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Mid-Summer hike to Tom, Field and Willey

Date: Saturday, August 17

Join us for a hike to Mounts Tom (4,051'), Field (4,340') and Willey (4,285'), all on the NH 48 four thousand footers list, as well as Mount Avalon (3,442') which is on the 52 With A View list. This is moderately paced 10.5-mile hike with a cumulative elevation gain of about 3,500'. There are several steep and rough sections on this fairly strenuous route interspersed with more moderate terrain. Participants should have recent hiking experience of hiking 8+ miles and be prepared for a long day.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly
Co-Leader: Jeffrey Isen
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Experience Galehead Hut Plus Bag 3 4K Footers / Mt. Gale and the Twins.

Date: Saturday, August 17 - Sunday, August 18

Hike Twin Mountain Range via Galehead Hut. Get a chance to bag three 4k Footers on one weekend. DAY ONE: We hike into Galehead Hut, 5.5 mi. and get in your first 4k footer, Mt Gale. DAY TWO: We hike up to S. Twin (4902 ft) , 1 mi. then we bank north west toward N. Twin ( 4760) 1.3 mi. Then we start our ascend out 5.5 mi. Gear List: NO COTTON. 30-35 liter pack/pack cover. Hiking boots /trail shoes/blister kit. 3 litters of water. Trail food:lunch, fig newtons, chocolate, trail mix. Rain gear top/bottom. Extra shirt/socks in dry bag. Head lamp. Winter hat/cloves/light fleece or down jacket. Bandanna. First aid kit. DON'T FORGET YOUR MEDICATIONS. Toiletry/plastic bag for trash. Bug juice, sun screen,/glasses. Water shoes. We WILL be crossing water ways

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Galehead Hut, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nelson Caraballo 617-548-8579
Link: Register Here

Bigelows, Maine 4K'ers (ME Hiking Weekend Part 1)

Date: Saturday, August 17

Join us for Part 1 of a 2-day peak-bagging hiking weekend in Maine. We'll start from Stratton Brook and hike to the Bigelows (West at 4,145 feet and Avery at 4,090), both of which offer 360 degree views and are on the Appalachian Trail. Depending on conditions and the pace of the group, we will likely also hike over The Horns (3,805 feet). The total trip will span 10-12 miles, with up to 3,750 feet of elevation gain. A separate hike on Sunday (regi.amcboston.org/event/2552) will cover Mt. Sugarloaf and Spaulding. Those interested in both hikes should sign up for both individually and plan on making their own overnight arrangements.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Wyman, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Co-Leader: J.R. Lowry
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Event link:

Summer hike to North and South Baldface

Date: Saturday, August 17

Join us for a scenic and challenging summer hike over North and South Baldface at the height of alpine blueberry season. This is a 10 mile loop with a total of 3,500 feet of elevation gain with each peak coming in at about 3,600 feet. The route will take us through a wide variety of terrain that includes forested areas with stream crossings and about 4 miles of open ledge / above tree line trails offering 360 degree views. Some sections are very steep and will require scrambling. We will hike at a moderate pace (1.5-2mph) but will take our time in the steeper areas. Participants should be comfortable in this type of terrain and expect for a full 8-10 hour day of hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Evans Notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: Justin Gallo
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Carrigain via Signal Ridge Trail

Date: Saturday, August 17

Moderate paced hike from Signal Ridge Trail Head on Sawyer River Road to the summit of Mt Carrigain (4,700'), a 10-mile round trip with 3,300' of elevation gain. Excellent views are available from Signal Ridge and the recently rebuilt fire tower on the summit. A few minor water crossings. This is on an old fire warden's trail, so the grade never gets too steep. Excellent opportunities for swimming at the end of the hike. This is the 12th highest peak in NH, so there is a significant amount of climbing.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Carrigain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Osler
Co-Leader: Aaditya shah
Trip Difficulty: A2b
Link: Sign up here!

C4K (Level 3) Mt Tecumseh

Date: Saturday, August 17

Join us for a Saturday hike up Mount Tecumseh, the lowest of the New Hampshire 4000 footers and named after a legendary Indian chief. We will ascend via the Mt Tecumseh Trail starting at Waterville Valley Ski Area the summit offers beautiful views. This is an introductory hike to the White Mountains, with 2200 feet of elevation gain and a distance of about 5 miles round trip. We will hike at a moderate pace (1.5-2.0 miles per hour) up a steady incline with some steep, but manageable sections. Participants should have previously completed a level 2 (Couch to 4K hike) or equivalent hike. Note this hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is spot available. At a moderate pace, we will hike about 5 hours with lunch and 2203 elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Tecumseh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Carlisle Ice Cream Ride

Date: Saturday, August 17

A mellow ramble, 12-13 mph mph average pace, through Concord and Carlisle. We are going to explore the newly open section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. We stop for folks at turns. 30 of the 50 miles will be on bike trails including crush stone paths and dirt roads. Bikes with 28mm tires or wider will have no problem. Leaving from the Uncle Sam Statue in Arlington Center at 9:00 (50 miles) or at the Minuteman Statue in Lexington at 9:30 AM (40 miles). The start is short bike ride from the Alewife T-stop. We will stop at the Old North Bridge (bathroom break) and Carlisle for ice cream. If you are interested, you will need a working bike, spare inner tube, bike helmet, bright clothes, and an ability to eat ice cream. Please register at https://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/264004063/

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

Summer Hike to Mt. Carrigain and Its Stunning Views

Date: Saturday, August 17

Join us for a summer hike up Mt. Carrigain. At 4,700 ft, Mt. Carrigain is the 13th highest of the New Hampshire 4,000-footers. With a 360-degree views over the Pemigewasset Wilderness from the summit fire tower, this mountain offers something to everyone, whether you are peak bagging or hiking for fun. Expect 3,400 ft of elevation gain over 10 miles on this out-and-back moderately-paced hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Carrigain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Co-Leader: Lucia Tiererova
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Registration Link

Traverse the Three Moats in North Conway, NH

Date: Saturday, August 17

Join us on a 9.2 mile south to north traverse of the Moats. This is one of the most scenic hikes at a relatively low elevation in the White Mountains and includes two peaks on the 52 With a View list. After spotting cars, we will ascend South Moat (2,749') on the Moat Mountain trail before continuing along the ridge to Middle Moat (2,805') and finally summiting North Moat (3,196,). Participants should expect to hike at a moderate pace with an elevation gain of 2,500' and some steep sections on the descent. If the weather is clear, we can expect great vista across the Saco River Valley including Mt Washington and we'll be sure to pause and take in the views!.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: North Conway, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Judith Watson
Trip Difficulty: A3C
Link: Click here to register online

Houghs Neck, Quincy

Date: Saturday, August 17 - Saturday, August 17

Unusual, fast-paced 9-mile peninsula hike mostly along proposed Sea to Summit Greenway, including salt marshes, a long path along a dike, hidden ocean beaches, and a former Boston Harbor island, all with spectacular views. Bring hiking boots/sturdy sneakers, lunch/snack & water. From SE Expwy, exit 8 (Quincy), take Furnace Brook Pkwy. 2.8 mi., L onto Quincy Shore Dr. L at first light into lot. Rain cancels. No dogs. Leader: Marc Hurwitz

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

Sea Kayak Rescues Instructional

Date: Saturday, August 17 - Saturday, August 17

Rescues, self and assisted, can never be practiced enough to be a confident member of a sea kayaking trip, and to qualify for AMC Level 3, you have to be able to do both with confidence. We will practice in calm water, then find current and/or waves to test our skills around rocks and shoreline. Kayaks with 2 bulkheads, extra paddle, spray skirt, and pfd required. Dress to get/be wet. Bring water and lunch.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Cohasset Harbor
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Al Daggett
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, August 17 - Saturday, August 17

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove, once inhabited by Henry Thoreau. Enjoy sit-down break, on the shore of Walden. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left. Leader: Brian Connolly

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

The Carters

Date: Sunday, August 18

Let's hike the three Carters! Join us for a day hike over the Carter peaks, while enjoying the views of the picturesque Presidential Range and the Wild River Wilderness. This 14.5 mile hike will take us via the Appalachian Trail over the summit of South Carter Mountain (4430 ft; NH48), Middle Carter Mountain (4610 ft; NH48), and Carter Dome (4832 ft; NH48), as well as Mount Hight (4675 ft). The elevation gain is 4300 ft. Participants should pack full 3-season gear and have some recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren
Co-Leader: Bert Ruiter
Trip Difficulty: AA2B
Link: Register here:

