Trail Stewardship

Trail Stewardship

Lend a hand to support your trails.

From Maine to New Jersey, AMC cares for some of the Northeast’s most iconic trails—more than 1,800 miles in total. And we can’t do it without you. Every year, our staff works alongside thousands of volunteers to maintain and build trails. By joining one of our trail crews, you combine your passions of being outdoors and contributing to the protection of the environment.

Volunteer Vacations and Work Days

Volunteer Vacations provide a unique opportunity to revitalize and build trails, engage in conservation activities, and work alongside fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Spend a day, a weekend, or even a full week with AMC's volunteer vacations to experience the beauty of nature in scenic locations and feel a great sense of accomplishment.

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Custom Trail Crews

Design a custom crew that will meet the expectations of your group. Projects range from one day to multiple day options and can be incorporated into a backpacking trip or another outdoor adventure so you can give back to the very trails you are hiking.

Custom Trail Crews

Adopt-A-Trail 

AMC’s Adopt-A-Trail program enables volunteers to become a steward of a trail section and oversee basic maintenance. Choose from a list of available trails where you'll have the opportunity to check on its condition, clear drainage structures, cut back vegetation, and dig into small projects to improve and restore your designated section. 

Adopt-A-Trail

Professional Trail Services 

AMC’s expertise in trail construction, campsite planning and management, and mapping services reflects more than a century of experience. We pair the most current understanding of sustainable trail design with techniques that we've honed and refined for trails throughout the Northeast. Projects range from urban walkways to rugged backcountry campsites.

Professional Trail Services

AMC AmeriCorps

AMC AmeriCorps offers Members a service opportunity that focuses on improving recreational trail networks in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. AMC AmeriCorps Members serve for a total of 900 hours where they will develop their trail stewardship skills and leadership abilities. Members receive AmeriCorps Education Awards upon completion of their service term. This rewarding experience provides a valuable service to public land managers while offering meaningful Member experiences.

AMC AmeriCorps

Trails Training Opportunities

At locations like Camp Dodge Trails Center in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Noble View Outdoor Center in Western Massachusetts, the AMC supports our region’s trails organizations, volunteers, and professionals through trainings, workshops, and conferences.

Training Opportunities