Search Trip Listing

{{ status }}

{{ success }}
{{ warning }}
{{ danger }}
{{ info }}

Spring Hike in the Blue Hills Beginner

Date: Sunday, May 9

Join us for a beautiful hike at the Blue Hills Reservation. Be prepared to hike about 3.5 to 4 hours. Bring a backpack with water, extra layers, snacks, lunch, mask, hand sanitizer and sunscreen. This hike and many others are open to the public so you don't have to be an AMC member. All participants must sign-up and communicate with the leader ahead of time. In order to adhere to AMC guidance, the total number of participants including leaders will be capped at 10. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on meeting location and planned trails. We will wear masks and abide by social/physical distancing for the duration of the event. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chao Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Michael Hanley
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register

AMC Boston 20s & 30s Steering Committee #BeOnlineWithAMC

Date: Monday, May 10 - Monday, May 10

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Committee? The Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Michael Hanley (mjh92794@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Video Conference
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Hanley (mjh92794@gmail.com)

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 11 - Tuesday, May 11

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, the chairperson, at chair@hb.amcboston.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
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan

Hiking Skills Webinar Series #6 - First aid and conditioning

Date: Wednesday, May 12 - Wednesday, May 12

In the final installment of the Hiking Skills series, we'll introduce you to the principles of Wilderness First Aid, strength training and all around injury prevention. First Aid on the trails looks a bit different from your standard at home or office protocols. Learn how to care for basic injuries and what to when you need more help. Then a personal trainer will take us through some exercises and pointers on how to keep yourself strong and limber for your outdoor pursuits. Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Then join AMC Boston's Hiking & Backpacking Committee and friends for the Hiking Skills Webinar Series! Six instructional sessions will introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England. Topics change each week and include clothing, footwear, nutrition, essential gear, backcountry stewardship, navigation basics and more! Sessions are on Wednesdays from 7:00PM to 8:30PM EST. Advanced registration for each session is required. Join as many as interest you. In the event that registration exceeds our Zoom capacity, we will repeat it out to our Facebook page. Access links will be sent to registrants the day before. Some topics will be recorded and made available to everyone who signs up for that session.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan
Trip Difficulty: accessible
Link: Registration

Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Whitney and Thayer Woods

Date: Thursday, May 13

Join us for this 4 week series of hikes selected from "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston." Each week will focus on an area South of Boston to explore. Our third hike will bring us to Whitney and Thayer Woods. We will hike at a slow-moderate pace among the rolling hills and simply enjoy being in nature with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. Whitney and Thayer Woods has well maintained woodland trails and if we're lucky, we may be able to see the colorful rhododendrons and azaleas in bloom. Plan to start at 9:30am and hike approximately 5 miles within 3.5 hours. This is a great way to get outside locally, reinforce your hiking skills, and meet new people. Online registration is required and limited to 10 participants, including leader(s). Bring a back pack with water, rain jacket, snacks, mask, hand sanitizer, and poles if you use them. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on meeting location and planned trails.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Cindy Crosby (cindycrosbyamc@gmail.com)

Hike Mount Moriah

Date: Sunday, May 16

Join us for a pleasant hike to the summit of Mt. Moriah (4,049) via the Carter-Moriah Trail, with great views of the northern Presidential on our way up, at the summit, and on our way down. In addition to the great views, the trail also features a few steep, sections to challenge ourselves with. We plan to hike 9 miles at a moderate pace, with 3300' of elevation gain. We will be observing and practicing all COVID-19 precautions and guidelines as outlined by the AMC and CDC, including face coverings in the parking lot and whenever 6ft of physical distancing is not possible. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to continue with the activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: June Mackenzie , Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 224-515-0417
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

