Highland Center

CRAWFORD NOTCH, N.H.- – The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch is the setting for the exhibition, “The Painted Sketch: Crawford Notch,” by artist, Michael E. Vermette, which is set to be on display from Sept. 1–Oct. 29, in the Mt. Willard Dining Room. The exhibit features Vermette’s contemporary painted sketches created in…

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The natural world has long inspired artists of all kinds, from 19th century plein air painting to marquetry, a wood inlay technique of piecing together thin wood cutouts into beautiful, multi-shaded images. Swing by AMC Highland Center throughout August to see the special exhibit, “Stories in Wood: White Mountain Art,” or explore the role of artists in…

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Spend a night at one of AMC’s lodges, huts, or full-service camps and you’ll quickly discover a common theme: delicious, homemade food. AMC chefs bring their passion for the outdoors to the kitchen every day, creating wholesome meals that keep hikers, paddlers, cyclists, and climbers fueled up for adventure. Cooking for hundreds of people can…

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BRETTON WOODS, N.H.- – The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch is the setting for the June 23-Aug. 28 exhibition, Stories in Wood: White Mountain Art ,by artist Craig Altobello. An opening reception is set for Friday, June 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m with dinner available for purchase that evening. The…

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Sure, you know about AMC’s famed high-mountain hut system. Perhaps you’ve stayed in a few (or all!) of them. Or, maybe you’ve rolled up to an AMC roadside lodge and used it as a convenient base camp for exploring nearby trails and peaks. Most guests consider AMC’s huts and lodges a great value, given their…

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If you’ve visited AMC’s huts, lodges, camps, and other destinations, you’ve likely noticed the feeling of rejuvenation that comes from experiencing spectacular places amid like-minded lovers of the outdoors. In this fast-paced world, a hike to a backcountry hut or a paddle from a waterfront wilderness lodge can help you slow down, breathe deeply, and savor…

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Years ago, in response to a visitor’s question, “How far can you see from here?” a Lakes of the Clouds Hut croo member was heard to reply, “If you look at the sun, you can see 93 million miles.” All kidding aside, today’s AMC croo members are shining sources of information on celestial bodies, as…

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The following day hikes come from AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains. For more information, check out the book. 1. DIANA’S BATHS Diana’s Baths is a popular family destination suitable for the youngest hikers. A short, level, universally-accessible walk along the Moat Mountain Trail brings you to a former mill site where you…

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Logan Maestri wears a huge grin. Seated on a couch in AMC’s Highland Center, the 30-year-old ex-Marine is recounting the day’s exploits of skiing at nearby Bretton Woods, in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. “I never skied before, but I kicked ass,” he says. “I had an instructor with me, and he asked, ‘You’ve…

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It may be getting cold out, but the winter night sky is a spectacular site. If you can visit a dark site (such as one of the AMC’s huts or lodges), take advantage of this time to see the sky when the brightest stars are out. Mighty Orion is rising at sunset, with red Betelgeuse…

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