C4K (Level 3) Cannon Mtn

Date: Sunday, August 18

This hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is spot available. Join us for this instructional day hike up Cannon Mountain (4080'), one of a limited number of 4000' White Mountain peaks that offer a 360-degree view. In Cannon's case, the centerpiece of the view is the spectacular Franconia range. The route up entails a few steep, rocky stretches on which to try your skills, with some great views along the way, including the vista from the top of Cannon's famous cliff face, home of the former Old Man -- and as on only one other peak in the Whites, we will enjoy the services of a great summit lodge in addition to the views. Expect rock scrambles, ledges, and stream crossings.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Cannon
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eric Robbie
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru
Trip Difficulty: C3B
Link: Register Here

Paddle the Deerfield (CL 2)- Fife Brook

Date: Sunday, August 18

Enjoy a summer release on the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River. Rental boats available.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Charlemont, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: paul anderson
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website

Sugarloaf and Spaulding, Maine 4K'ers (ME Hiking Weekend Part 2)

Date: Sunday, August 18

Join us for Part 2 of a 2-day peak-bagging hiking weekend in Maine. We'll start from the Sugarloaf Ski Area and hike to Mt. Sugarloaf and Spaulding on an out-and-back route. Trip distance will be 9 miles, with about 4,100 feet of elevation gain. A separate hike on Saturday (regi.amcboston.org/event/2551) will cover the Bigelows. Those interested in both hikes should sign up for both individually and plan on making their own overnight arrangements.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: carrabassett valley maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Co-Leader: J.R. Lowry
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Registration link:

Mid-Summer hike to Mt Jackson

Date: Sunday, August 18

Join us for a Sunday hike to Mount Jackson from beautiful Crawford Notch. At 4,052 feet, Mount Jackson commands outstanding views (on a clear day!) of the Presidential Range and the Dry River Wilderness. The hike will be a moderately paced, 5.6 miles round trip with about 2,200 feet of elevation gain. Please note, near the summit there are some steep ledges and rocky scrambles that may be difficult to navigate going up as well as down.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly , Robert Nortrup
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here:

Intro to Sea Kayak. No Boat? No Problem!

Date: Sunday, August 18 - Sunday, August 18

Learn the fundamentals of sea kayaking. We will work on boat fit, efficient strokes, and group and self-rescue techniques. Time will also be available to discuss types of kayaks and equipment for safe and comfortable paddling. Come prepared to paddle with clothes, sun protection and foot covering that will stay on when you are in the water. Directions and more info will be sent with your registration confirmation. $60 fee includes boat, PFD, paddle, and instruction. Pay by credit card at https://tinyurl.com/yywg4qbv

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Newbury Kayak & Canoe, Parker River
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elaine Batzer (eabatzer@comcast.net) 781-956-1386 (before 7pm) , Mary Buntin
Trip Difficulty: Introduction
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Tuesday evening Ride--Concord

Date: Tuesday, August 20

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

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Rachel Neuwirth (rbn8000@yahoo.com)
Link: More Information

Great Misery Islanld

Date: Tuesday, August 20 - Tuesday, August 20

Paddle out to Great Misery Island off of Beverly, Mass. We will travel along the scenic coast and spend approximately one hour on the island. Level 2 paddle: boats must be touring boats i.e. bulkheads fore & aft. Bring lunch and plenty of drinking water.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Great Misery Island
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elaine Batzer (eabatzer@comcast.net) 781-956-1386 (before 7pm) , Mary Buntin
Registrar: Elaine Batzer (eabatzer@comcast.net) 781-956-1386 (before 7pm)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, August 21 - Wednesday, August 21

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

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

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, August 22 - Thursday, August 22

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

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Laura Mattei (naturalauram@gmail.com) 339-222-2503, Stephen Linder , Jeff Parker
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: RideWithGps Route

Annual Bicycling Weekend on Nantucket

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

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

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

August Open Cabin

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

Join AMC Boston Climbers and SendHers for a weekend at the Harvard Low Cabin. No official pairing up, organized group meals or activities. This is a trip for experienced outdoor climbers who are capable of leading and/or following mainly trad routes independently. This is not a guided trip. You are responsible for arranging your own climbing partners and bringing all of your own equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, rope, and draws). If you are not yet part of the AMC Boston Climbers community we would love to get to know you but realize that most people are not comfortable jumping on a rope with someone they just met.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ron Birk (amc@rbirk.com)

Pemigewasset Wilderness and Owl's Head Backpack

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

Join us for a 3-day, 2 night, into-the-wilderness backpacking experience, with one of the most remote 4,000 footers as a cherry on top! We will travel deep into the Pemigewasset Wilderness to Thirteen Falls Tent Site, where we will set up camp for 2 nights and hike to Owl's Head with just day packs on day 2. The days will be 8 miles (1200 ft elevation gain), 9 miles (3000 ft elevation gain), and 8 miles (no elevation gain), respectively. On our hike in and out, there will be numerous stream crossings that may require getting wet - potentially to the knees or thighs. The pace over the course of the weekend will be moderate - newer backpackers are welcome, but due to the length and distance of the trip, prior experience backpacking is needed, as well as at least day hikes of a similar length and intensity in the weeks preceding the trip. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2494.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: Pemigewasset Wilderness
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi , Christine Malinowski
Co-Leader: Julia Ramsey
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register Here

C4K (Level 3) Mt Jefferson

Date: Saturday, August 24

This hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is spot available. Come join us to hike Mt. Jefferson, New Hampshire's third tallest mountain. If the weather cooperates we will have amazing 360 degree views including Mount Washington to the south. We will climb Mt. Jefferson via an out and back on Caps Ridge Trail. The total mileage will be 5 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,760 feet. Even though we will be taking the easiest route to the summit, the trail is steep, rough, and involves scrambles over ledges. This hike is not a good choice for beginners, hikers who feel uncomfortable on rock slabs, or anyone with a fear of heights.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Jefferson
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Samantha Mandel
Co-Leader: Pietari Sulkava
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

South, Middle and North Moat Mountain

Date: Saturday, August 24

Join us for a moderately paced 10.6 mile out and back hike to South, Middle and North Moat Mountains. Weather permitting we will have amazing views for miles. Both North and South Moat are on the 52WAV list. We will get an early start as this is a long hike. Plan on a full day of hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: South, Middle and North Moat Mountain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie
Co-Leader: Laura Snyder
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: click here to register online

Hike Hale and Zealand in late August

Date: Saturday, August 24

Join us for a hike to summit two 4,000' peaks in the northern White Mountains. After a short car spot, we will ascend Mt Hale (4,054') on the Hale Brook trail and then continue on the Lend A Hand trail to the AMC's Zealand Falls Hut. After pausing to view the Zealand Falls, we will continue along the Twinway trail and end our outbound journey on Zealand Mountain (4,260'). If the weather cooperates, we will have spectacular views into the Pemigewasset Wilderness at Zeacliff. Our return hike will take us back to the Zealand Falls Hut and then out across the beaver ponds to the Zealand Road trail head. This is a moderately paced 13-mile hike with over 4,000' of cumulative elevation gain. Participants should have recent experience of hikes of 10+miles with similar elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly
Co-Leader: Judith Watson
Trip Difficulty: AA3C
Link: Register here:

Camel's Hump in VT via the Long Trail (w/Optional Vermont Festival on Burlington Waterfront)

Date: Saturday, August 24

Hike a 12 mile out-and-back to the summit of a wonderful Camel's Hump (4,081') via Vermont's Long Trail. Many participants will be staying the weekend and attending the Drink Vermont Festival (local VT beverages) in Burlington following the hike (optional).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Green Mountains, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Darren R MacCaughey (hikeAMC@hotmail.com)
Co-Leader: Ruth Berry
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Registration Required

Traverse of Mount Isolation

Date: Saturday, August 24

Mt. Isolation (4003 ft.) is one of the White Mountain most remote peaks and is the second shortest mountain out of the NH 4000 footers list. It is located in the Dry River Wilderness and the highest peak of the Montalban Ridge, a subsidiary of the Presidentials and provide a panoramic view of the Presidentials. This is a traverse of Mt. Isolation and it requires car spotting.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Isolation
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eric Robbie
Co-Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Trip Difficulty: AA2B
Link: Register here

Hike Mount Carrigain

Date: Saturday, August 24

Join us to hike Mount Carrigain at 4,700 feet, one of the highest peaks along the southeastern ridge bordering the Pemigewasset Wilderness Area. The summit has a fire tower providing 360 degree views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The hike round trip distance is 10 Miles with an elevation gain of 3250 ft.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: Majid Ali
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Registration

