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GreatGulfAPalooza--Vol 2 Episode 1--Madison via Mad Gulf, return via Osgood

Date: Sunday, June 24

Join Pete and Joe for the first episode in the return of the GreatGulfAPalooza! Visit some of the beautiful, remote, seldom tracked areas of the Great Gulf. Today's trip ascends to the top of Mt Madison via a secret jewel of the White Mountains--the Madison Gulf Trail.. This trail involves a significant amount of exposed scrambling, so if that isn't your thing, then you should consider another trip. Also, this trip will be fast paced, with few stops--be prepared to refuel and drink on the fly. The descent will be via the Osgood trail--down many bumps on the shoulder of Mt Madison, with endless views back towards Washington, the Cats and Carters, and the Mahoosucs.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Great Gulf--Mt Madison
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Osler (osler@alum.mit.edu) 802-324-4199 (before 9:00 PM)
Trip Difficulty: A1A
Link: Register here

Couch-to-4k Young Members (20s & 30s) (June 17 - August 26)

Date: Sunday, June 24

Couch to 4k is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Hikes are organized into three levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up four-thousand-footers of New Hampshire. Couch to 4k trip leaders will highlight important skills for safe hiking such navigation, hydration, nutrition, and proper attire. Most Couch to 4k events are on the weekends, but look out for weekday night local hikes as well. Sign up for as many (or as few) hikes as you would like, building from Level 1 hikes all the way to Level 3, or as far along as you would like to go. Be sure to review trip descriptions to see which hikes are right for you. Here's a rough guide to how the Couch to 4K hikes are leveled: Level 1 hikes include little to no elevation gain, and move at a moderate pace. These hikes are great opportunities to get to know your leaders and fellow participants and to review some basic skills for hiking. Level 2 hikes are on the longer side, around 5 miles, and include some elevation gain with rock scrambling and ledges. At this level and above all participants are expected to have appropriate footwear, clothing, water, and other essential gear. Level 3 hikes are 4ks! These hikes include some of the shorter 4ks with lower elevation gain. Expect rock scrambling, ledges, and stream crossings. The intended audience of the Couch to 4k program is young members (YM - hikers in their 20s and 30s), but all are welcome.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sean Deshaies (thatbostonamcguy@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Chao Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

Canceled: First-Time Riders Trip: Charles River Loop

Date: Sunday, June 24 - Sunday, June 24

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

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

INTRO Hike in the Fells

Date: Sunday, June 24 - Sunday, June 24

This loop hike will include the Lawrence Woods, Panther Cave and the Wright Tower over a variety of trails. Moderate pace, about six miles. No dogs, please.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Medford High School, 489 High Street, Medford
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Thurman Smith (thurman@efrllc.com) 781-729-3832 (8 am to 10pm)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Charles River Evening Paddle - Nahanton Park

Date: Monday, June 25 - Monday, June 25

Join us for a relaxed evening flat water paddle on the Charles River in Newton. Launch time is 6 pm. Plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early to unload and prepare. Boat rentals are available from Charles River Canoe and Kayak. If you are renting, please arrive early to allow time to do so. PFD must be worn at all times. Event is open to all paddlers.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: 456 Nahanton Street, Newton
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kara Greenfield 631-885-1900
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Tuesday Evening Ride - Concord

Date: Tuesday, June 26 - Tuesday, June 26

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

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

Shining Sea Bikeway

Date: Wednesday, June 27 - Wednesday, June 27

Join us for a leisurely paced scenic ride along the Shining Sea Bike Way from North Falmouth to Wood's Hole (22 miles round trip) with a short Salt Pond Sanctuary walk and swimming option. Aquarium stop (free) and lunch at Wood's Hole. Meet at 10:15am for a 10:30 am start, finish by 2:30pm. Helmet, bicycle in good repair, spare tube, water, snacks, windbreaker, sunscreen required. Registration required. Rain cancels. Driving directions: -Take Rte 24 south to Rte 495 south which becomes Rte 25E. -At the round about take the 3rd exit onto MacArthur Blvd. -At the next round about, take the second exit to merge onto MA-28 S towards Woods Hole, Falmouth. -Take exit MA -151 toward N Falmouth, Mashpee. -Turn left onto Nathan Ellis Hwy, Continue onto Country road-park at 10 Country Rd, North Falmouth.

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

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, June 27 - Wednesday, June 27

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

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

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series C

Date: Thursday, June 28 - Sunday, July 1

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

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

Thursday Night Ride - Sudbury

Date: Thursday, June 28 - Thursday, June 28

Join us for a moderate paced (13 - 14 mph) ride through the beautiful scenery of Sudbury and Lincoln, including views of our Wild & Scenic River. We will start at SVT's Wolbach Farm at 18 Wolbach Rd. in Sudbury. We'll meet at 5:45 for a 6:00 sharp ride start. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hours. Helmet, bright clothes, and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant often follows ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Location: 18 Wolbach Rd. Sudbury, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Laura Mattei (naturalauram@gmail.com) 339-222-2503

Bike Truro!

Date: Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 29 - Friday, June 29

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

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

Bike Truro!

