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102217

Beginner Hiking Program (BHP) for Families, April - June 2018, Boston Area

Family Date: Sat April 7, 2018 - Sat June 30, 2018

Have you ever wanted to take your family for a hike? Not sure where to go, what to bring, or how to convince your kids it will be fun? Then join us for the new Beginner Hiking Program for Families! Registering your family for this program will give you access to kid-friendly, beginner through more advanced, hikes with other families. Hike locations will mainly be Metro Boston / Eastern MA with some options for NH and the White Mountains.
During the hikes leaders will share info about appropriate clothing and equipment, trail etiquette, and basic safety on the trail. Additionally, leaders will share family tips, tricks, and fun games to use with kids to motivate them and have fun in the woods!

Hikes will be categorized according to length and difficulty so that families can determine which hikes to participate in. This program is appropriate for all ages, although the more advanced hikes may not be appropriate for the youngest children.

Fee for the program is $20 per family and all registered families will receive a copy of the AMC book: Outdoors with Kids Boston: 100 Fun Places to Explore In and Around the City. Also, children who complete three or more hikes will earning a BHP Patch as recognition. Upon registration you will receive more details about the program.

To register, please click on the 'REGISTER HERE' button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1789. For more info, contact Amy Kelliher, amycbean@yahoo.com or Carrie McMillen, carriemcmillen@gmail.com.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Amy Kelliher amycbkelliher@gmail.com, Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
105607

AMC Boston Chapter is Seeking Volunteers and Nominees for Officers

Executive Committee Date: Sun April 22, 2018 - Sun July 15, 2018

The Boston Chapter has open opportunities for resourceful members to help shape the direction of their Chapter. The positions serve on the Executive Committee, which represents the largest population of members within the AMC community. We are a community of 23,000 members strong and our active, energetic, and conservation-minded community is waiting for you to help lead.

The Chair has two main strategic objectives. First, to ensure the Chapter furthers the vision and mission of the AMC Organization to the local members who reside in the Boston Chapter's regions. Second, to ensure that the executive committee functions properly, that there is maximum participation at meetings, all relevant matters are discussed, and that effective decisions are made and carried out.

The Vice Chair serves on the Executive Committee and has 2 primary objectives: To provide support and supervision to the Chair, and perform Chair responsibilities when the Chair is not available; and to be the parliamentarian of the committee.

The Secretary serves on the Executive Committee and has an overall objective of maintaining written records of each committee meeting and ensuring timely distribution of such records to all its members.

The Treasurer serves on the Executive Committee and has an overall objective of overseeing the management and reporting of the Chapter's finances in accordance with its Bylaws.

Want to know more? If you are curious about volunteering or how to get involved, or you know someone who would be a good fit, we invite and encourage you to contact Cindy and Jeff.

Activity Category: Conservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jeffrey Carlson volunteer@amcboston.org, Cindy Crosby volunteer@amcboston.org
101230

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Young Members Date: Sun May 13, 2018 - Tue June 19, 2018

The AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee is dedicated to encouraging people in their 20s and 30s to get involved in the AMC and enjoy the outdoors. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in becoming involved with the Committee. If you have attended a few YM events and are interested in exploring opportunities to contribute to the steering committee, please contact us at amcbostonym@gmail.com.

Descriptions of typical YM Steering Committee and Volunteer positions can be found at this link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C5xOPOgqNHso3FKksWv9SbfA5SPa5FVN7HYO...

Activity Category: Conservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: YM Volunteer Position Descriptions
Leader: Sean Deshaies amcbostonym@gmail.com
101231

Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group

Young Members Date: Fri May 18, 2018 - Sun June 24, 2018

Join the Young Members Google Group: Spontaneous Outings and Socials (SOS). SOS includes local hikes, walks, nature trips, socials, talks, workshops, etc., within the Boston area. The goal is to bring like-minded people together and encourage exploration, enjoyment, and appreciation of local open spaces and environmental issues. Trips and socials will be emailed 3-5 days in advance and will include meeting location, required equipment, skill level, and duration. See To join this Google Group: https://groups.google.com/group/amc-sos or click on the 'register here' button.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Michele Grzenda mgrzenda@aol.com
104844