East Bay biking ( Providence. E to Bristol RI ) 28 miles

Date: Sunday, May 16

Join us for the maritime views, coastal wildlife, and a smooth trail with a 28 mile ride on the East Bay RI Bike Path. The East Bay Bike Path is the first multi-town bike path we built in Rhode Island. It travels 14 miles from India Point Park in Providence to Independence Park in Bristol, passing many state and local parks and recreation areas. This particular rail is one of Rhode Island's most beautiful pedestrian and bike-friendly paths. You'll pass Watchemoket Cove, Squantum Woods Park, and popular fishing spots. This is truly a beautiful ride. We will meet at 100 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence for parking. The total distance is 28 miles for those who ride up and back. We will ride at a moderate pace, around 11-12 mph with a few breaks. Event Rating; 2 Distance; 28 miles Duration; 2 1/2 - 3 Hours Bring plenty of water, a snack, helmet, repair kit (spare tube/ flat repair. You may also want to use sunscreen, although most of the trail is shaded. Face Mask is required. please come 10-15 minutes early to get ready to start biking at 11:00am sharp.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 100 Veterans Memorial Pkwy · East Providence, RI
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Karen Hall
Co-Leader: Rosa Zhang

Boston Harbor

Date: Tuesday, May 18 - Tuesday, May 18

Mid-week paddle in Boston Harbor is quiet and relaxing. We'll paddle out to Rainsford, Georges, or other islands depending on conditions and group desire. Requirements are a kayak >15' and ability to paddle a moderate pace in level 2 conditions (<15kt wind, <3' seas, 8-12 n-mi). Weather and conditions might move this day +/- one day.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Barrell , James Slack
Co-Leader: Jeff Barrell
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Mts. Whiteface and Passaconaway - the Long Way

Date: Saturday, May 22

Join us for a spring hike of Mts. Whiteface and Passaconaway. This hike is for you If you are looking to bag 4000 footers. Both summits are just over 4000' each. We will avoid the steep route up and hike on the most moderate grades possible. Hike roundtrip distance will be approx. 14 miles. Expect elev. gain of 3500 ft with rewards of good views, weather permitting. Participants must have been active hikers throughout winter, and hiked recently in White Mts. or similar. Pace will be moderate. Hike will last at least 8 or more hours incl. breaks. Hikers must wear masks when not possible to maintain 6' clear distance. Limited to 8 experienced masked participants. **To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.**

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Passaconaway
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com) , Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register

20s & 30s: Volunteer at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Date: Saturday, May 22 - Saturday, May 22

Join AMC Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary! We will assist the sanctuary staff with habitat management tasks, like trail maintenance and invasive species removal. After volunteering, we can explore trails of the wildlife sanctuary. Please wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. We recommend long pants for working in the brush, as well as boots or other closed-toe shoes. Supplies to bring: Mask: all participants must wear a mask for the duration of the volunteer event Hand sanitizer Water (1-2 liters) Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses All participants must sign-up and be screened ahead of time. In order to adhere to AMC guidance, attendance will be capped at 10 participants, including the leader. We will wear masks and abide by social distancing for the duration of the event. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is Sunday, May 23 from 10am-12pm.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen

Mount Monroe

Date: Sunday, May 23

Join us for a 7-mile, round trip hike up Mount Monroe. Mount Monroe is a 5,372 ft mountain in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and the 4th highest mountain on the official 4,000 footers list of New Hampshire. The summit of Mount Monroe offers spectacular 360-degree views that include Mount Washington and the rest of the Presidential Range. Be prepared to hike almost 3,000 ft of elevation gain in around 6-7 hours and bring a backpack with water, extra layers, snacks, lunch, mask, hand sanitizer and sunscreen. This hike is open to the public so you do not have to be an AMC member to join. All participants must sign-up and communicate with the leader ahead of time. In order to adhere to AMC guidance, the total number of participants including leaders will be capped at 10. We will wear masks and abide by social/physical distancing for the duration of the event. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling 508-330-8295, Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Jesse Waites
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Nobscot Reservation & Tipling Rock

Date: Sunday, May 23 - Sunday, May 23

Join us as we explore the woodlands of the Nobscot Reservation, near Sudbury MA. This moderately paced, 6 mile loop hike will follow follow forest trails with some exposed rocks and roots and includes some steeper sections as we take in the views from Tipling Rock (371 ft) and Nobscot Hill (600 ft). We expect to be hiking for about 3 hours and will be observing MA state guidelines on social distancing and face covering. More detailed information on the hike route and meeting location, will be provided once participants are confirmed