Outer Brewsters Rocks

Date: Saturday, August 24

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

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Hull, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) , Al Daggett
Registrar: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Trip Difficulty: Level 3
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Outer Brewsters Rocks

Date: Saturday, August 24

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

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

Up on a SUP Summer Series Week 8

Date: Saturday, August 24 - Saturday, August 24

UP on a SUP Summer Series Join us this summer for our Up on a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) series! We are eager to get out on the water, socialize, get to know others who love paddle boarding, and to meet and introduce new people to this fabulously fun sport. Our August paddles are a continuation of getting people Up on a SUP, which will combine a leisurely paddle with some instruction on a few paddle strokes. We will be working on building up our SUP skills, maybe even practice some rescues. We likely won't go more than three miles depending on how people are doing. If you are interested in finding out about our upcoming summer paddles, please click on this link to join the mailing list: http://eepurl.com/dOlK8f NOTE: This list is not to sell anyone anything, it is simply to promote socializing and SUP activities, primarily through the AMC, and was created to be able to get people information about SUP activities readily. You will have successfully subscribed when you land back on the AMC Boston website. We will be hosting this paddle in Natick at Lake Cochituate. Paddleboard rentals are available through Boating In Boston. https://boatinginboston.com/boathouses/natick/ . If you have your own SUP, you are free to bring your board. You will be responsible for wearing a life jacket if you have your own board.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
Location: Lake Cochituate
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Renee Hoekstra , Ellen Stanley
Co-Leader: Mary Anargirou
Link: Register Here

Coastal RI Ramble

Date: Saturday, August 24 - Saturday, August 24

Join us for an easy/intermediate Tiverton Rhode Island area 42 mile bike tour. We will bike at around a 12-14 mph average speed, keeping slow enough to enjoy the scenery while fast enough to burn off some treats. If needed, there is a 32-mile self guided short cut, with the split at about mile 15. Meet at Tiverton High School in Rhode Island at 10:00 am for a 10:15 departure. Pace your food depending on preferences and appetite. First stop Mile 23 Little Compton somewhere around noon or just before. Hang out at the Art Cafe where they have coffee beverages and teas and some snacks. You can also enjoy with your own snacks/lunch and or pick food up close to Art Cafe at Wilbur's general store, After a leisurely stop to enjoy the gardens, greenery, beverages and food we will head off to complete the remaining 20 miles of the ride. We will stop once or twice at scenic spots along the way. We expect to return to the Tiverton High School Parking lot sometime in the 3pm time frame. For those interested in a late lunch/early dinner we will head over to Evelyn's Drive for some casual waterside dining. Families and kids/youths welcome if with a parent/responsible adult and capable of the distance and speed listed. Download and or view the rides at the below RWGPS links, limited hard copy cue sheets will be available at the ride. Patty Lynch is also assisting with this ride. Rain cancels and ride will be re-scheduled.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Tiverton, RI High School, tiverton, RI
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Co-Leader: Patty Lynch (plynch_melrose@yahoo.com) 781-424-5313
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate, 12-14 mph, gently rolling
Link: 42 Mile Tiverton Ride

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

Date: Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25

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

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

Family Camping on Cape Cod, MA

Date: Sunday, August 25 - Monday, September 2

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

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

C4K (Level 3) Mt Jefferson (Sunday)

Date: Sunday, August 25

Come join us to hike Mt. Jefferson, New Hampshire's third tallest mountain. If the weather cooperates we will have amazing 360 degree views including Mount Washington to the south. We will climb Mt. Jefferson via an out and back on Caps Ridge Trail. The total mileage will be 5 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,760 feet. Even though we will be taking the easiest route to the summit, the trail is steep, rough, and involves scrambles over ledges. This hike is not a good choice for beginners, hikers who feel uncomfortable on rock slabs, or anyone with a fear of heights. Note this hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is spot available.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Jefferson
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here:

South Shore Beach Ride

Date: Sunday, August 25

This ride is accessible by T from Boston. Get off at Nantasket Junction (http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/?route=GREENBSH&direction=O&timing=laborday&RedisplayTime=Redisplay+Time). There should be plenty of time to get to the start if you take the 8:05 train. (Let me know if you are taking the train.) Moderate paced 50 mile ride starting in Hingham. 20 miles will be along the scenic coast and beaches of Duxbury and Marshfield. We will stop for lunch at mile 34. After lunch we will be visiting Rexhame Beach between Duxbury and Marshfield. This is a possible swim stop. You will have to walk your bike a quarter mile to get to the other side of the park and continue the ride along the barrier island. If you are interested, you will need a working bike, spare inner tube, bike helmet, bright clothes and sun block. Swim suit and towel optional. You will also need cash for ice cream stops. Meet at 9:00 AM for a prompt 9:15 start. Register at https://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/263756305/

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Linder (stephen.linder@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Ida Chang

Natick and Sherborn Wanderer

Date: Tuesday, August 27 - Tuesday, August 27

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

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561- x8097 (Before 9pm)

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, August 28 - Wednesday, August 28

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

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

Thurs PM Ride-Lexington

Date: Thursday, August 29 - Thursday, August 29

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

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

Gym Night at MetroRock

Date: Thursday, August 29 - Thursday, August 29

Our monthly gym nights are continuing this summer on Thursday, August 29th at MetroRock at 7pm. Find Heidi and Lorenzo in Rock Program shirts to be matched with a partner. Gym nights are a great chance to meet other climbers in the community and plan some fun outdoor trips for the upcoming season! Attendees are responsible for purchasing a day pass if they are not a member of the gym or using a guest pass.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: MetroRock, Everett
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heidi Morris , Lorenzo Antinori

Labor Day Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2

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

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

C4K (Level 4) Mt Adams

Date: Saturday, August 31

This hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is a spot available. This hike is intended primarily for participants in the 2019 Couch To 4K program who are prepared for a Level 4 hike. Mt. Adams (5799') is the largest White Mountain of all -- hiking it via its most accessible route entails more elevation gain than hiking Mt. Washington via that peak's most accessible route. It is indeed an impressively large rock pile, and many stretches of trail require comfort with moving off of one large rock and over/onto the next. Once above tree line, the vistas are sweeping. At a moderate pace (1.5-2mph), We will hike approximately 8 miles, and gain 4500' of elevation in the process.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Adams
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: Justin Gallo
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

Medawisla-3-Day

Date: Saturday, August 31 - Tuesday, September 3

Join us for a fun 3-days at the newest destination in the Maine Wilderness Lodges network. We will be staying at the Waterfront cabin and will be enjoying kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking and hiking from this remote location.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Mountain, Hiking, Paddling
Location: Medawisla
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com)
Link: REGISTER HERE!

Sandwich Range Traverse Backpacking

Date: Saturday, August 31 - Monday, September 2

Join us for a three day, two night backpacking trip as we traverse the Sandwich range, picking up eight "listed" peaks as we go -- North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Whiteface and Passaconaway (4000 footers)), East Sleeper (NE Hundred Highest), and Square Ledge, Paugus and Chocorua (52-With-A-View). Day 1 involves climbing the north slide (steep, open rock slabs) of North Tripyramid and hiking across the Sleepers. On Day 2 we will summit Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway, pass over Square Ledge and camp near the summit of Mt. Paugus. And on Day 3 we'll summit Mt. Chocorua, with glorious 360-degree views, and make our way back to the trailhead. Water may be scarce on the second day, and there is no good source near the camp, so expect to carry surplus on this day. The total trip will be roughly 26.4 miles, about 9450 ft. elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Registratation

The Horn & Saddleback - Maine day hike

Date: Saturday, August 31

Join us for a day hike of two Maine 4,000' summits on the NE67 in the Rangeley-Stratton range. We will hike Saddleback (4,116') and The Horn (4,041') for total of 7.6 miles or 9 miles and 2,800 feet elevation gain depending on finalized approach. Plan on a 5-8 hour hike. This is a great mountain to hike along the AT as it follows the ridge, with Saddleback and The Horn being only 1.6 miles apart. On a clear day, both summits have breath-taking 360 degree views of the lakes region. We may also be able to pick blueberries at higher elevations. Participants should arrange their own accommodation as needed and should plan on starting in the morning from near the Rangeley/Madrid Maine area.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Saddleback
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Marianne Bonnard 418-446-6159
Co-Leader: Heather Nella Mills (hnmills@hotmail.com) 617-513-5026 (after 6pm)
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register here;

