The Hiking Committee offers hikes year round, from locally in Massachusetts, to the mountains of Western Mass, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. 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 involves a conversation with the leader about your hiking experiences. If the leader feels you have the appropriate experience for the hike then you will be able to sign up. If not, the leader will direct you to a more appropriate hike for your skills.
If you are registered for a hike, information is sent out by the leader a week or two prior to 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 possible injury from encountering deer ticks (the carriers of Lyme Disease), poisonous snakes, and poisonous vegetation. Dogs are generally not allowed on any hikes.
Children are welcome on some hikes. These hikes are usually listed as "family friendly" and the child must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. Please ask the leader if there is any question.
There are hiking series occurring every season. Some series have their own listings so please be sure to see the right sidebar for more information. Check the "Schedules" link at the top of this page to see all hikes.
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."