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Canceled: Watery Wayland

Date: Tuesday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 25

Meet in the parking lot behind the Wayland Town Building at the Southwest corner of the intersection of routes 20 and 126. (41 Cochituate Rd) at 5:45 for a 6:00 pm start. 13-16 mile rolling ride on mostly back roads at a moderate pace. Helmet required. Dinner at The Local or Bertuccis follows. Steady or heavy rain cancels

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Location: Wayland MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm)

After work Kayaking on the Charles

Date: Tuesday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 25

Come join the 39 forever group (40+) after work for a relaxing kayak on the water exploring nature along the Charles river. Views of Harvard with Cormorants, Great Blue herons, Egrets, and even bald Eagles have been spotted along the river. There is a Paddle Boston/Charles river kayaking site in Allston a mile walk from the Harvard sq T stop where kayaks can be rented.. Must be comfortable on the water. Experienced kayakers only please. Please sign up on the google doc link below.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Rosa (Susanrosa33@gmail.com) , Carla Palmer (cpotswims@gmail.com)

Young Members 20s and 30s Weeknight Hike (Franklin Park)

Date: Wednesday, June 26

Join Young Members for an after-work walk in Franklin Park (T-accessible!). We'll do a combination of paved and unpaved trails, planning on around being out for around 3 miles/2 hours. Rain will cancel.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Franklin Park, Jamaica Plain
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp
Link: Register here!

20s and 30s June Bar Social

Date: Wednesday, June 26

Come join Boston AMC 20s and 30s for a bar social at Back Bay Social Club in Boston! Get more information on weekend outings, volunteer opportunities, and meet people with the same passion for the outdoors. Some appetizers will be provided. Drinks and meals are on your own. You don't need to be an AMC member to attend - all are welcome!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Back Bay Social Club
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp (jenna.l.whitney@gmail.com)
Link: Register here!

Blackstone River Bikeway to India Point Providence

Date: Wednesday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 26

Join us for a leisurely (10-12MPH) 26 mile ride along the historic Blackstone Valley Bikeway. We will start the ride 8 miles on the paved bike path from Cumberland to Lincoln and then follow the on- and off-road bikeway 7 miles from Central Falls to India Point, Providence where we can enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the confluence of the Seekonk and Providence Rivers. Along the way we will stop for short visits at various points of interest. This ride is not entirely on a bike path. We will be on a marked bike route and/or bike lanes from Central Falls through Pawtucket into Providence.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Rhode Island
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Emily McPhillips , Judy Wester (westerj70@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Judy Wester (westerj70@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: easy

Young Members Run on the Charles

Date: Wednesday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 26

Join Young Members for a 3-mile, weeknight run along the scenic Charles River. We'll start at the base of the Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge at the corner of Charles Street and Cambridge Street. Our route will then take us by the Esplanade, over the Mass Ave Bridge to the Cambridge side of the river, and then over the Longfellow Bridge for a short incline before returning to our starting point. We'll finish in front of the J.P. Licks on Charles Street for a debrief and optional post-run ice cream.

Activity Categories: Running
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Justin Gallo
Link: Register Here

Thursday Evening Tour - Lexington, MA

Date: Thursday, June 27

A brisk after-work ride through the western suburbs of Boston. We will go out to the Old North Bridge in Concord. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Leader will go at a moderate (approx 13-15 mph pace), faster riders are welcome to go ahead. Sustained, heavy rain across metro Boston cancels. Dinner may follow at local restaurant. Meet at 6:00 for a 6:15 start at Minuteman Statue on Lexington Common. You can get to the start of the ride by riding from from the Alewife T-stop on the Minuteman Bike-way. This is an AMC Boston Chapter Show and Go Ride, no registration required. Helmets, bright clothes and lights are required and participants will be asked to sign an AMC waiver which can be viewed at: http://www.outdoors.org/pdf/upload/volrelease.pdf The loop will be https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2413158 See who is coming at https://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/262406379/

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

Young Members Couch to 4K Hiking Program

Date: Thursday, June 27 - Saturday, August 31

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. This program aims to be inclusive of all hikers, but is geared toward beginners and marketed as such. Hikes are organized into four 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. No dog is allow for the hikes. Level 1 hikes include little elevation gain, are under 5 miles, move at a moderate pace. These hikes are great opportunities to get to know your leaders and fellow participants to review some basic skills for hiking, with an emphasis on gear needed for more difficult hikes. Level 2 hikes are typically 3-5 miles and include elevation gain, but less than 2000 ft. At this level and above all participants are expected to have appropriate footwear, clothing, water, and other essential gear. Level 3 hikes are challenging hikes usually in NH and between 5-9 miles with significant elevation gain (2000 - 3000 ft). These hikes include some of the shorter 4ks. Some hikes may include rock scrambling, ledges, and stream crossings. Level 4 hikes are the more difficult 4Ks in the Whites. Mount Adams is a 5,774 foot mountain in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, making it the second highest mountain in New England after Mount Washington. This hike will require additional screening. The intended audience of the Couch to 4K program is young members (YM - hikers in their 20s and 30s), but all are welcome. If you don't have a car and are worried about how you'll be able to reach the mountains, we have some options for you! Once you're approved for a trip you'll have access to the roster, where you'll be able to find contact information for other people who are driving from your area.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com) , Zoe Rath (zrphoto@gmail.com) , Chaoran Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: C4D
Link: Register Here

East Boston Greenway/Piers Park/Harborwalk/Marine Arts Sculpture Park

Date: Thursday, June 27 - Thursday, June 27

2 hour walk, some history, good harbor views. Option for harborside Downeast Cider Co. visit and picnic table dinner at KO Australian bistro ~8:00pm. Meet at 5:30pm at Blue Line Airport T stop (Bremen Street side), street parking available, approx. 268 Bremen Street on GPS. Same afternoon cell: 857-600-8295. Rain cancels. Leader: Joel Snider

Activity Categories: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joel Snider 781-777-1701

Up on a SUP Summer Series - Week 4

Date: Thursday, June 27 - Thursday, June 27

UP on a SUP Summer Series (June 6, 13, 20, and 27) Join us this summer for our Up on a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) series! We are eager to get out on the water, socialize, get to know others who love paddle boarding, and to meet and introduce new people to this fabulously fun sport. If you are interested in finding out about our upcoming summer paddles, please click on this link to join the mailing list: http://eepurl.com/dOlK8f NOTE: This list is not to sell anyone anything, it is simply to promote socializing and SUP activities, primarily through the AMC, and was created to be able to get people information about SUP activities readily. You will have successfully subscribed when you land back on the AMC Boston website. Our June series will be focused on getting people Up, especially beginners and newbies who have never been on a board, want to gain confidence in their balance, work on various paddle strokes, and learn to maneuver their boards with flexibility and control. We will be hosting our initial paddles at Blessing of the Bay Boathouse in Somerville in collaboration with Charles River Kayak and Canoe. If you have never had a seasons pass from CRKC, you are lucky! They are offering first time season pass holders a pretty fabulous discount, and you can sign up here: https://www.paddleboston.com/bookings/selectitems.php?showCart=PaddleSeasonPassFirstTimer If you don't want to commit to the season, rentals are available at this location for these events. CRKC is also offering a 20% discount on all rentals specifically for our Thursday events, so that means that your rental will be $16 instead of the full $20 per hour. If you have your own SUP, you are free to bring your board. You will be responsible for wearing a life jacket if you have your own board. Here is the link for directions and parking: https://paddleboston.com/rentals/our-locations/blessing-of-the-bay-somerville/directions/ Parking is limited so carpooling may be helpful- please read the directions for options. A few things: CRKC rents out dry bags, but they do not hold keys. You can lock your keys in my trunk if needed. Wet suits should not be necessary as we put in a request for good weather…and have full expectations that our requests will be accommodated…that being said, bad weather, high winds, and heavy rain will result in a cancelled event. You should wear clothes that you do not mind getting wet, preferably a swimsuit underneath, and certainly not cotton. You may want to bring flip flops down to the waterfront, but bare feet are recommended for paddle boarding. CRKC will make you use their life vests if you do not have one.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
Location: Somerville, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ellen Stanley (ellenstan@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Renee Hoekstra (reneejhoekstra@gmail.com) , Leah Salloway (leahsalloway@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here:

Gym Night at Brooklyn Boulders

Date: Thursday, June 27 - Thursday, June 27

Our monthly gym nights are continuing this summer on Thursday, June 27th at Brooklyn Boulders at 7pm. Find Heidi and Lorenzo in Rock Program shirts to be matched with a partner. Gym nights are a great chance to meet other climbers in the community and plan some fun outdoor trips for the upcoming season! Attendees are responsible for purchasing a day pass if they are not a member of the gym or using a guest pass.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heidi Morris , Lorenzo Antinori

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, June 28

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 North and South Kinsman

Date: Saturday, June 29

Join us for a hike Mt. North Kinsman (4,293') and South Kinsman (4,358') in the Kinsman Range of Western White Mountains. There are spectacular 180 degree views off a huge boulder near the summit of North Kinsman Mountain overlooking Cannon Mountain and the Franconia Ridge. It is 11.5 out and back hike with an approximate elevation gain 3,500 feet. The pace of the hike will be determined by the slowest hiker, but this group will consist of people who are comfortable with the distance and the terrain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Majid Ali
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Registration

