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Orienteering...More than navigating or roaming the outdoors! Orienteering is a compass and map navigation sport done for exercise and fun. Participants are challenged to find a series of unique three-sided flags hidden on various courses in a park or a forest using only a map, compass, and their wits. The sport is enjoyed by walkers, hikers, runners, and families with kids. All events are timed, but it is up to each participant to decide whether to casually walk a course, or run it like it was their own personal amazing race. Very easy, beginner, and intermediate orienteering courses, along with training on how to use a compass and read a topography map, occur at all New England Orienteering (NEOC) events.

The New England Orienteering Club is an all volunteer non-profit dedicated to promoting the sport of orienteering. More information on the orienteering schedule is available at www.newenglandorienteering.org (http://www.neoc.org). NEOC was founded in 1972 to promote the sport of orienteering and develop suitable maps. Today, NEOC has over 400 members, organizes approximately 40 events per year, and has produced nearly 40 specialized, five color orienteering maps in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut.

Upcoming events (5+)

Orienteering at Powisett Peak, Dover MA

103 Dedham St


Registration:10:00 A.M.—Noon Staggered Starts:10:00 A.M.—Noon Courses Close: 2:00 P.M. Courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green and Red Event Director:Xavier Fradera [masked] Parking: The Town of Dover has requested that we park at the Chickering Playfields right across the street from Caryl Park. Please do not park in the Caryl Park parking lot. Overflow parking is at the Chickering Elementary School on the other side of the Playfields

NEOC: Historic Beaver Brook & Youth Series #1

539 Waverley Oaks Rd


Courses:String, White, Yellow, Orange, Sprint1, Sprint2 Registration: 10 am-12 pm Event Director:Jim Crawford Youth series: In addition to having regular NEOC orienteering courses, NEOC will host the 1st event in the 2019 Greater Boston Youth Orienteering Series. The youth series will feature activity stations aimed at teaching map reading skills and navigation through unfamiliar terrain (activities aimed at ages 3-5, 6-9, 10-12, 13+). After the activity stations, participants have the option to try an orienteering course with family or friends. More experienced youth can complete the courses individually. No experience necessary. This youth outreach initiative is a joint project of NEOC, CSU, and Navigation Games. Pre-registration is required for Groups (space dependent on coach availability). Contact [masked]. Youth Event Director: Pia Webb and Wendy Johnecheck, [masked] Parking: The main parking lot is off Waverley Oaks Rd. (Rt. 60) in Waltham, MA., just south of Trapelo Road. This lot will fill up. Overflow cars can park in another lot at the end of Wilson Road, or in the shopping center lot just beyond Wilson Road. There is no parking on Waverley Oaks Road!

Orienteering Prospect Hill

Prospect Hill West side entrance


Registration:10:00 A.M.—Noon Staggered Starts:10:00 A.M.—Noon Courses Close:2:00 P.M. Courses:White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green Event Director:Pelle Wahlstrom

Orienteering at Noon Hill Oct 8

20 Noonhill Rd


Registration: 10:00 A.M.—Noon Staggered Starts: 10:00 A.M.—Noon Courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red Special Courses:Short Orange Event Director:Jim Paschetto [masked] Parking: From South Street in Medfield, turn southwest onto Noon Hill Road ("Noonhill" on Google Maps). Road becomes gravel at stream crossing; about 0.1 mile farther, dirt parking area on left.

Past events (113)

Orienteering in Hollis, NH

beaver brook

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