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Beginner Hiking Program (BHP) for Families: April - June 2020 - CANCELED

Date and Time

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - Sunday, June 28, 2020


Boston Area,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,


Registration is required for this activity.


Have you ever wanted to take your family for a hike? Not sure where to go, what to bring, or how to convince your kids it will be fun? Then join us for the 3rd Annual Beginner Hiking Program (BHP) for Families! BHP registrants will receive emails with information on appropriate clothing and equipment, trail etiquette, basic trail safety, and tricks and games to use on the trai l(you do not need to be an AMC member).. Hikes will be offered on weekends throughout the spring from the first weekend in April to the last weekend of June. When you go on one of our hikes, leaders will relay their experiences preparing for and participating in safe hiking adventures and answer your questions about family hiking on the trail. The hike locations will mainly be around Metro Boston / Eastern MA with some trips in NH. Hikes will range from short, flat walks to longer hikes up to 6 miles, and be categorized according to length and difficulty, so that families can best determine which hikes to participate in. This program is appropriate for all ages, although the more advanced hikes may not be appropriate for the youngest children. Choose from the list of hikes below especially for beginners and sign up early, as hikes will fill quickly. Hikes will be added on a continuing basis, so check back for updates! Level Rating Guide for Hikes Hikes in this program will be labeled with one of the following levels: Level 1: Local walks with minimal elevation gain; 1-2 hours duration Level 2: Small peaks approx. 3 miles or less OR flat trails of up to 5 miles Level 3: Small to medium peaks, 3-6 miles Please register at the link above. Come have fun in the woods with other families! For more info, contact Carrie McMillen,

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Carrie has been an AMC leader since 2008 and has been leading family trips for over 7 years. She enjoys camping, rock-climbing, sketching, chocolate trail snacks and hiking in new places.