Adult Adventure: Rivers and Mountains

Date and Time

Friday, August 17, 2018 5:00PM - Monday, August 20, 2018 2:00PM


Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


Paddle the rivers and climb the mountains with active adults in the beautiful White Mountains! We've merged two or your favorite offerings- paddling and hiking to our backcountry huts. We'll paddle on the beautiful Androscoggin River where wildlife and scenic vistas abound. The next day we'll hike into the boreal forest to Carter Notch Hut and spend our third and final night. We'll look for constellations and listen for owls and frogs. After a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast we'll hike down and recount our adventures with our new friends! ITINERARY: First Night: Meet your AMC Guides and the other guests over dinner at the AMC Joe Doge Lodge, dinner will follow with an overview meeting to get everyone excited about the next few days! First Day: After a hearty breakfast we'll spend the day on the river. We'll paddle flat water surrounded by beautiful scenery while looking for local wildlife- eagles, ospreys, and moose. Dinner and an after dinner program Second Day: After a hearty breakfast we head into the mountains. We'll hike up 19 Mile Brook trail through the northern hardwood forest and into the boreal forest, Guides will share natural history along the way. We'll have lunch on the trail or at the Carter Ponds. At cozy Carter Notch Hut, hour home for the night, we'll have time to explore the ramparts before dinner and an evening program. Last Day: After a heaty breakfast we'll pack up and hike out. We'll hike out, mostly a downhill trek on the Wildcat River Trail to the Bog Brook Trail 4.3miles to an AMC Van. We'll drive back to AMC Joe Dodge Lodge with lunch on the trail. Estimated return to Joe Dodge Lodge is 2 pm.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $399 member / $443 non-member
*Instruction, 2 nights at Joe Dodge Lodge, 1 night at Carter, paddling and all needed gear with Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day, transportation to field sites, all program fees

Driving Directions

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.

rivers and mountains



Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Carter Notch Hut
Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


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.