About Us

We envision a world where our natural resources are healthy, loved, and always protected, and where the outdoors occupies a place of central importance in every person’s life.

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors. Since 1876 we’ve made it our mission to protect the mountains, forests, waters, and trails you love in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions.

AMC Western MA Chapter

The Western Massachusetts (Western MA) Chapter carries out AMC's mission in the geographic region defined by the four counties that comprise western Massachusetts, namely: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden. LEARN MORE »

The Western MA Exchange

The online newsletter of the AMC Western MA Chapter. VIEW THE EXCHANGE »


Western MA events - other than activities - are listed here. They include chapter outings, upcoming meetings, festivals, gatherings, potlucks, film nights, and local meetups. VIEW EVENTS »

Media Gallery

Our gallery hosts favorite images and movies, gleaned from work and play. Send us your original, high resolution photographs taken on Western MA outings for inclusion! Images must be copyright free and include a photo release from all individuals pictured. VIEW MEDIA GALLERY »

Chapter Timeline

View our timeline of chapter events going back more than 90 years. VIEW CHAPTER TIMELINE »

AMC Timeline

AMC is the oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization in the U.S. Explore 140+ years of AMC history, from its launch in 1876 to the purchase - and protection - of Maine's ~27,000-acre Pleasant River Headwaters Forest in 2022. VIEW AMC TIMELINE »

AMC Chapters

AMC’s 11 chapters support the organization's mission and engage with local communities to launch people on a path of outdoor stewardship. VIEW AMC CHAPTERS »

What's New on the Western MA Website

View what's new on the chapter website here. These are items not necessarily announced elsewhere, such as new pages, widgets, initiatives, and site improvements. SEE WHAT'S NEW »

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