Outdoor Activities

It’s one thing to take your dog for an afternoon stroll in the local park; it’s another for you and your canine companion to venture into the backcountry for an overnight trip. In this video, AMC’s backcountry resource conservation manager, Sally Manikian, outlines the 10 essentials every dog owner should pack before heading out on…

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Outdoor summer fun can be as inexpensive as putting the kids in bathing suits and turning on the sprinklers. But if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, try exploring these free summer activities around the AMC region. Massachusetts In Massachusetts, the Highland Street Foundation has collaborated with cultural organizations around the state to…

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Ever hear that an extra pound on your feet is equivalent to 5 pounds on your back? Whether or not that oft-quoted piece of backcountry wisdom is exactly right, one thing is definitely true: Hiking requires less effort in lightweight footwear. And therein lies the allure of wearing trail running shoes instead of heavier hiking…

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When hiking with kids, it’s always good to have a payoff to reward their effort, whether you’re offering a mountain view or a chocolate bar from your backpack—or maybe both. One of the best attractions to keep kids going on the trail is water, whether it’s burbling brooks, flowing waterfalls, or swimmable lakes. Here are…

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Dawna Blackstone was born and raised in the Greenville area of Maine, where her dad was a game warden, and she’s never wandered too far from its woods and waters. As a school health coordinator and part-time health teacher in Greenville, she has helped her students learn about the natural beauty around them, bringing groups…

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AMC White Mountain Huts are full of life once again this summer with a multi-talented hut croo ever-ready to provide guests with the best meals, visitor education, and laugh-out-loud skits. In this video, 2013 hut croo members share their stories about hut life and the unique guest experience one receives upon a visit to AMC’s…

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Philadelphia is a glorious place to be a kid outdoors, as anyone who has explored the city’s Fairmount Park can tell you. The largest landscaped urban park in the world, Fairmount is just one of Greater Philly’s many attractions. With its moderate seasons, expansive open spaces that stretch from the city to the countryside, and…

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Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote what I thought then was my final entry for this blog. Over the course of nearly 300 posts, I’d explored “great kids” in the “great outdoors”—in many cases my own two children, Ursula and Virgil, and their explorations out the doors of our home in rural New Hampshire….

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Since the construction of Madison Spring Hut in 1888, AMC’s huts have welcomed thousands of guests to the White Mountains. Take a quick stroll through a century and a quarter of hospitality in high places with this video, then join the celebration by visiting our Huts 125th Anniversary page.

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Join AMC Research Assistant Mac Griffin on a nature walk to explore the flora near AMC’s Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire. Learn more about White Mountains flora and fauna in AMC’s Nature Guide to the Northern Forest, and the AMC Field Guide to New England Alpine Summits. View other videos in this…

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