Activities for AMC Boston Family Outings

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Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia, NH

Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:00 PM to Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:00 PM

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-561-8097; Before 9pm)

I'm an "alumni leader" for the Family Outings group. I led ski, camping and hiking trips for many years until my son "aged out" but I still love hanging out with kids and sharing my joy in all things outdoorsy with kids and parents alike. I also love to cook for groups and get folks together over the prep table.

Eddy Luttmer eddy.luttmer@gmail.com (617-413-1815; Before 9pm)

I was the long time chair of the family outings committee and led dozens of trips over the years before my kids "aged out". I love to play outside - especially on XC skis, in a solo whitewater canoe or on my sailboat and I thoroughly enjoy teaching kids (and adults).

Family Snowshoe Overnight to Windblown East Glade Shelter (w/Woodburning Stove), New Ipswich, NH

Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:00 AM

We will snowshoe the Windblown XC center trails approximately one mile from our cars to overnight at the Windblown East Glade shelter. The shelter is a 3-sided Adirondack shelter, but with the welcoming addition of a woodburning stove, a well-kept outhouse, and a firepit as well as breath-taking views to the east. After arriving we have the option to summit Barrett Mountain (1,853'), a bit less then 2 miles round trip.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (617-694-1060)
Brian s Witkov user369128@aol.com (978-807-4901)

Brian is a seasoned hiker and backpacker. His interests are fitness and nature, with a strong fondness for urban parks and anything involving the Olmsteads..thats right ..it was a family business. Brian enjoys leading urban walking trips as well as 4 season trips for families in Boston and new Hampshire. Both backpacks as well as hikes are interesting and fun for children and their families. Within the last year, he has been involved with shelter, hut and all season experiences in the whites.

Harvard Cabin Family XC & Dowhill Ski Weekend, Jackson, NH

Friday, March 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 3, 2019 12:00 AM

After a social Friday evening at Harvard Cabin (https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/harvard), and a shared breakfast on Saturday, one group will set out to downhill ski at Wildcat, Attitash, or Cranmore, based on snow conditions and group preference. Another group will hit Jackson or Bear Notch or Great Glen for cross-country skiing.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Eliza Grinnell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com (617-515-1095; Email is a faster way to reach me.)

Eliza has been leading/co-leading four-season hiking and backpacking trips with the AMC since 2006. She and her family (husband and 8 year old daughter) downhill ski several times each season. Eliza's family have extensive hiking and backpacking experience in the US national parks, but don't have any particular claim to fame when it comes to skiing. She is a good cook and trip planner, which is what counts on this adventure!

Peter Fraunholtz

Family Hiking/snowshoeing, Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, N.H.

Friday, March 1, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 3, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a Family weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch, NH down the road from AMC Highland Center. This is a half century old hidden jewel …in fact it is called Hart's location and the cabin ( Sub Sig) is toasty warm and comfy, but rustic w/outhouse and hauled in water. We will plan a hike choice both Saturday and Sunday as well as group breakfasts and a supper prepared by us all on Saturday evening. Trip is recommended for families with kids ages 7 and up. Group size limited to 16 lucky souls.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian s Witkov animalhc@aol.com (978-807-4901; after 7 pm)

Brian is a seasoned hiker and backpacker. His interests are fitness and nature, with a strong fondness for urban parks and anything involving the Olmsteads..thats right ..it was a family business. Brian enjoys leading urban walking trips as well as 4 season trips for families in Boston and new Hampshire. Both backpacks as well as hikes are interesting and fun for children and their families. Within the last year, he has been involved with shelter, hut and all season experiences in the whites.

Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (781-697-4442)

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH

Friday, March 8, 2019 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:00 PM

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH, a Family Outings Favorite. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-561-8097; Before 9pm)

I'm an "alumni leader" for the Family Outings group. I led ski, camping and hiking trips for many years until my son "aged out" but I still love hanging out with kids and sharing my joy in all things outdoorsy with kids and parents alike. I also love to cook for groups and get folks together over the prep table.

Eddy Luttmer eddy.luttmer@gmail.com (617-413-1815; Before 9pm)

I was the long time chair of the family outings committee and led dozens of trips over the years before my kids "aged out". I love to play outside - especially on XC skis, in a solo whitewater canoe or on my sailboat and I thoroughly enjoy teaching kids (and adults).

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us Sunday evening January 13 from 6 - 8 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6 - 6:30 or 7 pm we discuss committee business, our Beginner Hiking Program (BHP), Leader Appreciation/Awards Dinner, and other events coming up. This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)
Amy Kelliher amycbean@yahoo.com
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..

