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104559

Blue Hills: Family Skyline Loop Hike, Milton, MA (BHP Level 3)

Family Date: Sat June 16, 2018

Join AMC Boston Families on a BHP level 3 hike of approximately 3 miles. We will depart the Houghton Pond area on the red dot trail to Buck Hill, then return via the North Skyline trail. Red dot hikes in the Blue Hills cover rugged, hilly terrain providing a more challenging hike. This hike is appropriate for school-aged children ages 7-12+, preferably with some recent hiking experience. The Houghton Pond recreation area is a possible post-hike family activity with a playground, concession stand, swimming and picnic area.

To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1848.. Questions Contact leader, Lisa Renee Spring, spring3renee@yahoo.com.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Lisa Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com
105526

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Forty Plus Date: Sat June 16, 2018

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: East Bay Bike Path
Leader: Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (Anytime)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
104887

Family Hike Vaughn Hills Conservation Land, Bolton, MA (BHP Level 1+2)

Family Date: Sat June 16, 2018

This is an approximately 3 mile hike in Vaughn Hills Conservation area, Bolton, MA. The path will take us through beautiful forests, over North Peak (686'), around a beaver swamp, and by an active beaver dam.

To register for this hike click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1854. Questions Contact leader, Liz Little, lizklittle@gmail.com.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com
105426

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat June 16, 2018

Easy pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove inhabited by Henry Thoreau, during the mid-1800's. We will walk upon the woodland footpaths, where the transcendentalist contemplated life, on his early morning wanderings. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, 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.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786
103064

Ipswich River Paddle

Paddling Date: Sun June 17, 2018

Meet at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning at the Topsfield Fairgrounds PARKING LOT Entrance on Rt. 1 in Topsfield MA. If you are coming from the south, take Rt. 95 to Rt. 1 in Topsfield. Continue driving north on Rt. 1. You go down a long hill to the bottom where Rt. 1 crosses the Ipswich River. It is not obvious that you have crossed the Ipswich River, look carefully. Immediately ahead on the right is the Fair Grounds Parking Lot Entrance. You should see a number of vehicles there with canoes on the roof.
We will shuttle to the launch, which is on Rowley Bridge road. Then we shuttle the vehicles to the take out which is at the Bradley Palmer State Forest.
We get on the river by 10:00 am and take out about 3:30 to 4:00 pm.
Bring: canoe or kayak, lunch, drink, water, sun screen, bug repellent, EYEGLASSES RETAINER STRAP, sun hat, life jacket
If you need a boat, please let the leaders know ASAP. If you want to car pool please let the leaders know ASAP.
Rain date is June 24.

Activity Category: Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website
Leader: Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu 978-664-5984 (Before 9 PM), Donna Jean Kaiser (E-mail Donna Jean Kaiser) 978-604-1501
105249

Kids Intro to Fishing trip, Medfield, MA (BHP Level 1)

Family Date: Sun June 17, 2018

Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 8 am - 12 pm as we teach kids ages 6 and up to learn the basics about bait fishing. We cover topics such as reading water, bait, lures, bobbers. We meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA by 8am Sunday June 17th. We have access to a number of ponds and you don't need a fishing license.

Since we have a limited number of rods, we will restrict this to 10 kids plus parent(s). Remember to bring water, snacks and/or lunch.

AMC Family Outings supplies rods/bait/hooks. There is an entry/parking fee if you are not a member of the Trustees of the Reservations. There is also a fee of $5 per child to cover bait/line etc payable on site.

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/1888. For questions please contact David Powell davidfreds@beld.net,781-858-5546.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Rocky Woods
Leader: David Powell davidfreds@beld.net 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
Co-Leader: Adriana Rincon arincon@post.harvard.edu 508-873-5154
103363

Wollaston Beach, Quincy

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun June 17, 2018

Fast-paced 7-mi walk along Wollaston Beach, Marina Bay, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From SE Expwy, exit 8 (Quincy), take Furnace Brook Pkwy. 2.8mi, L onto Quincy Shore Dr. L at first light into lot. 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: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)
103265

Horn Pond Conservation Land, Woburn

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun June 17, 2018

Slow-paced nature walk looking for late spring wildflowers. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. From Rte 95/128 Exit 33A take Rte 3 South for 3 miles. Left on Pond St. 0.8 miles to parking lot on left. The parking area is opposite #48 Lake Ave, Woburn. Parking limited, arrive early. There is additional parking on Arlington Road on the east side of the pond. Steady rain 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
105471