WINDSURFING TRIP TO AVON, NC (HATTERAS ISLAND, OUTER BANKS)

Windsurfing Date: Sat May 19, 2018 - Sat May 26, 2018

Stay in 4-bedroom house (High-Wind Lookout) on the shore of Pamlico Sound. Provide your own transportation and equipment. (Rentals are readily available.) Housing cost $325 ($300 for AMC member) pp. Share cooking and cost of food. Water is warm and shallow (3-5 feet deep for more than ½ mile out). Usually a mix of strong and light winds - great for beginners or advanced sailors. This location on the Outer Banks is widely considered to provide the best flat-water sailing in the East. The water is waist-deep to about a half mile out, and it's chest-deep to about a mile out. The house is right on the water, and you can keep your sails rigged all week, so when you want to sail you just grab your rig and board and go. There are 2 windsurfing shops nearby (one in walking distance) that have rental equipment. Typical winds this time of year will vary between 3 and 25 mph most of the time. You usually get some winds in the teens or higher for part of many days. A typical day can have winds in mid-to-upper teens in early morning, light winds in late morning and early afternoon, and strong winds again in late afternoon. The water in the sound will be warm, and the ocean water will be plenty warm for swimming and boogie-boarding. (I will bring two boogie-boards.) The ocean beach is a 10-minute walk or a 2-minute drive from the house. There's also good kayaking and SUPing on the sound, and there are some interesting side trips on Hatteras. Contact Steve Sevcik for more info or to register.

Activity Category: Windsurfing
Region: Other U.S.
State: NC
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Steve Sevcik sesevcik@gmail.com
102221

Memorial Day Family Camping at White Lake State Park, Tamworth, NH

Family Date: Fri May 25, 2018 - Mon May 28, 2018

Join us for a fun family camping trip Memorial Day Weekend at White Lake State Park in the White Mountains just a little over 2 hour drive north of Boston! Enjoy White Mountain day hike 4 - 6 miles, swimming and boating on the lake (rentals available), castles on the beach, capture the flag, campfire and s'mores! Enjoy group meals, and the company of likeminded new friends. Adults $70 for the weekend (3 nights), Kids 18 and under $50 includes campsite, 2 dinners three breakfasts, s'mores and campfire. For more information contact leaders: Naomi at tonaomirose@gmail.com Register online at link above or at http://tinyurl.com/whitelakestatepark.

Activity Category: Camping, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Family Outings
Leader: Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com, Paul Pichetti (E-mail Paul Pichetti) 617-590-6802 (text message only please)
103001

Memorial Weekend Hiking in White Mountains

Intro Date: Fri May 25, 2018 - Mon May 28, 2018

Join us for three days of hiking at beginning and intermediate level on White Mountains National Forest trails. $365 covers 3 nights lodging at Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours, 2 dinners. Leader:

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://www.mountainfareinn.com/
Leader: Anna Panszczyk annatp12@gmail.com 781-648-2492 (Before 9:00 p.m. - EST)
Registrar: Anna Panszczyk annatp12@gmail.com 781-648-2492 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
103063

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

Paddling Date: Fri May 25, 2018 - Mon May 28, 2018

Tidewater Canoe and Sea Kayak Camping Weekend. Easy paddling, good food and informal instruction available. This is a good introduction to a Tidewater Paddling area that is ideal for sea kayaking. We have the option of both introductory and advanced canoe or sea kayak day trips from Beal Island. Deposit required.

Activity Category: Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu 978-664-5984 (before 9 pm)
Co-Leader: Donna Jean Kaiser (E-mail Donna Jean Kaiser)
104676

Memorial Day Weekend in the White Mountains

Bicycling Date: Fri May 25, 2018 - Mon May 28, 2018

Biking in the beautiful White Mountains of NH. Daily rides ranging from 25-60 mi. on rolling to hilly terrain. Stay at comfy ski lodge. Cost of $170 including three nights lodging, three breakfasts, two dinners. Lodging is bunk rooms with shared bath, supply your own bedding. Register online with link below.