Mts. Stanton, Langdon, and the Crippies

Date: Saturday, June 29

Join us on an 8.6 mile hike along the southern Montalban Ridge, to the summits of Mts Stanton, Pickering, and Langdon, and the Crippies. Depending on group interest, we may extend this hike by 2.8 miles to include the summit of Mt Parker, one of New Hampshire's 52 with a view. These are lightly traveled trails, with nice views along the ridge. Except for some short sections, these trails aren't particularly steep, and we'll maintain a moderate but steady pace, but it will require a good level of fitness due to its length. This will be a great chance to experience a relatively unexplored part of the White Mountains to most of us.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bartlett NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Robert Mackin
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Link: Register here

Jennings Peak And Sandwich Dome (2 peaks on 52-with-a-view list)

Date: Saturday, June 29

Join us for a moderately paced 8.6 mile hike over two 52-with-a-view peaks. Starting near Waterville Valley we will hike a loop that takes us to both Jennings Peak and Sandwich Mountain. Weather permitting we will have fine views from several overlooks along the way as well as at the summits of both peaks. Expect this hike to take a full day. This hike has some modest stream crossings.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sandwich Range, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie (marcelmacnz@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Laura Snyder (snydermlk@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Please register for this hike

SHP Participants Only: Osceola and East Osceola

Date: Saturday, June 29

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Our primary goal is to cover ~6.5 miles and ~2,100 feet of elevation gain to the summit of Mt. Osceola (4,340 feet) via Mt. Osceola Trail. Depending on trail conditions and ability of our group, we might proceed to summit East Osceola, which adds an additional 2 miles and 1,000 feet of elevation gain (for a total of ~8.5 miles and ~3,100 feet of elevation gain). A large open ledge at the peak of Mt. Osceola affords excellent views, and is a terrific picnic/siesta spot. Weather permitting, expect to spend about half an hour there for an extended break for lunch/snack/nap.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: east osceola
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Mount Mansfield, VT's Highest Peak @ Stowe Brewer's Festival Weekend (Beer Festival Optional)

Date: Saturday, June 29

Come hike Vermont's highest peak, up and across a spectacular ridge that connects the Adam's Apple, the Chin, and the Nose (possibly the Forehead if time & talent allow)! Yes we'll do them all as we loop our 7 mile trek from the ski area where upon our return will be in full blown Brewer's Festival Weekend mode! Hike is free and there is obviously no drinking allowed on our hike, but should you wish to attend the optional Stowe Brewer's Festival after the hike, they charge and you are responsible for the required entree fee of $39.00 paid directly to them. Also, you do not have to go to the Brewer's festival to attend our hike, but if you do, all the better!.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Darren R MacCaughey (hikeAMC@hotmail.com)
Co-Leader: Ruth Berry
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult B3B
Link: Registration Required

Hike the 4 peaks of Mt Osceola (Includes bushwhack)

Date: Saturday, June 29

Mt. Oseola is in the Sandwich Range and it is known for the beautiful clifftop views overlooking Waterville Valley from all 4 of its peaks. Two of these peaks are on the official NH 4000 footer list and the other two are on the Trailwrights list. This is a traverse of Mt. Osceola's West (4,114 ft.), Middle (4,220 ft.), main (4340 ft.), and East peak (4156 ft.), and it requires car spotting. A portion of this hike involves bushwhacking, which will give us an opportunity to hone our off-trail navigation skills. At a moderate pace, we will hike approximately 8 miles and gain 3300 ft. of elevation.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt osceola
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here

Paddle the Deerfield (Class 2) @ Riverfest

Date: Saturday, June 29

Join us for Riverfest on the Deerfield River. Great paddling and fun activities with paddlers from throughout New England! . Boat and gear rentals is available. All boats must have floatation. This is a day trip but camping is available at the RiverFest fairgrounds for those interested in staying for the weekend.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Deerfield River, Charlemont, Massachusetts
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Eugenia Vitkin
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Intro to Current Play (L2 Sea Kayak)

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

Join us for a gentle introduction to the skills needed to enjoy playing in current in a Sea Kayak. Instruction will focus on edging, strokes, and bracing to maneuver in current, how to use eddy's, peel outs and ferrying in current of ~ 1knot. Lunch @ Worlds End. Wet exit absolutely required. This is for AMC Level 2 paddlers. Limit of 10 paddlers. Fee: $10 donation

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

Essex County Salt Marches and Estates

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

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

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

Essex County Salt Marches and Estates

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

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

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Ipswich, MA, Essex County
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9PM) , Lamar Winters (bikeamc53@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: TBA - pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m. - EST)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Canceled: Family Hike Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary Berlin, MA (BHP Level 1 and 2)

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

2 mile hike on easy terrain. Mission: This forty-five acres of natural land is home to plants, streams, glacial boulders, and wild animals large and small. It is our mission to protect and care for wildlife habitats, trails, forests, streams, and wetlands. The sanctuary is a place of tranquility and self-reflection. It loves rocks, trees, and birds. In that loving, we find nourishment for our spirits and our souls. Summer Star is open to the public free of charge. Please enjoy the beauty of nature, and in return kindly pay respect to all wildlife who have been keeping this land safe and peaceful for generations! Our goal is to bring new experiences and discoveries of the wonders of local wildlife and the joyful spirit of nurturing forestland to underprivileged children, senior citizens, and to all families in the community. The sanctuary organizes a variety of events and projects to promote public awareness of science, nature, wildlife, and the environment, and aids in animal rescue and release in collaboration with Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout the year, the sanctuary also hosts various courses, lectures, conferences, and artistic and cultural events. https://summerstarwildlife.wordpress.com

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 690 LINDEN STREET BOYLSTON, MA 01505
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

Middlesex Fells, Malden

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

7-mile fast-paced hike, some rocky steep hills to cliff views including waterfall w/lunch at pond. Moderate-rated hike, not for beginners. 10:00am-2:30pm. Bring lunch/water and appropriate footwear such as hiking shoes is required. Meet on Washington St. side of Oak Grove T sta. From Rte. 93 exit 32 in Medford take Rte. 60 E 1.2 mi., L on Highland Ave. 0.5 mi., R on Glenwood St. 0.6 mi., L on Wash. St. 0.1 mi., Park on street. Email if severe weather. No dogs. Non-AMC members $1. Leader: Mike Tuohey

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

Grassy Pond Conservation Land, Acton

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to Grassy Pond looking for summer wildflowers and fruits. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. Rte 2 to Exit 42 (Rte 27/Main St, Acton). Follow Rte 27 north for about 1 mile through Acton Center and turn left on Nagog Hill Rd. Go 1.1 miles. Parking lot on left just past small meadow. Heavy rain cancels. Leader: Boot Boutwell

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

Stand Up Paddle Board Talk and Demonstration

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

Are you interested in purchasing a Stand Up Paddleboard? Charles River Kayak and Canoe is hosting a board talk and board demonstration for us on Saturday, June 29 from 3:30-6:00. The talk will include information about gear and boards, and the demo will allow us an opportunity to try a variety of different boards, including inflatables, boards with displacement hulls, and crosses. We will learn about how different boards have different things to offer in terms of volume, stability, shape, and sturdiness- and how different boards can meet different needs. This event will be especially helpful for those who are interested in purchasing a SUP at some point but would like more information on what to buy and why. This is not an event for people who have never been out on the water, but for those have some stability on an SUP and want to get a feel for how boards are different from one another and why. We will not be going very far from the dock.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
Location: Waltham, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Renee Hoekstra (reneejhoekstra@gmail.com) , Ellen Stanley
Co-Leader: Leah Salloway (leahsalloway@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

Mount Chocorua

Date: Sunday, June 30

Join us for a hike that is listed as one of the top 25 hikes in New England. We'll hike a loop to the summit of Mount Chocorua using the Brook and Liberty Trails. Our 7.4 mile hike will bring us to the open, rocky summit and weather permitting we will find out why this peak is one of New Hampshire's 52 with a view. We will travel at a moderate pace and enjoy some homemade treats at the summit. Participants should be comfortable with some steep rock scrambles.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Chocorua
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bryan Jones
Co-Leader: Laura Snyder , Denise Lamb
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: click here to register online

Mount Waumbek

Date: Sunday, June 30

Join us and head north for a summer hike to Mount Waumbek (4,006'). We will be heading to the top via Mount Starr King, an almost 4000 footer with views of the northern Presidential Range. This is otherwise more of a walk in the woods! Total distance is 7.2 miles with 2500' elevation gain, so a comfortable hike for a Sunday. Depending on conditions, Pretzel the newest hiking dog may join us. This hike can be combined with the Leader's Saturday hike. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) at Leader owned facility.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Linda Giesecke
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register here

