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WEST RIVER PADDLE, HIKE AND FARMHOUSE! Sept 23-26 (2016)

- Join us for our ANNUAL WEST RIVER PADDLE & HIKE FARMHOUSE WEEKEND!

Why not stay high and dry 20 minutes away from Jamaica, VT in the charming "Inn Hoch" N. Landgrave Farmhouse. For over 30 years the Berkshire AMC has rented this charming farmhouse near the West River for great times, excellent food and fine friendly folks. Paddle the West River on Saturday (Sunday paddling still a "Q") and hike the nearby AT on Sunday.*
Arrive Friday nite and stay thru Sunday. Our Oh-So-Reasonable Price includes:

Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am to Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:00am

The Berkshire Exchange Newsletter, Fall 2016

Our Latest Issue:
2016: Fall

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Berkshire Bash (Annual Meeting) Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now available for this year's Berkshire Bash.

Please join all Berkshire Chapter members and friends at our annual dinner meeting! The 2016 Berkshire Bash takes place on Saturday, November 5, at the Summit View in Holyoke. Tickets are $20 each, and admission includes a buffet dinner and our featured speaker, Ed Webster. There will be a cash bar. We will also have a short business meeting with the election of our Executive Committee members for the coming year.

Berkshire Chapter Seeking Nominees for Executive Committee

The Berkshire Chapter Executive Committee is the top level of chapter leadership, representing all the committees that keep our chapter moving. Joining the Executive Committee is an excellent opportunity to lead an area you’re passionate about and help guide the chapter’s activities.

Ed Webster to speak at this year's Berkshire Bash

We're excited to announce that award-winning mountaineer and author Ed Webster will be the speaker at this year's Berkshire Bash - our chapter's annual meeting and dinner. The 2016 Berkshire Bash will take place the evening of Saturday, November 5, at the Summit View in Holyoke. Please save the date, and watch out for further details and ticket information in September.

Outdoor Festival at Noble View Outdoor Center

Registration is now open for the Outdoor Festival, a celebration of all things outdoors at Noble View Outdoor Center. Enjoy guided hikes, nature walks, and workshops on the beautiful 350 acre property. It promises to be a memorable event and a great opportunity to explore this amazing and popular facility that has been connected to our chapter since 1930.

Register using our online system

Date: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Centennial Summit Hikes

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Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:00am

Chapter Potluck: August 20 in Northampton

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We invite you to join us at our next chapter potluck, on Saturday, August 20, 2016, 6:00PM - 9:00PM at the Unitarian Society in Northampton.

Meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, learn news about our club, have a tasty meal and hear a wonderful local speaker: former Berkshire Chapter Chair and newsletter publisher Jon Hanauer. Jon will do a photo presentation entitled "Outdoors Across America."

Noble View hosted Warrior Hikers last week

Three (one woman and 2 men) Warrior Hikers were on schedule on their trek from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. They are from Ohio, Texas and Tennessee, and served in the Air Force, Marines, and Army. Their average hiking pace is 12 - 20 miles a day. Each carries their own gear, sets their own pace, and join up only if it works out that way. Each is doing his/her own hike.

Upcoming AT Community Events

Please note the following AT events happening soon.

North Adams AT Community Celebration
Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

This is not an official AMC event, but our chapter is participating.

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