Activity Category: Bicycling
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu, Susan Grieb (E-mail Susan Grieb)
105467

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Bicycling Date: Fri May 25, 2018

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 Category: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: RideWithGPS Route
Leader: Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu
102990

Memorial Day Weekend Family Camping at Tully Lake, Royalston, MA (BHP Level 1 & 2)

Family Date: Fri May 25, 2018 - Mon May 28, 2018

Join AMC families at this tent-only family friendly campground set on the shore of a 200 acre lake less than two hrs northwest of Boston. Enjoy roaring waterfalls a short walk away, Explore miles of hiking including the Tully Trail; great biking and paddling up the picturesque Tully River, or explore the lake's islands and inlets via boat, or swimming. Relax by the water or get out on it: bring your own kayak or canoe; or rent canoes, kayaks, fishing poles, GPS, or disc golf equipment. Maybe, just spend some time relaxing beneath the towering pine trees. Enjoy bird watching. Your weekend. You choose :)

Tully Lake Campground is a Family Outings favorite. Centrally located bathhouse with flush toilets and coin-operated showers, quite a luxury. Cost: $75 pp ($35 kids four & under) includes 3 nights at campsite, camp meals, and s'mores! Communal cooking, camp chores and fun are all included! Equipment rentals not included in price.

To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1882. Questions Contact leader Kate Atanasova - 774-232-6846, ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com.

Activity Category: Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Nancy Ryan Shearyan35@hotmail.com
Co-Leader: Kate Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com 774-232-6846
102613

Spring Cycling in the Berkshires

Bicycling Date: Fri May 25, 2018 - Mon May 28, 2018

Join us for 25-50 mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along New York-Massachusetts-Vermont border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). $218-$258 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home (linens, blankets & towels included), 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). For more information and to register, contact Aldo.

(Map below shows location of town center, not trip lodging site. Directions will be sent to registered participants only.)

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Chapter Bicycling Committee Calendar
Leader: Aldo Ghirin (E-mail Aldo Ghirin)
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes (E-mail Glenn Barnes)
103069

Block Island Bike & Hike Trip

Forty Plus Date: Fri May 25, 2018 - Mon May 28, 2018

Join us for Memorial Day weekend on scenic Block Island for daily guided combined leisurely hiking and biking. We stay at a beautiful island inn and cottage overlooking the the Old Harbor. Trip costs $350 and includes 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts, Friday night pizza and BBQ one of the other nights. Dinners and lunches can be prepared in the cottage kitchen. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from for dinner. Bike must be in good condition with fully inflated tires and tool kit. Helmets are required. Registration is required: Contact Registrar Emily McPhillips at emcp@me.com.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Rhode Island
State: RI
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com
Co-Leader: Ida Change ida_chang_1@yahoo.com, Daniel Edwards dbe_88@yahoo.com
Registrar: Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com
102333

Family Memorial Day Weekend Hiking, AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH (BHP Level 2)

Family Date: Sat May 26, 2018 - Tue May 29, 2018

Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings has rented Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Saturday and Sunday nights. Activities will be designed to fit the age range and interests of the group but will likely include a hike up Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with its gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike.

We will stay at the 16-bed Shapleigh Bunkhouse which is coed, heated, and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area. Saturday evening we will bring in pizza from a local pizzaria while Sunday we will prepare our own group dinner "family style". We will enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet each morning next door at the Highland Center, Lunch fixings will be made available Sunday.

Space is limited to 16; registration is recommended as early as possible so you don't miss out! Member Cost $150 per adult; $100 per child 12 and under (Non-members $170/adult; $120/child). Cost includes 2 nights lodging and all meals from breakfast Saturday through breakfast Sunday.

To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1863. Questions Contact leader: Jennifer Sulewski, jensandsteves@gmail.com, 857-231-6154.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com 857-231-6154 (7am-9pm)
Co-Leader: Chandra Leela Velpula cvelpula@yahoo.com 508-277-1379
104845

WINDSURFING TRIP TO AVON, NC (HATTERAS ISLAND, OUTER BANKS)

