New England Scenic Trail Management Committee

The 235-mile New England National Scenic Trail (NET) has been in existence for over half a century. This federally-designated trail travels through 39 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and is comprised primarily of the historic Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock (MMM or Triple-M) trails. VIEW MAP »
The principal stewards of the NET are AMC's New England Scenic Trail Management Committee (NET Committee) in Massachusetts and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) in Connecticut. The NET Committee currently consists of four members: the NET Planner, the Trails and Shelter Adopter Coordinator, the Training Manager, and the NET Committee Chair.
Overseeing 98 miles of the NET in Massachusetts and 18 miles of the MMM Trail in New Hampshire, the NET Committee:
  • Meets monthly October-April and then bimonthly during the months of May-September.
  • Trains and recruits Trail Adopters for the 19 sections it maintains.
  • Makes site assessment visits for potential work party projects, involving more in-depth trail needs, such as bog bridging, water bar installation, tent platform construction, and rock step work.
  • Coordinates a Spring meeting and training event, as well as a Fall Trail Adopter appreciation dinner.
  • Keeps the Trail Adopters updated on new training opportunities that include chainsaw certification, wilderness first aid (WFA), and other trail maintenance workshops.
Although each committee member has an assigned role, the committee works as a team to promote AMC's mission following established trail standards, including proper blazing and signage, and trail corridor definitions. This teamwork approach results in a safe, enjoyable trail experience for the diverse hiking community that utilizes the New England Trail.
Please contact our NET Committee Chair or New England Trail Coordinator if you are interested in getting involved.

Activity Schedule

All activities are subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions. Check volunteer opportunities on for up-to-the-minute additions not yet shown here. Not all activities may be posted yet.

Committee Members

All committee members are volunteers. Feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have.
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