Coleader: 
Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)

Cardigan High Cabin Spring Break Weekend Overnight, Alexandrea, NH

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM to Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00 PM

Join a small group of AMC Families at Cardigan High Cabin for the night. Hike in two miles with 1450' elevation gain. The cabin is just under half a mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3,155') w/great views. Spring hiking is awesome with cool temperatures and no bugs.

Begin at Cardigan Lodge and hike 2 miles (1,450 elevation gain) to Cardigan High Cabin. Drop overnight gear and continue to the summit. Return to the cabin for games/activities and meal prep. The cabin has a composting toilet and wood stove for heat. Sunday hike back to Cardigan Lodge.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian s Witkov user369128@aol.com (978-807-4901)

Brian is a seasoned hiker and backpacker. His interests are fitness and nature, with a strong fondness for urban parks and anything involving the Olmsteads..thats right ..it was a family business. Brian enjoys leading urban walking trips as well as 4 season trips for families in Boston and new Hampshire. Both backpacks as well as hikes are interesting and fun for children and their families. Within the last year, he has been involved with shelter, hut and all season experiences in the whites.

Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net

Cardigan High Cabin Early May Overnight, Alexandrea NH

Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00 AM to Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:00 PM

Join a small group of AMC Families at Cardigan High Cabin to celebrate the coming of spring. Hike in two miles with 1450' elevation gain. The cabin is just under a half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3,155') w/great views. Spring hiking is awesome with cool temperatures and no bugs and spectacular views.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243; before 10:00 p.m)

Mother's Day Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 AM to Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:00 PM

Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings has reserved the Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Saturday night for Mother's Day. Great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Spring hiking is awesome with beautiful views, cool temperatures, and no bugs! Hikes will be designed to fit the ages and interests of the kids including a hike up Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Beck davidbeckrph@comcast.net (508-361-0508; 10AM to 9PM)
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (508-265-3093)

Family Outings Bag Some Presidential 4,000 Footers with Stay at Mizpah Spring Hut

Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Come join us on a 2 day family hike with a stay at Mizpah Spring Hut in Crawford Notch, NH. We will stay at the lovely hut during its self-service season and bag 2 or 3 4,000 footers in the White Mountains. The main route will go over Pierce and Jackson, which are two four-thousand footers with great views, but on the easier side for four-thousand footers. There might also be a chance to go summit Eisenhower depending on the conditions and the pace of the group. All 3 of these summits have stunning views of Mt. Washington, the presidentials and far beyond on a clear day.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net

Rick is an AMC Boston Family Outings leader who enjoys leading trips throughout the year. He has many years of experience dating back to the YOP Program in the 90s. He also is a colluder for the skiing committee.

Claudine Kos claudinekos05@yahoo.com

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Memorial Day Weekend, Franconia Notch, NH

Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:30 AM to Monday, May 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Are you and your family ready for the fun and adventure of staying overnight at an AMC hut and summiting a New Hampshire 4000 footer? Spend two nights at the family-friendly Lonesome Lake hut, one of the most accessible in the Whites, and summit North Kindsman on the second day. On Saturday we will hike 1.6 miles (and gain 1000' vertical feet) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. The route crosses 2 bridges and features a few mild rock scrambles, and the incline is moderated by switchbacks. Along the way, we will stop for snacks, look at nature and enjoy the views.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stacia Biel amcstacia@gmail.com (617-835-6532)
Robin Swift robinswift@gmail.com (978-577-8754)

Family Overnight Backpack to AMC Zealand Falls Hut, White Mtns, NH

Sunday, May 26, 2019 12:00 AM to Monday, May 27, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a night at Zealand Hut, one of AMC's easiest huts to access. The hut, with co-ed bunkrooms, is spectacularly situated on the side of Zealand Valley near Zealand Falls at the northern end of the Pemigewasset wilderness. We will hike in via the Zealand trail which is 2.8 miles and 650 ft. gain. Carry your sleeping bag, lunches and snacks, water and gear. The group will carry in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepare it together in the hut kitchen. This trip is appropriate for children > 4 years with adults who can hike 2.8 miles on a relatively flat trail.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us Wednesday evening September 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and big events coming up 2020 (New Year Celebration and Equipment Sale, Beginner Hiking Program BHP, and Leader Appreciation Dinner/Awards Ceremony). This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)
Amy Kelliher amycbkelliher@gmail.com
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..

Coleader: 
Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us Wednesday evening November 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and big events coming up 2020 (New Year Celebration and Equipment Sale, Beginner Hiking Program BHP, and Leader Appreciation Dinner/Awards Ceremony). This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
David Powell
Amy Kelliher amycbkelliher@gmail.com
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..

Coleader: 
Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)