Willey, Field, and Tom

Date: Sunday, June 30

Join us on a moderately paced ~10 mile hike to three 4,000 footers - Mts. Willey (4,285'), Field (4,340'), and Tom (4,051'). On the descent, we'll also visit Mt. Avalon (3,442', 52 with a view peak) for a total elevation gain of ~3,200'. This hike is a great opportunity to hit four peaks over a moderate distance, and each peak has its own unique view of the Crawford Notch area. There are a few steep sections of trail, but overall the hike is a fairly average grade.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mts. Willey, Field, and Tom
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Wil Hall , Lisa Connors
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Click here to register

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Avalon and Willard

Date: Sunday, June 30

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Come join us on this hike for one of the best views of the southern presidential mountains, including Mount Washington, (to the north) and of Crawford Notch (to the east) if the weather cooperates. We will hike for 3.7 miles and the elevation gain is 1,550 feet. This is a great hike to prepare you for future intermediate hikes. We might have to opportunity to add on a few more miles to another viewpoint--this leaves from the parking lot, so it will be completely optional!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt avalon
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Young Members (20s/30s) FRANCONIA RIDGE LOOP HIKE

Date: Sunday, June 30

Enjoy this classic hike across one of the most beautiful ridges in the White Mountains. Ascend the Falling Waters trail to Little Haystack, traverse the Franconia Ridge going over Mt.Lincoln to Mt.Lafayette, then down via The Old Bridle Path. 8.9 miles, and over 4,000 feet of total elevation gain. This is a strenuous hike, but a classic and beautiful

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Nav Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Broadmoor (Natick) Mass Audubon walk

Date: Sunday, June 30 - Sunday, June 30

9-11am. Meet outside the Visitors Center. Join us for a walk in this convenient (on Route 16), yet expansive wildlife retreat. Moderate pace, easy trails with some gentle hills and rocks. Bring water and snacks. No children under 10 or dogs. Severe weather cancels. Call Lisa if uncertain. Charge: $5 if not a Mass Audubon member, plus $1 if not an AMC member. Leader: Lisa Fleischman; Co-Leader: Lynda Boriskin

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Lynda Boriskin
Link: Driving Directions: Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, South Natick

Boxborough to Kimball Fruit Farm (by way of Hollis, NH)

Date: Sunday, June 30 - Sunday, June 30

Please join us for a 45-50 mi moderately paced hilly ride starting in Boxborough, through Littleton, Harvard, Ayer, and Groton, with lunch stop at Kimball Fruit Farm in Pepperell, MA. This will be a moderate paced hilly ride with an average of 12-13 MPH. We'll proceed through Hollis and Nashua, NH, returning by way of Dunstable, Tyngsboro, and Westford before heading back to Boxborough. Expect beautiful scenery, with some steep and challenging climbs. Bring your lunch and water, bike in good working order, helmets req. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Robyn Maislin (robyn.maislin@comcast.net) , Steve Maislin , Janine Papesh

Wellesley Wanderer

Date: Tuesday, July 2

13 mile ride through Weston and Wellesley. Helmet required. Rain cancels. Contact leader if unsure. Meet at 6:00p for a 6:15p start at the Duck Feeding Parking Lot on the Newton/Weston line at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 128 . From Route 128, take exit 24 to Route 30. The first traffic light West of Route 128 on Route 30 is River Road to the north. The second right on River Road is the access road to the Duck Feeding Area Parking Lot.

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

Independence Day Hike to Monroe and Washington

Date: Thursday, July 4

Join us for a classic loop over the west side of Mt Washington using the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Gulfside Trail and Jewell Trail. Including the summits of Mt Monroe (5,384') and Mt Washington (6,288'), this day hike is 10.4 miles with 4,200 ft of elevation gain. This will be a long, strenuous day with potential exposure to weather so previous experience of hiking above treeline is desirable.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt washington
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Sarah Frisken , Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Fourth of July Traverse of the Moats with swim at Diana's Bath (A3B)

Date: Thursday, July 4

Join us for an end-to-end hike of North Conway's Moat Mountains in traditional full traverse style! Distance is approximately 10 miles with about 3,200' of cumulative elevation gain, Plan on taking a quick dip and cooling off at Diana's Bath after the hike! The Moat Mountain Traverse is a classic White Mountains hiking route that can be hiked year-round. The views from the ridge are exceptional and you can easily see Mt Washington, Mt Chocorua and the Green Hills on the other side of the Saco River Valley.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Darren R MacCaughey (hikeAMC@hotmail.com)
Co-Leader: Robert Mackin
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous A3B
Link: Registration required

Mt. Washington Car Camping Weekend

Date: Thursday, July 4 - Saturday, July 6

Join us on a Friday hike to Mt. Washington (6,288') via the less-traveled Nelson Crag Trail. Expect a steep hike of 12 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 3,700 ft. We will do a shorter hike on Saturday, approx. 5 miles. Stay at convenient campground Thursday and Friday nights with heated pool. Optional Thursday BBQ dinner for those interested. Trip will be limited to 6 hiker campers.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Washington, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Frank Hauschild (frankhauschild@rocketmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register Here

World's End Reservation, Hingham

Date: Thursday, July 4 - Thursday, 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. $8.00 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.Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias (Bmosias@yahoo.com)

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

Date: Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7

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 July 4th weekend. Join us for some great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Summer hiking is awesome with beautiful views and warm temperatures. 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. More challenging hikes (Mt. Tom, Mt. Avalon or Peirce are possible summits depending on participants' interest and abilities. There's also waterfalls and local rivers to visit for sunbathing, swimming and picnics. We will stay at the 16-bed Shapleigh Bunkhouse which is coed, heated, and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area. Dinners will be prepared by the group at the bunkhouse. Breakfast will be buffet style next door at the Highland Center. Lunches will include Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, fruit and cookies. You can, also, purchase a bag lunch at the highland center or bring your own. Highland Center has a well-stocked gear room. As a participant on this trip you can borrow the items you need for this trip at no charge. Space is limited to 16, register early so you don't miss out! Questions: contact David Beck, davidbeckrph@comcast.net, (508) 361-0508.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Shapleigh Bunkhouse, AMC Highland Center Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: David Beck
Registrar: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508 (2pm to 9 pm)

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 5

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

C4K (Level 1) Lynn Woods Reservation

Date: Saturday, July 6

This hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is spot available. Join Brett Power and Justin Gallo on an adventure in Lynn Woods! This hike will be roughly 4 miles with 300ft of elevation gain, featuring a legendary pirate cave (https://flw.org/dungeonrockhistory.htm), rocky hilltops, wetland board-walks, and lakeside views. Be prepared for narrow and bouldery footpaths over moderately hilly terrain. One of the most underrated local conservation areas, prepare for a fun hike!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lynn Woods
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brett Power
Co-Leader: Justin Gallo
Trip Difficulty: C4C
Link: Register Here

C4K (Level 2) Mt Major

Date: Sunday, July 7

This hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is spot available. Join the leaders for a half day hike to Mount Major (1786') in Alton, NH. If it's a clear day, we will have fantastic views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding area from the summit. On our way up, we'll encounter beautiful wildflowers. We will make our way up via the Boulder Loop and will descend via the Major Straightback Link, Brook Trail, and Mount Major trail for a total of 4 miles and 1150 feet of elevation. The pace will be moderate and we'll take plenty of breaks.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Major
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Jesse Waites , Edwin Perez-Clancy
Trip Difficulty: C3C
Link: Register here

Wildcats A & D

Date: Sunday, July 7

Join us for a summer hike to Wildcats A through D (4422', 4330', 4298', and 4062'). Looking down over the ski area, Wildcat D boasts fantastic views of Washington, Adams, Madison, and more. We will ascend via the ski slopes to Wildcat D, then continue along the Wildcat Ridge Trail until we get to Wildcat A and head back the way we came. The climb up to Wildcat D is steep and rugged, with a few scrambles. We plan to hike approximately 8 miles at a moderate pace with 3,250 feet of elevation gain. Participants should have recent White Mountain or equivalent hiking experience with similar distance, elevation/terrain and pace.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling 508-397-1243
Co-Leader: Zoe Karp , Wil Hall
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here.