Late Summer Hike to Mt. Osceola and Mt. East Osceola

Date: Saturday, August 31

Join us for a late-summer hike to Mts. Osceola (4,340 ft) and East Osceola (4,156 ft). We will climb out of Thornton Gap at a moderate pace on moderate grades reaching Mt. Osceola summit in a relatively easy 3.2 miles. After briefly enjoying the view, we'll continue another mile to East Osceola, descending a relatively short but steep chimney, for which there is a well-used bypass. We'll then return to Mt. Osceola for a lunch stop, enjoying the views on the mostly open summit. The 8.4-mile out-and-back hike gains 2,950 ft of elevation and should take us about 6 hours depending on the group and the trail conditions. This is a level 3 Couch to 4K hike

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Linda Haines (linda.haines6624@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Jeffrey Johanson (ktmdad108@aol.com)
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register here:

World's End Reservation, Hingham

Date: Monday, September 2 - Monday, September 2

5 mile walk, 8:30am-11:30am. Bring snack/water. From Rte. 3 exit 14, take Rte. 228N 6.5 mi., L on Rte. 3A 1.0mi. to rotary, R on Summer St. 0.5 mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $8.00 parking fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs. Leader: Beth Mosias

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

Co-leader get-together at Harvard Cabin

Date: Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8

Join us for a get-together weekend at Harvard Cabin for co-leaders who participated in the Boston AMC leadership training program. We're organizing day hikes for various abilities on Saturday and Sunday, meals and other activities, and time to chill, catch up and exchange notes on our co-leading experiences. Our goals for the weekend include: 1)Hiking and tree bathing 2)Renewing and strengthening bonds and friendships made during leadership training 3)Sharing things we've learned co-leading in the interim 4)Talking about ways we can contribute to AMC going forward The cost for the weekend is $80, which will cover 2 nights lodging, Saturday dinner, two breakfasts and evening snacks. Note that one of the hikes that will be offered is a Cannon, North/South Kinsmans hike led by Mark Warren.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harvard Cabin
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren
Co-Leader: Sarah Frisken , Chelsea King
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

WEEKEND TRIP TO LIGHTHOUSE INN AT WEST DENNIS BEACH

Date: Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8

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

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

Carspot the Carters

Date: Saturday, September 7

Join us for a day with the Carters! This 11-mile trip with about 4,610 feet of elevation gain will have us heading up Imp Trail and North Carter Trail, then following Carter-Moriah Trail over Middle Carter (4610') and South Carter (4430') Mountains. Depending on how the group is feeling, we could potentially extend our hike to North Carter (4,530?), Mt. Hight (4675') or even Carter Dome (4832')! This is will be a long day along steep and strenuous terrain, but hopefully we'll be rewarded with some great views from Imp Trail of the Presidential Range. We are expecting to complete this hike at a moderate pace. This hike will require car spotting.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Alexandra Bernson
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register on REGI

Kinsman and Cannon

Date: Saturday, September 7

Join us on a ~11.5 mile moderately-paced hike to three NH 4,000 footers - Cannon Mtn. (4,100 ft), North Kinsman (4,293 ft), and South Kinsman (4,358 ft) for a total elevation gain of ~4,500 ft. We will adjust the pace based on the participants and plan to take some time at each summit to enjoy the views, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to sign up for this event, but preference will be given to the 2019 SLP reunion participants attending the Harvard Cabin weekend. We will first make a steep ascent to Cannon Mtn. with some exposed, ledgy sections and several viewpoint opportunities. We will then make our way to North Kinsman followed by South Kinsman. On the descent, we will have the opportunity to visit the AMC's Lonesome Lake Hut.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Cannon
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren
Co-Leader: Wil Hall
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Click here to register

Hike the Hancocks in Late Summer

Date: Saturday, September 7

Join us for a late summer hike to North & South Hancock, two of the 48 NH 4,000' peaks, named after our nation's forefather with the infamous signature! We will take the Hancock Notch trail, crossing the North Fork stream several times before joining the Cedar Brook trail. We will hike through lovely woodland before joining the Hancock Loop trail. A short but steep and rocky ascent to North Hancock (4,420') is followed by a ridge walk to the South Peak (4,319') with another steep section of the Loop trail as we descend. We will then retrace our inbound route to complete the hike. Both summits are wooded but, weather permitting, we should have views over Mt Osceola and the Sandwich range from the lookouts on the North Peak. This is a moderately paced 9.8 mile trip with 2,700' cumulative elevation gain. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2539.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: The Hancocks
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Pat Grimm
Co-Leader: Judith Watson
Trip Difficulty: A3C
Link: Click here to register online

Mts. Monroe, Franklin and Eisenhower

Date: Saturday, September 7

Join the leaders for a 9.6-mile hike with about 3,500 ft. of elevation gain up Mts. Monroe, Franklin and Eisenhower from the west and enjoy beautiful views above tree line. Participants should have completed similar hikes recently and bring a pack containing all the 3 season essentials.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Anne Drolet (droletam@yahoo.com) 857-272-0756
Co-Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 774-641-3377
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Registration

Arlington's Great Meadows, Lexington

Date: Saturday, September 7 - Saturday, September 7

9:00am-12:00noon. September is a wonderful season in New England: plants are weighed down with fruits and leaves are ablaze with colors. Come celebrate the season with a walk in Arlington's Great Meadows. We'll explore several different habitats during our journey: a pond, the pond edge, an upland forest, a field edge and a wet meadow. We will focus on plant ID as well as fun and interesting natural history about the plants we see, and also learn why Arlington's Great Meadows is in Lexington. Meeting Place: Meet at the Playground behind and to the right of The Waldorf School, 739 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA. NOTE WELL - PARKING: Please park along Mass Ave in Lexington in the vicinity of the Waldorf School (739 Mass Ave). PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE WALDORF SCHOOL PARKING LOT OR THE FOLLEN CHURCH PARKING LOT. BOTH ORGANIZATIONS OFTEN HAVE EVENTS ON WEEKENDS. After you park, walk down the driveway on the right side of Waldorf to the playing fields and turn right. We will meet above the playground and basketball court. Leader: Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712).

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

Beat the Train: Boston-Portland

Date: Saturday, September 7 - Saturday, September 7

Plenty of options to take pictures, admire scenery, & smell flowers. On another ride. This is about one goal only: arrive Portland before train departs at 19:00. Inaugural challenge last year on Fourth of July was plenty of fun: enough for adrenaline rush, & comfortable to enjoy ice cream, lighthouses, & beer before arriving the train station on schedule. Average speed was 19.1km/h over 8 hours. Follow the East Coast Greenway from Newburyport along the coast with most beautiful views to Portsmouth for snack stop. Continue along the coast on Adventure Cycling Association Atlantic Coast route for late lunch in Wells. We are two-thirds of the way. The remaining stretch is mostly on trails-hard packed gravel trails. There are few services until Portland for plenty of choices for dinner & beer ahead of boarding the train. Many options for ice cream & Cumberland Farms stores along the way. These will be very quick stops, mostly for liquid & snacks: orange juice, protein shake, V8, chocolate milk, & energy bars. Bring GPS device, phone with navigation apps, or cue sheets for the routes you plan to ride. We will not provide them. This will be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group. Bail out points include: Taxi, Uber, Lyft, hotels & motels. Bring small handlebar bag to carry extra clothes, gear, snacks, USB battery, lights, & hydration tablets.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston North Station
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com)
Registrar: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com)
Trip Difficulty: Advanced: distance 150km, elevation 750m
Link: Ride report 4 July 2018

Cape Cod Ramble

Date: Sunday, September 8

Starting in Nickerson State Park we bike on the Cape Cod Rail Trail and the back roads of Eastham and Wellfleet. The ride is 45 miles long with many short hills. We will visit various scenic vistas (including light houses) along the way to lunch in Wellfleet at mile 31. The last 10 miles are on the rail trail and relatively flat. Meet at 9:00 AM for a prompt 9:15 start. You should be able to cycle 12-13 mph on the flats. Need bright clothes, flashy lights, spare inner tube, working bike and helmet. Register at https://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/263345747/

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Stephen Linder (stephen.linder@gmail.com)

Pack Monadnock Family Day Hike and Summit Hawk Migration Watch, Peterborough, NH

Date: Sunday, September 8 - Sunday, September 8

The fall hawk migration is one of the great wonders of the natural world. Join us 12:30 pm Sunday to hike Pack Monadnock and enjoy one of New England's best spots to watch the migration - the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory on the summit of Pack Monadnock in Miller State Park in Peterborough, NH (https://harriscenter.org/conservation-research/pack-monadnock-raptor-observatory). Every autumn thousands of raptors pass overhead on their way to southern wintering grounds - a sight to be seen. We will hike the more challenging Wapack Trail, 1.4 miles to the summit of Mt. Pack Monadnock (2,288 ft.) and take the easier Marion Davis Trail, 1.4 mi, down. The route is a total of ~ 1000 ft of elevation gain. We will go at a moderate pace. On the summit we will meet up with AMC Families from Worcester, Berkshire, and Connecticut chapters who will take alternate trails up the mountain (see trail map https://www.nhstateparks.org/getmedia/76e1735a-a06e-4cec-b96f-944d56bea96c/Miller-Hiking-Map_1.pdf) for a mid- afternoon picnic (please bring something to share) and to see the hawks. There will be a naturalist as well to provide information on the hawk migration! We will also have time to explore the summit. The views of Mt. Monadnock and the valley are great and there is a fire tower to climb as well! For questions contact Clay Hobart at clayhobart@gmail.com or ?(978) 257-2080?.

