Cindy’s story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas. This Canada-Mexico trek illustrated to Cindy and her husband what experiential education can do. Inspired by the experience, they went on to create a new way of supplementing their children’s education, focusing on two arenas for learning: the natural world and travel.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Join chapter members of all ages for a celebration of all things outdoors: guided hikes, nature walks, camping skills workshops, music throughout the day, child-friendly activities, and a climbing wall! This free event includes a BBQ lunch and will be held at Noble View, an amazing and popular 358-acre facility that has been connected to our chapter since 1930.
Take the first step to becoming an outdoor trip leader for your local AMC Chapter! Brush up on your outdoor leadership skills and connect with other outdoor enthusiasts in their 20s & 30s. Topics of the training course will include group dynamics, leaders' responsibilities, trip planning/management, weather emergencies, incident/accident scene management, and decision-making. Register by September 7th. Click here to learn more.
Nine cyclists shared a beautiful day together for a recreational 31-mile group ride from Williamsburg up to Ashfield, through Conway, and back. The route passed through stunning Chapel Falls, and meandered along quaint streams and expansive reservoirs. There was plenty of shade and several rest stops, including one at Elmer's store in Ashfield. At the conclusion of the ride, many riders celebrated and socialized over lunch at The Brewmaster's Tavern before heading home.
On June 30th, state and local community leaders joined the Cheshire A.T. committee and representatives of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) to officially celebrate the designation of Cheshire as an Appalachian Trail Community by the ATC, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the A.T. The event took place on the property of Diane’s Twist Ice Cream Shop on Main Street in Cheshire.
Many Chapter members know well how to find out about upcoming trips like bicycling rides, hikes, climbs, and paddling excursions. What isn't as well known is that "volunteer opportunities" are listed in a different place! While most volunteer opportunities take place in the outdoors just like Chapter trips, they aren't really "trips." Rather, they are opportunities to "give back" in different ways, like these:
The Berkshire Chapter Executive Committee is the top level of chapter leadership, representing all the committees that keep our chapter moving. Joining the Executive Committee is an excellent opportunity to lead an area you’re passionate about and help guide the chapter’s activities.
AMC'S YOUNG MEMBERS 20s/30s
Sunday, May 6th
Start times will vary based on hike.
Choose One of Three Hikes on the New England Trail
Performance Afterwards by Ben Cosgrove
5 PM - Abandoned Building Brewery
Members and non-members welcome
Learn more at newenglandtrail.org
Wild Alaska Day Hiking and Touring by Land, Sea, and Air
June 24-July 3, 2018
A spectacular trip for those looking to sample Alaska with only a daypack! Due to popular demand, we are offering a second session of this trip in 2018. On this spectacular journey, we will be hiking and sightseeing during the day, staying in comfortable lodging at night, and eating fresh seafood and local grub all through the long days of Alaska's ephemeral summer. We will spend 10 days and 9 nights exploring Anchorage and the Chugach mountain range, Denali National Park, and rub elbows with the locals in the funky mountain town of Talkeetna (perhaps the model for the TV show, "Northern Exposure").