Trail Planning and Protection

Trail Planning & Protection

From Pennsylvania to the Canadian border, AMC works to develop, manage, and protect long-distance, close-to-home, and regional trails.

Close-to-home trails provide opportunities to recreate, exercise, and connect to nature. Many of these trails are part of larger trail networks or greenways that offer new places to explore and can be used as an alternative to car travel. Discover a wild area, community park, or local history as you explore these trails.

Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania

A 300-mile multi-use trail network located within the 1.9 million-acre Pennsylvania Highlands Region. The Highlands Trail is part of a larger vision to develop a trail through the entire four-state Mid-Atlantic Highlands Region (CT, NY, NJ and PA). In Pennsylvania, the Highlands Trail connects from the Delaware River west through 13 counties to the Maryland border near Blue Ridge Summit in Franklin County.


New England National Scenic Trail (NET)

A 215-mile hiking trail route that has been in existence for more than half a century. The New England National Scenic Trail travels through 41 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and is comprised primarily of the historic Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock (M-M-M) Trail systems.


Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway

Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway is a 230-mile trail extending through 37 towns in Eastern Massachusetts linking parks and open spaces from Plum Island to Duxbury/Kingston Bay. To a large degree, it is a multi-use trail allowing hiking, trail running, backpacking, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and paddling.


Connecticut River Paddlers Trail

The Connecticut River Paddlers Trail is a series of primitive campsites and access points along 410 miles of the Connecticut River from the river’s headwaters in New Hampshire to the Long Island Sound.