Activity Categories: Birdwatching, Hiking
Location: Miller State Park, Peterborough, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Co-Leader: Clayton Hobart (clayhobart@gmail.com) 978-257-2080
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

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

Date: Monday, September 9 - Monday, September 9

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee? The YM Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm - dinner is provided! Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Katie Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair
Co-Leader: Katie Blair

40+ Fall Weekend September 13-15, 2019

Date: Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

This year the weekend will be at the AMC Cold River Camp (32 AMC Rd. N, Chatham, NH 03813). There will be dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Happy Hours on Saturday. We will be offering biking (Saturday only) and hiking on Saturday and Sunday. There will be beginner, intermediate

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Cold River , North Chatham, NH
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>00pm)

Flags on the 48 - Remembering 911 on Mt Lincoln

Date: Saturday, September 14

We will raise a flag on the Lincoln summit in remembrance of those killed on 911. All 48 peaks will have a flag raised from 12.00-2.00PM on this day as part of the Flags on the 48 Event (http://www.flagsonthe48.org/). In addition to an American flag, we'll also raise a flag that flew at ground zero that has all the victims names on it, including all the first responders who died that day. We will start the hike EXTRA EARLY on Saturday (about 6:30 AM) from the Falling Waters trailhead to make sure we are on the summit by 12.00 noon and to also get parking at the trailhead lot. All participants will help in carrying the pole and the flags to and from the summit. We will hike the Falling Waters Trail to Little Haystack and then the Franconia Ridge Trail to Mt Lincoln where we'll raise our flags. We'll stay at the summit for an extended time of two hours. After 2.00 PM, we'll head back to the cars. For a small fee, those who are interested can camp on Friday and Saturday nights (and hang out and swim on Sunday) at Crazy Horse Family Campground about 25 min away from the trailhead. To book a spot at the campground, call 603-444-2204 and let them know you're with Paul for Flags on the 48. We will go out to Rek-Lis brewpub for dinner on Saturday evening.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Lincoln
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Co-Leader: Marie Anargirou
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register here:

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Date: Saturday, September 14 - Saturday, September 14

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

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

Squam Lake Kayak

Date: Sunday, September 15

Kayaking on bucolic Squam Lake just before the fall season. Squam is a gorgeous lake perfect for a fantastic day paddle. Intermediate kayaking skills required for distance and pace. Good opportunity to practice navigation skills as Squam has many islands and coves. 14 foot kayaks or longer, PFD, and basic rescue skills required..

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Squam Lake
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) , Al Daggett (alex.daggett065@gmail.com)
Registrar: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Young Members Fall Getaway Weekend

Date: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22

Join AMC Young Members for a weekend getaway to Three Mile Island Camp (TMIC), Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Situated on an island of 43 rocky woodland acres, TMIC offers a delightful recreational experience in the heart of New Hampshire's lake district. Participants will enjoy a weekend of canoeing, kayaking, sitting by cabins or camp fires, playing games, and having a grand ole time! A couple of 'led' activities will be offered but mostly this will be an unstructured weekend to socialize, exercise, and relax! This is a perfect getaway for AMC newbies and veterans alike. Lodging consists of quaint 2-person cabins each equipped with a little dock right on the water's edge. Wake up to the sounds of loons and beautiful sunrises! Delicious meals will be provided and are served family style in a warm, social atmosphere. Trip requires participants to arrive at loading dock on Friday for either the 5:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. (or Sat. @9am) for a short boat trip to the island. No exceptions! Questions can be directed to Zoe Rath, or Samantha Mandel.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Three Mile Island, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Samantha Mandel (samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com) , Zoe Rath (zrphoto@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru , Edwin Perez-Clancy
Link: Register here

Hikes and Ice Cream - Stowe Car Camp Weekend

Date: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22

We're headed up to the Green Mountains! Join us Friday - Sunday, September 20-22 , for a fun car camp weekend and an opportunity to enjoy the best hikes in Vermont. On Friday night, we have reserved a campsite at Little River State Park in Woodbury, VT. Although not required, we recommend joining us Friday night since the travel time from Boston is approx. 3 hrs 45 min. On Saturday, we will hike Vermont's highest peak, Mt. Mansfield (4,393 ft), on a 6.3-mile loop and an elevation gain of about 2,800 ft. On Sunday, we'll hike Camel's Hump (4,083 feet) - Vermont's highest never-developed peak, for a shorter hike of 4.2-miles and an elevation gain of about 2,300 ft . Both summits offer stunning views, which on clear days include Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and distant views of the White Mountains. With the beautiful Vermont foliage starting to turn, we'll enjoy two fantastic hikes with full restroom facilities at the campsite. It's hard to imagine what could possibly make this weekend better, but how about a visit to the Ben & Jerry's Factory Store and Headquarters, only 15 minutes away from our campsite! Please note that this trip will be cancelled in the event of bad of weather.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Kyle Vietze
Co-Leader: Alexandra Bernson
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here

September Open Cabin

Date: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22

Join AMC Boston Climbers for a weekend at the Harvard Low Cabin. No official pairing up, organized group meals or activities. This is a trip for experienced outdoor climbers who are capable of leading and/or following mainly trad routes independently. This is not a guided trip. You are responsible for arranging your own climbing partners and bringing all of your own equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, rope, and draws). If you are not yet part of the AMC Boston Climbers community we would love to get to know you but realize that most people are not comfortable jumping on a rope with someone they just met.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ron Birk (amc@rbirk.com)

Mount Isolation via Glen Boulder Trail, Jackson, NH

Date: Saturday, September 21

Join us for a challenging hike up the Glen Boulder Trail to the summit of Mount Isolation, one of the most remote peaks in the White Mountains. In the heart of the Dry River Wilderness, Mount Isolation affords outstanding views in many directions. The Glen Boulder Trail has some rough and steep sections, but also offers spectacular views along the way of Mount Washington and Wildcat Mountain. The hike will take us past Glen Boulder and above treeline, so hikers must be prepared with gear appropriate for all weather conditions. This is a 12-mile round-trip hike close to 5,000 feet of elevation gain. The pace of this hike will be moderate, and will take approximately 9 hours. https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2495.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Kris Vander Plaat
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Late Summer hike to Jackson and Pierce`

Date: Saturday, September 21

Join us for a hike to Mts Jackson (4,052') and Pierce (4,312') on Saturday, September 21st. We'll be hiking a loop, first summiting Jackson then heading over to Pierce. This hike is approx. 8.5 miles with about 2,900' of elevation gain. The trail has some steep, rocky sections as well as some scrambles and open ledges. We'll be hiking at a moderate pace.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Madeline Hartman
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here:

Hike Mt. Mist to Webster Slide Mountain, NH

Date: Saturday, September 21

Hiking the Wachipauke Pond Trail (a section of the AT), we will summit Mt. Mist and then proceed to Webster Slide Mountain, a wooded summit with impressive views. This section of the AT is located southwest of Mt. Moosilaukee just beyond Glencliff, NH. This is a point to point hike with a carspot. Mileage for end-to-end is approximately 7 miles. Elevation gain is 1200 feet.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Warren, NH
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Barbara Amoroso
Co-Leader: James Schroeder
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register here

T Time Downhill from Wachusett

Date: Saturday, September 21 - Saturday, September 21

Bicycle tour at leisurely pace to enjoy colorful views from top of Wachusett Mountain & country roads to Concord. Warm up on the gentle climb from Wachusett commuter rail station for the first 10km, before the steep climb starts to Wachusett observation tower, passing under the ski chair lifts. Lunch stop is in Princeton: bread, soup, salad, & sandwiches at Mountainside Market. It is a long rolling descent afterwards for about 30km until we climb to Harvard for warm coffee at the general store. After a few climbs to Littletown, we continue on rolling hills all the way back to Concord for ice cream at Bedford Farms or dinner. Bring GPS device, phone with navigation apps, or cue sheets for the routes you plan to ride. We will not provide them. This will be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group. Adjust your start & finish location as you see fit based on closest train station to you. Option for shorter ride stop at Littleton commuter rail station for train at 16:16. T Time rides are those that combine train & ferry public transport service around Boston. T could mean train, tour, or a cup of tea. The idea is to reach routes far from city center or take one-way routes. These rides are often leisurely tours for a full day that allows several stops to take pictures, rest on the town green, dip in the water, & sample bakeries.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Concord commuter rail station: 90 Thoreau St Concord , MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com)
Registrar: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Advanced: distance 91km, elevation 1,200m
Link: Route map

