Appalachian Mountain Club Mission
Founded in 1876, the 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. We 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 active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world. The AMC Berkshire Chapter has over 3400 members throughout western Massachusetts, and covers all of the Berkshires and the Connecticut River Valley. Berkshire Chapter members maintain trails and lead hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, mountaineering, and other trips.
The Berkshire Chapter carries out the AMC mission in the geographic region defined by Western Massachusetts, including the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires. The Chapter is organized into activity committees, each of which operates semi-independently, but with oversight from the Chapter's Executive Committee. To learn more about the Berkshire Chapter, explore these links:
- Learn who comprises the Chapter Executive Committee
- Learn about past and future Executive Committee meetings, including minutes
- Check out our newsletter
- Download a one-page flyer about the Chapter which you can post in your favorite meeting place (cafe, fitness center, community room, etc.)
- Read our Bylaws
- Check out our annual reports
We look forward to seeing you outdoors!