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Members and Non-members of the AMC are welcomed to join the AMC Worcester Chapter in your next outdoor pursuit.

The AMC is the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization. The Worcester Chapter invites members and non-members from Worcester County and beyond to join us for outdoor fun, opportunities for learning, and protecting our trails and other wild spaces.

We offer outdoor activities for every ability level and outdoor interest – from hiking and climbing to paddling to snowshoeing and skiing. We teach people the skills to be safe outdoors and care for the natural world around us, through programs for children, teens and adults, as well as outdoor leadership training.

We maintain trails throughout the Northeast. We advocate for land and riverway conservation, monitor air quality, and work to protect alpine and forest ecosystems through the Northern Forest and Highlands regions.

Upcoming events (5+)


Embrace the snow and come tubing with the Worcester Chapter Young Members at our January social! Meet 20s & 30s leaders and learn about upcoming trips this winter. We will meet at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury and tube for an hour before going to the lodge to warm up with hot chocolate. Wear warm, waterproof layers. Optional: If you wish to do 2-hour tubing, feel free to start on your own and join the group later. Registration is required so that participants can be contacted in case of cancellation/change due to weather. Please contact: [masked]. Location: 1000 Main St, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Central, MA United States Cost* Adult: $15 member / $15 non-member *$15 for one hour, tube included; $20 for two hours

Upton State Forest Hike

Upton State Forest

Join us for an easy 4 mile hike thru Upton State Forest. Winter hiking gear is required and will depend on snow / ice conditions.

AMC Worcester - Like Local, Hike Central (MA): Families Hike at Moore State Park

This family-friendly hike will take us on a 2-mile leisurely walk through open land and forest, much of the route in view of Eames Pond. We will make stops to enjoy the many historic and cultural sites along the trail, including a restored sawmill that sits near the falls of Turkey Hill Brook. The hike has minimal elevation gain. Expect to be on the trail for a couple of hours. Warm footwear with good tread is required. We may need traction (microspikes) if trail is icy. This hike is part of the "Like Local, Hike Central" series that features hikes from the newly published AMC guide, 50 Hikes in Central MA. Registration is required! Please contact registrar, Alexandra, at [masked]. Once registered you will get more details about meeting location, directions, etc.

3rd Wednesday Social with Speaker & Pot Luck

Northborough Historical Soc

3rd Wednesday Speaker Series, Social, Potluck & New Member Orientation Bring main or side dish to share. New Members/Visitors especially welcome. Registration required for new members interested in an AMC Orientation (6:30). Contact our Membership Chair: Jean Langley; [masked] Trip at a Glance Activity: Social Events Offered By: AMC Worcester Chapter (Mass.) Status: Open Location: Massachusetts, Central, MA Leader: Fred Mezynski [masked] [masked] Great for first timers in activity area New members especially welcome For more information on the monthly speakers check the AMC Outdoors website: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/ (http://activities.outdoors.org/search/) search for Worcester Chapter Activities or Using Key Words like: Potluck; Third Wednesday or Fred Mezynski

Past events (597)

3rd Wednesday Social with Speaker & Pot Luck

Northborough Historical Soc

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