AMC and the Bay Circuit trail and Greenway

The Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway (BCT) is a 230-mile trail extending through 37 towns in Eastern Massachusetts and 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.


The Bay Circuit Alliance was formed in 1990 to protect and promote the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway. The Alliance is a partnership of local, state and federal agencies, organizations and individuals, public and private, working to support the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway. Since 2012 the Appalachian Mountain Club has led the Bay Circuit Alliance in the completion, enhancement, and long term protection of the recreational trail and greenway. The AMC works with the Alliance to fulfill the vision of the Bay Circuit by closing the final gaps of the trail, recruiting and organizing volunteers, improving the trail experience through improved maintenance and signage, securing permanent protection for the trail corridor and the greenway, and encouraging the public to get out and explore the trail’s 230 miles. 

Learn about the history of the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway here!

End-to-End Pin

Have you finished the entire Bay Circuit Trail? If so you can be recognized by receiving a BCT end-to-end pin. 

To quality, please submit the following to 

  1. Your itinerary includes dates and locations.
  2. An essay about your favorite place(s) on the trail (maximum length five pages).
  3. Two to three of your favorite photos from the trail.
  4. Your mailing address. 

Contact Us

Kristen Sykes
AMC Director of Conservation Strategies
Bay Circuit Alliance Director of Operations

Christine Viola 
Bay Circuit Trail Volunteer Programs Supervisor

Explore and Support the Bay Circuit Trail