AMC Western MA Chapter
Founded in 1929, the Western Massachusetts (Western MA) Chapter carries out the Appalachian Mountain Club's (AMC) mission in the geographic region defined by the four counties that comprise western Massachusetts, namely: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden.
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.
Our website and its navigation are organized around AMC's mission to protect, enjoy, and understand the outdoors (see the top navigation items for protection, recreation (enjoyment), and learning (understanding). Level 2 pages – accessed via navigation dropdowns – show what our chapter does to support AMC's mission and the experiences and resources we offer to the communities of western Massachusetts. We also use color to tie things together: gold is protection, green is recreation, and pink is learning.
The Western MA Chapter is organized into committees, including 11 that plan activities. Each committee operates semi-independently with oversight from the Chapter's Executive Committee. Click or tap on the images in the slider to learn more about each one. Hover over any image to pause the slider.
Appie of the Year Award
The Appie of the Year award is presented every November at the Western MA annual meeting. The award recognizes outstanding sustained commitment in service and leadership.