AMC Outdoors, The quarterly magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club, cELEBRATES stories of interest to outdoors enthusiasts throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.


Three long-format FEATURES showcase stunning photography and award-winning authors.

PACKLIST offers the latest word on gear from sources you can trust.

ITINERARY curates an ever-changing roundup of the best places to be outdoors across the region.

MANUAL offers clear instruction on outdoor skills for all levels.

BULLETIN: AROUND AMC delivers the latest conservation and recreation news.

CROO introduces you to fresh faces across the AMC community.

JOURNAL shares inspiring stories from readers, in their own words.  

Social Media

  • Facebook: 143k likes, 141k follows
  • Twitter: 25k followers
  • Instagram: 87k followers (1/1/19 – 8/31/19)

  • Avg monthly visitors: 80k
  • Avg monthly sessions: 89k
  • Avg monthly page views: 125k
  • Visitor demographics:
    • 60.6% male, 39.4% female
    • 37% under age 34, 21% aged 35-44, 18% aged 45-54, 24% over age 55


  • Sent monthly: 80k
  • Avg open rate: 22%
  • Avg click through rate: 5%


  • Circulation: 65k

AMC members are highly engaged readers who take action:

  • 1 in 4 order a product or service after seeing it advertised in AMC Outdoors
  • 1 in 2 visit an advertiser’s website as a result of an ad in the magazine
  • 4 in 10 visit locations based on content in the magazine
  • 2 in 3 visit as a result of reading their print issue of AMC Outdoors
  • 4 in 10 keep the print issue for later reference
  • 8 in 10 members age 18 to 70 read AMC Outdoors magazine—the highest concentration of member engagement across all AMC activities and offerings.

Our readers have purchasing power and use it:

  • $100,000+ median household income
  • 92% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 58% hold a master’s degree or higher
  • 4-8 hrs/week (median) devoted to outdoor activities
  • 92% traveled in the Eastern U.S. in the past year
  • 50% spend $2,500+ annually on vacation travel
  • 26% spend $5,000+ annually on vacation travel

Winter 2020 Insertion orders due 29 Oct  |  Art due 31 Oct  |  Publish date 01 Dec

  • FEATURE: Snow kiting – A first-person adventure story on snow kiting for beginners.

  • FEATURE: Health Benefits of Being Outdoors, Demystified. We know the outdoors is good for our health—but how, exactly?

  • FEATURE: Dogsledding at a Crossroads. Sled dog racing has a long history in the Northeast, but in recent years, participation has declined significantly in New England.

Spring 2020 Insertion orders due 29 Jan  |  Art due 31 Jan  |  Publish date 01 Mar

  • FEATURE: The real cost of search and rescue. How much do search and rescue efforts really cost a state?

  • FEATURE: Kids are camping within NYC’s city limits!

Summer 2020 Insertion orders due 30 Apr  |  Art due 02 May  |  Publish date 01 Jun

  • FEATURE: An International Appalachian Trail?

  • FEATURE: The rapid lifestyle of elite kayakers.

  • FEATURE: Trail running the Presidential Traverse.

Fall 2020 Insertion orders due 30 Jul  |  Art due 01 Aug  |  Publish date 01 Sep

  • FEATURE: New Jersey’s Pine Barrens as a wildfire lab.

  • FEATURE: Van life. Proponents of this lifestyle, ushered in and fanned by social media, live in souped-up camper vans— a celebration of freedom and the outdoors.

  • FEATURE: Hiking the Cohos Trail with its founder.

Winter 2021 Insertion orders due 29 Oct  |  Art due 31 Oct  |  Publish date 01 Dec

  • FEATURE: Interview with writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben, who published The End of Nature, widely considered one of the earliest treatises on global warming, 30 years ago.

  • FEATURE: How volunteering changed my life.

  • FEATURE: Avalanche safety.

AMC Outdoors Magazine Ad Specs 2019 – 2020

  • A high-resolution PDF/X-la file is required for all ads.
  • Colors must be CMYK. No ICC profiles, RGB, or Pantone colors.
  • Bleeds: Allow 1/8″ on all sides. Keep all live matter 3/8″ from trim and gutter.
  • Resolution of all photography and scanned illustrations must be at least 300 dpi. Line art should be 600 dpi.
  • Vital copy and images must be at least 1/8″ away from trim. Spread ads must have at least 3/8″ total gutter.
  • Materials should be submitted without crop marks, but full-page ads should include the required 1/8″ bleed.
  • All fonts used must be embedded in the PDF file.
  • Using the bold, italic or other style keys is not encouraged. Please use the bold or italic version of the font. (For example, instead of making Adobe® Garamond bold with the style key, use the actual font for Adobe® Garamond Bold.)
  • Flatten all layers and set transparency to highest setting.
  • Ads must be suitable to print as-is. AMC is not responsible for any errors in content.
  • Necessary alterations are the responsibility of and at the expense of the advertiser.
  • All materials must be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines and meet the criteria stated in the advertising policy.


Please send print-ready art to Marketing Director Amy Lacey-Plumley by close of business on the due date indicated. We regret that we must reject any materials that do not meet the stated advertising specifications.


Placement Sizes (inches)

  • Full page with bleed: 8.25 x 11
  • Full page: 7.875 x 10.625
  • 2/3 page: 4.75 x 9.5
  • 1/2 page horizontal: 7.5 x 4.75
  • 1/2 page vertical: 3.5 x 10.63
  • 1/3 page square: 4.75 x 4.75
  • 1/3 page vertical: 2.25 x 9.5
  • 1/4 page horizontal: 7.5 x 2.25
  • 1/4 page vertical: 3.5 x 4.75
  • 1/6 page horizontal: 4.75 x 2.25
  • 1/12 page: 2.25 x 2.25
  • Gift guide (minimum 3 for full page, 6 for full spread: 300dpi JPG, 35-word description


Magazine trim: 8 x 10.75

AMC lands, trails, hearths, and bunks welcome one and all to be outdoors in some of the earth’s most remarkable places. Across a region home to 70 million people, guests can count on adventures as epic or as relaxing as they like, then sleep easy knowing that their visits support the protection of the natural world around them. 

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