Join AMC


Adopt a Trail VolunteersThe AMC's Adopt-A-Trail program stems from the outstanding dedication of volunteers for trails in the Northeast. Without the thousands of hours volunteers put into trail work every year, the state of our trails could be in severe disrepair.

To help ensure the continuing legacy of trails in the Northeast, you can adopt your own trail and help give something back to the land! Apply now and become one of more than 260 AMC trail adopters in the White Mountains and in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts and in the AMC Maine Woods Initiative of northern Maine.

The Adopt-A-Trail program is a cooperative effort between the AMC and many other land management agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the National Park Service, state agencies in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine, and private landowners over whose land the trails pass.

Adopter Responsibilities
Adopting a trail is a responsibility — and a privilege. Learn how you can become a successful adopter!

Frequently Asked Questions
From pre-requisites to reasons why people choose to adopt trails, our FAQs will help you understand this critical AMC program.

Orphaned Trails
Our list of trails that needs adopters is updated at least once a season. Check this area for the latest listing of AMC trails in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.

Get the Skills

Take a day or a weekend to learn the skills of trail building and maintenance. In cooperation with the U.S Forest Service, the AMC is proud to offer Trails Skills Sessions and Weekend Work Parties that blend construction skills and practical trail work, offered in beautiful locations throughout the Appalachian region.