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Berkshire Chapter Seeking New NET Trails Committee Chair

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Our New England Trail (NET) Committee works to ensure the protection and promotion of the NET for the enjoyment of current and future generations. This is done through a combination of maintenance work and public advocacy. The committee is led by a chairperson elected to a one-year term by members of the Berkshire Chapter at our Annual Meeting each November.

Berkshire/Worcester Chapter Leader Training

Whether you'd like to become a Chapter leader, or just want to improve your outdoor skills, you're invited to attend. Training emphasizes group dynamics, leaders' responsibilities, trip planning/management, weather emergencies, incident/accident scene management, leader awareness, and decision-making.

The cost is $25 and includes training materials, course instructions, meals and overnight accommodations.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

Nice BK Committee Desperately Seeking Storage Barn

The BK Paddling Committee is losing our wonderful boat storage in Amherst and we need to move our boats and related gear soon.
Do you have a potential space for us? Do you know anyone who might?

AND → We are also selling about half of our boats, which includes sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks, open boats, etc. Plus, our inventory includes life jackets, paddles, etc. THE PRICE IS RIGHT! (Make us an offer…)

Expand the Walls of Your Classroom - An Interactive Session


Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

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 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

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!

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

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


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