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106298

Pond Social for Paddlers

Paddling Date: Wed July 25, 2018

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

Activity Category: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking, Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website
Leader: Melanie Rausch (E-mail Melanie Rausch)
106982

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu July 26, 2018

They're back! Join the leaders for a fast (aggressively paced) hike in Middlesex Fells. Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:55PM to start hiking promptly at 6PM. We'll hike 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 moderate to fast pace to get our heart rates up. Never explored the eastern part of the Fells? It boasts a waterfall (yes a waterfall in the Fells), nice up-and-down rock scrambles, fantastic views of Boston, and the remains of the 1899 MIT Geodetic Observatory. It's a hidden gem with variable terrain accessible by public transit. Sorry no dogs or children allowed on this hike. This is a show & go hike that does not require registration. That said, help us manage hike size expectations and register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. You can preview the waiver at: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Volunteer-Led-Activi... Gear: At a minimum, bring a pack that can fit an extra layer (it'll get chillier as the sun sets), headlamp (required as we'll be chasing the sun out of the Fells), hiking boots, water and snacks. We'll hike rain or shine (thunderstorms = cancel), so don't forget your rain gear. Better to test your rain gear locally than wait for a storm in the Whites. You may choose to carry a larger/heavier pack with your full gear for a spring/summer hike for a more rigorous workout. Packs can easily be made heavier with extra water. Here's the recommended Spring day hike gear list: https://www.outdoors.org/trip-ideas-tips-resources/gear-advice/three-sea...

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here for more details & to register
Leader: Christine Malinowski (E-mail Christine Malinowski), Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
107259

Evening - Lincoln

Bicycling Date: Thu July 26, 2018

Thursday evening series. Meet at Lincoln schools parking lot.
19 mi. Ride start 6:15pm sharp. Lights recommended.

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Series info
Leader: Mike McIlrath (E-mail Mike McIlrath) 781-883-7584, Gail Ferreira (E-mail Gail Ferreira)
105476

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Bicycling Date: Fri July 27, 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
106265

Dead River Class 3 Whitewater

Paddling Date: Sat July 28, 2018 - Sun July 29, 2018

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

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Maine, Western
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Boston AMC Paddlers
Leader: Conrad Nuthmann ccn12@live.com
Co-Leader: Norm Rehn (E-mail Norm Rehn)
107100

Hike the Carters

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 28, 2018

Come and spend the day hiking to the summits of Middle Carter (4,610 ft) and South Carter (4,430 ft). Although these are wooded summits, each offers its own overlook with beautiful views of the surrounding peaks (weather permitting). This 11-mile near-loop hike is aimed at experienced hikers who are prepared for ~3,800 ft of elevation gain and a moderate pace of 1.5-2 mi/hr. Participants should expect steep, but manageable terrain, at times and should have recently completed at least one hike of 9+mi and 3,000+ft elevation gain. The duration of the hike will vary depending on the trail conditions and the ability of our group. A short card spot will be required to complete the loop. Join us on this excursion for good times and good company!

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to Register
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Nav Kalluru (E-mail Nav Kalluru)
106552

Middlesex Fells, Medford

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 28, 2018

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

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
106797

Windsurfing Beginner Training

Windsurfing Date: Sat July 28, 2018

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

Activity Category: Windsurfing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Steve Sevcik sesevcik@gmail.com
106691

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

Forty Plus Date: Sun July 29, 2018

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

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm), Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com
Registrar: Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)
106782

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

Young Members Date: Sun July 29, 2018

Couch to 4k is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Hikes are organized into three levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up four-thousand-footers of New Hampshire.

Couch to 4k trip leaders will highlight important skills for safe hiking such navigation, hydration, nutrition, and proper attire. Most Couch to 4k events are on the weekends, but look out for weekday night local hikes as well.

Sign up for as many (or as few) hikes as you would like, building from Level 1 hikes all the way to Level 3, or as far along as you would like to go.

Be sure to review trip descriptions to see which hikes are right for you. Here's a rough guide to how the Couch to 4K hikes are leveled:

Level 1 hikes include little to no elevation gain, and move at a moderate pace. These hikes are great opportunities to get to know your leaders and fellow participants and to review some basic skills for hiking.

Level 2 hikes are on the longer side, around 5 miles, and include some elevation gain with rock scrambling and ledges. At this level and above all participants are expected to have appropriate footwear, clothing, water, and other essential gear.

Level 3 hikes are 4ks! These hikes include some of the shorter 4ks with lower elevation gain. Expect rock scrambling, ledges, and stream crossings.

The intended audience of the Couch to 4k program is young members (YM - hikers in their 20s and 30s), but all are welcome.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Sean Deshaies thatbostonamcguy@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Chao Xie chaoranxie@gmail.com
107135

The Throne, Groton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun July 29, 2018

1:00pm. Come hike thru one of the largest contiguous undeveloped parcels in the area, featuring pretty upland forest intersperced with vernal pools, small streams, and beaver ponds. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the end of Castle Drive, 42.6260N 71.6171W.

