Hiking Committee

The Hiking Committee (formerly called the Outings Committee) organizes general, non-technical events such as hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and backpacking trips. We have a very long list of hiking trips. Most hikes occur on weekends, but we do have a tradition of Tuesday hiking trips as well. Check out our schedule!

Thanks to the leaders for leading this hike - what beautiful snow-covered scenery and that view of Quabbin was amazing! – Nancy

Thanks to the leaders for leading this hike - what beautiful snow-covered scenery and that view of Quabbin was amazing! – Nancy

Sometimes, in the winter, our "hiking" trips suddenly become "snowshoeing" or "cross-country skiing" trips. Such is life in New England!
We're always looking for trip leaders, especially those with new ideas for trails to hike. If you're interested, please contact our Hiking Chair.

Joining a Hike

Please read the AMC Trip Policy (PDF) before joining a trip.
Be sure to bring lunch and liquids, bug repellant and sunscreen, and clothing and footwear appropriate to the conditions. When car-pooling, please offer a contribution to the driver for fuel costs.
To find out more about a scheduled hike or to sign up, contact the leader, coordinator, or other person listed for that trip.

Upcoming Activities

Click or tap on the Register links to learn more and/or register for activities.

Little Known Trails in Leeds

Location: Leeds, NH
Date: 26‑Sep‑2023
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Relatively easy hike in Leeds, MA. Appropriate for all levels. 4-4 1/2 miles. It includes a short bushwack at the beginning. There is minimal elevation gain, but there are some hills (after all, we are in New England). We will see a brook, a pond and some wetlands, plus we will enter a hidden Northampton conservation area. Part of the hike goes around the perimeter of the VA hospital and through an old tree farm.

Upper Goose Pond Cabin

Location: Lee/Becket, MA
Date: 30‑Sep‑2023
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This relaxed pace hike is approximately 5 miles round trip from the A.T. parking area on Rt 20 in Lee/Becket to the Upper Goose Pond Cabin, an A.T. hiker overnight stopover managed by the Western MA Chapter's A.T. Management Committee. The route crosses the Mass Pike on the A.T. bridge, then ascends a moderately strenuous hill before descending to the junction of the 1/2 mile side trail to the cabin.
While at the cabin you will have the opportunity to meet the caretakers. There will be time for hanging out, or going for a short swim (no lifeguard) before the return hike. Participants should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring plenty of water to drink and lunch/snacks.

Activity Schedule

All activities are subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions. Check activities on for up-to-the-minute additions not yet shown here. Not all activities may be posted yet.
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