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Bicycling Date: Fri June 22, 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
102583

Lakes of the Clouds

Forty Plus Date: Sat June 23, 2018 - Sun June 24, 2018

Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Advanced hike up to Lakes of the Cloud Hut
Beautiful Views-Route (TBD)
Summit Mt Washington and other nearby peaks if weather permits.
Fee-Member-$139.00 Non Member-$167.00

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com, Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com
102902

Winnipesaukee River (Class 3)

Paddling Date: Sat June 23, 2018

Enjoy paddling the Winnipesaukee River release! Please register by Wed evening prior to the trip.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
102903

Winnipesaukee whitewater (class 2)

Paddling Date: Sat June 23, 2018

Paddle whitewater on the Winnipesaukee River. It starts out very easy then gets a little harder as you head downstream. Great practice river.
All boats must have appropriate flotation. Contact leader for rental info.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Melanie Rausch mellrr@yahoo.com
104995

AMC Cold River Camp, North Chatham, NH

Family Date: Sat June 23, 2018 - Sat June 30, 2018

Enjoy AMC Cold River Camp 2 kids under 12 FREE per paying adult the week of June 23 - 30. Located on the NH/ME border in North Chatham, NH ~ 3-hours from the Boston area. Offering an authentic New England hiking camp experience since 1919. Private rustic cabins, comfortable lodge, delicious family-style break-fasts and dinners, and trail lunches. Hike, swim, paddle, bike, or simply relax. Daily-led hikes. Reservations and information: http://www.amccoldrivercamp.org/Pages/reservInfo.html

Activity Category: Bicycling, Conservation, Hiking, Paddling
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Cold River Camp Reservations
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
Registrar: Lois Winker amccrcinquiry@gmail.com 914-747-3194 (before 9 PM)
104997

AMC Echo Lake Camp, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Family Date: Sat June 23, 2018 - Sat June 30, 2018

Enjoy AMC Echo Lake Camp and all Acadia National Park has to offer one kid age 15 and under FREE per paying adult the week of June 23 - 30.

Echo Lake, just outside Acadia National Park, has platform tents with canvas sides equipped with cots, blankets, mattresses and pillows, a full-service dining hall with three meals a day, a recreation hall and library with comfy chairs and a fire, and flush toilets and running hot and cold water as well as hot showers and a bath, handicapped accessible. There is a volleyball court, basketball net, swimming floats and boating dock with canoes, kayaks, rowboats, three sunfish and a windsurfer for communal use. The large deck outside the dining hall offers spectacular views of the lake and the cliffs.

There are hikes led by experienced hike leaders daily and walks with the camp's naturalist. There are two outdoor meals each week: the lobster cookout at Thompson Island and the mussel picnic held at the camp. Each week campers travel by boat to Baker Island in Frenchman's Bay and explore this remote, uninhabited site. Evening programs are offered including square dancing, Bingo, informative slide shows and a final Talent Night on the last night of camp. Some campers pick a few activities to be involved in while others do it all! Parents'are responsible to supervise their own kids, however, there is plenty to occupy kids of all ages four and older (camp is not appropriate for kids under 4 or for pets).

Info/Reservations: http://www.amcecholakecamp.org/visit.php
Questions? Call or email camp managers, Elly and Scott Preston, managers@amcecholakecamp.org, 615-630-0106.

Activity Category: Conservation, Critical Treasure, Hiking, Walks
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Echo Lake Camp
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
105195

Mt Chocorua - Ledge Trails and Classic Loop Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 23, 2018

Join fellow hikers as we ascend Mount Chocorua (3500') for some of the best views in the White Mountains! This loop trip begins on the popular Piper trail, and continues via fun scrambles up Nickerson and Carter Ledges to Middle Sister trail and the scenic summit of Middle Sister. After enjoying Middle Sister's open ledge views, we will continue up the Piper Trail to the summit of Mt. Chocorua with the 360 degree views for which it is famous. We will then descend via Liberty/Hammond/Weetamoo trails before re-joining the Piper Trail to complete the 9.5 mile loop. This hike features approximately 3000 feet of elevation gain and is appropriate for those who are comfortable with rock scrambles and a moderate to moderate/fast pace.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Kyle Vietze kavietze@aol.com 617-483-0334 (Before 8:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: samantha mandel samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com 617-646-9155 (Before 8:00 p.m.)
105446

