Boston, Massachusetts Chapter

The Boston chapter of American Pilgrims covers the general area of eastern Massachusetts. Formally accepted as a chapter in spring of 2012, the Boston Pilgrims have the distinction as being the first chapter east of the Mississippi. Broadly stated, the purpose of this local chapter is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon.  We plan to accomplish this in a number of ways, such as social events, walks, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a venue for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

  • To offer opportunities for local pilgrims to gather and hold events related to the Camino.
  • To mentor future pilgrims, promote the pilgrimage and American Pilgrims through social gatherings.
  • To serve as a local host for hospitalero training in the New England region.

The chapter will be scheduling walks, talks, potlucks and much more! These will be listed here but you may also want to check the Local and Regional Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Nancy Nee Hanifin and Cliff Clement at for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.

We're trying to guage interest in southern New England gatherings. Please weigh in if you'd be interested in walks down that way! We also know we have a lot of folks from Maine and New Hampshire, so if any of you would like to lead a hike or a gathering up that way, let us know and we'll post it to the group.

Pilgrims Potluck
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Please join the Boston Chapter for our annual Pilgrims' Potluck to connect, reconnect and inspire each other to "keep on walking"! There will be food, drink, info tables and lots of Camino chatter. Please contact us at the local chapter for more details and a link to RSVP for the potluck itself and to see what you can bring or do to help out.

St Cecilia's Parish Hall
18 Belvidere Street
Boston MA 02115

Questions? Contact Nancy Nee Hanifin through

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?

The Boston Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact for details. Experienced Camino walkers and cyclists who would like to serve as mentors should contact us so that you can be added to our resource list. Potential mentors should provide us with your name, ZIP-code and a brief rundown of your experience including walking or cycling, which route and when. Also you can visit American Pilgrims on the Camino on Facebook for great dialogue, photos and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims.

Rev 01/25/18