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Support the New England National Scenic Trail

The New England National Scenic Trail (NET) is a 215-mile hiking trail route that has been in existence for over half a century. The NET runs from Long Island Sound in CT to the MA/NH border, comprised primarily of the Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock (M-M-M) Trail systems. In Massachusetts, the white-blazed trail follows the historic route of the Metacomet-Monadnock trail. Here are some upcoming opportunities to support this historic trail.

Volunteer on the NET

Volunteer on the Appalachian Trail

Volunteering on the AT

The A.T. Committee 2016 Work Schedule is now live at https://tinyurl.com/AT-Projects-2016. Check it out and consider giving us a day or two this summer. We've got projects ranging from rare plants to rebuilding the front porch of Upper Goose Pond Cabin, and you can choose to spend a whole or a half-day caring for the this world famous trail. Best to contact the listed leader for last minute info. Questions to at@amcberkshire.org

Spring Potluck

We invite you to join us at our Spring Potluck, on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Unitarian Society in downtown Northampton.

Meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, learn news about our club, have a tasty meal and hear a wonderful local speaker who has been up-close-and-personal with bald eagles and other animals!

Date: 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 6:15pm

Berkshire Backpacking Workshop

Thinking about being outdoors more now that winter is almost over? Remembering the warm sun on your skin, the fresh smell of new leaves and a soft breeze caressing your brow? Add a friendly campfire, crickets chirping, and stars twinkling through the trees. How about taking a backpacking trip this year?

Berkshire Backpacking Workshop
Noble View Outdoor Center (Russell, MA)
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:00am

Wilderness First Aid / First Responder Training

AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center is hosting several two-day Wilderness First Aid courses, as well as a more in-depth 9-day Wilderness First Responder training.

Wilderness First Aid Training:
Sat-Sun, May 7-8, 2016
Sat-Sun, May 21-22, 2016

Upcoming Mountaineering Events - Something for All Skill Levels

Whether you’re a complete beginner or are looking to advance your skills, AMC Berkshire’s Mountaineering group have something to suit your needs. Take a look at the upcoming events and find the one for your skill level.

Young Members Social at Fort Hill Brewery, Mar 10

Attention 20- and 30-somethings, the AMC Berkshire Chapter invites you to get involved in our Young Members group. This group promotes a variety of activities geared toward the interests of young outdoor enthusiasts. Our next social gathering will be a happy hour (technically a happy three hours) at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton.

At the event, we’ll facilitate a short discussion of the possibilities for this group, but it’s mostly just a chance to meet each other and have a fun evening out.

Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

AMC Amherst Office Open House, Mar 11

Did you know that the AMC has an office in Amherst? Did you also know that the AMC, and the Berkshire Chapter, are principal stewards of the New England National Scenic Trail? In fact, we were key actors in getting the trail designated as a National Scenic Trail. Come along to the Amherst Office open house to learn more about this and other conservation projects in our own back yard, including the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail, and research on high alpine plants in the White Mountains.

Date: 
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Family Programs Meeting in Westfield, Feb 24

If you're interested in family activities, you're invited to our next Family Programs meeting. We will be discussing possibilities and asking for input on future family programming, from short weekend hikes to camping trips and everything in-between. The Family Programs committee exists to meet the needs of our family members, and it is your input that will determine the types of exciting kid-friendly adventures we arrange.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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