Family Adventure Hike and Paddle

Date and Time

Thursday, August 16, 2018 5:00PM - Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:00AM


Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm)


Look no further for your family's summer vacation! Led by AMC's Outdoor Guides, you'll enjoy three full days of outdoor adventures and fun evening programs. Activities will include hiking, canoeing, outdoor skills, nature activities, kids' games, night sky observation, campfire, and much more. With a comfortable mountain lodge as your base, you'll enjoy hiking adventures in Crawford Notch, as well as a full day of canoeing on Moore Reservoir. Families will become familiar with ways to enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly with tips for getting outdoors after this family adventure. Package includes lodging, all meals, free use of gear, and guided activities. SAMPLE ITINERARY Day 1 3:00pm Check-in & Registration 5:00pm Family Social Hour 6:00pm Family Dinner 7:30pm Welcome & Orientation Day 2 9:00am Hiking Adventure 2:00pm Outdoor Skills or Nature Activities 5:00pm Kids' Power Hour/ Parents' Social Hour 6:00pm Family Dinner 7:30pm Astronomy Day 3 9:00am Canoe Adventure on Moore Reservoir 3:00pm Outdoor Skills or Nature Activities 5:00pm Kids' Power Hour/ Parents' Social Hour 6:00pm Family Dinner 7:30pm Campfire Day 4 9:00am Morning Hike 12:00pm Pizza lunch & Farewells!

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $459 member / $516 non-member
Youth: $319 member / $358 non-member
Child: $219 member / $243 non-member
*Lodging on Thursday-Saturday nights All meals from dinner on day 1 through lunch on day 4 Free use of equipment and clothing from the L.L. Bean Gear Room Guided programs and activities throughout the program Transportation to and from activity sites

Past participants say...

•"The highlight was discovering that my young girls could enjoy hiking so much. I think being part of a group with leaders helped their motivation and enthusiasm. All of the guides did a superb job. They were steady, clear, friendly, enthusiastic, supportive, and patient." Participant, July 2016 •"Highlight was a diverse mix of people who love the White Mountains! A low risk way to get outside with kids." Participant, July 2016 •"The highlight was the opportunity to enjoy activities that we l

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Driving Directions

Driving Directions to Highland Center at Crawford Notch and Shapleigh Bunkhouse Address to enter into GPS: U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595 (44.22° N, 71.41° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Exit 35 toward Rt. 3 North. 2. Take Rt. 3 North for 10 miles. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 East and continue 8.3 miles to Highland Center, located on right side of road. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North to 302/16 Junction in Glen, NH. 3. Continue onto Rt. 302 West. Follow for 15.8 miles to Highland center, located on left side of road. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West approximately 90 miles to Highland Center, located on the left side of the road. 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 to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. 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 Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. Approximate driving times and mileage to Pinkham • From Boston, 160 miles, three hours. • From Portland, 90 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 360 miles, seven hours. • From Montreal, 175 miles, three hours and a half hours.

Family Adventure Weekend



Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Zealand Falls Hut






AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.