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!

stop asian hate

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

AMC Western MA Chapter Executive Committee 2022

The chapter Executive Committee ("ExCom") is the top level of chapter volunteer leadership. Elected annually, the Executive Committee consists of four Officers plus the chairpersons of all standing committees.

Below is the Executive Committee slate for 2022.

Chapter Officers - 2022

Chair: Brant Cheikes
Vice Chair: James Walton
Treasurer: Jaclyn Jones
Secretary: Rosalee Walter

Noble View Outdoors Center Trail Adopters Needed!

Do you like walking in the woods? You can learn to care for the trails you enjoy by becoming an AMC Trail Adopter right here in Massachusetts. AMC’s Adopt-A-Trail program enables volunteers to take ownership on a section of specific trail and oversee basic maintenance of that trail. The prospective adopter chooses from a list of open trails in the Noble View trail network and plans at least one work trip per month to check on trail conditions, clear drainage areas, lop the corridor, and dig into small projects as well as report on larger trail issues.