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106764

Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield Entrance

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 9, 2018

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

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Nelson Caraballo Nelsonhikes@gmail.com 617-548-8579
107253

Joe English Reservation, Amherst, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 9, 2018

A 7 mile quiet, hilly wander 9:30am-3:30pm through varied woodlands on well maintained trails. Meet by Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Brook Rd, Amherst, NH. From Nashua, NH, Rte. 3 exit 7, 101A W to junction 101 E (7.4mi) toward Amherst/Manchester. Turn left after 5.7mi on Horace Greeley Rd, left again 0.4mi on Brook Rd. Go 1.4mi to pkg at dead end. No advance reservation required. Call if weather uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
106554

Arlington's Great Meadows, Lexington

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 9, 2018

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

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
106719

Boston YM Steering Committee Meeting

Young Members Date: Mon September 10, 2018

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

Activity Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com
107003

September Ski Committee Meeting

Skiing Date: Wed September 12, 2018

Come ski with us!
If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at.
While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events.
Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Activity Category: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Registrar: Mike Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
107824

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Bicycling Date: Fri September 14, 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
106565

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

Forty Plus Date: Fri September 14, 2018 - Sun September 16, 2018

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

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (Anytime), Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Registrar: Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)
105567

Maine Islands Kayak and Camping Adventure

Paddling Date: Sat September 15, 2018 - Mon September 17, 2018

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

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://www.mita.org
Leader: Jeff Barrell (E-mail Jeff Barrell)
Registrar: Jeff Barrell (E-mail Jeff Barrell)
107536

Ethan Pond / Thoreau Falls Traverse

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 15, 2018

Join us on a hike via the Ethan Pond Trail 5.1 miles to Thoreau Falls. We will spend time at the Falls and then head out by continuing on the Ethan Pond Trail to the Zealand Trail. We will then take the Zealand Trail for 2.5 miles back to Zealand Road. This hike is 9.7 miles with 1,500 feet of elevation gain.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: James Schroeder james.schroeder39@yahoo.com 978-266-2917
104580

Easy Family Walk at Hapgood Wright Forest - Concord, MA

Date: Sat September 15, 2018

Join fellow families on an easy morning walk through a wooded conservation area in Concord. Hike will be approximately 1.5-2 miles and is geared towards children 8 and under. Following in the footsteps of Thoreau and Emerson, we will search for the oldest white pine in Concord, measuring over 4 feet in diameter.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Carrie McMillen (E-mail Carrie McMillen)
107000

Bolton Connection Trail Family Ice Cream Walk, Lancaster, MA

Family Date: Sat September 15, 2018

Join Family Outings and Lancaster Land Trust Volunteer, Bob Lidstone, for a guided walk on the Bolton Connection Trail. We will walk approximately 2 miles on mostly flat land. The walk begins at Eastwood Cemetery (Old Common Road), then through some state land to Rte. 110. From there we pick-up the Bolton Flats Trail and continue to Rte. 117, and cross over Rte. 117 back to Bolton Orchards for ice cream compliments of Bolton Orchards followed by optional swim at Lancaster Town Beach compliments of Lancaster Recreation. Bring water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and swim suit if you wish to swim. To Register click on the Register Now button or copy and paste this URL https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2100 into your browser. Questions contact Kate Atanasova, ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com, ,?(774) 232-6846?

Activity Category: Hiking, 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: Kate Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com 774-232-6846
107084

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 15, 2018

Easy 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.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786
107477

Young Members Fall Getaway Weekend

Young Members Date: Fri September 21, 2018 - Sun September 23, 2018

Join 40 AMC Young Members for a weekend getaway to Three Mile Island Camp (TMIC), Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Situated on an island of 43 rocky woodland acres, TMIC offers a delightful recreational experience in the heart of New Hampshire's lake district. Participants will enjoy a weekend of canoeing, kayaking, sitting by their cabin or camp fire, playing games, and having a grand ole time! A couple of 'led' activities will be offered but mostly this will be an unstructured weekend to socialize, exercise, and relax! Lodging consists of quaint 2-person cabins each equipped with a little dock right on the water's edge. Wake up to the sounds of loons and beautiful sunrises! Delicious meals will be provided and are served family style in a warm, social atmosphere. Trip requires participants to arrive at loading dock on Friday for either the 5:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. (or Sat. @9am) for a short boat trip to the island. No exceptions!

To Register, please fill out this form: www.tinyurl.com/YMFallWeekend2018
Registration questions can be directed to the trip treasurer: Samantha Mandel at samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com or Michele Grzenda: Michelehikes@gmail.com.

What can you expect? Check out the video from 2015's trip! https://tinyurl.com/2015-Trip-Video

Activity Category: Paddling - Flatwater
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com 781-697-1410, Samantha Mandel samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com, Leah Salloway
107825

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Bicycling Date: Fri September 21, 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
107672

Mt Greylock Backpack - Rescheduled

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 22, 2018 - Sun September 23, 2018

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

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: June Mackenzie (E-mail June Mackenzie)
Co-Leader: Deb Conrady (E-mail Deb Conrady)
107691

Franconia Ridge Hike in the Fall (Lafayette, Lincoln, Little Haystack)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 22, 2018

Join us for a classic above treeline Fall hike over the Franconia Ridge across Mts. Lafayette, Lincoln and Little Haystack. The hike is about 9 miles with approximately 3,700 feet of elevation gain and includes several miles of very exposed above treeline hiking. If it's not an above treeline day, we'll choose an alternate destination. Graduates of the Spring Hiking Program (SHP) are welcome.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
107116

Baldface Loop: One of the most magnificent hikes in the Whites

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat September 22, 2018

Located in Evan's Notch, the Baldface Loop is one of the best hikes New Hampshire has to offer. The hike will take us over 4 miles of open and semi-open ledges providing long stretches of unobstructed views (and equal great exposure to storms). We'll summit South Baldface and North Baldface peak clockwise, hiking up South Baldface first. This means we will hike the steepest section on the way up rather than on the way down. Expect to see great views of the taller White Mountain peaks. From the ridge, you can see the Carter Ridge and the Wild River Wilderness. The trail has several stream crossings and there is rock scrambling not for the faint of heart. A possible bonus is that we may find blueberries which are usually out in early August. We will also visit Emerald Pool on the way down for a cold swim. Super cold! This hike is classified as difficult due to distance and terrain.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Celeste Cabot celeste.cabot@aol.com 401-871-2230
105125

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

Family Date: Sat September 22, 2018 - Sun September 23, 2018

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

Cost is $75/members and $85 non-members and includes lodging at Carter Notch Hut Saturday night, one dinner and one breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches.

Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1875 . For questions, please contact Stacia Biel, amcstacia@yahoo.com or call 617-835-6532.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Stacia Biel amcstacia@yahoo.com 617-835-6532, Eliza Grinnell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com 617-- x515 (NCA 9.30 NCB 8.30)
Co-Leader: Suzanne Elkind swelkind07@gmail.com
107656

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 1, Sorhaug Woods

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat September 22, 2018

1:00pm. Experience the exceptionally rich ecological diversity of this area by hiking thru pretty woods, past beaver ponds, and over scenic vistas. Meet in the Williams Barn parking lot on Chicopee Row, 42.62632N 71.56104W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop)
107089

5th Annual Duxbury Beach Walk

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun September 23, 2018

10:00am-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 Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Lisa Fleischman 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Mary Wisbach (E-mail Mary Wisbach) 781-771-3680 (before 9pm)