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Family Adventure: Hiking Rock Climbing and Paddling

Date and Time

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:00PM - Sunday, July 11, 2021 9:00AM


Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


Looking for a multi-sport adventure to share with your family? Join us on our Family Adventure Series in Pinkham Notch, and try your hand at hiking, rock climbing, and paddling over three fun-filled days. This all-inclusive experience offers meals and lodging at AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge as well as professionally guided adventures. We will spend one day flat water kayaking with a local outfitter, a day hiking in Pinkham Notch, and one day rock climbing at a local crag. Activities are designed for children 9 and up. HIGHLIGHTS: Spend time with your family discovering new outdoor activities A different activity each day in the scenic White Mountains ITINERARY Day 1: Welcome 3:00pm-5:00pm: Check-in to AMC Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch. For those who would like to get out before dinner, lodge staff can recommend short hikes in the area. 6:00pm Meet your Guides and group in the dining room for dinner 7:00pm Pre-trip Meeting and Gear Check Day 2: Hiking Day 9:00AM - 3 PM Meet your AMC Guides for a day hike in Pinkham Notch. Guides will share natural and cultural history of the area as well as backcountry safety and Leave No Trace practices. We'll hike to a beautiful spot in the White Mountains! Day 3: Kayaking Day 9:00 AM-3:00PM Meet your Kayak Guides for a day on the river or lake. Destination will be determined based on the water levels of the local river. All technical gear is supplied by the Paddling Company. A scenic day! Day 4: Rock Climbing Day 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM Meet your Guides from Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School for a day of rock climbing in Pinkham Notch. Your Guides will teach knot tying skills, top roping and belaying. All technical gear is supplied by EMS Guides. Climb high! Day 5: Wrap Up Have breakfast with your family and recount the adventures from the past few days!

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $549 member / $605 non-member
Youth: $469 member / $509 non-member
Child: $299 member / $323 non-member
*All meals from dinner on the first night to breakfast on the last day: Lodging at Joe Dodge Lodge for four nights; All associated program fees: rock climbing, and paddling: Transportation to field sites

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Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Flatwater

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge






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


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.