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Hiking

The Hiking Committee offers hikes year-round. We provide local hikes in Southeastern Massachusetts as well as destination hikes to the mountains of Western Mass and New Hampshire. Hiking is a great way to see the natural beauty of New England, as well as an opportunity for exercise. All hikes are led by experienced leaders.
Most of our hikes require prior registration. This may involve a conversation with the leader about your recent hiking experience. If the leader feels you have the appropriate experience for the hike, then you will be able to sign up. If not, the leader may help direct you to a more appropriate hike for your skills.

If you are registered for a hike, information is usually sent out by the leader a several days before the hike. This will include a meeting time and place as well as an equipment list. Leaders will be happy to answer any questions.

The most important goal of every hike is for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience. However, hikers should be aware of the risks, such as falls, tick borne diseases and medical events while far from EMS services.  

Children are welcome on some hikes. These hikes are usually listed as "family friendly" and the child must be accompanied by a guardian. Pets are not allowed on hikes unless the hike description says it’s pet friendly. Please ask the leader if there is any question.

There are multiweek hiking series occurring every season. Please check out the sidebar on the right for more information. Check the "Schedules" link at the top of this page to see all the hikes put on by the Hiking Committee. For hikes on Cape Cod, check out the Cape Hiking Committee.  We cannot hike on trails that have not been maintained, for trails work events, check out the Trails Committee.


Activity Participation Policy

"AMC encourages involvement in its mission and activities, through its membership, programs, policies and procedures. Our goal is to be a community that is comfortable, inviting and accessible for people of any age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Some AMC programs are designed for a certain age range of members or for a special activity or topic. However, any person who meets the minimum qualifications (skills, experience, fitness) established by the trip leader(s) for an activity is eligible to attend, if space is available."

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