Windsurfing Date: Sat May 26, 2018 - Sat June 2, 2018

Stay in 4-bedroom house (Island Mist) on the shore of Pamlico Sound. Provide your own transportation and equipment. (Rentals are readily available.) Housing cost $375 ($350 for AMC member) pp. Share cooking and cost of food. Water is warm and shallow (3-5 feet deep for more than ½ mile out). Usually a mix of strong and light winds - great for beginners or advanced sailors. This location on the Outer Banks is widely considered to provide the best flat-water sailing in the East. The water is waist-deep to about a half mile out, and it's chest-deep to about a mile out. The house is right on the water, and you can keep your sails rigged all week, so when you want to sail you just grab your rig and board and go. There are 2 windsurfing shops nearby (one in walking distance) that have rental equipment. Typical winds this time of year will vary between 3 and 25 mph most of the time. You usually get some winds in the teens or higher for part of many days. A typical day can have winds in mid-to-upper teens in early morning, light winds in late morning and early afternoon, and strong winds again in late afternoon. The water in the sound will be warm, and the ocean water will be plenty warm for swimming and boogie-boarding. (I will bring two boogie-boards.) The ocean beach is a 10-minute walk or a 2-minute drive from the house. There's also good kayaking and SUPing on the sound, and there are some interesting side trips on Hatteras. Contact Steve Sevcik for more info or to register.

Activity Category: Windsurfing
Region: Other U.S.
State: NC
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Steve Sevcik sesevcik@gmail.com
105487

Bay Circuit Trail Run Section 1A (Newbury)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 26, 2018

Join this 8 mile run exploring Boston's "Outer Emerald Necklace!" The Bay Circuit Trail links 200 miles of readily-accessible nature in the outer Boston suburbs. Highlights of this section through Newbury include marshes backing on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, host to a variety of fowl including purple martins, American kestrel, and many songbirds. Our pace will be about 9-10 minutes/mile, with a focus on enjoying scenery and company on the move rather than a hard workout. Some experience running at or near this distance is required; trail experience (hiking or running) is encouraged but not required for strong runners. This is a great way to discover the world of trails; this section is non-technical with no major hills and some rolling terrain. This point-to-point route includes 2.0 miles of beach, 1.4 miles of trail, 3.0 miles of sidewalk, and 1.6 miles on quiet roads. We'll start early morning and finish in around 90 minutes. Please be prepared to help with spotting transportation at our endpoint.

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof)
106106

Carter Dome

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 26, 2018

Hike Carter Dome on Memorial Day weekend. Roundtrip distance 10-11 miles. Elev. gain +/- 2500-3000ft. We will ascend via 19 Mile Brook Trail and possibly stop at Carter Notch Hut on the descent. Expect steep trail closer to the summit.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Jennifer Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Dilrukshi Vitharana vitharanad@gmail.com
106172

Sailing on the Charles River and Snack Potluck

Young Members Date: Sat May 26, 2018

Join us for some sailing on the Charles River followed by a snack potluck on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Come see Boston and Cambridge from a different perspective with good company! You do not need any sailing experience for this trip.

Activity Category: Sailing, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Morgane Treanton morgane.treanton@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Katie Weber katie.fitzgerald6@gmail.com
106232

Webster Cliffs + Jackson

Young Members Date: Sat May 26, 2018

Join the AMC Young Members for one of the best day hikes in the Whites! We'll head up the steep and rocky Webster Cliff Trail (AT) to some cliffs with mighty views high above Crawford Notch. Once we get to Mt. Webster's open summit, we'll head over to Mt Jackson and descend on the Webster Jackson Trail past Elephant's Head and Bugle Cliff. This is a great hike for people working on the 52 With a View who hike at an easy to moderate pace. 2850 ft elevation gain, 6.9 miles. Carpooling is encouraged!

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here.
Leader: Carla Palmer cjpalmer@juno.com
Co-Leader: Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com
104825

Warner Trail, Sharon

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 26, 2018

9am-5pm. 13-mi. mod. hike from Edge Hill Rd. in Sharon to High Rock in Foxboro. Bring lunch & water. We will spot cars before the hike. Meet at High Rock Rd. Turn onto High Rock Rd (paved woods road) 100 yds S of MOM South Motorcycles, 1000 Washington St (Rt 1), Foxboro. Heavy rain cancels. Email Jim if uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jim Goyea jgoyea@hotmail.com 508-339-7671
Co-Leader: Laura Cerier lcerier@comcast.net 508-404-6353