Summer hike to Mt. Isolation

Date: Sunday, July 7

Mt. Isolation (4,004'), is one of the NH 4000 footers in the Montalban Range of the White Mountains. As its name suggests, it's known for being remote and obscure, which makes it absolutely beautiful and untouched. This will be a great chance to experience a relatively unexplored part of the White Mountains. We will take the Glen Boulder Trail from the Glen Ellis Parking lot for an 11.3 mile moderately paced out and back hike. We have chosen a route that enables us to enjoy several miles of spectacular above tree line terrain in exchange for the 5000 feet of elevation gain we'll be undertaking. We will see a beautiful waterfall along the way and at the summit, we will have stunning views of Mt. Washington and the Southern Presedentials. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2483.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Isolation, Mt. Washington Rd, White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel 781-461-7823 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Aaditya Shah 585-642-8560 (Before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Click here to register

Cutler Park Reservation, Needham

Date: Sunday, July 7 - Sunday, July 7

9-11am. 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. Leader: Lisa Fleischman; Co-Leader: Lynda Boriskin

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

Tuesday Evening Ride--Concord

Date: Tuesday, July 9

Join us for a 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 5;45 pm for a 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.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Linda Haines (linda.haines6624@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Novice-Intermediate, 12-14 mph, 15-17 miles
Link: Info

East Bay Bike Path

Date: Wednesday, July 10 - Wednesday, July 10

Join the Wednesday Wramblers for a fun day in beautiful Rhode Island as we enjoy an easy summer bike ride on the East Bay Bike Path between Providence and Bristol. Our roundtrip mileage will be approximately 28 miles on this mostly flat bike trail with beautiful ocean views. Plan to spend the day as we take time to explore Bristol's historic main street and waterfront. It is very likely that ice cream and fried clams will be consumed somewhere during or after the ride. Registration is required for this ride and we will send out information on the start location prior to the ride. We ask that your bike be in good condition with tires pumped up and ready to go. Helmets are required. Please bring clothing appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, lunch or snacks and plenty of water.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com) 617-669-3528 (Before 9:00 PM)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net) 617-922-7002 (Before 9:00 PM)
Registrar: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net) 617-922-7002 (Before 9:00 PM)

Thursday Night Ride in Bedford

Date: Thursday, July 11

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

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

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (7/11)

Date: Thursday, July 11 - Thursday, July 11

Join the leaders for an aggressively-paced hike of the Middlesex Fells. We'll meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:50 pm to start hiking promptly at 6.00 pm. Each week of this 'Show and Go' hike series, we'll tackle variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a fast pace to get our heart rates up. Sorry, but no dogs or children are allowed on this hike. This hike does not require registration, but to help us manage group size expectations, please register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. At a minimum, please bring a pack that can fit an extra layer, rain gear, headlamp, water, and snacks. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2496.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middlesex Fells Rock Circuit Trail
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christine Malinowski , Paul Terenzi
Trip Difficulty: C1C
Link: Register & More Info Here

Backpack in the Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness -- the least-known part of the Whites

Date: Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14

Join us on a two-night backpacking trip exploring the least-known part of the White Mountains - the Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness. Located just over the border from New Hampshire, it is Maine's largest wilderness area. We will hike up to 8 miles per day, with about 4000 feet of elevation gain over the three days, setting a moderate pace. We hope to enjoy the views from the summit of Speckled Mountain (approx. 3000 ft) as well as mountain streams and glades.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend in NH's White Mountains

Date: Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14

We will be staying at Mountain Fare Inn, in Campton, NH. Hike on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evening, we will eat dinner at a local restaurant prior to attending "Titanic the Musical" at Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln, NH. "Titanic' swept away the 1997 Tony Awards...winning Best Musical, Best Script and Best Score. $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, restaurant dinner, and theater ticket. Ls. Kathy Didier, 603-726-3553, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com and Marilyn Pomerantz, 603-254-5826, mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com

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. EST) , Marilyn Pomerantz (mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com) 603-254-5826 (Before 9:00 p.m.EST)
Registrar: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 12

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

Franconia Ridge Loop with stay at Greenleaf Hut

Date: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14

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. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2329.

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

SHP Participants Only: Intermediate Backpack - the Bonds

Date: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. This is an intermediate backpack to Guyot campsite. Length of the trip 7.5 miles one way and ~ 2500' elevation gain, with possible additional trips to West Bond, Mt. Bond and Bondcliff. You don't need to have any prior backpacking experience, but you have to be in a good shape and able to hike 7 -10 miles a day.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: mt bond, nh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

WELCH-DICKEY MOUNTAIN LOOP HIKE FOR NEWCOMERS WHO WANT A CHALLENGE

Date: Saturday, July 13

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: NH near Waterville Valley
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Anytime) , William Swanton (Bill.Swanton@gartner.com) 781-721-5945
Link: Register Here

North Kinsman & South Kinsman Hike

Date: Saturday, July 13

Join us for a moderately-paced hike of the Kinsmans via the Mt. Kinsman Trail. On this 10-mile hike we'll hope to see spectacular views from the top of both North Kinsman (4,293 ft) and South Kinsman (4,358 ft). Along the way we'll enjoy a scenic viewpoint at Bald Peak. Total elevation gain will be 3,600 ft.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: North & South Kinsman
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Helen Jolley
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Click here to register online!

Mt Webster, Mt Jackson and Mt Pierce Loop

Date: Saturday, July 13

Join us for a hike over two Presidential peaks - Mt Jackson (4,052') and Mt Pierce (4,310') - and Mt Webster (3,910'). Our route will take us to the summit of Mt Webster from where we will continue on the Webster Cliff trail to Mt Jackson. We will then continue to Mizpah Spring Hut and then on to the summit of Mt Pierce. Total mileage for this hike is around 9 Miles with an elevation gain of ~3,100'.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso
Co-Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 774-641-3377
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Registration

Young Members Tripyramids Hike (via North and South Slides)

Date: Saturday, July 13

Up for a highly strenuous hike in the middle of summer? Then join us as we scale the Tripyramids! We'll be going up the two highest peaks, the north and the middle peak. We'll be starting on the Livermoore Trail and then we'll follow the Mt. Tripyramid Trail to the two peaks. Please be aware that this hike includes some very steep sections with loose rock, as we will be hiking up the steep North Slide and down the South Slide. What's a slide? It's a steep, rocky, open section of trail usually created by a rock slide, and is recommended for experienced hikers only. Please consider whether or not you're capable of tackling this hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Tripyramids
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kelleigh Welch
Co-Leader: Keith Johnson
Link: Register here

Tariffville Class II

Date: Saturday, July 13

Join us for a fun day of paddling the Tariffville Section of the Farmington River in Connecticut. Great river for beginners (some whitewater experience necessary). Boat and gear rentals available for a fee.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Tariffville Park
Region: Connecticut, West of River
Leader: Danielle L. DiDio (danielledidio@gmail.com) , Steve Twelves
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website

Newburyport Cruise

Date: Saturday, July 13 - Saturday, July 13

Please join us for a lovely ride in and around the town of Newburyport. This will be at an intermediate pace for 40 miles. A helmet, spare tube, along with a bike in good working order is a requirement for the ride. We will meet at Cushing park for a 10:30 am start. Please bring lunch or a snack for a stop during the ride. This ride requires that you register in advance so give me a shout if interested. Lamar Winters, bikeamc53@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Cushing Park, Newburyport, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lamar Winters (bikeamc53@gmail.com) , Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com)
Registrar: Lamar Winters (bikeamc53@gmail.com)
Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20757063

SHP Participants Only: Mount Pierce

Date: Sunday, July 14

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Climb beautiful Mt. Pierce (4312 ft), one of NH's 4,000 footers. This hike will be a 6-mile round trip expedition to amazing views of the valley, Mt. Washington, Mt. Eisenhower, and northern Presidentials (weather permitting). The last tenth of a mile is above treeline. There will be 2,400 ft of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt pierce
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Navigation Clinic

Date: Sunday, July 14

This session will cover the basics of sea kayak navigation with both practical sessions on land and on the water. Topics covered will be: chart and compass skills, boating channels and navigational aids, tides, and nav-on-the-move. Preference given to those who attended the Intro to Boston Harbor on June 16 or in previous years. Otherwise must be confident in a sea kayak in coastal waters and have assisted rescue skills.. This session will take place in Hingham Harbor. A 15 foot (minimum) sea kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, PFD, are required.

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

Boston 20s and 30s Game Night at City Square

Date: Wednesday, July 17

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
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com) , Shannon MacKenzie
Link: Register here!

Young Members (20s /30s) Edible Plant Walk

Date: Thursday, July 18

Join us for a guided tour led by Russ Cohen, naturalist and wild foods enthusiast and the author of, Wild Plants I Have Known. He will point out and give us background on the many edible plants found in the Alewife Reservation!

