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Put Your Passion for the Outdoors to Work!

The Western Massachusetts Chapter of the AMC is looking for your help! To unleash fresh ideas and perspectives from our members, we are seeking volunteers to fill two important Officer roles on our Executive Committee: Vice Chair and Treasurer. These important positions meet online monthly, and help provide administrative and logistical support to the chapter — a totally volunteer organization dedicated to providing dozens of hiking, biking, climbing, paddling, trail work and other fun events and activities throughout the year.

Fall Festival

Join Us for the Annual AMC Fall Festival!

Noble View Outdoor Center
Russell, MA
October 16, 2021
11am to 5pm
Ample parking will be available

It's the time of year in New England when temperatures cool, leaves start to turn wonderful colors and the smell of pumpkin spice permeates coffee shops everywhere. But, nothing says 'fall' like the AMC Fall Festival! Join us for hikes, free food, entertainment and other fun activities starting at 11am on October 16th at the beautiful and scenic Noble View Outdoor Center in Russell, MA. All members and non-members are welcome to attend!

November 5 2021

AMC Western Massachusetts Annual Meeting

Save the Date!!

On November 5th from 5:30 - 7:30pm, the Western Massachusetts Chapter will be holding its Annual Meeting. At this time, we will review our fantastic 2021 accomplishments and look forward to our goals and plans for 2022. This meeting will be online. We will also be electing new officers for the roles of Vice Chair and Treasurer. See our announcement about how you or someone you know can get involved through the nomination process.

Please keep an eye out for details!

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Stop Asian Hate

The Appalachian Mountain Club and its volunteer-led chapters including the Western Massachusetts chapter, are outraged by the increase in senseless and racist acts against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans across the country, culminating in the shocking murders of six women of Asian descent in the Atlanta area earlier this month.


Volunteer with AMC

Every year, AMC Volunteers provide over 500,000 hours in support of AMC’s Mission and Vision to get people outdoors, help them gain experience and expertise there so they fall in love with and ultimately act to protect the beautiful places we love in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with AMC, check out our open positions here:

Volunteer Opportunities

Fire Island View

Visit the AMC's Fire Island Cabin in 2021

Come visit one of the most beautiful locations on the East Coast this season. The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Fire Island Cabin is one of AMC’s 10 self-service Volunteer-led Camps and Cabins (VCCs). The cabin is located in the town of Atlantique, one of 17 residential communities that comprise this car-free, barrier island designated the Fire Island National Seashore, perfectly situated on waterfront property on the Great South Bay, the cabin is a five-minute walk to the Atlantic Ocean.

Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Online Speaker Series - Melissa Utomo

Our Speaker is Melissa Utomo - “web developer powered by JavaScript & rock climbs.” Along with others, Melissa is engaged in addressing offensive route names in climbing. In 2019 she proposed a tech solution to address offensive content on the Mountain Project app. Melissa delved deeper into the topic by asking what obstacles lead to these exclusionary practices. This fall, she founded Project Beta to find a solution: “Build a guidebook app that liberates information and invests in our community rather than marginalizes it.”

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Tales from the Trail

Live Stream Season 2, Episode 4: Tales from the Trail: Explore the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail

What’s the best way to travel from the US/Canada border to the ocean? By boat of course! The Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail (CRPT) is a series of campsites and river access points spanning 400+ miles of the Connecticut River through NH, VT, MA and CT. Traveling along the Connecticut River offers endless exploration, adventure, and a way to “get away from it all.”

White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

Help Save the LWCF

One lesson that the nation has learned during the global pandemic, is how important nature and the outdoors are for our health; both mentally and physically. With a growing appreciation for the environment and an increase of the public enjoying open spaces, comes a greater responsibility to conserve and protect our land and the wildlife that thrives upon it.