The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the conservation of the Appalachian National Scenic trail, a 250,000 acre greenway extending from Maine to Georgia.
They coordinate the Trails management with a wide range of partners, including the National Park Service, the USDA Forest Service, 14 states and 30 trail-maintaining clubs.
ATC headquarters is located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The Kellogg Conservation Center, located in South Egremont,
Massachusetts is the regional office for Connecticut and Massachusetts .
Visit the ATC’s website to learn more about their organization,
the history of the AT, hike information, annual reports,
current issues, the AT store, calendar of events and more.
The Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest nonprofit
conservation and recreation organization. They have nearly 90,000 members in 12 chapters and 20,000 volunteers. They maintain over 1,700 miles of trails throughout the Northeast including 350 miles of the AT.
Visit the AMC's website to learn about their
environmentally responsible outdoor activities,
education and leadership training programs,
and preservation of the northeast outdoors.
AMC – Berkshire – The Western Massachusetts chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club maintains almost 90 miles of Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts . They lead hikes, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and other trips.
AMC – Connecticut – The Connecticut chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club maintains over 50 miles of Appalachian Train in Connecticut . They also lead hikes and have canoe/sea kayaking, mountaineering, whitewater trips, a young members group, a conservation committee, skiing, bicycling, and more.
Visit your local chapter for a wide range of activities for all seasons,
diverse programs, and a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Get out, get dirty, and give back.
AT Corridor Monitors - Be the Eyes and Ears of the AT
Bushwhack along the perimeters of the AT buffering corridor
maintaining boundary markers, locating surveyed monuments,
replacing signs, and identifying issues that impact the landscape.
Trail Crew - Be a Steward of the Trail
Join a work party and explore new places, learn new skills, and begin to understand the intricate workings of trail maintenance.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for
Connecticut, click here.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Massachusetts
please contact Adam Brown,
Trails Resource Manager, 413-528-8003.