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Alewife
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Chelsea King
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Russ Cohen website

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (7/18)

Date: Thursday, July 18 - Thursday, July 18

Join the leaders for an aggressively-paced hike of the Middlesex Fells. We'll meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:50 pm to start hiking promptly at 6.00 pm. Each week of this 'Show and Go' hike series, we'll tackle variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a fast pace to get our heart rates up. Sorry, but no dogs or children are allowed on this hike. This hike does not require registration, but to help us manage group size expectations, please register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. At a minimum, please bring a pack that can fit an extra layer, rain gear, headlamp, water, and snacks. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2497.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middlesex Fells Rock Circuit Trail
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christine Malinowski , Paul Terenzi
Trip Difficulty: C1C
Link: Register & More Info Here

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, July 18 - Thursday, July 18

20-24 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 6:00 for 6:15 start at Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts on Ballfield Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads. Today we will ride the 22.7 Assabet NWR loop.https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2393769

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: Meetup Group for more info

AMC "Forever 39" Social

Date: Thursday, July 18 - Thursday, July 18

Come join other AMC members in their 40s, 50s and beyond, and definitely young at heart, on Thursday, July 18 for a social at Meadhall (www.themeadhall.com) in Kendall Square Learn about weekend outings, day trips and volunteer opportunities, and meet people with a similar passion for the outdoors. The restaurant is a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop. In addition, Meadhall offers parking validation for the Green Garage next door starting at 6:00 p.m. Up to 4 hours: $6.00 (see host for validation). Please note that some appetizers may be provided but you are responsible for paying for any food and drinks that you order. Space is limited to 30 people so please RSVP . Hope to see you!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 90 Broadway, Cambridge
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Rosa (susanrosa33@gmail.com) , Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 19

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

Taconics - Best of New England Backpack

Date: Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 21

Join us for a scenic 2 day/1 night backpack into the Taconics, located in the corner of northeastern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts. This hike will follow the AT and is listed as one of New England's best multi-day trips in "AMC's Best Backpacking in New England." An early start will be required on Saturday in order to cover the 11.6 miles and reach the preferred campsite (Race Brook Falls) at a reasonable time. On Sunday morning, we will break camp and hike 5.3 miles to the trailhead parking at Jug End. The total distance over the 2 days will be 16.9 miles with 4,600 feet of cumulative elevation gain over several peaks. Our route will feature stunning views and interesting geology - including the semi-precious Red Garnet stone which dots certain sections of the route; parts of the trail also feature abundant blueberries and one of the few old growth tree groves in existence - a tiny collection of hemlocks dating back to the early 1600s. This trip is appropriate for those who want to take a slower pace on long hikes over difficult terrain, enjoy the variety afforded by this trail, sleep under the stars and explore nature.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Kyle Vietze
Co-Leader: Alexandra Bernson (alexandra.bernson@gmail.com) , Julia Ramsey
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register here:

SHP Participants Only: Carter Notch Hut Trip

Date: Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 21

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Join the leaders on a beginner/intermediate trip (overnight at the hut!!) to AMC's best kept secret: one of the best located huts in the White Mountains. Carter Notch Hut surprises most with its intimate and unimaginably beautiful setting. We will hike 3.8 miles to reach this hut and encounter a world of rock jumbles, towering cliffs, and tranquil mountain lakes. This eastern anchor of AMC's hut system was built in 1914, and after 100 years, continues to lure those in search of quieter trails and unforgettable summits.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: carter notch hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Jackson

Date: Saturday, July 20

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Come join us to hike Mt. Jackson, a 4000 footer named after Charles Jackson, a NH state geologist of the 19th century. We will hike via the Webster-Jackson Trail. The hike will be an out and back with a total mileage of 5.2 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,547 feet. Weather permitting we will have nice views at the summits.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt Jackson, nh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

C4K (Level 1) Blue Hills Reservation

Date: Saturday, July 20

This hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is spot available. We'll be doing a nice, easy couple of miles hike in the Blue Hills to the top of Great Blue Hill, the highest point in the Blue Hills with great views of Boston! More information about hiking gear and how to use it will be offered during this hike than a typical AMC hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chaoran Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com) 617-237-0880
Co-Leader: Denise Lamb
Trip Difficulty: C4D
Link: Register here

Summer hike to Mt. Waumbek

Date: Saturday, July 20

Join us for a summer hike to the summit of Mount Waumbek, one of New Hampshire's 4000 footers. We will take the Star King trail out-and back for a 7.2 mile round trip with 2,700' of elevation gain. Weather permitting, the hike offers outstanding views of the Presidential range in addition to passing over Mount Star King (3,906') which is on the 52 With A View list.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Waumbek
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Kwi N Gallagher
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Date: Saturday, July 20 - Saturday, July 20

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

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

CYCLING THE BERKSHIRES: ALFORD & STOCKBRIDGE

Date: Saturday, July 20 - Saturday, July 20

Cycle the most beautiful bicycle route in the Berkshires! This challenging 40-mile ride starts in the bustling town of Great Barrington MA. We cycle on quiet paved roads through Alford, West Stockbridge, Lenox, and Stockbridge, with spectacular scenery and views throughout the trip. This ride features lots of climbs as well as some thrilling descents. Total elevation gain is approximately 2800 feet, including a demanding 2-mile climb up Lenox Mountain. This ride is suitable for experienced riders who don't mind hills and can sustain an average riding pace of 12-14 mph. Lunch in Stockbridge. Optional post-ride social. NOTE: Inquiries received less than 24 hours before planned departure may be unanswered.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Great Barrington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Robyn Maislin (robyn.maislin@comcast.net) , Steve Maislin

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, July 20 - Saturday, July 20

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

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

MT CUBE BEGINNERS AND NEWCOMERS HIKE

Date: Sunday, July 21

Please join us for a leisurely 6.6 mile hike to the summit of Mt. Cube, that will introduce participants new to hiking to a variety of conditions. Magnificent views along the Cross-Rivendell Trail. Climb by numerous switchbacks through nice hardwoods, and beautiful open spruce forest. This hike is for new hikers and those who want to return to hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)
Co-Leader: Susan Rosa (susanrosa33@gmail.com) , Maria Constantini (mgccare@comcast.net)
Link: Register Here

Shakespeare on the Common with Young Members

Date: Tuesday, July 23 - Tuesday, July 23

Join AMC Boston Young Members for a night at the under the stars. "Free Shakespeare on the Common" returns to the Common soon with Shakespeare's lovely mystical dramedy "Cymbeline". The play chronicles the fates of King Cymbeline and his family through a journey of deception, intrigue and separation. Join his daughter Imogen, one of Shakespeare's most beloved heroines, as she is swept into a nearly mythic realm of mistaken identities, twists and turns, and the all-consuming quest for true love. Pretty much like Game of Thrones.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Boston Common
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (7/25)

Date: Thursday, July 25 - Thursday, July 25

Join the leaders for an aggressively-paced hike of the Middlesex Fells. We'll meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:50 pm to start hiking promptly at 6.00 pm. Each week of this 'Show and Go' hike series, we'll tackle variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a fast pace to get our heart rates up. Sorry, but no dogs or children are allowed on this hike. This hike does not require registration, but to help us manage group size expectations, please register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. At a minimum, please bring a pack that can fit an extra layer, rain gear, headlamp, water, and snacks. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2498.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middlesex Fells Rock Circuit Trail
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christine Malinowski , Paul Terenzi
Trip Difficulty: C1C
Link: Register & More Info Here

Gym Night at Central Rock Gym, Watertown

Date: Thursday, July 25 - Thursday, July 25

Our monthly gym nights are continuing this summer on Thursday, July 25th at Central Rock, Watertown at 7pm. Find Heidi and Lorenzo in Rock Program shirts to be matched with a partner. Gym nights are a great chance to meet other climbers in the community and plan some fun outdoor trips for the upcoming season! Attendees are responsible for purchasing a day pass if they are not a member of the gym or using a guest pass.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Central Rock Gym, Watertown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heidi Morris , Lorenzo Antinori

Traverse the Presidentials in a Day!

Date: Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28

Join us for a hyper-scenic single-day odyssey over the challenging terrain of NH's iconic Presidential Range! We 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' of cumulative elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5+ mph). Late in the hike If time allows, there may be the option of including Mt. Jackson, an 8th official 4000 footer. Because of a very early start and late finish, we are offering group lodging options for the nights before and after. Bad weather date for the hike: Sunday. By bad weather we mean any kind of rain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel , Joe Comuzzi , Pam Wilmot
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register Here

July Open Cabin

Date: Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28

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

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ron Birk

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, July 26

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

Day Hike to Owl's Head, New Hampshire

Date: Saturday, July 27

Join us for an out and back 18+ mile day hike to Owl's Head (NH4K). This beautiful, long day hike requires experienced, conditioned hikers who are comfortable with elevation gains of 3,400 feet (1,500' in less than a mile), long distances of 18+ miles, full packs, and several serious water crossings. Water/weather conditions will be monitored and may cause the hike to be postponed. This is a very rewarding hike in the remote and protected Pemigewasset Wilderness area with lots of history, fauna, mileage, elevation, and post-hike bragging rights.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: WMNF
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren (markwarren@mmwarren.com)
Co-Leader: Cindy Crosby (cindycrosbyamc@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Date: Saturday, July 27

[Rain Date: Sun, July 28] This 12+ mile walk (with shorter options) has it all - ocean, marsh, beach, harbor, river, and ethnic and 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 walk has become an annual tradition and is a joint venture 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. If any doubt about postponement due to rain, contact one of the leaders. Questions? Contact one of the leaders. Leaders: Nancy Cahn, Fran Price

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nancy Cahn (njcahn@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Fran Price (francine.j.price@gmail.com) 617-875-5232
Link: Free Walkers

SHP Participants only: Mt. Chocorua

Date: Saturday, July 27

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Mt. Chocorua is one of the most climbed and photographed mountains in the White mountains of New Hampshire. Join the leaders and your fellow SHPers for this rewarding day hike. We will take the Champney Falls Trail from the Kanc (Rt 112) to the summit, passing waterfalls on our way. Weather permitting we will have 360 views of the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. There are open ledges along the trail and the open summit consists of bare rock slabs. These may be wet. You should be comfortable on these open and steep areas to enjoy this hike. There may be some stream crossings. 7.8 miles round trip, 2500ft elevation gain. Expect to spend the full day hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt chocorua
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Osceola and East Osceola (B3C) Saturday, 27 July 2019