Mt Washington Alpine Gardens

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 23, 2018

Join us for a naturalist-friendly hike up to the Alpine Gardens on Mount Washington's east face. This trail runs 1,000 below the summit and passes through some of the best wildflower gardens in the northeast, and includes some rare flower species indigenous to this area alone. We will start in Pinkham Notch and tackle a difficult climb to the Alpine Gardens Trail. Here, we will enjoy great views, and pass by the upper reaches of both Huntington and Tuckerman's ravines, where someone will say "People SKI that?" with both disbelief and reverence. This hike is more for casual observers of nature than peak-baggers! Bring your flower ID books, and be prepared to take time for photos and a leisurely lunchtime in the gardens. It is also for more experienced hikers, since both the ascent and descent will be quite difficult in places, and will have you wondering if you did, in fact, pack Advil. Attendees must be comfortable with unstable footing, steep trails and exposed conditions. Extreme weather or threat of thunderstorms will cancel, or re-route. Details to be provided to approved attendees in advance.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Richard Whitney (E-mail Richard Whitney)
105584

Mt. Chocorua - Ledge Trails and Classic Loop Hike

Young Members Date: Sat June 23, 2018

Join fellow Young Members hikers as we ascend Mount Chocorua (3500') for some of the best views in the White Mountains! This loop trip begins on the popular Piper trail, and continues via fun scrambles up Nickerson and Carter Ledges to Middle Sister trail and the scenic summit of Middle Sister. After enjoying Middle Sister's open ledge views, we will continue up the Piper Trail to the summit of Mt. Chocorua with the 360 degree views for which it is famous. We will then descend via Liberty/Hammond/Weetamoo trails before re-joining the Piper Trail to complete the 9.5 mile loop. This hike features approximately 3000 feet of elevation gain and is appropriate for those who are comfortable with rock scrambles and a moderate to moderate/fast pace. This trip is cross-listed with the Hiking/Backpacking Committee.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: register
Leader: Samantha Mandel samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Kyle Vietze kavietze@aol.com
105265

Tuesday Evening

Bicycling Date: Tue June 26, 2018

Easy (11-13 mph) Ride from Concord
Helmet and bike in good condition required.
Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride.

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jeff Parker ffejrekrap@gmail.com
102906

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series C

Paddling Date: Thu June 28, 2018 - Sun July 1, 2018

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater.
Beginner Instructionals are taught in accordance to American Canoe Association (ACA) standards for Whitewater Kayaking. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear. Dates: June 28 (evening), 6/30-7/1( weekend), Tuition: $150/$170, Member/Non-Members. (-$40 with own gear) Camping/meals (~$50) not included.
To apply, send your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email, AMC membership number, height & weight (for boat assignment), and Series preference (A, B,C) to: Beginner Kayak Registrar, c/o Chris Rold, 29 Oliva Ct, Stoughton, MA. Include a check payable to "AMC Paddlers Committee" for payment. If you do not have an email address, please include a self-addressed/stamped envelope for course mailings. To make payments by credit card, go to http://www.amcbostonpaddlers.org/kayakinstruction.
For questions , please e-mail AMCKayak@aol.com.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Matthew Selby callmeselby@mac.com
Registrar: Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
104502

Bike Truro!

Intro Date: Fri June 29, 2018 - Sun July 1, 2018

June 29-July 1. Bike Truro! Stay in the Truro Hostel on outer Cape Cod, Nestled in the seaside with ocean views. Arrive on Friday pm for a happy hour, spend Saturday and Sunday biking to Provincetown & around the Cape (up to 35 miles @ 11-14 mph). $160.00 includes 2 nights lodgings, 2 brkfts, & 2 happy hour snacks. L Joyce Bailey (freshair2b@gmail.com), L Rachel Neuwirth (rbn8000@yahoo.com)

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Turo Hostel
Leader: Joyce Bailey freshair2b@gmail.com, Rachel Neuwirth rbn8000@yahoo.com 617-821-7649
Registrar: Rachel Neuwirth rbn8000@gmail.com 617-821-7649 (Contact before 9:00 p.m. EST)