Date: Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1

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

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

Family AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse: Mountain Views and Cool Waterfalls the Weekend Before the 4th of July, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, June 30 - Monday, July 2

Looking for fun for the family the weekend before the 4th? Join us at the Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch! We'll have a grand time hiking, cooling off in water falls, socializing, and partaking in great food! Hikes include a hike up Mt. Willard, a small mountain with an incredible big-bang-for-your-buck view. We will take a leisurely pace 1.6 miles (3.2 miles round trip; 900ft elevation gain) to the ledges that gives us a view down into Crawford Notch stopping for water/snack breaks. We will also hike to Arethusa Falls, New Hampshire's highest waterfall, Sunday, cool off in the pools and mist from the falls, enjoy lunch on the river rocks and bask in the sun before heading back to the bunkhouse for down time and dinner. Monday on the way home we may stop at the Flume Visitor's Center and check out the sights there. Shapleigh Bunkhouse, our home for the weekend, once the home of artist Frank H. Shapleigh from 1877 to 1894, now sleeps 16 in two coed bunk rooms, a common area, hot showers & restrooms, bed linens and towels provided and has a refrigerator and microwave. In late afternoon after hiking we relax, kids explore the awesome playscape, play card/board games, read or sleep. Saturday night we dine next door at Highland Center, enjoying hearty, home-cooked meals. Sunday dinner will be prepared by the group. Sunday and Monday breakfasts will be buffet style next door at the Highland Center. Lunch fixings Sunday are included as well. Space limited to 16! All ages, everyone welcome. $150/adult; $100/child 12 and under ($170, $120 respectively for non-members) includes 2 nights lodging and all meals. http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/102971 for more info. Register with: David Beck, davidbeckrph@comcast.net, (508) 361-0508.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508
Registrar: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508

FIfe Brook, Class II

Date: Saturday, June 30

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

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

AMC Cold River Camp, North Chatham, NH

Date: Saturday, June 30 - Saturday, July 7

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

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

Annual Presidential traverse

Date: Saturday, June 30

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

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

Mt. Zealand in June

Date: Saturday, June 30

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

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

Canceled: Introduction to Sea Kayaking: Hingham Harbor

Date: Saturday, June 30

Intended for those who have limited sea kayaking experience or want a refresher. This fast paced session will cover essential strokes, rescues, navigation, tides, and paddling near and across boating channels. It will take place in Hingham Harbor and will include paddling around some of the Harbor Islands. Basic kayaking skills are required, including the ability to confidently wet exit with a spray skirt. Expect a full day of instruction, training, and paddling. A 15 foot (minimum) kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, and PFD, are required.

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

Belknap Range Run: Gunstock, Belknap

Date: Saturday, June 30

In this ongoing series running all the trails in the Belknap Range, we'll visit Gunstock and Belknap Mountain, both with great views of Lake Winnipesaukee, making a final stop at the lovely isolated Round Pond. We'll cover about 8.1 miles and climb 2000 feet in a loop. Our pace will be about 12-15 minutes/mile on easier terrain, slowing to a 20 minute power-hike on steep uphills or very technical sections. The priority is enjoying scenery and company rather than a hard workout. Some experience with trail running at or near this distance is required. Much of the terrain is runnable but there are a few scrambles that require slowing down. We'll start early morning and finish in about 2.5 hours.

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

Cutler Park Reservation, Needham

Date: Saturday, June 30 - Saturday, June 30

9am-11am. Join us for a walk in this local gem, conveniently located directly off of Route 128. As you walk the trails, you will not believe that you are so close to the highway. Highlights include Kendrick Pond, views of the Charles River, and the boardwalk crossing a marshland. Easy trails, minor ups and downs, with some roots and rocks, moderate pace. Bring water and snacks. No children under 10 or dogs. Severe weather cancels. Call Lisa if uncertain. $1 fee for those not AMC members. Directions: 84 Kendrick St, Needham, MA.

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

Best of Québec - Hiking in Bic and Gaspésie

Date: Saturday, June 30 - Thursday, July 5

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

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

Mount Tecumseh hike

Date: Sunday, July 1

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

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

Couch-to-4k Young Members (20s & 30s) (June 17 - August 26)

Date: Sunday, July 1

Couch to 4k is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Hikes are organized into three levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up four-thousand-footers of New Hampshire. Couch to 4k trip leaders will highlight important skills for safe hiking such navigation, hydration, nutrition, and proper attire. Most Couch to 4k events are on the weekends, but look out for weekday night local hikes as well. Sign up for as many (or as few) hikes as you would like, building from Level 1 hikes all the way to Level 3, or as far along as you would like to go. Be sure to review trip descriptions to see which hikes are right for you. Here's a rough guide to how the Couch to 4K hikes are leveled: Level 1 hikes include little to no elevation gain, and move at a moderate pace. These hikes are great opportunities to get to know your leaders and fellow participants and to review some basic skills for hiking. Level 2 hikes are on the longer side, around 5 miles, and include some elevation gain with rock scrambling and ledges. At this level and above all participants are expected to have appropriate footwear, clothing, water, and other essential gear. Level 3 hikes are 4ks! These hikes include some of the shorter 4ks with lower elevation gain. Expect rock scrambling, ledges, and stream crossings. The intended audience of the Couch to 4k program is young members (YM - hikers in their 20s and 30s), but all are welcome.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sean Deshaies (thatbostonamcguy@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Chao Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