6th Annual Duxbury Beach Walk

Date: Saturday, September 21 - Saturday, September 21

9:30am-2:00pm. Fall has begun and the crowds are gone. It is a perfect time to join us for a walk to the end of Duxbury Beach and have lunch at the Gurnet Point Lighthouse. Moderate pace. Bring lunch, snacks, and water. No children under 10 or dogs. Heavy rain cancels. If uncertain, contact Lisa or Mary. Directions: From North or South: Take Route 3 to Exit 11, Turn R going East, Exit roundabout at 2nd turn from either direction which is Congress/West Street 1.8 miles, then bear R onto Church St, which turns into George St. 1.1 miles, then L at the flagpole onto Powder Point Rd (no street sign), Powder Point Rd to end, Parking in small lot to the right. No street parking. Call Mary (781-771-3680) if needed.

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

Mount Carrigain

Date: Sunday, September 22

Join us for a moderately fast paced 10.6 mile out and back hike to the summit of Mount Carrigain. Weather permitting we will enjoy magnificent views on both Signal Ridge and from an observation tower at the summit. With a height of 4700 feet, reaching the summit entails a 3400 foot elevation gain. The trail climbs moderately for much of its distance with steeper, rocky footing as we turn toward Signal Ridge at about the 3 mile mark. We'll get an early start as this is a long hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Carrigain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Laura Snyder
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: click here to register online

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Wednesday, September 25 - Wednesday, September 25

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

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

Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29

Weekend Map and Compass course held at the Harvard Outing Club Cabin in Pinkham Notch. If you've always wanted to truly learn how to use a compass, this is the course for you. We'll cover maps, compass, navigation and intentional bushwhacking, and will then apply these skills to hike two actual trail-less mountains. The second (Sunday) hike is optional, and entails a full day of bushwhacking -- possibly finishing as late as 7:00 on Sunday evening. Participation is strongly encouraged because you'll get to apply the skills you've learned. Registration for the course will close on Tuesday, September 24.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Harvard Outing Club Cabin, Pinkham Notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Judith Watson , Laura Synder
Trip Difficulty: B3A
Link: Click here to register

Bicycle Tour de Force of Maine

Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29

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

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

FAMILY FALL WEEKEND AT SUB SIG CABIN, CRAWFORD NOTCH

Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29

Join us for a weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch, NH down the road from AMC Highland Center. This is a half century old hidden jewel …in fact it is called Hart's location and the cabin ( Sub Sig) is rustic, but comfy with an outhouse ( yeah) and hauled in water. We will plan a hike choice both Saturday and Sunday as well as group breakfasts and a supper prepared by us all on Saturday evening. Trip is recommended for families with kids ages 7 and up. Group size limited to 16 lucky souls. Cost is $60/adult and $50/child (ages 0 - 18) for lodging, 2 breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. . Questions contact Brian Witkov, user369128@aol.com, (978) 807-4901.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sub Sig Cabin http://www.subsig.org/subsigcabin.htm
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Brian s Witkov (ANIMALHC@AOL.COM) , Jeanne Blauner
Trip Difficulty: MODERATE
Link: Register Here

Mt. Adams and Mt. Madison

Date: Sunday, September 29

Time to meet some of our early presidents! With this challenging out-and-back hike in the northern Presidential Range we are aiming to reach the summits of both Mt. Madison (5,367 feet) and Mt. Adams (5,793 feet). From the trailhead of Valley Way, we will follow the gradual ascent to Madison Spring Hut, and from there ascend Mt. Madison via Gulfside Trail. We will then double back and head up to Adams via Airline Trail, then return to Valley Way and follow our original route back to the trailhead. This route will be about 9.7 miles with about 5,000 feet of elevation. Because of the rough terrain and high elevation, please consider your overall fitness level and hiking experience before signing up for this hike. Because of the location, this hike is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Christine Malinowski
Co-Leader: Alexandra Bernson , Bert Ruiter
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register here

Family Camping at Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, NH

Date: Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6

Join us for a weekend of tent camping and exploring a lake, hiking trails, a fire tower, biking trails, marshes, wildlife, and a boulder field of glacial erratics, all within Pawtuckaway State Park! There are options to rent kayaks/canoes/paddleboards for a fee from the Park. Bring your tent and sleeping gear and the leaders will plan and bring food and cooking equipment for meals. Days are open for you to do your own activities or join with others for a hike or a bike ride. Participants will all pitch in to help prepare the family-style meals and clean up. This trip is open to all ages as there are many options for various outdoor adventures within the park! Fee for weekend is Adults and Kids over 4yo: $55. Little kids 4yo and under: $35. Includes camping Friday and Saturday nights and 5 meals from Saturday breakfast thru Sunday lunch. Contact Carrie with questions: carriemcmillen@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Camping
Location: Pawtuckaway State Park
Region: New Hampshire, Seacoast
Leader: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com) , Amy Kelliher (amycbkelliher@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: easy/moderate
Link: Register Here

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

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

Join us for Fall Folliage galore at AMC Carter Notch Hut, our eastern most hut and best kept secret, with its intimate and unimaginably beautiful setting in a notch with some of the finest scenery in the region; a world of towering cliffs and tranquil mountain lakes; the steep faces of Wildcat to the west and Carter Dome to the east; and two glacial tarns. We will hike in via 19 mile brook trail (3.8 miles, 2,050 ft.) carrying our sleeping bags, lunch and snacks, and water. This is a great way to introduce your kids to backpacking without needing to bring along a tent. We will hike at a moderate pace. There are lots of fun boulders to explore and climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or, for the brave, take a quick swim in the lake. Carter Notch Hut was built in 1914 and has a main lodge with two detached bunk houses. The group will carry in supplies and enjoy a group dinner, prepared by participants and leaders, and then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after breakfast, we will hike back to our cars. You and your family must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with your own personal gear, sleeping bags and group food. This trip is appropriate for children > 6 years with adults who can hike 3-4 miles in mountainous terrain. Cost: $75 ($85 for non-members) includes lodging, Sat. dinner & Sun. breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2547 . For questions, please contact Bill Fischelis, bfischelis@gmail.com, (206) 782-0567.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Carter Notch Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bill Fischelis (bfischelis@gmail.com) 206-782-0567, Navaneeth Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com) 617-712-5013
Trip Difficulty: Moderately strenuous but pace will be easy
Link: Register Here

Fall Foliage Waterfall Hike with stay at Zealand Falls Hut

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

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

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

Mt. Welch-Dickey Loop Leaf Peeping

Date: Saturday, October 5

The Welch-Dickey Loop is a great hike for all ages and provides hikers with views from both Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain. It is a go-to hike during the fall, taking in the gorgeous fall foliage in September and October. I know we need a leap of faith on deciding which day will be the best for leaf peeping, but let's give it a shot on October, 5th. Join us on this adventure on the ledges of Welch-Dickey Loop, bring your cameras and action!!! Lets register the amazing foliage (weather permitting). Also, If you are working on your 52 with a view, you will be able to tag 2 mountains on this hike. This is a 4.4 mile hike with approximately 1650' elevation gain. There are mildly challenging rock scrambles which may be slippery when wet so they must be ascended with caution.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Celeste Cabot
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik
Trip Difficulty: C3C
Link: Link for Registration:

TTime Fitchburgh-Peterboro Folliage Ride

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Saturday, October 5

59 mile road bike ride on mostly quiet back roads in the Mondanock region between Fitchburgh and Peterborough. Stamina a must, but high speed not required for this ride of 3815' vertical rise. There are some hardpack gravel road sections. Ability to maintain overall 12.5-13.0 mph moving speed in hilly terrain and good bike handling on winding roads required. This will be a self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group; this ride will be co-listed with the Charles River Wheelers. Bring your GPS device, smartphone with navigation Apps,or cue sheets/maps for the routes you plan to ride as the leaders aren't providing them. For gear bring patch kit/tube, frame pump, tool kit, rain gear, extra clothes, snacks, USB battery/juice pack, lights and two water bottles or hydration flask. Weather may be variable, colder and intermittently wetter than in metro Boston; though sustained, heavy rain will cancel though. Lunch will be at a cafe in Peterborough, but carry some snacks. Dinner/snacks/ambience in Fitchburgh may follow! Ride the MBTA commuter rail and meet at Fitchburgh MBTA station; morning train from Boston arrives at 10:01 am, or drive and park in MBTA station garage ($3). See www.mbta.com for details. Afternoon train departs at 6:18 pm; there is an earlier train at 3:48 pm for very fast riders. Click on the links for the rides in Ride with GPS; no cue sheets or maps are provided. There is a self guided, 42-mile "bail-out" ride that splits at mile 15. Lunch/food options for this ride are in New Ipswich, NH at mile 24.5. This ride isn't led after the split at 15 miles. Primary 58.5-mile ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310352 Shortcut 42-mile ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30078820 "T Time rides are those that combine train & ferry public transport service around Boston. T could mean train, tour, or just a cup of tea. The idea is to reach routes far from city centre or take one-way routes. These rides are often leisurely tours for a full day that allow several stops to take pictures, rest on the town green, dip in the water, & sample bakeries."

