• Chapter Potluck: Wildlife of the Berkshires, Invasive Water Chestnuts

    Second Congregational Church

    Please join us for a potluck dinner. Meet new people, reconnect with old friends, share food and learn more about Chapter activities. A presentation on "Wildlife of the Berkshires" will be given by Jim Pelletier. You won't want to miss this dynamic speaker who tracks and photographs wildlife in the Berkshires! In addition, hear long-time environmentalist biologist Cynthia Boettner from the Silvio Conte Fish and Wildlife Refuge speak about this passion of hers: Invasive European Water Chestnuts. What can we do about them? PLEASE REGISTER HERE: https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/GJCG1204 For more information visit this link: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/112034

  • Monthly Berkshire AMC hikes, paddles and climbs!

    Needs a location

    http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/main/ No membership required! Please visit our main AMC page above for current activities. Besides being an active group of adventurers, the AMC "Berkshire" Chapter of Western Mass hosts a lot of training opportunities for non-members and members alike. Whether you want to learn to lead a trip or learn Wilderness First Aid, our group is unique because we offer a wide variety of opportunities to become better at what you already do well. From a summit photo to a conservation event, sharing what we do outdoors makes a difference.

  • Monthly Berkshire AMC hikes, paddles and climbs!

    Needs a location

    http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/main/ No membership required! Please visit our main AMC page above for current activities. Besides being an active group of adventurers, the AMC "Berkshire" Chapter of Western Mass hosts a lot of training opportunities for non-members and members alike. Whether you want to learn to lead a trip or learn Wilderness First Aid, our group is unique because we offer a wide variety of opportunities to become better at what you already do well. From a summit photo to a conservation event, sharing what we do outdoors makes a difference.

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  • Monthly Berkshire AMC hikes, paddles and climbs!

    Needs a location

    http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/main/ No membership required! Please visit our main AMC page above for current activities. Besides being an active group of adventurers, the AMC "Berkshire" Chapter of Western Mass hosts a lot of training opportunities for non-members and members alike. Whether you want to learn to lead a trip or learn Wilderness First Aid, our group is unique because we offer a wide variety of opportunities to become better at what you already do well. From a summit photo to a conservation event, sharing what we do outdoors makes a difference.

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  • Monthly Berkshire AMC hikes, paddles and climbs!

    Needs a location

    http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/main/ No membership required! Please visit our main AMC page above for current activities. Besides being an active group of adventurers, the AMC "Berkshire" Chapter of Western Mass hosts a lot of training opportunities for non-members and members alike. Whether you want to learn to lead a trip or learn Wilderness First Aid, our group is unique because we offer a wide variety of opportunities to become better at what you already do well. From a summit photo to a conservation event, sharing what we do outdoors makes a difference.

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  • INTER-CHAPTER YM (20S-30S YOUNG-AT-HEART) A.T. HIKE IN GREAT BARRINGTON MA

    Registration Registration is required for this activity. Please contact Nicole to register: [masked] Overview: Hike or snowshoe from Jug End Rd, Sheffield to Homes Rd. This AT section is 7-8 miles on moderate-intermediate terrain with a steady ascent at the end. It includes a variety of habitats from open agricultural land to wetlands and woodlands. Afterwards join the CT and BK Chapter for lunch or coffee and Fuel Coffee in Great Barrington: https://www.fuelgreatbarrington.com/ Leaders: Alison and Nicole Hiking essentials: -An adequate fitness routine for the terrain -Snacks and 2 liters of water - Winter rated hiking boots if it is below 40 degrees -Sweat wicking layers for a temperature range of 20-40 degrees and a warm jacket for breaks. -Hat and waterproof gloves. - Bring traction devices if conditions are icy (We will update everyone on trail conditions a few days before the hike) AMC Event Listing: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/110617

  • Monthly Berkshire AMC hikes, paddles and climbs!

    Needs a location

    http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/main/ No membership required! Please visit our main AMC page above for current activities. Besides being an active group of adventurers, the AMC "Berkshire" Chapter of Western Mass hosts a lot of training opportunities for non-members and members alike. Whether you want to learn to lead a trip or learn Wilderness First Aid, our group is unique because we offer a wide variety of opportunities to become better at what you already do well. From a summit photo to a conservation event, sharing what we do outdoors makes a difference.

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  • Young Members (20s/30s) Inter-Chapter Winter Weekend at Noble View

    AMC Noble View Outdoor Center

    Please do not register here on Meetup. Instead, follow the directions on this page: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/110255 Looking to have some fun outside in the snow this winter? Join the Connecticut, Worcester, and Berkshire Chapter Young Members for a winter adventure weekend stay at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in beautiful Western Massachusetts! Noble View is located on 350+ acres of wooded and open land overlooking the Pioneer Valley and boasts 35 miles of hiking trails. Enjoy the rustic charm of the Double Cottage complete with a wood burning stove on the first floor, kitchen, and common space after a day spent outside. You're invited to participate in a variety of winter activities geared toward an intermediate skill level, including: -Hiking/snowshoeing (bring your own micro spikes and snowshoes. If you don't own snowshoes, please let us know and we will look into some options for you) -Cross-country skiing (entrance fee required, rentals available) -Ice skating at an indoor rink (entrance fee required, rentals available) -Star observation -Hot chocolate and board games (bring your own board games to share) -Opportunity to buy lunches at a local deli and café (or bring your own lunches) -Saturday potluck dinner (bring a dish to share)

  • Monthly Berkshire AMC hikes, paddles and climbs!

    Needs a location

    http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/main/ No membership required! Please visit our main AMC page above for current activities. Besides being an active group of adventurers, the AMC "Berkshire" Chapter of Western Mass hosts a lot of training opportunities for non-members and members alike. Whether you want to learn to lead a trip or learn Wilderness First Aid, our group is unique because we offer a wide variety of opportunities to become better at what you already do well. From a summit photo to a conservation event, sharing what we do outdoors makes a difference.

  • 20s & 30s NET Hike: Erving Ledges-Hermit Mountain

    All of AMC's activities are open to members and non-members. Please do not register on Meetup. Instead, follow the directions here: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/110700 More information will be sent by email a few days before the hike to those who register. Join the Berkshire and Worcester Chapter Young Members for a moderate loop hike at Erving Ledges and Hermit Mountain, which is part of the New England National Scenic Trail (NET). The total hike distance is around 7 miles with a little more than 1,000 feet of elevation gain. We will be hiking at a moderate pace with time for breaks to enjoy the views, interests along the trail, and snacks. Along the way, we will pass cascading streams, rock ledges, a waterfall, and a cave that was once inhabited by a hermit. Depending on trail conditions, snowshoes may be needed. Microspikes are required. Please note: dogs will not be permitted on this hike.

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