Wellesly Wanderer

Date: Tuesday, July 3

Meet at 6p to start riding at 6:15p. 11-12mph. Ride goes mostly through Weston and Wellesley on very quiet roads. 13miles, longer option available. Rain cancels, helmets required. Start from Charles River Canoe Parking lot at Newton Weston border below Route 30, Route 128 and Mass Pike. From Route 30W, take ramp to 128N and exit immediately to access lot. Or, take a right on River Street and access lot just after Mass Pike entrance. Bike in good repair; Leader not able to fix flats or repair bikes.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Bix (Barbara@bbmarketingplus.com)

Paddling on Fife Brook

Date: Wednesday, July 4

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

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: charlemont ma
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Eugenia Vitkin (cheremsha@hotmail.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website

World's End Reservation

Date: Wednesday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 4

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

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

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 4

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

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

Middlesex Fells, Winchester

Date: Thursday, July 5 - Thursday, July 5

Sheepfold Pkg. lot. Mod to stren. 7 mi. hike over many hills & rough terrain. 9am-2pm. Bring lunch, H2O, snacks. Rte. 93 S to exit 35. At stop sign, go L under highway. At next stop sign go R. At first set of lights turn R onto Rte. 28. Turn R into Sheepfold entrance. Rte. 93 N to exit 33 (Route 28). Sheepfold entrance is 2 miles up on the L. Cancel if rain. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Note: There is now a parking fee for the Sheepfold Lot.

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

Thursday Night ride-Concord

Date: Thursday, July 5 - Thursday, July 5

Join us at Concord monument for a Moderate 13-16 mph Intermediate pace 17-20 mile Group ride through Concord/Carlisle/Acton. We'll meet at 6:00 for a 6:15 sharp ride start. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hours. Helmet, bright clothes, and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant might follow ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Concord Center
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike McIlrath (mbm@alum.mit.edu) 781-274-7881, Gail Ferreira (gailferreira@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Class II Fife Brook

Date: Friday, July 6 - Saturday, July 7

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

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

Sandwich Range Traverse Backpack

Date: Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8

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.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Co-Leader: Srikanth Perinkulam
Link: Register Here

Bedford Morning Ride

Date: Friday, July 6 - Friday, July 6

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

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

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

Date: Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8

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

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

Mt Cube-52 with a View-Loop Hike

Date: Saturday, July 7

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

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

Visit the THREE Hancock peaks over 4000' high!

Date: Saturday, July 7

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

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

Chocorua via Champney Falls

Date: Saturday, July 7

Join us for a hike up Mount Chocurua! Mount Chocorua is a popular hike because its bare and rocky summit commands excellent views in all directions. Although it is only 3,475' in elevation, it is a rigorous climb with some steep sections and rock scrambles. We will be taking the popular Champney Falls Trail, approaching the summit from the north. The highlight of this trail is that it passes the 70' Champney Falls waterfall about halfway up. This is a great place to take a break and cool off quickly before tackling the steep rocky sections at the top. Once at the summit, we can spend some time eating lunch and enjoying the spectacular views of the White Mountains to the north, and the lakes all around us. We will descend by the same route, offering a chance to cool our toes in the falls once again, before heading back to the cars. This is a 7.6 mile round trip with 2,400 feet of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Chocorua
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Phillip Baraona (phil@acm.org)
Co-Leader: Marcella MacKenzie
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

Intermediate Sea Kayaking: Boston Harbor Instructional

Date: Saturday, July 7

Intended for intermediate sea kayakers who want to take their skills to the next level. This training session will cover paddling in wind and chop, use of skegs and rudders, rescues, navigation, tides, group cohesion, and crossing boating channels. It will take place in Boston Harbor and will include paddling around the Inner Harbor Islands. Intermediate sea kayaking skills are required, including the ability to re-enter your kayak with an assisted rescue. Expect a full day of instruction, training, and paddling. A 15 foot (minimum) kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, and PFD, are required.

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

Bay Circuit Trail Run Section 2 (Ipswich)

Date: Saturday, July 7

Join this 12 mile run exploring Boston's "Outer Emerald Necklace!" The Bay Circuit Trail links 200 miles of readily-accessible nature in the outer Boston suburbs. This section through Ipswich includes the marshes of the Willowdale State Forest and high hills in Bradley Palmer State Park. Our pace will be about 9-10 minutes/mile, with a focus on enjoying scenery and company on the move rather than a hard workout. Some experience running at or near this distance is required; trail experience (hiking or running) is encouraged but not required for strong runners. This is a great way to discover the world of trails; footing is good to varied and much of the route is fairly flat, but some big hills in the middle. This loop route is entirely on-trail. We'll start early morning and finish in a little under 2 hours.