Date: Saturday, July 27

Join us for a day hike to two New Hampshire 4000 footers in Waterville Valley, Osceola (4340 ft) and East Osceola (4156 ft). The main peak is an open summit, a former fire tower site with excellent views. On a very clear day, you can see 41 of the other 47 New Hampshire 4000 footers. We will go up the Mt. Osceola Trail and hike 3.2 miles to summit Osceola and then continue for one more mile to East Osceola. We will go back the same way for a total of 8.4 miles, with 2050 feet of elevation gain. It is a moderate climb with one short steep section. 3-season gear and recent experience with 7-10 mile hikes in the 2000+ elevation gain essential. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2488.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso
Co-Leader: Maria Grazia Lolla
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: register here

Backpack to the Bonds

Date: Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28

Join us for a 2-day traverse through the Pemigewasset Wilderness! On the first day, we will hike over Zealand Mountain (4260 ft; NH48) to the Guyot Campsite, where we set up camp before we hike to West Bond (4540 ft; NH48) and back to the campsite. On the second day, we will hike out over Mount Bond (4698 ft; NH48) and Bondcliff (4265 ft; NH48). Distance and elevation gain will be approximately 9 miles and 3000 ft on the first day, and 11 miles and 700 ft on the second day. Participants should pack full 3-season backpacking/camping gear and have some recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2493.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bryan Jones
Co-Leader: Bert Ruiter
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here:

Mounts Whiteface and Passaconaway, Wonalancet, NH

Date: Saturday, July 27

Join us for a challenging hike up Mounts Whiteface and Passaconaway, 2 of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers in the Eastern Sandwich Range. This hike offers excellent views in all directions, overlooking the Bowl and the Kancamagus Highway valley. This is a 12-mile round-trip hike with approximately 4,000 feet of elevation gain. The pace of this hike will be moderate, and will take approximately 8 hours. The Blueberry Ledge Trail is one of the more difficult climbs in the Whites, taking us up over rocky ledges requiring some rock scrambling.

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

Windsurfing Beginner Training

Date: Saturday, July 27 - Saturday, July 27

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 (about 1.5 hours on land, then on water) and dinner. Must be able to swim. To register, click Register Now (above).

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

Late July Hike to Hale and Zealand

Date: Sunday, July 28

Join us for a moderately-paced full-day hike ascending two of the NH 4,000-footers! Our objective is to summit Mt. Hale and Mt. Zealand via a loop hike that will take us past streams, waterfalls, wild blueberries, and (weather permitting) some extraordinary views into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. While this is a moderately-paced hike, it covers over 13 miles and approximately 4,000' elevation gain. Participants should have recent experience with 10+ mile hikes with similar elevation gain, and be prepared to maintain a steady pace and a positive attitude over a long day.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Mollie Schwartz , Justin Gallo
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register HERE

C4K (Level 2) Mt Monadnock

Date: Sunday, July 28

Mt. Monadnock is a very popular hike and it's easy to see why: relatively little elevation gain for spectacular views from its bare summit. Our trip will come up a lesser-used side of the mountain to dodge some of the crowds and take in a little more of the mountain. We'll cover about 5mi and climb about 2200'. Some sections require rock scrambles and have some exposure. Note this hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is spot available.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Monadnock State Park
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Stephen Duly
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register Here

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 2

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

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Liberty

Date: Saturday, August 3

Join the leaders for a 6.4 mile hike to Mt. Liberty - part of the picturesque Franconia Ridge. The route to the summit includes a section of the Appalachian trail and passes the Liberty Springs tent-site. Weather permitting, we will be treated to 360 degree views of the Whites, Vermont and southern Maine from the summit. The climb to Mt. Liberty is rather steep in places and the summit (at 4,459 feet) is exposed. If the group chooses, and conditions permit, we can attempt to travel along the ridge to Mt. Flume (4,328 feet). This adds around 2.5 miles round trip. There is approximately 3300ft elevation gain/loss in the hike to Mt. Liberty. Flume adds 1000ft round trip. Expect to spend the whole day hiking. Considering the milage and elevation gain to Mt. Liberty, it is strongly recommended that you have hiked in the Whites (or similar) with consistent elevation gain prior to this trip

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mt. liberty
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

Presidential Ridge Hike with Stay at Lakes of the Clouds Hut

Date: Saturday, August 3 - Sunday, August 4

A unique opportunity to stay at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut, near Mt. Washington. Come join the leaders on this fun hike on the presidential ridge. We'll start early on Saturday morning on the Crawford Path Trail, which is the oldest maintained footpath in the United States. We will hike up to Mt Pierce then across open ledges with magnificent views in all directions to Mt. Eisenhower, which again has excellent views, then on to Mt. Monroe, passing over Mt. Franklin on the way and ending at Lakes of the Clouds Hut for dinner. On Day 2 we will have breakfast and then head out again on the Crawford Path to Mt. Washington (1.6 miles) where we'll stop for views and snacks (bring your lunch money) and then head down Jewell Trail. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2330.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Washington, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm) , Christine Malinowski
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Registration and more details here

Mt. Abraham & Mt. Ellen, Two VT 4K'ers & Optional Bear North Festival (AMC's VT Weekend Part 1)!

Date: Saturday, August 3

Vermont Weekend Part 1: Trek the Long Trail from the Lincoln Gap in Warren to the Appalachian Gap in Waitsfield, approximately 11 miles with 2800'+ of elevation gain. "This hike is a peak-bagger's dream, crossing at least four summits - Mount Abraham (elevation 4006 feet), Lincoln Peak (elevation 3972 feet), Mount Ellen (elevation 4083 feet), and General Stark Mountain (elevation 3662 feet)." -Lisa Densmore, Author. Bear North Festival (music | art | beer | camping) is optional and there is a fee required to attend (paid directly to the Bear North folks, you can find information here: https://bearnorthvt.com/). Part 1 of the AMC's VT Weekend (See listing for Sunday's Part 2 to Camel's Hump). Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2453.

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

Mounts Galehead and Garfield

Date: Saturday, August 3 - Saturday, August 3

Join us for a classic White Mountain Hike to Mounts Galehead and Garfield, and check two 4000-foot summits off your list. This is a long (13.5 mile), rugged hike, with a couple of stream crossings, but you'll be rewarded with some of the best views in the White Mountains. Mount Galehead (4,024 feet), a part of the Twin Range, offers views of nearby North and South Twin along the final approach to the summit, past the AMC's Galehead Hut. Not to be outdone, the wide-open summit of Mount Garfield (4,500 feet) offers spectacular views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Franconia Ridge. We'll stop along the way to take in the views, and to say hi to the crew in the Galehead hut.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Garfield, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Co-Leader: Robert Mackin
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register here

Seakayaking in Boston Harbor level 2/3

Date: Saturday, August 3 - Saturday, August 3

From public boat ramp in Hull to Peddocks Island. Level 2/3, decked seakayak greater than 15 feet with bulkheads, skirt, PFD, wet exit and deep water rescue experience required.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Boston Harbor
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: James Slack
Co-Leader: Alex Daggett
Registrar: Alex Daggett
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

AMC Ponkapoag Camp Family Canoeing, Hiking, and Primitive Camping Overnight, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA

Date: Saturday, August 3 - Sunday, August 4

Join us for family camping with canoe and hiking adventures, group dinner, campfire, S'mores and lots of fun. AMC Ponkapaug Camp is on the eastern shore of the 230-acre Ponkapoag Pond in the 8,500 acre Blue Hills Reservation just 13 miles south of downtown Boston. We have planned a night out with a fire and Smores and family friendly canoe experience coupled with friendly walks and hikes on local trails. There will be several leaders, some of which have extensive canoeing skill. We will help the kids relish the night out experience which will require folks to bring a tent and practice the experience of sleeping next to a pond in a tent with the sleeping bag and pad for their bedding.The presence of other families......and of course canoeing and walks will give everyone a short but fun filled outdoors experience. The canoes, life jackets and instruction, camping, Saturday dinner, s'mores, and Sunday Breakfast are included (you bring snacks and lunch). Camping is primitive (no running water or flush toilets not to speak of showers). To register click the "Register Now" button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2384. For questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, Walks
Location: AMC Ponkapoag Camp, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Brian s Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901, David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here:

T Time Backroads of Providence, RI

Date: Saturday, August 3 - Saturday, August 3

Escape to Providence, RI to enjoy extended smoothly paved trail for 30km inside a green tunnel of trees & farms. Hop onto narrow country roads to reach Foster Country Club for lunch. We stop for late lunch, likely around 14:00. Bring extra snacks to eat on the train. Lunch will be late mid way through the ride, likely around 14:00. Several sandwich, vegetarian, burger, & salad options available. There are few other stops or facilities along the way. Carry extra water & snacks accordingly. We continue on more fun & scenic roads until we reach Providence likely by 16:30.(4:30 p.m.) Those who want to return early can sprint to catch the train at 16:55 (4:55 p.m.). Others can stay for a tour around town & dinner before an evening return train at 19:04.(7:04 p.m.) Expect one or two short sections of gravel. No special bicycles or tires needed. No big hills to climb. Several small rolling hills for a total less than 1,000m ascent. This will be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group. Bring GPS device, phone with navigation apps, or cue sheets for the routes you plan to ride. We will not provide them. Bring small handlebar bag to carry extra clothes, gear, snacks, USB battery, lights, & hydration tablets. T Time rides are those that combine train & ferry public transport service around Boston. T could mean train, tour, or a cup of tea. The idea is to reach routes far from city center or take one-way routes. These rides are often leisurely tours for a full day that allows several stops to take pictures, rest on the town green, dip in the water, & sample bakeries.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston South Station
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com)
Link: Train schedule

