Monday, February 19, 2018 4:00PM - Thursday, February 22, 2018
Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
This adventure is designed for families in search of a fun winter experience. Our trip begins with an orientation session and overnight at AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge. On the first full day we'll learn how to snowshoe. AMC Guides will share tips and techniques on how to move through the snow and up and down hills. We'll take a snowshoe hike in Pinkham Notch. The second day we'll offer Nordic skiing at beautiful Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. AMC Guides will lead ski tours on the groomed network. Lessons will be available for anyone interested in learning or improving their skiing. Ski rentals are available at Great Glen. Guides will fill time between skiing and snowshoeing with snowshelter building, snow games and winter crafts. Each night will offer a family friendly evening program. AMC Guides will point out and identify animal tracks as well as other natural history of the winter world. The terrain is beginner to moderate and the pace will be comfortable with plenty of time to explore and learn. Led by AMC Guides Program Highlights: •Camaraderie of parents and kids exploring winter together •Professional winter guides unlocking the tips to safe, enjoyable winter adventures •Outdoor clinics, winter dress for safety and comfort •Multi-sport winter sampler from snowshoeing to groomed cross-country ski trails •Cross-country lessons and equipment rental packages available from the experts at Great GlenTrails Nordic Center at an additional cost. •Evening gatherings and social time in mountain lodge at the base of Mt Washington •Opportunity to spot animal tracks and unique winter natural adaptations. Sample Itinerary: The following is a general schedule. You will receive a detailed itinerary upon arrival. Itinerary is subject to change. Monday: 6:00pmDinner- Meet and Greet Group & Guides 7:30pm Evening meeting, overview of the program Tuesday: Our Adventure Begins! 6:30-8: 30 am Buffet breakfast 9:00 amSnowshoeing dayWe'll strap on snowshoes and start with field games. Then we'll head out and explore the winter woods in search of animal tracks. If conditions allow we will also work on building snow shelters. 4 pm late afternoon snack and activities before dinner 6 pm Dinner EveningEvening Program Wednesday: 6:30-8: 30 am Buffet breakfast 9:00 am Skiing Day: we'll drive to Great Glen for Nordic skiing and snow tubing 4 pmLate afternoon snack and activities before dinner 6 pm Dinner EveningEvening Program Thursday: 6:30-8: 30 am Buffet breakfast
Driving Directions to Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center Address to enter into GPS: Rt. 16, Gorham, NH 03581 (44.256° N, 71.252° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Rt. 104 East (NH Exit 23). 2. Take Rt. 104 East for 8.3 miles. 3. Turn left on Rt. 3 North for 0.9 miles. 4. Turn right onto Rt. 25 East for 22.6 miles to Rt. 16 North. 5. Turn left onto Rt. 16 North to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left side of Rt. 16 approximately 12 miles north of the Glen intersection. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North approximately 90 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West to Rt. 16 North (at North Conway, N.H.). 2. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, on left. From Montreal: 1. Take AutoRt. 10 East to AutoRt. 55 South (north of Magog). 2. Take AutoRt. 55 South to I-91 South (at US/Canada line). 3. Take I-91 South to I-93 South (VT Exit 19). 4. Take I-93 South for 22.2 miles to Rt. 302 East (NH Exit 40). 5. Take Rt. 302 East for 40.1 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 16 North (in Glen, NH). 6. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left. From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western MA): 1. Take I-95 North to I-91 North (Exit 48). 2. Take I-91 North through MA and VT to Rt. 302 East (VT Exit 17). 3. Take Rt. 302 East to Rt. 16 North (in Glen, N.H.). 4. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left. Approximate driving times and mileage to Pinkham: • From Boston, 170 miles, three and a half hours. • From Portland, 80 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 350 miles, eight hours. • From Montreal, 225 miles, three hours and forty-five minutes.