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

Introduction to Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Date: Saturday, July 7 - Saturday, July 7

Join us for a relaxing morning of Standup Paddle Boarding on Lake Cochituate in Natick, Forty Plus AMC Renee Hoekstra will instruct us with the basics of paddle boarding.. Then we will spend the hour practicing skills and exploring the Lake . After, you can join us for lunch, snack or a swim.. Please register through the regi link attached.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Lake Cochituate Natick, Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Renee Hoekstra (reneejhoekstra@gmail.com) , Carla Palmer (cpotswims@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

Stinson Mountain, Rumney - Hike

Date: Sunday, July 8

Nice, short, hike up Mt. Stinson on a Sunday, to allow plenty of time to beat the traffic back to Boston. Stinson, which is on the '52 with a View' list, has an open summit with great views of the Baker River Valley.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.r@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: C3B
Link: Register Here

Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Sunday, July 8 - Sunday, July 8

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

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

Amesbury - Hampton Falls rural ride

Date: Sunday, July 8 - Sunday, July 8

Amesbury ride into southern New Hampshire through scenic farm country with a tentative stop at the Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, NH. Ride 25 - 28 miles. Bring lunch. Meet at 9:45 a.m. for start time 10:00 a.m. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Northern Essex County MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Edward McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: TBA - pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: Easy - Intermediate
Link: Applecrest Farms Hampton Falls, NH

Amesbury - Hampton Falls Rural Ride

Date: Sunday, July 8 - Sunday, July 8

Amesbury ride into southern New Hampshire through scenic farm country with a tentative stop at the Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, NH. Ride 25 - 28 miles. Bring lunch. Meet at 9:45 a.m. rode start time 10:00 a.m. Rain cancels

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Amesbury Elementary School 20 South Hampton Road Amesbury MA, 01913
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 PM)
Co-Leader: TBA - pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Applecrest Orchard Farms

Tuesday Evening Ride - Weston

Date: Tuesday, July 10 - Tuesday, July 10

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

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

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Date: Wednesday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 11

Join the Wednesday Wramblers for a 24 mile bike ride on the scenic Bruce Freeman Rail Trail from Acton to Lowell and back. We will begin by biking on the recently opened section of the trail in Acton and then make our way past wetlands, conservation areas, Heart Pond and residential neighborhoods to the terminus in Lowell. The path is paved and is suitable for any type of bike. We will meet at the trail parking lot behind Donelans Market at 248 Great Road in Acton at 10:00 AM. Please bring water, snacks and clothing suitable for the day. Your bike must be in good working condition with tires pumped up in advance.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com) 617-669-3528 (Before 9:30 PM)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net)
Registrar: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com)

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 11

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

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

Boston YM Game Night at City Square

Date: Thursday, July 12 - Thursday, July 12

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

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

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend

Date: Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15

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

Activity Categories: Hiking, Music, Social Events
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m.) , Marilyn Pomerantz (mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com) 603-254-5826 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

YM Long Trail / Appalachian Trail Backpacking Weekend

Date: Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15

Join us in Peru! Peru, VT, that is, for a 23-mile backpacking weekend on the Long Trail as it overlaps with the Appalachian Trail. The longest day will be 13 miles, with a total of 5300' elevation gain total and 4300' elevation loss over the course of the weekend. We'll hit Glastenbury Mountain, which has some fantastic views. This is a great opportunity for strong hikers who are prepared to hike significant mileage with backpacking gear, even if they don't have much backpacking experience. Participants are expected to bring their own meals and snacks, and should have their own backpacking gear. Carpooling and tent-sharing will be available.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Peru, Vermont
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com) 603-219-1397, Zoe Karp
Trip Difficulty: AA2B
Link: Register Here

Bicycle Tour of Lake Champlain Islands 4th Annual

Date: Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 13 - Friday, July 13

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, July 14

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Thornton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Anytime before 9:00pm)
Co-Leader: Susan Rosa (susanrosa33@gmail.com) 617-967-6683 (Before 9:00pm) , Jackie Wah (jwah2002@yahoo.com)
Link: Register Here

The Tripyramids via the Slides

Date: Saturday, July 14

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

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

Summit Two NH 48s - Garfield & Galehead

Date: Saturday, July 14

Come spend the day hiking to the summits of Garfield and Galehead Mountains. This loop trail hike will take us over two NH 4000-footers. Garfield offers spectacular panoramic views into the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Galehead has a beautiful overlook near the top. We will also stop at Galehead Hut to enjoy lunch and/or snacks. Leaders will arrange a carspot (no road walk). Join us on this excursion for good times, good hiking, and good company! (13.7 mi., 4200' elevation gain).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: William Donovan
Co-Leader: Darren MacCaughey , Brett Power
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Link: Register Here

Adams and Madison Day Hike

Date: Saturday, July 14

Join us for a hike up through spectacular King Ravine, with a brief diversion to scramble through the boulders of The Subway, then over to Mts. Adams and Madison via the Gulfside Trail, and down from Mt. Madison via the Watson Path. At 10 miles and around 5,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain, this is a strenuous hike combining the steep scrambling and exposed ledges of a ravine hike with open boulder fields and expansive views above treeline. It should be a spectacular day, but participants must be ready for the distance, elevation and rough terrain typical of the Presidential Range. For your best hiking experience, it is advised that you have recently tested yourself on a 4,000 footer before you register for this hike, and be comfortable on steep exposed headwall terrain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Fred Smith (fredsmithhikes@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Michael Oliverio (oliverio1m@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A2A
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2056

Mt. Moosilauke Run

Date: Saturday, July 14

Experience more of Moosilauke! In this run, we'll first ascend to the bare ridgeline of Mount Moosilauke, enjoying the views from from the South Peak and the true summit. We'll then curve around the east side of the mountain and into the woods, taking in Mt. Blue and Mt. Jim, subpeaks of the Moosilauke massif, and the headwaters of the Baker River. The day will end with one last climb back over the low ridge to our starting point. We'll cover about 14.3 miles and climb 4,600 feet in this loop. Our pace will be about 12-15 minutes/mile on easier terrain, slowing to a 20 minute power-hike on steep uphills or very technical sections. The priority is enjoying scenery and company rather than a hard workout. Some experience with trail running at or near this distance is required. The terrain varies from fairly smooth to quite poor footing. Due to severe exposure to the elements, this trip will be highly weather-dependent. We'll start early morning and finish in about 5 hours.

