Build-Your-Own Adventure with Custom Guided Programs 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 or guided group programs-You pick the activity, time, and skill level that are right for you. Our custom adventures are great for individuals, families, or groups.

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

For more information or to book a Custom Adventure with an AMC Guide, call 603-466-2727, Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, or email us.

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Custom Guided Adventures

All Custom Guided Adventures include leadership by an outdoor professional with training in wilderness medicine, outdoor skills, and natural history. Each adventure begins with a pre-trip meeting covering outdoor safety, the 10 Essentials for safe hiking, and a gear check, as well as an introduction to Leave No Trace backcountry ethics. Your guide with also provide natural history interpretation of flora and fauna you encounter along the trip.

Where will your next adventure take you? The possibilities are practically endless, but here are a few ideas to get you started:

Skills and Nature Programs

Programs typically lasting 1 to 2 hours

Forest Ecology
Bird Walks
Camp Kitchen 101
Map & Compass 101
Natural History Walks
Team building
GPS Orienteering (Highland Center Only)

Night Adventures

Evening and Nighttime trips from 2 to 4 hours

Night Hikes around Ammonoosuc Lake to listen for wildlife
Test night vision
Hike by moonlight to Elephant Head
Night Sky Observation

Half-Day Adventures

Moderate trips lasting 2 to 5 hours

Hike Lost Pond (1 mile, 2 hours)
Hike Low’s Bald Spot (4 miles, 3-4 hours)
Hike Arethusa Falls (2.6 miles, 2-3 hours)
Hike Indian Mountain (4-5 miles, 3-4 hours)

Full-Day Adventures

Longer trips lasting 4 to 8 hours

Hike Mt. Pierce (6.2 miles, 6-7 hours)
Hike Mt. Webster and Mt. Jackson (6.5 miles, 5-7 hours)
Hike Tuckerman Ravine (5 miles, 4-5 hours)

Overnight Adventures

Spend a night in the backcountry under spectacular stars

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