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sudbury, Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Nurul Aman

Charles River Kayaking in Newton

Date: Monday, May 24

Come paddle with us from the vicinity of the historic Newton Boat House along a six mile stretch of the Charles River. We will explore from the Moody Street Dam in Waltham to Newton Lower Falls with the maximum of 12 miles of paddling round trip depending on participants abilities. Plan on 3-4 hours on the water. Participants must have prior kayaking experience; be able to enter/exit their own boat on their own; provide their own gear; and follow the leader's instructions on COVID safety. PFDs are required. Please bring your own snacks/lunch/drinks.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Charles River Newton/Waltham
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Teresa Pagliuca

Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Blue Hills Reservation

Date: Thursday, May 27

Join us for this 4 week series of hikes selected from "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston." Each week will focus on an area South of Boston to explore. Our fourth and final hike of the series will end with a loop trek up to the highest point of the Blue Hills Reservation, the 635' summit of Great Blue Hill with a climb up the Eliot Tower. Sweeping views of the Boston Skyline can be seen on a clear day. We will hike at a moderate pace among the rolling hills and simply enjoy being in nature with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. This hike will involve climbing steep, rocky hills, at a slow side of moderate pace, to catch those views. Plan to start at 9:30am and hike approximately 5 miles within 2.5-3 hours. This is a great way to get outside locally, reinforce your hiking skills, and meet new people. Online registration is required and limited to 10 participants, including leader(s). Bring a back pack with water, rain jacket, snacks, mask, hand sanitizer, and poles if you use them. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on meeting location and planned trails.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Cindy Crosby (cindycrosbyamc@gmail.com)

Sea Kayak Spring Tune Up

Date: Saturday, May 29 - Saturday, May 29

If you are interested in becoming a Sea kayak trip leader, or if you are a current leader, join us to kick off the 2021 season. This event has an introductory portion on Zoom, Wednesday May 26, where we will review the basic elements of SK leadership and also break new participants into groups based on skill levels. On Saturday May 29, these groups will meet with various SK leaders to review strokes, rescues, trip planning procedures, and participate in rescue scenarios.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Lake Cochituate, Natick
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elaine Batzer (eabatzer@comcast.net) 781-956-1386 (before 7pm)

Sea Kayak skills improvement clinic

Date: Saturday, May 29 - Sunday, June 6

This three-day clinic will focus on familiarization in tidal current. We'll start with an overview of bracing strokes in calm water, progress to a controlled-current location, and the last day exposure to current features typically found in coastal high-current areas. While not a substitute for professional coaching, this clinic will help paddlers deal with tidal currents and a foundation for paddling in more demanding environments. First day is 5/29 on lake Cochituate, second is 5/30 in Woods Hole, and third will be picked later (likely 6/6). Participants need to be familiar with a broad range of strokes and braces on calm water and some prior exposure to tidal currents. Helmets will be required in addition to standard sea kayaking equipment. There will be a modest fee (TBD) associated with this clinic to support the Paddling Committee.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Woods Hole, MA, 41.5275° N, 70.6760° W
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Josko Catipovic 401-862-1584 (1800-2000)

Spring hike to Whiteface and Passaconaway

Date: Sunday, May 30

Join us for a Spring hike up Mts Whiteface (4,020') and Passaconaway (4,043') - two peaks on the NH Four Thousand Footer list. This strenuous, approximate 12-mile loop hike will involve some significant scrambling up the open ledges on Mt Whiteface from where, weather permitting, we will be treated to stunning views of NH's Lakes Region. Expect a 9-hour, moderately-paced hike and an elevation gain of around 3,800'. Participants are expected to have recent previous experience of summiting NH 4,000 footers or equivalent mountains. All participants must sign-up and communicate with the leader ahead of time. In order to adhere to AMC guidance, the total number of participants including leaders will be capped at 10. We will wear masks and abide by social/physical distancing for the duration of the event. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling 508-330-8295, Judith Watson
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Boston Harbor

