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The Paddlers Committee of the Boston Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) includes both whitewater and sea kayak activities. Our goal is to operate a safe and well-organized program of paddling within the New England area. We run a variety of activities including: clinics, introductory instructional trips, easy day trips, intermediate day trips, and overnight trips, led by volunteer members. If you are interested in a particular trip, contact the trip's leader or co-leader per the trip listing; he or she will have some questions about your paddling background and can advise you on the appropriateness of the trip for your level of experience and skill.

Upcoming events (2)

Circumnavigate Deer Isle (Maine)

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A 4-day paddle around Deer Isle, Maine. The mileage is modest at 8-12 miles per day, but we will also pack and unpack boats each day. We are committed to paddle each day regardless of conditions (except for hurricanes, tsunami, etc.). Most concerning is 8-10nm in Penobscot bay, Maine's largest bay and subject to big winds and waves. Participants must be an experienced level 2.5 or 3 kayaker and have experience camping with your boat. You will also need to purchase and prepare one group dinner (with help of course). If interested, contact { JBarrell2 (at) gmail } with your experience and boat description. Note that RSVP will be ignored.

Hingham Bay Summer Cruise

Hingham Bay

Join us for an easy Level 2 summer cruise. We will explore the islands in Hingham Bay including Grape and Bumpkin and make quick stops there. Lunch will be at Worlds End, which is owned by the Trustees for Reservations. We will paddle about 8-10 miles total. Water temperature range is a very comfortable 67-70 F. Expect some waves from doing channel crossings and some wind in the afternoon. You must have a kayak with bulkheads and be able to do a self rescue and help with assisted rescues.
To register, contact the leader Peter Logan at [masked] (mtnman (at) rcn dot com) from your home/work email and provide a phone number. Limit of 8 participants. Note that RSVP will be ignored. You must register directly with the leader.

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Circumnav of Cape Ann

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