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99953

Family President's Day Calumet Winter Weekend, West Ossipee, NH

Family Date: Fri February 16, 2018 - Sun February 18, 2018

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavilion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach.

Accommodations are rustic comfortable. The lodge has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms with showers on the first floor which is where the group shares our meals and down time. The 2nd floor sleeps up to 22 (three bedrooms for 2, 8, and 12) in bunk-style firm beds. The sleeping areas are co-ed, so families can stay together. Bring your sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, pillow and towels. The cabins are insulated and heated and sleep up to ten (four bunk beds and two single beds). Those staying in the cabins have their choice of the bathrooms in the lodge or separate heated bathrooms. Meals are simple, hearty, and delicious. Everyone helps cook, prep and clean-up.

$115 for adults in the Retreat lodge or $95 in cabins. Kids 7 - 21 years enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $85. Kids six and under enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $45 including all meals Friday evening to Sunday lunch. To Register contact: Kremena Dimitrova, kyanakieva@gmail.com, 857-928-0533

Activity Category: Hiking, Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Calumet
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606, Kremena Dimitrova kyanakieva@gmail.com 857-928-0533, Daniel Parvanov parvanov@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Helene Guezennec lnguezenn@hotmail.com, Kate Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com
Registrar: Kremena Dimitrova kyanakieva@gmail.com 857-928-0533
101393

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Family Date: Fri February 16, 2018 - Sun February 18, 2018

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor. A full bath house with hot showers are within a short walk from the cabin. We all help with meal prep and clean-up in our communal/family style kitchen and dining area. $85/person includes 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner and lunch style fixings/snacks throughout the day. Register: Millie Mugica: millie.mugica@gmail.com, 603 891 5726

Activity Category: Conservation, Hiking, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Family Outings Trips
Leader: Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com 603-891-5726
Co-Leader: Doris Tenant dtennant@tllawgroup.com, Yerina Mugica yerina_mugica@yahoo.com
Registrar: Millie Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com 603-891-5726
101573

Spring Hill and Nashoba Brook conservation areas, Acton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun February 18, 2018

Relatively easy hike/snowshoe loop of about 5.5mi through contiguous Spring Hill and Nashoba Brook conservation areas, Acton, MA. 9:30am-1:30pm. Spring Hill contains the longest Acton segment of the Bay Circuit Trail that passes through this pleasant, quiet and wooded area. Adjacent Nashoba Brook is a scenic area with abundant stonework, early mill sites, a 'potato cave' and the historic pencil factory site. Meet 9:20am at Spring Hill Rd. cul-de-sac, off Pope Rd, Acton. From the Rte 2 Concord Rotary head NW on MA 119 W/MA 2A W 0.9mi to right on Pope Rd. Continue 1.9mi to left on Spring Hill Rd. Cul-de-sac is 0.3mi. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
103213

Blue Hills Skyline Trail, Quincy

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Mon February 19, 2018

6.5-mile hike rocky terrain with a number of steep hills with views, Moderate-rated hike, not for beginners. 10:00am-3:00 pm, mainly on Skyline Trail, lunch on Nahanton Hill with great view, Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Meet at Shea Ice Rink, 651 Willard St., Quincy. From SE Expressway Exit 8 in Quincy, go south 0.6 miles on Willard St. Or from I-93/Route 128 Exit 6 in Braintree, go north 0.7 miles. Or for public transit take Bus 238 from Quincy Adams T Station Email if severe weather No dogs. Non-AMC members $1. If snow, bring traction devices.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com
103159

School Vacation Parker Family Woods Walk, Lancaster, MA

Family Date: Thu February 22, 2018

Join AMC Families and Lancaster Recreation and Community Center for a fun walk school vacation week. We will meet at the Lancaster Community Center 11:45 am for lunch ($3/person soup and salad and a kid friendly menu with Mac & Cheese, grilled dogs, applesauce, etc. or bring your own) and then carpool over to Parker Family Woods. The walk is 0.8 miles through the woods, easy and very lovely with small pond and nice trail. To register contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606. Registered participants will receive directions and more information.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Lancaster Community Center
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Alix Turner, Lancaster Community Center Director aturner@lancasterma.net 978-733-1249
Registrar: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
102786

Family Walk at Prospect Hill Park, Waltham, MA

Family Date: Sat February 24, 2018

We will walk from the South end of Prospect Park along the ridge to the peak in the park. We'll have great views of downtown Boston and Waltham and enjoy this beautiful wooded area.