Date: Wednesday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 2

A mid-week paddle in Boston Harbor to one or more islands for lunch. The harbor is quiet during the week and this will be a casual tour (12-15nmi) at a moderate pace. You must have a suitable boat (>14') and experience with wet exits and assisted rescues. You must be capable of maintaining a moderate pace for the distance mentioned.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Co-Leader: Jeff Barrell
Trip Difficulty: moderate

Stretch your hiking legs in the Belknaps

Date: Saturday, June 5

We're looking for a few hikers to join a low-key moderate loop hike over Mt. Rowe and Gunstock Mountain. If you are like us, you are itching to get back into hiking, adventure, and fun in the mountains. This hike will offer mostly moderate terrain, some beautiful views, and likely lots of fun. We plan to average a 2 MPH pace while hiking 6 miles with 1500' of elevation (with appropriate stops to rest, hydrate, eat, and enjoy the views). Among other hiking essentials, you should bring your face mask (and be ready to wear it while hiking), hand sanitizer, extra clothing, and your own food and drink. We will practice social distancing at all times. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Belknaps
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen , Eric Dupont
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Belknap Range Trails

BeOnlinewithAMC AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, June 7

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, June 7, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Due to ongoing Covid-19 distancing, this meeting will be held remotely. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

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

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 8 - Tuesday, June 8

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, the chairperson, at chair@hb.amcboston.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
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan

Hike & Butterfly Hunt on Greylock

Date: Saturday, June 12

Join us as we try to make history on historic Mount Greylock! Along our route, we will be watching for the elusive Early Hairstreak butterfly, a threatened species which calls Mount Greylock home, with June 1, 2019 as the most recent confirmed sighting. On our route we will travel approximately 8.2 miles and will experience 2,519 feet of elevation gain. To maximize our chance of butterfly sighting, this hike will be appropriate for those interested in a moderate to slow pace and, since Massachusetts is still in a travel advisory, is open to Massachusetts residents only. In compliance with AMC hike safety rules, participants will be required to bring their own PPE including masks and hand sanitizer as well as practice responsible social distancing throughout the hike. Participants are also required to bring at least 2 liters of water as well as lunch and snacks in addition to the normal 3 season day-hike gear. To review, please see the recommended gear list here: https://www.outdoors.org/trip-ideas-tips-resources/gear-advice/three-season-gear. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time will be cancelled.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Greylock
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Kyle Vietze , Alexandra Bernson
Co-Leader: Alexandra Bernson
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Mount Moriah in late Spring

Date: Saturday, June 12

Join us for a 10-mile out-and-back late Spring hike up Mount Moriah (4,049') - one of New Hampshire's 48 Four Thousand Footers. Located in the Carter-Moriah Range of the White Mountains, Mount Moriah's summit offers spectacular 360-degree views of the Presidential and Carter-Moriah Ranges. Be prepared to hike ~3,150 ft of elevation gain in around 6-7 hours and be sure to bring a backpack with water, extra layers, snacks, lunch, facemask, hand sanitizer and sunscreen. This hike is open to the public so you do not have to be an AMC member to join. All participants must sign-up and communicate with the leader ahead of time. In order to adhere to AMC guidance, the total number of participants including leaders will be capped at 10. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on meeting location and planned trails. We will wear masks and abide by social/physical distancing for the duration of the event. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Moriah, White Mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling , Jesse Waites
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Paddle the Upper Charles River to Rocky Narrows

Date: Saturday, June 12 - Saturday, June 12

Join us for an easy paddle on the upper Charles River through Natick, Dover, & Sherborn to Rocky Narrows, about 10 miles RT. Much of this stretch is undeveloped, such as Audubon's Broadmoor sanctuary and Peters Reservation. Heron and beaver are often spotted in this section. Canoes and rec boats are welcome on this trip and expect an easy pace. You must wear a PFD and be capable of maneuvering your boat around obstacles.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Co-Leader: Bill Swanton , Mimi Zucker
Trip Difficulty: easy