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Fitchburgh, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251, Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com) 857-288-8571
Trip Difficulty: Advanced
Link: Primary 58.5-Mike Ride Cues

Spectacular Fall Foliage Day Hike on Mount Moosilauke

Date: Sunday, October 6

Mount Moosilauke (elev. 4,802 ft) is the westernmost 4,000-footer in the White Mountains. It is known for its spacious summit, with more than 100 acres above tree line, which on a clear day affords panoramic views of the many other 4000-footers in NH, as well as west to the mountains of Vermont and north to Canada. Mt. Moosilauke is the tallest 4000-footer between Franconia Notch and the Connecticut River Valley. This hike is on The NHMagazine.com list of "10 Great Foliage Hikes in NH." Join us on this leaf peeping adventure to see the spectacular autumn colors at their most magnificent. This is a 7.2 mile loop trail (approximately 2600 ft. vertical elevation) located near North Woodstock, NH.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Samir Patel
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik
Trip Difficulty: B2B
Link: Registration here

Family Outings Vision/Strategy Retreat, Newton, MA

Date: Sunday, October 6 - Sunday, October 6

Come Help Us Build Our Family Outings Community. Be part of our future. This is an AMC staff run Vision/Strategy meeting for active and prospective family outings leaders -- parents, grandparents, and any individuals interested to help get kids/families outdoors. Meet 1 pm Durant-Kenrick house, Newton with lunch and snacks throughout ending 5 pm. Opportunities for brainstorming and setting/agreeing our Vision/Strategy backed by key imperatives and the organization structure/infrastructure to make it happen. Great opportunity to get to know the group and have some fun! Bring your thinking cap and creative brain! To Register (registration required) click the Register button or copy and paste this URL into your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2513. Questions contact David Powell, davidfreds@beld.net, ?(781) 858-5546?.

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

Columbus Day Weekend Hiking in White Mountains

Date: Friday, October 11 - Monday, October 14

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

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9 PM)
Co-Leader: Bob DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9 PM) , Barbara Lightizer (blightiz@yahoo.com) 617-365-4233 (before 9 PM)
Registrar: Nancy Dimeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: beginners and intermediate
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

Fall Cycling in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, October 11 - Monday, October 14

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

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

Columbus Day Weekend Zealand Hut Trip for Families with Teen (10+) Children

Date: Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14

An east 2.8 mile hike with packs brings us to beautiful Zealand Falls Hut with Fall Foliage galore! Drop off overnight gear and head to Zeacliff for beautiful views or hang out by the Falls. On day two, we will hike to Mount Hale and/or conditions permitting a group will hike to the Bonds. On day three, we'll hike out in the late morning. Recommended for families with children over 10. Register at: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2566 If you have questions, contact the leaders: Marsha Fox (mrsha.fox@gmail.com) & Claudine Kos (claudinekamc@gmail.com).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Claudine Kos (claudinekamc@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Link: Register Here

Backpack the Wild Mahoosuc Trail

Date: Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14

Few trails match the rugged beauty of the Mahoosucs and none in such a short distance. We'll start our adventure near the banks of the Androscoggin river in Gorham. Most of the trek will be along the concurrent Mahoosuc Trail and the Appalachian Trail, in the section often referred to as the most difficult of the 2,190-mile granddaddy of long-distance trails. But the trek is not without rewards; you'll pass from NH to ME along the way, summit some of the most beautiful mountains that no one has heard of, and travel through lush backwoods. Along the way, we'll stop to check out the well-preserved remains of the DC-3 from Northeast Airlines flight 792 (1954) and we'll traverse Mahoosuc Notch, known as the 'Toughest Mile' of the AT. Here you'll be able to go over, under, and through massive boulders that have crashed down from the sides of Mahoosuc and Fulling Mill Mountains. Finally, we will summit Old Speck (4,459'), the only 4,000 footer along this section, before descending into Grafton Notch and catching our rides back to civilization. Expect about seven hours hiking as we travel about ten miles and gain about 3,300' elevation each day (approximately 30 mi total).

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Mahoosuc Trail, NH & ME
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan , Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: Jim Robinson
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here!

Beat the Ferry: fall edition

Date: Saturday, October 12 - Saturday, October 12

A twist on Cape in a Day with a new route, trails, coastal views, bakeries, & a challenge: bicycle 170km in 9 hours or overall average of 19km/h. This fall edition is designed for shorter days, compared with similar challenge last year. The route starts on quite small roads out of Middleborough until we reach Buzzards Bay for rest stop before join the Cape Cod Canal trail. We navigate through Sandwich & Barnstable to pick up Cape Cod trail in Yarmouth. We stop for good burrito lunch at Orleans Corner Store. Stay on the trail to northern terminus. Ride through the hills of Wellfleet & Truro before a sprint to the finish just in time for quick bite, beer, & ferry. We may even have time for a quick ocean dip. Many options for bakeries & convenience stores along the way. These will be very quick stops, mostly for liquid & snacks: orange juice, protein shake, V8, chocolate milk, & energy bars. Bring GPS device, phone with navigation apps, or cue sheets for the routes you plan to ride. We will not provide them. This will be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group. Bring small handlebar bag to carry extra clothes, gear, snacks, USB battery, lights, & hydration tablets.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston South Station
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com)
Registrar: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com) 857-288-8571 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Advanced: distance 170km, elevation 1,100m
Link: Beat the Ferry 2018

Columbus Day Weekend- Cardigan High Cabin

Date: Saturday, October 12 - Sunday, October 13

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

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: AMC Cardigan Lodge 774 Shem Valley Rd Alexandria, NH 03222
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Link: Register Here

Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Saturday, October 12 - Saturday, October 12

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, around scenic Ponkapoag Pond, with beautiful views of Great Blue Hill. Pleasant stroll across golf course, on maple tree walkway. Enjoy sit-down break, on the dock at AMC Camp. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at The Lodge Bar & Grill, in nearby Randolph, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot. From Route 93/128, exit 2A, take Route 138 South for 0.7 mile. See Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on left. L Brian Connolly

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

FAMILY COLUMBUS DAY FALL FOLIAGE WEEKEND AT AMC NOBLE VIEW OUTDOOR CENTER, RUSSELL, MA

Date: Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14

Join Family Outings Columbus Day Fall Foliage Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center, approx. 2-hrs West of Boston! Noble View is a great place to hike easier trails, and take in the picturesque beauty of the Pioneer Valley. Possible options as well for more challenging hikes "off campus" on local trails. $90pp for 2 nights bunk accommodations and meals OR tenting options available for $50pp! North Cottage offers twin bed accommodations in varying room configurations to accommodate family style sleeping arrangements. Some kids may be on air mattresses and sleeping bags on the floor. Running water, toilets, and hot showers are available at the Bath House a short walk away. We prep and cook meals together in North Cottage kitchen with stove, oven, and refrigerator but no microwave or freezer. Meal prep and clean-up is communal. Whether this is your first time hiking with your kids, or you're looking for a relaxed, yet fun and active get away... this is the weekend for you! To Register click the "Register" button OR copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2510 For questions contact:Kate Atanasova, ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com, 774-232-6846 AMC Trip Policy

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Location: RUSSELL, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Nancy Ryan
Co-Leader: Ekaterina Atanasova (ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com) 774-232-6846 (8-9pm, Weekends)
Link: Register Here