Activity Categories: Running
Location: Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Franconia Ridge Loop with stay at Greenleaf Hut

Date: Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15

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

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

Mount Carrigain

Date: Sunday, July 15

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

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

Couch-to-4k Young Members (20s & 30s) (June 17 - August 26)

Date: Sunday, July 15

Couch to 4k is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Hikes are organized into three levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up four-thousand-footers of New Hampshire. Couch to 4k trip leaders will highlight important skills for safe hiking such navigation, hydration, nutrition, and proper attire. Most Couch to 4k events are on the weekends, but look out for weekday night local hikes as well. Sign up for as many (or as few) hikes as you would like, building from Level 1 hikes all the way to Level 3, or as far along as you would like to go. Be sure to review trip descriptions to see which hikes are right for you. Here's a rough guide to how the Couch to 4K hikes are leveled: Level 1 hikes include little to no elevation gain, and move at a moderate pace. These hikes are great opportunities to get to know your leaders and fellow participants and to review some basic skills for hiking. Level 2 hikes are on the longer side, around 5 miles, and include some elevation gain with rock scrambling and ledges. At this level and above all participants are expected to have appropriate footwear, clothing, water, and other essential gear. Level 3 hikes are 4ks! These hikes include some of the shorter 4ks with lower elevation gain. Expect rock scrambling, ledges, and stream crossings. The intended audience of the Couch to 4k program is young members (YM - hikers in their 20s and 30s), but all are welcome.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sean Deshaies (thatbostonamcguy@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Chao Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

Tuesday Evening Road Ride

Date: Tuesday, July 17 - Tuesday, July 17

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 20 - Friday, July 20

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

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

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

Date: Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22

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

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

Needham West Ride

Date: Saturday, July 21

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

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

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Date: Saturday, July 21

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

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

Lincoln and Lafayette

Date: Saturday, July 21

Join fellow HB members as we explore the stunning ridges of Franconia Notch. Starting out on the Falling Waters Trail we will encounter picturesque waterfalls and great outlooks. This loop hike will cover 9 miles, with 3950' elevation gain as we hike over the open ridges and summit of Lincoln (5089') and Lafayette (5260').

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 44.142066,-71.681358
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Brian Spencer
Co-Leader: Steve Weber
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Link: Register here.

Mount Garfield

Date: Saturday, July 21

Join us for a day hike to Mt Garfield, a 4,000 footer in the Franconia Range which offers grand views of the Franconia Range and the Pemigewasset wilderness. We will go up the Garfield Trail and hike 5 miles to the top with approximately 3,000 ft elevation. It is a long gradual climb with a 0.2 mile steep stretch at the end. 3-season gear and recent experience with 7-mile hikes in the 2000+ elevation gain essential.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Garfield, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Grazia Lolla , Ramez Iyob
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here:

Intro to Woods Hole by Kayak

Date: Saturday, July 21 - Saturday, July 21

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

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

Boston's Back Bay Fens

Date: Saturday, July 21 - Saturday, July 21

View museums and cultural institutions; explore the Rose Garden and Victory Gardens. From 10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at corner of Huntington Ave. & Museum Rd. (Museum stop on Green Line "E"). Bring lunch & water. No dogs. New members welcome. Heavy rain cancels.

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

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, July 21 - Saturday, July 21

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

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

Tecumseh on a Sunday Morning

Date: Sunday, July 22

Join us on Sunday, July 22 for an enjoyable hike to the summit of Mount Tecumseh, one of the smaller of New Hampshire's 4000 footers. At 4003 feet, the summit of Tecumseh provides beautiful views of Waterville Valley. This 6.2 mile out and back from Tripoli Road offers a little over 2000 feet of elevation gain and is a great hike for those who are might be interested in beginning their 4000 footer journey. Participants should have recent hiking experience of over four miles with over 1000 feet of elevation gain. We will enjoy lunch on the summit before making our way back down to the trailhead.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Tripoli Road
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Cassandra Downey
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Click Here to Register Online

Circumnavigate Naushon Island (Woods Hole)

Date: Sunday, July 22 - Sunday, July 22

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

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

Tuesday Evening Ride - Concord

Date: Tuesday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 24

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

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

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 25

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 27 - Friday, July 27

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

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

Dead River Class 3 Whitewater

Date: Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29

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

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

Middlesex Fells, Medford

Date: Saturday, July 28 - Saturday, July 28

Mid-summer is here. Slow-paced nature walk looking for mid-summer wildflowers and fruits in the Bellevue Pond area. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun and interesting natural history. 9:00am-12:00 noon. Rte. 93 to Exit 33. At rotary, go right onto South Border Rd./Winchester and continue a couple of hundred yards to Bellevue Pond Parking Lot on right (opposite #68 South Border Rd, Medford). Parking limited/arrive early. Steady rain cancels. $1 for non-members.