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
107023

East Bay Rail Trail

Forty Plus Date: Mon July 30, 2018

East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Picturesque Bristol is home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S and is located on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 10-12 mph on a paved rail trail. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Lunch stop at one of Bristol's superb seafood restaurants followed by side trips to Colt State Park, the Crescent Park Loof Carousel, (National Historic Landmark) and the Audubon boardwalk - depending on time and interest. Bring your helmet, a bike in good working order, a spare tube, water, and a sense of humor. Rain or any other extremes of Mother Nature cancels the ride.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Rhode Island
State: RI
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: East Bay Rail Trail
Leader: Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe Katherineblythe@comcast.net
Registrar: Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
106997

Evening Paddle on the Mystic River in Somerville

Paddling Date: Mon July 30, 2018

Join us for a relaxed flatwater evening paddle on the Mystic River in Somerville.

Launch time is 6pm from the Blessing of the Bay boathouse. Plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early to unload and prepare.
Boat rentals are available from Charles River Canoe and Kayak (https://paddleboston.com/rentals/our-locations/blessing-of-the-bay-somer...). If you will be renting a boat, please arrive early to allow yourself time to do so.

PFDs must be worn at all times.

This event is open to all paddlers.

Activity Category: Paddling - Flatwater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website
Leader: Kara Greenfield kara.b.greenfield@gmail.com 631-885-1900
106299

Pond Social for Paddlers

Paddling Date: Wed August 1, 2018

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

Activity Category: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking, Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website
Leader: Melanie Rausch (E-mail Melanie Rausch)
107247

Marblehead Neck

Paddling Date: Thu August 2, 2018

We will launch from Devereaux Beach and paddle around Marblehead Neck, stopping for lunch at a convenient island.

This is a level 2 trip: 4-6 miles along exposed coast. Boats must be touring boats i.e. bulkheads fore & aft.

Bring lunch and plenty of drinking water.

Registration required

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website
Leader: Elaine Batzer (E-mail Elaine Batzer) 781-956-1386, Mary Buntin
106983

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu August 2, 2018

They're back! Join the leaders for a fast (aggressively paced) hike in Middlesex Fells. Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:55PM to start hiking promptly at 6PM. We'll hike 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 moderate to fast pace to get our heart rates up. Never explored the eastern part of the Fells? It boasts a waterfall (yes a waterfall in the Fells), nice up-and-down rock scrambles, fantastic views of Boston, and the remains of the 1899 MIT Geodetic Observatory. It's a hidden gem with variable terrain accessible by public transit. Sorry no dogs or children allowed on this hike. This is a show & go hike that does not require registration. That said, help us manage hike size expectations and register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. You can preview the waiver at: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Volunteer-Led-Activi... Gear: At a minimum, bring a pack that can fit an extra layer (it'll get chillier as the sun sets), headlamp (required as we'll be chasing the sun out of the Fells), hiking boots, water and snacks. We'll hike rain or shine (thunderstorms = cancel), so don't forget your rain gear. Better to test your rain gear locally than wait for a storm in the Whites. You may choose to carry a larger/heavier pack with your full gear for a spring/summer hike for a more rigorous workout. Packs can easily be made heavier with extra water. Here's the recommended Spring day hike gear list: https://www.outdoors.org/trip-ideas-tips-resources/gear-advice/three-sea...

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here for more info & to register
Leader: Christine Malinowski (E-mail Christine Malinowski), Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
106287

Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Intro Date: Fri August 3, 2018 - Sun August 5, 2018

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

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://www.hihostels.com/dba/hostels-HI---Martha-s-Vineyard-060011.en.htm
Leader: Edward McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: Dan Pratt daniel.pratt1@verizon.net 617-640-4681 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net 781-639-4297 (before 9:00pm)
106288

Annual Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Bicycling Date: Fri August 3, 2018 - Sun August 5, 2018

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

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Martha's Vineyard Hostel - W. Tisbury
Leader: Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net 781-639-4297 (before 9PM)
Co-Leader: Dan Pratt daniel.pratt1@verizon.net 781-933-7833 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
106600

Annual Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Bicycling Date: Fri August 3, 2018 - Sun August 5, 2018

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

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Martha's Vineyard Hostel - W. Tisbury
Leader: Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m. - EST)
Co-Leader: Dan Pratt daniel.pratt1@verizon.net 781-933-7833 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Ed McManmon - register by July 2nd epmcmanmon@nii.net 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
106884

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

Young Members Date: Fri August 3, 2018 - Sun August 5, 2018

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

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: register
Leader: Zoe Rath (E-mail Zoe Rath)
Co-Leader: Kelleigh Welch (E-mail Kelleigh Welch)