Field, Willey, and Tom

Date: Sunday, August 4

Join us for a moderately paced hike to the summits of Mounts Field, Willey, and Tom. This hike, of approximately 9 miles with 3300 feet of elevation gain, is a great opportunity to summit three 4000 footers in one day. Along the way, we'll reach the summit of Mount Avalon, which, on a clear day, will feature nice views of Crawford Notch and the Southern Presidentials. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2499.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Steve Weber
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: REGI link

Castle Island, South Boston

Date: Sunday, August 4 - Sunday, August 4

7:30-9:30am. Beat the heat and bugs on a scenic early morning walk at Castle Island with a couple of loops around the "sugar bowl" followed by breakfast at Sullivan's (counter service). From I-93 take exit 15 Columbia Rd. and turn right on Columbia Rd. At the traffic circle take the 2nd exit onto William J Day Blvd. and follow 2 miles to end and park in the lot at Sullivan's, 2080 William J Day Blvd. Storm cancels. Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: South Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias (Bmosias@yahoo.com)

Tues Evening Road Ride- Lexington

Date: Tuesday, August 6 - Tuesday, August 6

Join me for a 15 mile ride leaving from Lexington Common. Meet at 5:45 for a prompt 6pm departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 11-13 mph. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road
Location: Meet near the Minuteman Statue in the Lexington Common on MA 225 Lexington MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) 781-271-0654

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, August 8 - Thursday, August 8

20-24 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 5:45 for 6:00 sharp start at Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts on Ballfield Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads. Today we will ride the 22.7 mile Pratts Mill Loop; https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14789490.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: Meetup Group for more info

White Mountains Summer Classic with Lodge Stay

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

This summer hiking weekend will combine two of the White Mountains' finest hikes with two nights accommodations and meals at the newly rebuilt Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. Participants should plan to arrive Friday after dinner. Saturday, we will hike Franconia Ridge (Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Lafayette) via an out-and-back on the less traveled Skookumchuck Trail (12.2 miles round trip, 4500' elevation gain). Sunday, we will climb Mt. Moosilauke via the rough terrain of the Beaver Brook Trail, descending along Gorge Brook (6.9 miles, 3100' elevation gain). If the weather is good, we will enjoy spectacular above treeline views and open summits both days. The Ravine Lodge, located at the foot of Mt. Moosilauke, offers beautiful indoor and outdoor common spaces and bathrooms with running water and hot showers. Lodging is in hostel-style bunkrooms in buildings a short walk from the main lodge. Saturday and Sunday hot breakfasts and a multi-course Saturday dinner will be cooked and served by the lodge staff in the main building. Cost of $120 per person covers two nights lodging, two breakfasts, and one dinner. This trip is suitable for fit and enthusiastic hikers who have been hiking regularly over the summer.

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

SHP Participants only: Famous Steak Tip/CarCamp Weekend Pool and HOT showers

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. This car camp weekend will start off Friday night at CRAZY HORSE FAMILY CAMPGROUND, 788 HILLTOP ROAD, LITTLETON, NH, where we will set up tents and socialize. Saturday morning we will wake up early with a pancake breakfast and carpool to Mount Moriah . Mt Moriah is bare rock above tree line, offering incredible views on a clear day with 360° views of the Presidential Range and the rest of the Carter-Moriah Range. After hiking we will return to CRAZY HORSE FAMILY CAMPGROUND, 788 HILLTOP ROAD, LITTLETON, NH, for Swimming in the pool,and a steak tip dinner, Hot Showers and S'Mores by the campfire. On day two we will wake up to a french toast breakfast, break down tents and head to hike to a B-18 bomber crash site on Mt. Waternomee (3,920) a small peak on the shoulder of Moosilauke. There is a steep climb to get to the crash site and the rest of the wreckage. We will hike approximately a total of 6 miles on day two.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Location: littleton nh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Casey Ajalat

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend in NH's White Mountains

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

We will be staying at Mountain Fare Inn, in Campton, NH. Hike on Saturday & Sunday. Saturday evening, we will eat dinner at a local restaurant prior to attending a musical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln, NH. $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, restaurant dinner, and theater ticket. Ls. Kathy Didier, 603-726-3553, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com and Marilyn Pomerantz, 603-254-5826, mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com

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.EST) , Marilyn Pomerantz (mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com) 603-254-5826 (Before 9:00 p.m.EST)
Registrar: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 9

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

Outer Brewsters Rocks

Date: Saturday, August 10

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

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

AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins in August, Greenville, ME

Date: Saturday, August 10 - Wednesday, August 14

Join a small group oilies at AMC's newest Medewisla Lodge and Cabins in Greenville, ME this summer. Enjoy private lakefront cabins w/shared bathhouse (w/shower) or a shared lakefront bunkhouse with 4 rooms with 4 bunk beds in each room. Enjoy an extensive trail network, beautiful Second Roach Pond, paddle boarding, kayaks and canoeing just steps away from our cabins and bunkhouse. On a clear night perhaps we can look through their telescope at the night sky. We will stay in three private lake front cabins with shared bathhouse with shower, each sleeping 5 - 6 people, each with two bedrooms with either queen or twin beds, and a living room with double futon. We anticipate one family per cabin, but depending on family size there may be an opportunity to share. The cabins and bunkhouse have electric LED lighting. Linens are provided at the cabins, including pillowcases, sheets, and towels.At the bunkhouse a pillow with case and wool blankets are provided. The cabins and bunkhouse have a kitchenette and there is a screened in roofed pavilion with a grill. We will enjoy one "full service" day at the main lodge, otherwise we will be preparing and eating dinner as a group. Medawisla (the Abenaki word for loon) is part of AMC's Maine Wilderness Lodges network. The Lodge & Cabins are "off the grid" by the shore of Second Roach Pond, on 70,000 acres of forestland permanently conserved by AMC as part of its Maine Woods Initiative. AMC has completely rebuilt this sporting camp first opened at this location in 1953. The main or Central lodge includes dining room, sitting area, deck, and sauna. Cabin: $425/adult; $150/Youth (13 - 17); $125/child (12 and under). Bunkhouse: $325/adult; $150/Youth (13 - 17); $125/child (12 and under). To Register click on the "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2377. Questions? Contact Laurene, ljpoland@msn.com, 508-728-1373.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Paddling - Canoeing
Location: AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

August Hike to Mt. Garfield

Date: Saturday, August 10

Join us for a moderate to fast-paced hike to Mt. Garfield (4413') with its bare rock summit and magnificent views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Franconia Ridge. This hike is 10 miles with 3050' of elevation gain and a couple of stream crossings. The Garfield trail has easy to moderate grades except for a short steep pitch near the summit.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Garfield, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Sarah Frisken
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Link: Register here

Mt. Cabot, the Bulge, and the Horn

Date: Saturday, August 10

Join us for a hike over the northern-most NH 4,000 footer! This loop hike will take us on a partial traverse of the Pilot Range, with some beautiful views (if the weather cooperates) and peaks to bag on just about every New England list. This intermediate hike will cover 10.5 miles and 3,200' elevation gain. Participants should have recent experience with hikes of at least 7 miles and 2700' elevation gain in the White Mountains. With that said, we plan a slower-side-of-moderate pace, and this hike could be a good opportunity for newer hikers to stretch themselves. 2019 SHP graduates are welcome!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Cabot
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Co-Leader: Mollie Schwartz
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register HERE

Young Members Day Hike Up Mt. Moriah

Date: Saturday, August 10

Come join us for a pleasant hike to the summit of Mt. Moriah (4,049) via the Carter-Moriah trail. At the summit we will enjoy excellent views of Mt Washington to the west and Maine to the north. The 4.5 mile Carter Moriah trail (3,326 feet of elevation gain) to the summit is best describe as starting out with a pleasant one mile walk on an old logging road that gradually becomes strenuously steep and the last two miles is a traditional NH trail: rocky. Just before the summit there is a manageable 15-20 foot rock wall climb with plenty of holds and footsteps. After celebrating the success of the summit we will head back down the same way down

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kelleigh Welch (kwelch153@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Nav Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Traverse of Mt. Flume and Mt. Liberty

