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In-Person LOCAL Greater Boston & Southeastern, MA “Open” Outdoor Enthusiasts Club for Adults, 8/27/22, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

August 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Free

DESCRIPTION: The AANE Outdoor Enthusiasts Club is a group, created to bring together adults in the Greater Boston and Southeastern, MA areas, who share a love of the outdoors. Facilitated by Katie McClean, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, the group will organize fun and interesting outdoor activities.

Join the Outdoor Enthusiasts Club if you are an adult on the autism spectrum looking for opportunities to socialize and participate in fun outdoor adventures. For more information, and to sign up, check out the Club on MeetUp

This meeting is an in-person* meeting. We’re heading to the river on SATURDAY, August 27th for a casual hike at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA. We will be meeting at 10:30am at the parking lot located at the park headquarters (GPS: 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 01983).

Parking is located at the visitor center. Admission is $10 per vehicle, however it is free if you are a member of the Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary.

Because this is a Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary property, there will be NO DOGS ALLOWED. Please be prepared to hike for approximately 2 hours. Remember to bring bug spray and sunscreen! Also, please note that the time will depend on the speed of the group and the conditions of the trails, so flexibility is important!

RE: COVID, AANE requires its attendees to be fully vaccinated and masks will NOT be required throughout the event since we will be outside and have the ability to distance. However, you are welcome to wear a mask at any time.

WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2022

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

WHERE: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield, MA

HOST:  Katie McLean, LICSW

COST: Free – The Outdoor Enthusiasts Club is funded through a grant from the Garth Family Foundation.

CAPACITY: 12 participants

REGISTRATION: *Please read the AANE In-Person Program & Event Attendance Agreement below. You must join the group to attend on the Meetup page.


AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school adults on the spectrum who are able to self-regulate AND independently participate in activities without the assistance of a dedicated caretaker.

EVENT & GROUP INFORMATION: Most of AANE programming is currently online. The following terms are used for different audience specifications:

  • “Open” events/groups may have different participants joining from session to session and “Closed” events/groups have the same participants for a set number of sessions.
  • LOCAL [City, State] programs are intended for those living in the vicinity of the indicated area. If LOCAL is not indicated, the program is available to those living anywhere.

CODES OF CONDUCT: Participants at AANE events are expected to act respectfully toward other participants and group facilitators. AANE reserves the right to deny admission, ask an individual participant to leave, or remove participants from the event/program for inappropriate or disrespectful behavior. For more information see FAQS.


August 27
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983 United States
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Nancy Schwartz, AANE