Intro to Coastal Kayaking - Strokes & Maneuvers

Date: Saturday, June 12 - Saturday, June 12

This is Part 1 of a 3-Part instructional series designed to introduce paddlers to kayaking along the ocean coast. In this session, we will begin with a foundation of paddle strokes you will need to control and maneuver your kayak. We will look at edging your kayak to improve your turns and counteract wind and currents. We will discuss wind, waves, and currents and their effect on the kayak. Finally, we will work on balance and bracing to improve your comfort and prevent capsizing. This is NOT a beginner kayaking course. This is a course for paddlers who are comfortable exploring lakes, rivers, and tidal estuaries in their kayak but would like to venture into coastal environments. The class requires participants to own or have access to a kayak 14' or longer with sealed compartments in both the bow and stern, perimeter deck lines, and a cockpit suitable for a spray deck. Participants must have a paddle, PFD, paddle float, and pump. We do not offer rentals with this class, but we can assist you in arranging rentals with one of the area outfitters. While we encourage participants to attend all 3 sessions, you are free to register for a single session if you choose. We require participants to adhere to COVID protocols while participating in this class. Masks will be required on-shore when loading and unloading and social distancing will be observed throughout the class. Participant screening is required. We will contact you after you register to make sure that this class is right for you.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Higham Bay
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marty Jensen (marty.jensen@live.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

National Heritage Corridor bike riding -Blackstone Valley Bikeway RI

Date: Sunday, June 13

Join us for the scenic bike riding in the Heritage Corridor RI. About the Blackstone River Bikeway One of the most exciting projects currently underway in the Heritage Corridor is the construction of the Blackstone River Bikeway. When completed, this bikeway will extend forty-eight miles from downtown Worcester, MA to India Point Park in Providence, RI. From there it will connect with the existing East Bay Bike path and continue on to Bristol, RI. The bikeway will serve as an alternate mode of transportation for commuters as well as the region's premiere recreational bicycle facility, connecting New England's second and third largest cities serving a population of more than 1 million. Currently almost 22 miles of the Bikeway have been completed, including about 14 miles of paved, off-road bike path. We will ride the 11-mile section between Valley Falls in southern Cumberland to the terminus in Woonsocket. We will begin at the parking lot on Rte. 116 in Lincoln. We will ride south to the Valley Falls end and then head north to the Woonsocket end before returning to the parking lot. There will be an opt-out when we pass by the access path to the parking lot on Rte. 116 as we ride towards the northern end. The total distance is 22 miles for those who ride up and back. We will ride at a moderate pace, around 10-12 mph with a few breaks. Event Rating; 2 Distance; 22 miles Duration; 2 1/2 - 3 Hours Bring plenty of water, a snack, helmet, repair kit (spare tube/ flat repair. You may also want to use sunscreen, although most of the trail is shaded. Both Road bike and hybrids bike are fine for this ride. Since it is still during the pandemic, please bring facemask and keep at least 20 feet and above distance to each other while riding.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 690 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Mike Barry
Co-Leader: Rosa Zhang
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: https://blackstoneheritagecorridor.org/exploring-the-blackstone-river-valley/maps-tours-guides/blackstone-river-bikeway/

AMC Boston 20s & 30s Steering Committee #BeOnlineWithAMC

Date: Monday, June 14 - Monday, June 14

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Committee? The Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Michael Hanley (mjh92794@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Video Conference
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Hanley (mjh92794@gmail.com)

Introduction to paddling Woods Hole

Date: Saturday, June 19

Visit Hadley's Harbor and Elizabeth islands from Woods Hole. The ~12 mile trip will cross Woods Hole channel at slack tide to Lackey's bay, then meander through Hadley's Harbor in time for lunch on one of the Elizabeth islands. In the afternoon, we'll paddle downcurrent through Woods Hole passage back to the launch. This trip will encounter strong tidal currents and possibly 15-20 knot tailwinds in the afternoon. We will cross Woods Hole passage twice. Paddlers should be experienced with assisted rescues and paddling in level 2 conditions.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Woods Hole, MA, 41.5275° N, 70.6760° W
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Josko Catipovic 401-862-1584 (1800-2000)
Co-Leader: Michael Dangelo
Trip Difficulty: Level 2 - Moderate to Difficult exertion