Date: Saturday, August 10

For this moderately-paced and steady one-way traverse of Mt. Flume (4,328 ft) and Mt. Liberty (4,459 ft), we will do a car spot, ascending via Lincoln Woods and Osseo Trails and descending via Liberty Spring Trail. If the weather is on our side, we will be rewarded with spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks and the Pemigewasset Wilderness Area. Participants are expected to be in good hiking shape and be experienced in hiking over rough terrain of 9+ miles with 3,000+ feet of elevation gain. The traverse will cover 11 miles, with 4,300 feet of elevation gain. If you love to hike, we'd love to have you along for this day!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Tony Ng (tony.brandeis@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Sahra Kuper (sahrak@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Needham West Bike Ride

Date: Saturday, August 10 - Saturday, August 10

Led 36 and 54 mile rides in the buccolic Charles river valley west from Needham followed by an optional social. Be ready to bike at 10:00. from Needham Junction MBTA Commuter Rail Lot at Chestnut and Junction Streets in Needham. See www.mbta.com for detailed directions, also see below for how to pay by App. Show-and-go ride. Sustained rain cancels. No registration is required if capable a pace of 12-14 mph on the 36 mile ride and 13-15 mph on the 54 mile ride. Download the ride files from the Ride with GPS links below, limited cue sheets available. Self-guided rides of 72 and 26 miles are available, but may not be led, see links to rides below. Pot luck barbeque 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.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Needham Junction MBTA Station
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251, Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) 781-271-0654, Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com) , Susan Doherty
Co-Leader: Harriet Dann (hbdann@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy-Intermediate-Advanced
Link: 26 mile ride on Ride With GPS

C4K (Level 3) Mt Waumbeck

Date: Sunday, August 11

This hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is spot available. Mount Waumbek is a 4,006 ft mountain and this hike is 7.2 miles with 2,669.00 ft. of elevation. We will cross over Mount Starr King 2.6 miles from the road before reaching Mount Waumbek (1 mile after). The trail starts on Starr King Road, right off of Route 2 in Jefferson, NH.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Waumbeck
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kelleigh Welch (kwelch153@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Steven Weber , Navaneeth Kalluru
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

Rumney NH Bike Tour

Date: Sunday, August 11

An easy 67 mile ride/tour on quiet country roads leaving Rumney NH promptly at 9:00 The route begins with a six mile long hill and then it is either down hill or relatively flat the rest of the way. There is also an option to stop at 60 miles in Plymouth and have your driver pick you up on the way home. Other years, riders have been dropped off at the ten mile mark, in Dorchester NH, completely skipping the initial hill. If you are interested, you will need a working bike, spare tire, bike helmet, bright clothes, wind breaker and sun block. You will also need cash for ice cream stops at mile 20, 34, 43 and 60. Rider's cycling speeds on the flats will vary between 12 and 18 mph and a lot slower going up the hill. We wait for riders at all of the nine turns of the ride (four have ice cream and three turns are in the first five mile). Car pooling is encourage since Rumney is a two hour drive from Boston.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Stephen Linder (stephen.linder@gmail.com)

Natick and Sherborn Wanderer

Date: Tuesday, August 13 - Tuesday, August 13

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

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Natick, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm)

20s/30s: Volunteer for trail work in Middlesex Fells

Date: Wednesday, August 14 - Wednesday, August 14

Join AMC Boston Young Members (20s/30s) to volunteer for trail work in the Middlesex Fells Reservation! We'll be partnering with the Friends of the Fells to perform a variety of trail maintenance tasks, potentially including brushing in, brushing out, trash pick-up, debris/small-blowdown removal, invasive species removal, among other tasks. Specific tasks will be determined closer to the date. Meeting location will be sent to participants a few days in advance of the event. After trailwork, we can grab a drink at a local spot if folks are interested.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Middlesex Fells Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen , Chester Osborne
Link: Register here

Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Date: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18

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. Please register by July 16, 2019. Otherwise, contact Registrar..

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Martha's Vineyard - W. Tisbury
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)
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
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 16 - Sunday, August 18

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! Please register by July 16, 2019. Otherwise, call Registrar.

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 9p.m.)
Co-Leader: Dan Pratt (daniel.pratt1@verizon.net) 781-933-7833 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: easy - intermediate
Link: Martha's Vineyard Hostel - W. Tisbury

Bicycle Tour of Lake Champlain Island 5th Annual

Date: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18

All the charm of Lake Champlain Islands in 35-65 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 thee old classrooms with no more than six people same gender, twin beds, no bunks, blackboards, books, gracious hostess, & delicious breakfast.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: 2925 W Shore Rd, Isle La Motte, VT 05463, USA
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com) , Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) , Emily McPhillips
Registrar: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
Link: Trip report from 4th Annual

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 16

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

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

Date: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18

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 22 at just $40 per night, breakfasts included.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Martha's Vineyard
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Jon Grand (jhgrand@verizon.net) 617-566-1849, Jacqui Sweeney (jfysoutdoors@gmail.com) 617-429-1030 (7:00 - 9:30 p.m.) , Paul Nelson

Summer Hike to Mt. Carrigain and Its Stunning Views

Date: Saturday, August 17

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

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

Traverse the Three Moats in North Conway, NH

Date: Saturday, August 17

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

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

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, August 17 - Saturday, August 17

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

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

The Carters

Date: Sunday, August 18

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

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

Tuesday evening Ride--Concord

Date: Tuesday, August 20

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

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

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Date: Thursday, August 22 - Thursday, August 22

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

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Int/Adv
Link: RideWithGps Route

Annual Bicycling Weekend on Nantucket

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

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

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

August Open Cabin

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

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

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

Pemigewasset Wilderness and Owl's Head Backpack

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 23

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 Hale and Zealand in late August

Date: Saturday, August 24

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, August 24

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25

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

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

Family Camping on Cape Cod, MA

Date: Sunday, August 25 - Monday, September 2

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

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

Thurs PM Ride-Lexington

Date: Thursday, August 29 - Thursday, August 29

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

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

Gym Night at MetroRock

Date: Thursday, August 29 - Thursday, August 29

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, August 30

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 30 - Monday, September 2

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

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

C4K (Level 4) Mt Adams

Date: Saturday, August 31

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

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

Medawisla-3-Day

Date: Saturday, August 31 - Tuesday, September 3

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

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

Saddleback and the Horn - day hike in Maine

Date: Saturday, August 31 - Saturday, August 31

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 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

WEEKEND TRIP TO LIGHTHOUSE INN AT WEST DENNIS BEACH

Date: Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8

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

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

Carspot the Carters

Date: Saturday, September 7

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

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

Kinsman and Cannon

Date: Saturday, September 7

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

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

Beat the Train: Boston-Portland

Date: Saturday, September 7 - Saturday, September 7

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

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

40+ Fall Weekend September 13-15, 2019

Date: Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Cold River , North Chatham, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (before 9:00pm) , Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Registrar: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9>00pm)

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Date: Saturday, September 14 - Saturday, September 14

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

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

September Open Cabin

Date: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22

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

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

Hikes and Ice Cream - Stowe Car Camp Weekend

Date: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 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

Mount Isolation via Glen Boulder Trail, Jackson, NH

Date: Saturday, September 21

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

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

T Time Downhill from Wachusett

Date: Saturday, September 21 - Saturday, September 21

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

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

6th Annual Duxbury Beach Walk

Date: Saturday, September 21 - Saturday, September 21

9:30am-2:00pm. Fall has begun and the crowds are gone. It is a perfect time to join us for a walk to the end of Duxbury Beach and have lunch at the Gurnet Point Lighthouse. Moderate pace. Bring lunch, snacks, and water. No children under 10 or dogs. $1 fee for those not AMC members. Heavy rain cancels. If uncertain, contact Lisa or Mary. Directions: From North or South: Take Route 3 to Exit 11, Turn R going East, Exit roundabout at 2nd turn from either direction which is Congress/West Street 1.8 miles, then bear R onto Church St, which turns into George St. 1.1 miles, then L at the flagpole onto Powder Point Rd (no street sign), Powder Point Rd to end, Parking in small lot to the right. No street parking. Call Mary (781-771-3680) if needed.

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

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Wednesday, September 25 - Wednesday, September 25

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

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

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 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

Bicycle Tour de Force of Maine

Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29

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

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

FAMILY FALL WEEKEND AT SUB SIG CABIN, CRAWFORD NOTCH

Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: HART'S LOCATION
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Brian s Witkov (ANIMALHC@AOL.COM) , Jeanne Blauner
Trip Difficulty: MODERATE
Link: Register Here

Fall Foliage Waterfall Hike with stay at Zealand Falls Hut

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

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

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

Mt. Welch-Dickey Loop Leaf Peeping

Date: Saturday, October 5

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

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

TTime Fitchburgh-Peterboro Folliage Ride

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Saturday, October 5

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

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

Spectacular Fall Foliage Day Hike on Mount Moosilauke

Date: Sunday, October 6

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

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

Fall Cycling in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, October 11 - Monday, October 14

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

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

Beat the Ferry: fall edition

Date: Saturday, October 12 - Saturday, October 12

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

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

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Wednesday, November 20 - Wednesday, November 20

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

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

XC Ski Out the Door Craftsbury

Date: Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

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

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

XC Ski Out the Door at Craftsbury VT (Intermediate)

Date: Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

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

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

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

Date: Monday, June 1

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

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