Find Your Summer Custom Adventure at AMC Lodges & Huts


Design your own White Mountain adventure led by an experienced AMC guide! Our custom adventures offer more flexibility and a wider range of options than our free and guided group programs. You pick the activity, time, and skill level that are right for you. Our custom adventures are great for individuals, families, and groups.

Custom adventures are based out of AMC's Highland Center and Joe Dodge Lodge and must be reserved 14 days in advance, and are open to guests as well as the general public. Here are some of the possibilities:

1-2 Hour Skills and Nature Programs (view rates and requirements)
  • Natural history walk
  • Forest Ecology
  • Birding Walks
  • Camp Kitchen 101
  • Map & Compass 101
  • Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop
  • No Matches? Fire-making!
  • Team-building
  • GPS Orienteering (Highland Lodge Only)
Night Adventures (view rates and requirements)
  • Night Hikes around Ammonoosuc Lake to listen for wildlife
  • Test night vision
  • Hike by moonlight to Elephant Head
  • Night Sky Observation
Half-Day Adventures (view rates and requirements)


Hikes include, but are not limited to:

Joe Dodge Lodge
  • Lost Pond (1 mile, 2 hours)
  • Low's Bald Spot (4 miles, 3-4 hours)
  • Liebskin's Loop (3.5 miles, 3-4 hours)
Highland Center
  • Mt. Willard (3.2 miles, 2.5-3 hours)
  • Arethusa Falls (2.6 miles, 2-3 hours)
  • Bugle Cliff via Webster/Jackson Trail (1.2 miles, 1.5 hours)
Full-Day Adventures (view rates and requirements)

Joe Dodge Lodge
  • Tuckerman Ravine (5 miles, 4-5 hours)
  • Glen Boulder
  • Lost Pond/Diretissima Loop
  • Alpine Garden Exploration with Naturalist
Highland Center
  • Mt. Pierce (6.2 miles, 6-7 hours)
  • Webster/Jackson Trail (6.5 miles, 5-7 hours; both summits)
  • Mt. Avalon (3.6 miles, 4-5 hours)
Overnight Adventures (view rates and requirements)
  • Lodge to Hut trip – Joe Dodge Lodge to Carter Notch Hut
  • Lodge to Hut trip – Highland Center to Zealand Falls Hut
  • Lodge to Hut trip - Highland Center to Lonesome Lake Hut
  • Lodge to Hut trip - Mizpah Springs or Madison to Lakes of the Clouds
All Custom Guided Adventures Include
  • Leadership by an outdoor professional with training in wilderness medicine, outdoor skills, and natural history.
  • A pre-trip meeting covering outdoor safety, the ten essentials for safe hiking, and a gear check.
  • An introduction to Leave No Trace backcountry ethics.
  • Natural history interpretation of flora and fauna encountered on the trip.
  • (Highland Center only) Free use of equipment and outdoor clothing from L.L.Bean Gear Room.

To book your custom adventure call AMC Reservations at 603-466-2727.