This hike is open to all families, is free, and is sponsored by AMC Boston Family Outings and OutdoorsRx. The walk is show and go. No registration is required. Members and non-members welcome. Please check this website the night prior to be sure the walk is still on, weather dependent.

Please bring a water bottle and snacks as needed for your kids (and you) and dress appropriately in layers with a warm hat and gloves. Come wearing footwear as well good for a moderate up and down walk, preferably hiking boots. The hike cancels for rain or ice.

For more information, please contact the hike leader, Chris Stix, at 781-894-2924 or stixc2001@yahoo.com.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Prospect Hill Park
Leader: Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)
Co-Leader: Katie Blair katieblair89@gmail.com, Lisa MacPhee lisamacphee1@gmail.com
103045

NO MISERY AT MT. MISERY. FAMILY WALK IN LINCOLN, MA

Family Date: Sun February 25, 2018

On this family walk, we will see birds and we explore the beautiful forests near the Sudbury River along with nearby farm fields that are part of this mis-named conservation land. This walk is suitable for four years old and older. The walk cancels for rain or ice on trails. Please dress appropriately with warm hat and gloves and water and snacks as appropriate to your kids (and your) needs. The walk is show and go. No registration necessary. Please check the website the night prior to be sruethe hike is still on, weather dependent. Contact the leader, Chris Stix, with questions at stixc2001@yahoo.com, 781-894-2924.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Lincoln Conservation Land, Mount Misery
Leader: Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)
102634

Mine Falls Park, Nashua, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun February 25, 2018

1:00pm. Hike/snowshoe beautiful Mine Falls. We will follow along streams and meander around a pond, and possibly walk along a canal. Opportunities to view wildlife. This hike will be approximately 2/2.5 hours plus - depending on group speed. Traction devices are strongly recommended due to possible icy conditions. Directions: from Route 3, take exit 6 Nashua, NH, west on route 130, take a left on Coliseum Ave. (Hannaford), go all the way to end and park in parking lot. Inclement or dangerous cold weather will cancel.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Judy Barthakur (E-mail Judy Barthakur) 603-440-4924
Co-Leader: Uschi Kullman (E-mail Uschi Kullman)
102783

Mine Falls Park

Forty Plus Date: Sun February 25, 2018

Together with Local Walks, Forty Plus invites you to hike/snowshoe in beautiful Mine Falls Park. We will follow along streams and meander around a pond, and possibly walk along a canal. Opportunities to view wildlife. This hike will be approximately 2/2.5 hours plus - depending on group speed. Traction devices are strongly recommended due to possible icy conditions. Directions: from Route 3, take exit 6 Nashua, NH, west on route 130, take a left on Coliseum Ave. (Hannaford), go all the way to end and park in parking lot. Inclement or dangerous cold weather will cancel. For questions please contact Judi.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Uschi Kullman (E-mail Uschi Kullman)
Co-Leader: Judi Barthakur (E-mail Judi Barthakur)
102822

Family Dexter Drumlin Full Moon Walk, Lancaster, MA

Family Date: Sat March 3, 2018

By the light of the silvery moon, AMC Families will join Lancaster Recreation for a night of good winter fun at Dexter Drumlin (aka, George Hill). Follow the footpath to the top of the drumlin where will have a campfire and hot chocolate ready to go. Bring your snowshoes and sleds (or not, weather and conditions dependent). Please register by contacting Laurene Poland at ljpoland@msn.com, 508-728-1373.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Dexter Drumlin, Lancaster, MA
Leader: Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com 508-728-1373
Co-Leader: Win Clark clarkbars5@comcast.net 978-660-3374
Registrar: Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com 508-728-1373
102180

World's End Reservation

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat March 10, 2018

5 mile hike/snowshoe, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From Rte. 3 exit 14, take Rte. 228N 6.5 mi., L on Rte. 3A 1.0mi. to rotary, R on Summer St. 0.5 mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $6 fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs, non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034
102416

J. Harry Rich State Forest, Groton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun March 11, 2018

1:00pm. This is a flat stroll along a scenic former bend of the Nashua River no longer in the main flow and popular with wildlife, parts of the active Nashua River, and thru typical New England woods. Meet at the entrance on Nod Road across from Common St., 42.63009N 71.57936W, about 2 hours, moderate pace.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop) 978-742-9014
103263