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

Windsurfing Beginner Training

Date: Saturday, July 28 - Saturday, July 28

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

Activity Categories: Windsurfing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Sevcik (sesevcik@gmail.com)

Leisurely 18 Mile BikeRide Through Middleton, North Andover, Boxford and Topsfiled

Date: Sunday, July 29

Leisurely 18 mile ridfe through Middleton, North Andover, Boxford and Topsfield. Gently rolling hills, wooded and town centers in Boxford and Topsfield

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Boxford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm) , Emily McPhillips (emcp@me.com)
Registrar: Steve Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)
Link: Register Here

Couch-to-4k Young Members (20s & 30s) (June 17 - August 26)

Date: Sunday, July 29

Couch to 4k is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Hikes are organized into three levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up four-thousand-footers of New Hampshire. Couch to 4k trip leaders will highlight important skills for safe hiking such navigation, hydration, nutrition, and proper attire. Most Couch to 4k events are on the weekends, but look out for weekday night local hikes as well. Sign up for as many (or as few) hikes as you would like, building from Level 1 hikes all the way to Level 3, or as far along as you would like to go. Be sure to review trip descriptions to see which hikes are right for you. Here's a rough guide to how the Couch to 4K hikes are leveled: Level 1 hikes include little to no elevation gain, and move at a moderate pace. These hikes are great opportunities to get to know your leaders and fellow participants and to review some basic skills for hiking. Level 2 hikes are on the longer side, around 5 miles, and include some elevation gain with rock scrambling and ledges. At this level and above all participants are expected to have appropriate footwear, clothing, water, and other essential gear. Level 3 hikes are 4ks! These hikes include some of the shorter 4ks with lower elevation gain. Expect rock scrambling, ledges, and stream crossings. The intended audience of the Couch to 4k program is young members (YM - hikers in their 20s and 30s), but all are welcome.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sean Deshaies (thatbostonamcguy@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Chao Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 1

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

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

Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Date: Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5

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

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

Annual Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Date: Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5

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

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

Annual Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Date: Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5

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

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

Camping Weekend with Northern Presidents (Madison, Adams) with Boston YM

Date: Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5

Looking to hike a few Presidentials this summer but don't want to do a full traverse in a day? Craving some camping time? Join AMC Boston young members for a weekend of camping and hiking through some of the highest peaks in New Hampshire. We have two nights booked at a campground in the Crawford Notch region, gathering on Friday night for campfire snacks (dinner will not be provided the first night). Saturday we will hike to Mt. Madison and Adams in a 8.5-mile loop, approx. 4,206 elevation gain, returning to the campground for a second night with dinner cooked over the campfire. Sunday we will plan a shorter hike in the area, possibly to a waterfall to swim. Both hikes will be at a fun, leisurely pace with plenty of stops for photos, water breaks, and snacks, but be advised, this is a hike for Intermediate/ Advanced hikers with previous experience hiking in the White Mountains or similar terrain/ mileage/ elevation. Cost for the trip is $45 for members, $50 for non-members, which includes Saturday dinner, and two breakfasts, snacks, campground fees and firewood. Participants should bring lunches for both days.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mount madison
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Kelleigh Welch
Trip Difficulty: Difficult
Link: register

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 3 - Friday, August 3

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

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

Early August Hike to Zealand and Hale

Date: Saturday, August 4

Join us in early August to bag two 4,000 footers along with views of the cascading Zealand Falls and the ever impressive Zealand Notch. During our 13-mile loop hike, we'll summit Zealand Mountain (4,260') and Mt. Hale (4,054') with a brief stop at Zealand Falls Hut along the way. While neither summit is famous for its views, from Zeacliff Outlook we'll feast our eyes on one of the finest views in the White Mountains with its magnificent panorama over the eastern Pemigewasset Wilderness and several mountain ranges. Plan for a long but convivial day, and pack full three-season gear. We will be spotting cars to avoid an end-of-day road walk.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling , Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Holly Masek
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Click here to register online

Mt Greylock Backpack

Date: Saturday, August 4 - Sunday, August 5

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

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

Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway Loop Hike

Date: Saturday, August 4

Let's enjoy the Sandwich Range with a challenging clockwise loop hike deep in the White Mountains to two wooded summits but with ledges and various viewpoints along the route that make this hike well worth the effort. This is a moderately paced hike to the summits of Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway. We will be hiking a classic loop across BOTH 4000 footers. The loop distance is about 11.5 miles with 4350' of elevation gain. Expect a long day, this hike will take about 8-9 hours to complete, if not longer. This is a great hike for those that are working on their 4,000 footer list. We will start early for this hike so that we have full use of day light. The traditional loop comprises the following trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail and Wonalancet Trail. This trip is for individuals who have been out a few times this year and have recent experience with similar distance hikes in the Whites.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sandwich Range in the White Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Richard Whitney (amc@rickwhitney.com)
Co-Leader: Kate Sullivan (kbsullivan2014@gmail.com) 617-460-5843
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register here

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Saturday, August 4 - Saturday, August 4

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

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

Class II Whitewater on Deerfield, Fife Brook.

