Outdoor Festival at Noble View Outdoor Center

Registration is now open for the Outdoor Festival, a celebration of all things outdoors at Noble View Outdoor Center. Enjoy guided hikes, nature walks, and workshops on the beautiful 350 acre property. It promises to be a memorable event and a great opportunity to explore this amazing and popular facility that has been connected to our chapter since 1930.

Register using our online system

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Chapter Potluck: Saturday June 4 in Lee

We invite you to join us at our next chapter potluck, on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Lee Congregational Church.

Meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, learn news about our club, have a tasty meal and hear a wonderful local speaker: Mike Leavitt of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Mike will talk about the trails and opportunities offered by the BNRC and other land conservation organizations in the Berkshires.

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Berkshire/Worcester Chapter Leader Training

Whether you'd like to become a Chapter leader, or just want to improve your outdoor skills, you're invited to attend. Training emphasizes group dynamics, leaders' responsibilities, trip planning/management, weather emergencies, incident/accident scene management, leader awareness, and decision-making.

The cost is $25 and includes training materials, course instructions, meals and overnight accommodations.

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Spring Potluck

We invite you to join us at our Spring Potluck, on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Unitarian Society in downtown Northampton.

Meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, learn news about our club, have a tasty meal and hear a wonderful local speaker who has been up-close-and-personal with bald eagles and other animals!

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Berkshire Backpacking Workshop

Thinking about being outdoors more now that winter is almost over? Remembering the warm sun on your skin, the fresh smell of new leaves and a soft breeze caressing your brow? Add a friendly campfire, crickets chirping, and stars twinkling through the trees. How about taking a backpacking trip this year?

Berkshire Backpacking Workshop
Noble View Outdoor Center (Russell, MA)
Saturday, April 23, 2016

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Young Members Social at Fort Hill Brewery, Mar 10

Attention 20- and 30-somethings, the AMC Berkshire Chapter invites you to get involved in our Young Members group. This group promotes a variety of activities geared toward the interests of young outdoor enthusiasts. Our next social gathering will be a happy hour (technically a happy three hours) at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton.

At the event, we’ll facilitate a short discussion of the possibilities for this group, but it’s mostly just a chance to meet each other and have a fun evening out.

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AMC Amherst Office Open House, Mar 11

Did you know that the AMC has an office in Amherst? Did you also know that the AMC, and the Berkshire Chapter, are principal stewards of the New England National Scenic Trail? In fact, we were key actors in getting the trail designated as a National Scenic Trail. Come along to the Amherst Office open house to learn more about this and other conservation projects in our own back yard, including the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail, and research on high alpine plants in the White Mountains.

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