Belmont and Aububon Conservation Lands, Belmont

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun March 11, 2018

It's nearly spring and the sap is running. Slow-paced nature walk through Belmont conservation land fields and forests over to Habitat Audubon Sanctuary where we'll talk about one of the sweetest signs of spring - maple sugaring. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. Meet at Lone Pine Hill Conservation Land, Belmont, MA. ARRIVE EARLY. PARKING LIMITED. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass Audubon - Habitat, The New England Wild Flower Society, the Winchester Public Schools, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells, the Appalachian Mountain Club and other organizations.

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
102181

Wunnegan Conservation Area, Boxford

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun March 18, 2018

1:00pm-3:00pm. It is easy terrain, moderate pace, will last about 2 hours. Kids and dogs are welcome. Take exit 51 off Route 95 in Boxford and head WEST on Endicott Rd. Very soon make a right on Middleton Rd. Next take 3rd left on Moonpenny Drive and then first right on Crooked Pond Dr. There is a sign for Wunnegan with a small parking area about a mile down from your last intersection on the right.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Stephen Davis (E-mail Stephen Davis)
102784

Welcome Spring at Crane Beach

Forty Plus Date: Sat March 24, 2018

Forty Plus invites you to welcome spring at Crane Beach. Hike through dunes and along the beach. Bring water, lunch and sturdy footwear. 10 AM -2 PM. Parking fee $10 per car.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Uschi Kullman (E-mail Uschi Kullman)
Co-Leader: TBA (E-mail TBA)
Registrar: Uschi Kullmann (E-mail Uschi Kullmann)
101575

Mine Falls Park

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun March 25, 2018

6-mile easy walk along Nashua River, canal with 1886 gatehouse, spectacular waterfall in 325-acre park, from 9:45am-2:00pm. Bring lunch and water. Route 128 Exit 32, Burlington, to Route 3N toward Nashua. Stay right on Exit 5 lane and take Exit 5A (Simon Street), then left on Simon Street, left on Whipple Street to parking lot at the end. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
103244

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun April 1, 2018

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Storm cancels.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)
102782

Castle Island, South Boston

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat April 7, 2018

Fast-paced seven-mile scenic walk along ocean to Castle Island, 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet inside JFK/UMass Red Line T station, upper level gates (no nearby parking). Storm cancels. No e-mail after 3/31. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias Bmosias@yahoo.com 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)
103077

The Birds Are Back Family Walk, Lancaster Town Forest, Lancaster, MA

Family Date: Sat April 14, 2018

Audubon Certified Birder and North County Land Trust Board Member Clay Hobart shares the wonders of spring birds. This is an early morning walk from 7 - 9 am. We will take our time enjoying the birds and walking perhaps a mile or two at most. In particular, Clay will share what he sees for birds 13 months post harvest compared to pre-harvest in the Lancaster Town Forest. Tim Castner, Chair Lancaster Town Forest, will be there as well. This will be fascinating. Lancaster had a carefully planned harvest in the town forest 13 months ago ..... designed to improve the health of the trees and wildlife in the area. Let's see what has happened since.

Please be sure to dress for the weather. Early April early morning can be cool. Suggest layers! Suggest boots as well. Sneakers may get wet and be uncomfortable. Snacks for the kids and water always a good thing.

This hike is part of the AMC Family Beginner Hiking Program (BHP). We encourage you to sign up for BHP if you have not already, however, you aren't required to be part of the program to go on this hike. To find out more about BHP, please cut and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1789.

To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1834. Questions Contact: Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Clayton Hobart clayhobart@gmail.com, Tim Castner thcastner@comcast.net
102417

Groton Traverse

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun April 15, 2018

1:00pm. This hike will feature an impressive variety of environments while traversing a large patchwork of open and conserved lands. We will see beaver ponds, eskers, drumlins, marshes, dry uplands, hemlock groves, open fields, pretty streams, and wide vistas from hilltops. We will meet at Williams Barn (42.6265N 71.5610W), leave some cars, carpool to the start, and end up back at Williams Barn. About 2 hours, moderate pace.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop olin@embedinc.com 978-742-9014