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Backpack and Canoe Adventure: White Mountains (7 day) - Ages 14 - 16

Date and Time

Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:00AM - Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:00PM


AMC Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


If you can't decide between backpacking and canoeing, why not do both? Teens on this trip will spend the first four days backpacking in the spectacular Pemigewasset Wilderness and then head to the Umbagog Wildlife Refuge for three days of paddling and camping. This trip is ideal for teens who would like to develop their skills in backpacking and canoeing while seeing some of the North's most famous wilderness areas. Day 1: After arriving at Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center, the group will get to know each other via fun games, then pack gear and prepare for the trip with the instructors, before enjoying lunch at the Pinkham Notch Trading Post. After lunch, the group will catch a shuttle to Crawford Notch then hit the trail to their first tent-site. Day 2-4: The group will spend four nights in the Pemigewasset Wilderness backpacking near Carrigan Mountain and enjoying summit views. Day 5-7: Hiking out from the Pemigewasset Wilderness, the group will catch a shuttle to Errol, New Hampshire to begin their three day canoeing section on Umbagog Lake. The group will get to paddle along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, through the Umbagog Lake National Wildlife Refuge, before finally returning to the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center on the last day for clean-up, good-byes, and departure at 3PM.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Youth: $1,500 member / $1,666 non-member
*Instruction, all meals from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last, camping fees, group camping and cooking gear, during trip transportation, and the ability to borrow some personal gear as needed.

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A scenic vista is a great place to spend time with friends!


Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Canoeing

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge






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


AMC Field Staff are passionate about the outdoors and have the training necessary to prioritize safety. Certified in wilderness medicine, and trained in outdoor leadership and risk management, AMC Field Staff provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They lead fun trips while teaching important life and outdoor skills. They follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC Field Staff create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.