Adult Adventure programs

Get outdoors with AMC

Enjoy some of the best hiking, paddling and other outdoor pursuits in New Hampshire and Maine, in the company of other fun outdoorspeople. Our multi-night Adult Adventures feature comfortable accommodations, spectacular settings, and guided activities designed especially for active adults. Led by AMC’s expert guides, you’ll hike to breathtaking waterfalls, ledges, and even summits, paddle serene ponds, try your hand at fly fishing, and unwind in the evening over a hearty home-cooked dinner with great company.

Upcoming Programs

Adult Adventure: Paddle and Hike to Carter Notch Hut
Thu, Aug 22 – Sun, Aug 25
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, NH
Paddle the rivers and climb the mountains with active adults in the beautiful White Mountains! We've merged two or your favorite offerings- paddling and hiking to our backcountry huts….
Adult Adventure: Yoga and Hiking Weekend
Fri, Sep 20 – Sun, Sep 22
AMC Highland Center, NH
Spend your weekend combining invigorating mountain hikes during the height of fall foliage, with relaxing Yoga. Yoga sessions will be offered indoors each day, and then we'll take our practice…
Adult Adventure: Multi Sport Weekend
Fri, Oct 4 – Sun, Oct 6
Medawisla Lodge, ME
Join AMC Outdoor Guides on this multi-sport weekend at AMC Medawisla Lodge in the Great Maine Wilderness. Paddle, hike and bike the trails and waterways with active adults in the beautiful Maine…
Member Welcome Weekend: Fall in the Maine Woods
Fri, Oct 11 – Sun, Oct 13
AMC Gorman Chairback Lodge, ME
Whether you're a new member or a current member just looking to find out more about the AMC, Member Weekends are a great introduction to all that AMC and AMC Destinations have to offer. Join a…
Adult Adventure: Fall Hiking in the Maine Woods
Fri, Oct 25 – Sun, Oct 27
AMC Medawisla Lodge, ME
Join AMC Outdoor Guides at AMC Medawisla Lodge in the great Maine Wilderness. Our goal Saturday will be a summit attempt of Whitecap Mountain, The AMC Maine Mountain Guide notes that the summit of…
: Adult Adventure Hiking & Spa Weekend
Fri, Oct 25 – Sun, Oct 27
AMC Highland Center, NH
Spend your weekend being good to yourself! Balance your desire for outdoor exploration and exercise with a little indulgence, courtesy of the Omni Mt. Washington Resort Spa. Embark on easier or…

About Adult Adventures

Level of Difficulty

Program participants should be able to complete a moderate 6-8 hour day hike in a backcountry setting. Our guides will calibrate each day’s activity to the group’s challenge level. Depending on the size of the group, we may split up so that there is an option of an easier and a more challenging activity.

Required Equipment

Participants will receive a program packet and equipment list at registration time. Program participants at the Highland Center have free access to outerwear and equipment from the L.L.Bean Gear Room.


A breakfast buffet, trail lunch, and family-style dinner, including home-baked bread, soup, salad, entree, and dessert are included with your guided program package. Please notify us during registration of any special dietary requirements. We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets, and most food allergies, with advance notice.


“Absolutely superb! A very full, rich day. This program has both breadth and depth; we saw a wide variety of plants but also got a lot of information on selected species. Instructors were truly excellent.”

Program Participant

“Good hikes, great guides, good folks, good fun. Don’t see a reason or a way to improve!”

Program Participant

“This hike exceeded my experience because of valuable lessons learned even apart from nature lessons. Strength of the instructor included Nancy’s knowledge of natural history; helpfulness at all levels of the experience – hiking, teaching, encouraging us when we needed it!”

Program Participant

Our Staff

Adult Adventures are led by experienced AMC guides. Our guides come from various backgrounds, including outdoor education and environmental studies. All AMC guides go through rigorous AMC leadership training, and all have a minimum of Wilderness First Aid training.