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110952

Franconia Ridge Loop with stay at Greenleaf Hut

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 13, 2019 - Sun July 14, 2019

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 Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Registration and more details here
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm), Christine Malinowski (E-mail Christine Malinowski)
111985

SHP Participants Only: Intermediate Backpack - the Bonds

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 13, 2019 - Sun July 14, 2019

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 Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton)
112017

SHP Participants Only: Mount Pierce

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun July 14, 2019

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 Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
112018

SHP Participants Only: Carter Notch Hut Trip

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 20, 2019 - Sun July 21, 2019

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 Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
112020

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Jackson

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 20, 2019

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 Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
112033

Taconics - Best of New England Backpack

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 20, 2019 - Sun July 21, 2019

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 Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: Kyle Vietze (E-mail Kyle Vietze)
Co-Leader: Alexandra Bernson alexandra.bernson@gmail.com, Julia Ramsey (E-mail Julia Ramsey)
112389

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Forty Plus Date: Sat July 20, 2019

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 Category: Bicycling - Touring
Region: Rhode Island
State: RI
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (Anytime)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
112391

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Forty Plus Date: Sat July 20, 2019

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 Category: Bicycling - Touring
Region: Rhode Island
State: RI
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (before 9:00pm)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
112232

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 20, 2019

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 Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786
112485

MT CUBE BEGINNERS AND NEWCOMERS HIKE

Forty Plus Date: Sun July 21, 2019

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 Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
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
112021

SHP Participants only: Mt. Chocorua

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 27, 2019

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 Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
112349

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 27, 2019

[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 Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Free Walkers
Leader: Nancy Cahn njcahn@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Fran Price francine.j.price@gmail.com 617-875-5232
110953

Presidential Ridge Hike with Stay at Lakes of the Clouds Hut

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 3, 2019 - Sun August 4, 2019

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 Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Registration and more details here
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm), Christine Malinowski
112022

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Liberty

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 3, 2019

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 Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
112117

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

Family Date: Sat August 3, 2019 - Sun August 4, 2019

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 Category: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, 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, Brian s Witkov user369128@aol.com 978-807-4901, David Powell davidfreds@beld.net 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
110960

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

Intro Date: Fri August 9, 2019 - Sun August 11, 2019

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 Category: Hiking, Music, Social Events
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Mountain Fare Inn
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.)
112023

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

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri August 9, 2019 - Sun August 11, 2019

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 Category: Camping, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
111500

AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins in August, Greenville, ME

Family Date: Sat August 10, 2019 - Wed August 14, 2019

Join a small group of families 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 Category: Hiking, Paddling - Canoeing
Region: Maine, Inland
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com 508-728-1373
112421

Natick and Sherborn Wanderer

Bicycling Date: Tue August 13, 2019

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 Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm)
111996

Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Intro Date: Fri August 16, 2019 - Sun August 18, 2019

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 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
Registrar: Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)