Date: Sunday, August 5

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

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

A "Reel" Great Hike to the Kinsmans

Date: Sunday, August 5

Join us on Sunday, August 5th for a hike to North and South Kinsman, two of New Hampshire's 4000 footers. We will approach from the west, using the scenic Reel Brook Trail to make our way to Kinsman Ridge and then will descend via the Mount Kinsman Trail. This 11.5-mile hike includes 3500 feet of elevation gain, several stream crossings and some rock scrambles, so be sure you and comfortable with fairly rugged terrain. We will hike at a moderate pace of 1.5-2 mph, passing the beautiful cascades on Eliza Brook and the remote Harrington Pond. As this will be a challenging but interesting hike, participants should have experience with 9+ mile hikes with an elevation gain of over 3000 feet.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Route 116, Lincoln
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Cassie Downey , Holly Masek
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Click Here to Register Online

Couch-to-4k Young Members (20s & 30s) (June 17 - August 26)

Date: Sunday, August 5

Couch to 4k is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Hikes are organized into three levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up four-thousand-footers of New Hampshire. Couch to 4k trip leaders will highlight important skills for safe hiking such navigation, hydration, nutrition, and proper attire. Most Couch to 4k events are on the weekends, but look out for weekday night local hikes as well. Sign up for as many (or as few) hikes as you would like, building from Level 1 hikes all the way to Level 3, or as far along as you would like to go. Be sure to review trip descriptions to see which hikes are right for you. Here's a rough guide to how the Couch to 4K hikes are leveled: Level 1 hikes include little to no elevation gain, and move at a moderate pace. These hikes are great opportunities to get to know your leaders and fellow participants and to review some basic skills for hiking. Level 2 hikes are on the longer side, around 5 miles, and include some elevation gain with rock scrambling and ledges. At this level and above all participants are expected to have appropriate footwear, clothing, water, and other essential gear. Level 3 hikes are 4ks! These hikes include some of the shorter 4ks with lower elevation gain. Expect rock scrambling, ledges, and stream crossings. The intended audience of the Couch to 4k program is young members (YM - hikers in their 20s and 30s), but all are welcome.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sean Deshaies (thatbostonamcguy@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Chao Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield Entrance

Date: Sunday, August 5 - Sunday, August 5

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

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

Tuesday Evening Ride - Weston

Date: Tuesday, August 7 - Tuesday, August 7

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

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

Hostel and Hiking Weekend: Baldfaces and Waumbek

Date: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 10 - Friday, August 10

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

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

Hike a Maine 4,000 footer! Mt Abraham

Date: Saturday, August 11

Join a Hike to Mount Abraham, 4049', (or Abram according to some locals) located in western Maine, part of the Rangeley-Stratton mountain range. The peak features views in all directions, including Mt Spaulding and Mt. Sugarloaf. According to the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Mount Abraham's alpine zone totals approximately 350 acres. This expansive alpine zone is the second largest in Maine... only Katahdin has more. We will hike 8 mile round trip at a moderate pace, elevation gain 2847 feet. The trail is gradual for 3 miles, and steep for 1 mile. The group will meet to start the hike at a reasonable hour in the morning. Participants might have an interest to drive up the day before and stay overnight in the area. Closest town to trail head is Kingfield, ME.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Marianne Bonnard (bonnard.marianne@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Heather Mills (heather.nella.mills@gmail.com) 617-513-5026 (5:30-8:30pm)
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

Sea Kayak to Georges Island

Date: Saturday, August 11

Paddle from City Point to historic Georges Island and return. Opportunity to explore the island. Intermediate sea kayaking skills required. Must be able to paddle in moderate conditions such as 10 knot winds and 2 foot seas. The ability to get back into your kayak with an assisted rescue is required. Sea kayaks 15 ft minimum with front and rear bulkheads required. Approximately 12 miles.

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

Tripyramids Day Hike

Date: Saturday, August 11

Join us for a hike over the 3 summits of the Tripyramids. We will be taking the Livermore Trail to the Mount Tripyramid Trail which is a loop trail via the north and south slide. We will be ascending the north slide which has very steep rock slabs and descending the south slide which is steep loose gravel. You need to have a good head for heights and experience on steep rock slabs to be comfortable doing this hike. The trip has a limit of 10 people as this is in the Sandwich Range Wilderness so please only sign up if you intend to go as this will be a popular trip. The hike is 11 miles round trip with 3,000 feet of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Waterville Valley, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: Geraldine Matteson (3peaceonearth@gmail.com) 508-345-9500
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2079

Pond Social for Paddlers

Date: Wednesday, August 15 - Wednesday, August 15

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

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

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend

Date: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

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

Activity Categories: Hiking, Music, Social Events
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (before 9:00 p.m.) , Marilyn Pomerantz (mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com) 603-254-5826 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

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

Date: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

Bike scenic island roads, enjoy beautiful beaches, watch amazing sunsets, practice yoga, and stay at luxurious campground with full service kitchen, modern bathrooms, indoor/outdoor showers, and large multi-purpose room. Must be comfortable riding 12-20 miles per day with hills. $170 includes two nights tent site fee, two breakfasts, Saturday boiled lobster seafood feast, and great company! Parking on mainland and ferry extra (no cars).l But sag wagon will take tents, sleeping bags, and pads; just need to bring your clothing. Come join us for "island time." BONUS: Option to extend until August 23 at just $40 per night, breakfasts included.

