Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Established in 1921, the Narragansett Chapter is the Rhode Island affiliate of the Appalachian Mountain Club and consists of over 2,500 members.
Our Chapter offers those who share our principles and values the opportunity to participate in the AMC Mission Statement. Our leaders strive to accommodate all skill levels and abilities in our Chapter activities which include biking, paddling, hiking, camping, cross country skiing, technical climbing, and countless other outdoor pursuits. We also offer many environmental events and activities through our Conservation Committee and our Trails Committee maintains more than thirty-five miles of hiking trails throughout Rhode Island. Social events are also organized as a way for members and non-members to meet others who enjoy similar activities.
Our goal as a Chapter is to provide people with a clear path to the enjoyment of new outdoor pursuits. A large portion of our membership started as beginners in their activity of choice. Most members describe our activities as fun rather than competitive and our trips are led by volunteers who love to share their time and experience as a means for others to enjoy the natural beauty and challenge of the outdoors.
The volunteerism of our members makes this Chapter possible, so please join and get involved today!