Benvenue Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heather DePaola (unpackingsolutions@comcast.net) 508-479-1467
Link: Family Outings Website

Test - Paddling Event

Date: Sunday, September 1

Test - Paddling Event - Standalone

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Carlson
Link: FOR BRAD TEST 9/19