Plymouth Harbor

Date: Saturday, October 19 - Saturday, October 19

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

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

Autumn foliage last hurrah from Mt Moosilauke

Date: Sunday, October 20

Did you miss the October 6 hike to Mt Moosilauke? Can't get enough of the panoramic views from the summit of the Gentle Giant? Want one more chance for a big fall hike before you break out your winter gear? Well, we have the hike for you! This will be a moderate-paced hike to the vast open summit of Mt Moosilauke. Mt Moosilauke affords impressive views of many 4000-footers in NH, as well the mountains of Vermont to the west and Canada to the north. This is a big climb at 7+ miles with 3000+ feet of elevation gain.This is a big mountain, so you will need good fitness and recent 4K experience, but we will not be racing to the summit, and we plan on taking time to enjoy it when we get there. The cool weather of mid-October typically delivers better views than you'd find on a summer hike, but it also demands that you bring warm clothing. Typical daytime highs are in the low 40's this time of year, but colder temperatures are common. This will not be a winter hike, and you will not need winter gear, but a light dusting of snow at this time of year is not unheard of.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Moosilauke, Benton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Robert Mackin , Lucia Tiererova
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here

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

Date: Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, October 27

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut, known to be haunted, is the perfect destination for this family Halloween Saturday night overnight (more on that later). We backpack in 3.8 miles with 2,050' elevation gain along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail arriving at the hut with a small lake and surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side. Carter Notch Hut, built in 1914, has a main lodge with two detached bunkhouses. Carter Notch is known to be haunted with "Red Mac" McGregor, the friendly ghost of Red Mac McGregor who used to be caretaker at Carter. Here a link to the story (more on the web too): http://www.wmur.com/article/thought-to-be-haunted-carter-notch-hut-turns- 100-this-year/5193505) This is a great way to celebrate Halloween and introduce your kids to backpacking without the added work of bringing a tent. We hike into the Hut at an easy pace, stopping to explore and take pictures of the landscape. There are lots of boulders to climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise, you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or go swimming in the lake (brrrr) weather permitting. We will prepare a group dinner together, then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after a pancake breakfast, we hike back to our cars. You and your children must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with a moderate elevation gain of 2,050 ft (some steeper sections) carrying your personal gear, sleeping bags, and some group food. Cost $75/member ($85 non-members) includes lodging at Carter Notch Hut Saturday night, one dinner and one breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. To register, click the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2541 For questions call Denise Boucher at 978-470-0243 or denisegirish@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: 19 Mile Brook Trail - Pinkham Notch - NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@gmail.com) 978-470-0243
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com) 617-712-5013
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous
Link: Register Here

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, October 27

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 will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations that are more than an hour from emergency care. You will be Certified by Solo Stoneheart Open Learning Opportunities. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at Camp Thoreau, 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA. For directions, visit the Thoreau Club web page at www.thoreau.com.

Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: Thoreau Outing Club at Camp Thoreau. 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA.
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10.00 pm)
Trip Difficulty: C4D
Link: Register here:

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, November 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 will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations that are more than an hour from emergency care. You will be Certified by Solo Stoneheart Open Learning Opportunities. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at Camp Thoreau, 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA. For directions, visit the Thoreau Club web page at www.thoreau.com

Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: Thoreau Outing Club at Camp Thoreau. 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA.
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Link: Register here:

Castle Island, South Boston

Date: Saturday, November 2 - Saturday, November 2

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

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

4th Annual Boston Family Outings AMC Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 9 - Monday, November 11

Fun Family late fall weekend! AMC Boston Family Outings rents the entire Cardigan Lodge in Alexandria, NH. Great opportunity to get to know the group. Hike, walk, play and enjoy the outdoors at Cardigan Lodge and Cardigan Mountain in Alexandria, NH!! Kids all ages welcome! AMC members/non-members welcome! We offer multiple hikes, walks, and activities to accommodate a variety of ages and abilities. Cardigan Mountain is a moderate hike of 5 miles roundtrip and 1750 ft elevation gain to a bald summit with beautiful views and a fire tower at the top. Numerous shorter and easier trails leave from the Lodge and provide a more leisurely walk for the littlest participants or those who prefer a more relaxed pace. If it's rainy, there will be organized crafts and indoor games for families to enjoy. AMC Cardigan Lodge is peacefully located at the end of a road on a 1200-acre reservation owned by AMC in Alexandria, NH. Bunkrooms are coed and sleep 3-6 people with shared bathrooms. All meals from Saturday dinner through Monday breakfast are included: appetizers and dinner Saturday and Sunday night, breakfast Sunday and Monday, and bag lunch Sunday. Adults $120; Children ages 18 and under $80 (non-members $140; $100 respectively) includes lodging and meals for the weekend. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2514. Questions? Silvia Dubinsky, silvia_zaharinova@yahoo.com, ?(617) 283-2440?.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: 774 Shem Valley Rd, Alexandria, NH 03222
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Silvia Zaharinova-Dubinsky (silvia_zaharinova@yahoo.com) 617-283-2440, Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Micheal V Wainer (wainer18@hotmail.com) 617-549-2731
Co-Leader: Lisette Neergaard Colón (analisettecolon@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Wednesday, November 20 - Wednesday, November 20

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

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

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Friday, November 29 - Friday, November 29

5 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. Leader: Beth Mosias

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

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

Date: Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars. Lonesome Lake Hut is second newest and southernmost hut of AMC's 8 huts, built in 1964. The main building is the dining room and kitchen while 46 guests sleep in separate bunkhouses. The dining room is toasty warm with a fire going in the evening, though the bunk rooms are unheated. Bunk rooms are co-ed in order that we can keep families together. This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $70/person ($80 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner, and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks. To register click on "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2546. For questions contact: Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606.

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

Family Thanksgiving AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1

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: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: AMC Cardigan Lodge 774 Shem Valley Rd Alexandria, NH 03222
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Link: Register Here

Family New Years at Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia

Date: Saturday, December 28 - Wednesday, January 1

Ring in the New Year with Family Outings at Pinestead Farm Lodge, a Family Outings longtime Favorite in Franconia, NH! Pinestead is a comfortable rustic lodge on a farm with direct access to XC ski and snowshoe trails. Great sledding hills on property and nearby as well. 15 min from Cannon or 45 min from Bretton Woods for DH skiing. Ice skating and tubing available at the nearby Franconia Inn (both for a fee) Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen as well. Great for families with kids of all ages and skill levels. $230/adult ($250 non-members) and $210/child ($230 non-members) Includes 4 nights lodging and all meals from dinner Saturday through breakfast Wednesday. Plus New Years noise makers and lots of smiles and camaraderie!, Register with leader Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com, 508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer 617-413-1815 (Before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

AMC New Year's Celebration in White Mountains

Date: Sunday, December 29 - Wednesday, January 1

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

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
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
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

Date: Thursday, February 20 - Sunday, February 23

BC Touring at it's best! 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. We rate the skiing on this trip at advanced. We will be skiing up to 10-12 miles with vertical of up to 2000'-2500' per day on mostly ungroomed trails; though some of the approach mileage may be packed out or even tracked, there will be bushwhacking sections and probably some steep sections in deep snow; climbing skins (at least "kicker ones") are required. You should be prepared and able to traverse steep ravines and narrow snow bridges across streams. New from last year, since some trails have been cleared of brush and if there are snow bridges across ravines, we will be able to do a traverse of some of the bowls! As you all know, conditions in the backcountry can be highly variable. We recommend metal edged, double camber skis of approximately a 67mm-57mm-62mm profile, a pair +10mm in all dimensions may be beneficial in event snow is very deep. We should be ready to expect variable snow and weather conditions including extremely cold weather and potential ice. Our accommodation will be in cozy and rustic West Branch Pond Camps in winterized cabin #9, which has 6 beds, plus space for two cots if we need them. Amenities are cozy warm heat with wood stoves, a bath house with showers and toilets and hearty local cuisine, served family style in the kitchen. Food allergies and vegetarians can be accommodated, though strict vegans cannot be accommodated by the group menus. Of course, you can extend the trip by booking directly with West Branch Pond Camps. For more information see the trip brochure at the link below.

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
Registrar: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Nordic BC Skiing Robust Intermediate/Advanced
Link: Trip Brochure

XC Ski Out the Door Craftsbury

Date: Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

Up to 99K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before 1/26 with L. Trip fills fast! Note - this is an intermediate level trip. New AMCers with intermediate XC ski experience are welcome to join. (colisted with INTRO Committee)

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

XC Ski Out the Door at Craftsbury VT (Intermediate)

Date: Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

Up to 99K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before Jan 26, 2020 with L. Trip fills fast!

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

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

Date: Monday, June 1

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

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