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Providing the most trusted information on outdoor experiences for more than a century.

Our guidebooks and maps, instructional articles and training opportunities have been valuable resources for outdoor enthusiasts since the 1800s. Whether you’re looking to learn more about AMC’s history, plan a trip, take a class, or advocate for diversity, you’ll be certain to find a wealth of information and guidance on these topics from experts who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with you.

Our library and archives collect, preserve, and provide access to 140 years of historical memorabilia about AMC and the Northeast outdoors.

Our library and archives collect, preserve, and provide access to 140 years of historical memorabilia about AMC and the Northeast outdoors.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The members of the Western MA Chapter's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committee are committed to making outdoor recreational spaces in western Massachusetts accessible, safe and inviting to all people. LEARN MORE »

Leadership Training

We offer activity-specific leadership training to persons interested in becoming volunteer trip leaders. This makes sure our leaders are qualified and prepared for potential issues that are unique to each activity. LEARN MORE »

Articles and Documents

AMC Outdoors is the digital magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Here we highlight articles of interest to the Western MA community from this magazine, other publications written specifically for our chapter, and documents such as by-laws, annual reports, committee guidelines, forms, and manuals. VIEW ARTICLES »

Beginner Resources

Advice and resources for beginners. LEARN MORE »

Interactive Learning

Interactive applications on the outdoors from the Western MA Communications Committee. VIEW INTERACTIVES »

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