AMC Boston Chapter Paddlers

Contact: Appalachian Mountain Club
Boston Chapter
5 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108

The Boston Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club has over 500 whitewater paddlers located throughout New England, most of which can be found in the Boston area.

  • Each year from early Spring through the Fall we run organized paddling trips for canoes and kayaks, (we are not a rafting outfitter), on both whitewater and flatwater rivers throughout New England.
  • Throughout the Spring and Summer months we offer a full program of whitewater paddling instruction in kayak, open boat, and C-1. We also offer several courses in whitewater safety & rescue.
  • During the Summer months we run sea kayaking clinics and introductory instructional trips to full overnight trips along the New England coast.
  • From January through March we offer instruction in kayak and C-1 rolling, and recreational paddling, in various Boston area swimming pools.

We have a fleet of whitewater kayaks, canoes, and C-1's that can be rented for any of our instruction programs.

The Boston AMC is very active in protecting our rivers, lakes, and coastal areas.

You do not need to be a member of the AMC to paddle with us! All our work is done by volunteers serving both the members of our club and the public in general. The Boston Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club is an American Whitewater and American Canoe Association affiliate club.