Intro to Coastal Kayaking - Safety & Rescues

Date: Saturday, June 19 - Saturday, June 19

This is Part 2 of a 3-Part instructional series designed to introduce paddlers to kayaking along the ocean coast. In this session, we will focus on the safety gear every coastal paddler should have with them and how to use it. We will discuss emergency communication on the water (VHF radio, cell phone or satellite). We will practice both self-rescue (with a paddle float) and assisted rescues in the event of a capsize. You WILL get wet during this session. A wetsuit or neoprene layer is recommended and you should have a paddle jacket or windbreaker with you to prevent getting chilled. This is NOT a beginner kayaking course. This is a course for paddlers who are comfortable exploring lakes, rivers, and tidal estuaries in their kayak but would like to venture into coastal environments. The class requires participants to own or have access to a kayak 14' or longer with sealed compartments in both the bow and stern, perimeter deck lines, and a cockpit suitable for a spray deck. Participants must have a paddle, PFD, paddle float, and pump. We do not offer rentals with this class, but we can assist you in arranging rentals with one of the area outfitters. While we encourage participants to attend all 3 sessions, you are free to register for a single session if you choose. We require participants to adhere to COVID protocols while participating in this class. Masks will be required on-shore when loading and unloading and social distancing will be observed throughout the class. Participant screening is required. We will contact you after you register to make sure that this class is right for you.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Hingham Bay
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marty Jensen (marty.jensen@live.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Intro to Coastal Kayaking - Planning & Navigation

Date: Saturday, June 26 - Saturday, June 26

This is Part 3 of a 3-Part instructional series designed to introduce paddlers to kayaking along the ocean coast. In this session, we will focus on planning and preparing for a day trip along the coast. We will meet on Zoom a few days before the class and go over nautical charts, tides, weather, and contingency planning. We'll assign everyone homework to plan our trip along the coast. On the day of the class, we'll discuss our plans and then navigate along our chosen route. This is not a full-fledged navigation clinic (we offer that in a different class) but an introduction to the trip planning process and the basics of navigation along the coast. This is NOT a beginner kayaking course. This is a course for paddlers who are comfortable exploring lakes, rivers, and tidal estuaries in their kayak but would like to venture into coastal environments. The class requires participants to own or have access to a kayak 14' or longer with sealed compartments in both the bow and stern, perimeter deck lines, and a cockpit suitable for a spray deck. Participants must have a paddle, PFD, paddle float, and pump. We do not offer rentals with this class, but we can assist you in arranging rentals with one of the area outfitters. While we encourage participants to attend all 3 sessions, you are free to register for a single session if you choose. We require participants to adhere to COVID protocols while participating in this class. Masks will be required on-shore when loading and unloading and social distancing will be observed throughout the class. Participant screening is required. We will contact you after you register to make sure that this class is right for you.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: South Shore
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marty Jensen (marty.jensen@live.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Day Hike to Sandwich Dome

Date: Sunday, June 27

Lets explore lesser traveled trails to the Sandwich Dome summit doing a loop hike on the Flat Mountain Pond Trail, Gleason Trail and Bennett Street Trail. The trails are steep with many stream crossings. This will be a challenging climb up and down, the hike is 8.3 miles with 2900 feet of elevation gain at a moderate pace. To go on the hike you would have had to done a similar hike and elevation gain in the past 6 months. We will be observing and practicing all COVID-19 precautions and guidelines as outlined by the AMC and CDC, including face coverings in the parking lot and whenever 6 ft of physical distancing is not possible. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 330-334 Bennett St, Sandwich, NH 03227
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso , June Mackenzie
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Circumnavigate Cape Ann

Date: Sunday, July 18 - Sunday, July 18

This is a 19 n-mi (23 mi) tour around Cape Ann out of Gloucester. Participants will need to have a worthy boat (>16') and capable of maintaining a 2.3kt (2.75 mph) pace for hours between breaks. The pace and distance make this a level 3 or strenuous trip, not for the casual paddler. The open side (east) of Cape Ann is exposed to open water, so we hope for calm water and gentle breezes. If conditions are poor, we shall consider an alternative objective in the area.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Co-Leader: Colin Clark
Trip Difficulty: Lev 3 (Strenuous)