Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)
Founded in 1876, the non-profit Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. AMC helps people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world.
They believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on the active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world.
AMC is the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization. AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forest, waters, and trails of the Northeast outdoors.
They are more than 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters, including 12 local chapters, more than 16,000 volunteers, and over 450 full time and seasonal staff. Our chapters reach from Maine to Washington, D.C.