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 17 - Friday, August 17

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

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

North and South Kinsman Day Hike

Date: Saturday, August 18

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

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

Intro to Kayak Camping Clinic

Date: Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19

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

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

Hike Mt. Whiteface a less traveled way

Date: Sunday, August 19

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

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

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

Date: Sunday, August 19

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

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

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

Date: Sunday, August 19 - Sunday, August 19

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

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

Tuesday Night Ride-Concord

Date: Tuesday, August 21

Join us for a "show and go" 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 5:45 pm for a prompt 6pm departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 12-14 mph. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. High vis clothing highly recommended. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels. Registration not required.Join us for a "show

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

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

Date: Friday, August 24 - Monday, September 3

We will camp at Nickerson State Park, a short walk from the beach at Flax Pond, where there is swimming, non-motorized boating, frog catching, biking and general fun. CHOOSE THE DAYS YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME! Great for kids/teens of all ages. Convenient to the Outer Cape and local attractions, bike trails, and bayside beaches. Informal group activities may include group biking trips, swimming and excursions. Group size is 25-30. Group site for tenting. Breakfast and dinner included. Costs: Adults/Teens $22/night, kids: (ages 3-12) $15/night, 2 and under free. To register, please click the register button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: tinyurl.com/Nickerson2018. Questions? Email Naomi Ribner at tonaomirose@gmail.com.

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

Annual Biking Weekend at Nantucket

Date: Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26

Enjoy a summer weekend on AMC's annual trip to New England's favorite island. There will be leisurely rides to the coastal villages of Siasconset and Makadet, with optional trips to various sites and downtown. We'll also walk the island's scenic cliffs at Siasconset, and enjoy the beach next to our historic lodging at the Star of the Seas Hostel.

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 24 - Friday, August 24

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, August 25 - Saturday, September 1

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

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

Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont

Date: Saturday, August 25 - Saturday, August 25

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

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

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, August 26

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, August 26

Join us for a night out with a fire and Smores and family friendly canoe experience coupled with hikes thru Harold Parker State Forest and adjacent Trails. We will relish the night out experience sleeping next to a pond in a tent with the sleeping bag and pad for bedding. The presence of other families......and of course canoeing and walks will give everyone a short but fun filled outdoors overnight. Canoes, life jackets and instruction is included. Camping is primitive (no running water or flush toilets not to speak of showers). Cost/person: Adults $30; Kids: $20. To register click the Register Here button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2013. Questions contact Brian Witcov, animalhc@aol.com, 978-807-4901.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Canoeing
Location: Sterns Pond, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian s Witkov (animalhc@aol.com) 978-807-4901 (after 7 pm) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Link: Register Here

Mass. Audubon Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont

Date: Wednesday, August 29 - Wednesday, August 29

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 31 - Friday, August 31

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

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

Labor Day Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3

Join us for 25-50+ mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along NY-Mass border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). $228-$268 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). Please register with Susan. (Note: Location shown on map is the general location of the town of Hancock; it is not the location of the lodging site. The lodging location will be sent only to registered participants.)

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

Lotsa Paddlin' Weekend.

Date: Saturday, September 1 - Sunday, September 2

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

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

World's End Reservation

Date: Monday, September 3 - Monday, September 3

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, September 9

Join Family Outings for our first annual Connecticut River Paddle Overnight. We put in at Montaque, MA and paddle 17 miles down the River, staying overnight at either AMC Hatchery Brook Campsite or AMC Whately Twin Oaks Campsite and taking out at Cow Bridge Brook Ramp (Hatfield Town Ramp). We supply the boats and food. We cook as a group with everyone pitching in. Some paddling experience necessary. Trip limited to 12 people. $50/person includes campsite, food, boats. To register click on "Register Now" above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1912. Questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Camping, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Montague, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Jeffrey Mayes (me@jeffreymayes.com) 781-248-9419
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield Entrance

Date: Sunday, September 9 - Sunday, September 9

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

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

Arlington's Great Meadows, Lexington

Date: Sunday, September 9 - Sunday, September 9

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

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

Boston YM Steering Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, September 10 - Monday, September 10

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

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

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

Date: Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16

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

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

Maine Islands Kayak and Camping Adventure

Date: Saturday, September 15 - Monday, September 17

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23

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

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

Wildcat Conservation Area, Boxford

Date: Sunday, September 23 - Sunday, September 23

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

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

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Tuesday, September 25 - Tuesday, September 25

Join Family Outings Tuesday evening September 25th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group and see how volunteer-led AMC Family Outings are governed and trips are planned. The Boston Chapter's Family Outings Committee meets four times per year to discuss and plan. We have roughly 75+ active volunteers. 6:30 to 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and larger training and events coming up. This is followed by a general trip planning meeting. Bring your ideas to brainstorm. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults. To register click on the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1913 . For questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

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

Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

Date: Saturday, September 29 - Sunday, September 30

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

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

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

Date: Sunday, October 7 - Monday, October 8

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

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

Calumet Family Fall Hiking Weekend in Ossipee, NH

Date: Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14

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

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

Fall Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, October 12 - Monday, October 15

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28

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

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: 19 Mile Brook Trail - Pinkham Notch - NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Brian Witkov (animalhc@aol.com) 978-535-4263 (after 7 pm)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous
Link: Register Here

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

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28

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

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

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4

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

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

Family Thanksgiving Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Friday, November 23 - Sunday, November 25

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, November 24 - Sunday, November 25

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

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

Family Thanksgiving AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 24 - Sunday, November 25

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

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

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

Date: Friday, January 18 - Monday, January 21

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

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

XC Ski Out the Door at Craftsbury VT (Intermediate)

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

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

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