published by seanhanson on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:06am
We are saddened to announce that Patrick H. Fletcher, our long-time Trails Chair, passed away earlier this week.
Pat worked tirelessly for the AMC, for our chapter, and for his beloved M-M / New England Trail. As Trails Chair for more than two decades, Pat volunteered countless hours building shelters, maintaining trails, organizing, and working with other local groups to maintain and improve the trails under his purview. In 2009, Pat was a leader in achieving the designation of the New England National Scenic Trail.
published by seanhanson on Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:56pm
The New England Trail (NET) recently partnered with Artifact Cider Project, a Springfield-based company that makes hard cider with all local apples. The product of this partnership is Trail Hopper cider, a dry-hopped cider made with apples from Pine Hill Orchards in Colrain. To promote the cider, Berkshire and Worcester Chapter leaders will be leading a series of "views and brews" hikes throughout the spring and early summer.
published by seanhanson on Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:47pm
Our New England Trail (NET) Committee works to ensure the protection and promotion of the NET for the enjoyment of current and future generations. This is done through a combination of maintenance work and public advocacy. The committee is led by a chairperson elected to a one-year term by members of the Berkshire Chapter at our Annual Meeting each November.
published by seanhanson on Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:28pm
The New England National Scenic Trail (NET) is a 215-mile hiking trail route that has been in existence for over half a century. The NET runs from Long Island Sound in CT to the MA/NH border, comprised primarily of the Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock (M-M-M) Trail systems. In Massachusetts, the white-blazed trail follows the historic route of the Metacomet-Monadnock trail. Here are some upcoming opportunities to support this historic trail.
Join us for our next scheduled workday this Saturday on National Trails Day (Saturday, June 7). Section 08 Adopter Mike Zlogar will be leading us to finish a ¼ mile relocation just behind the Notch Visitors Center.
published by sprather on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 10:49pm
Enter your best photos on/of the New England National Scenic Trail to our first ever photo contest on Facebook. The winner will have their image featured as our cover photo during the month of January, and will receive a signed copy of Barbara Bosworth's catalog and a NET coffee mug! Contest begins Sunday, December 1st and closes on Tuesday, December 31st. Photos should include a brief caption and may include people, vistas, wildlife and more – be creative! The photo at the end of the month with the most “likes” will be the winner.
published by sprather on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 12:51pm
From September through November 2013, the National Park Service, in cooperation with the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, will present TO BE AT THE FARTHER EDGE: Photographs along the New England Trail/Barbara Bosworth, an exhibition of 20 of Bosworth’s photographs the trail. The photographs will be on display at nine different sites―each with its own relationship to the trail―in a unique exhibition that viewers can experience at their own pace as they follow their own paths.
This trail is largely combined with the New England Trail, a National Scenic Trail. Due to a website update the M-M Trail Guide has been moved to http://amcberkshire.org/mmguide. If you came to this page from a 'bookmark' please reset it to reflect the change.
published by rbergstrom on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 2:28pm
This trail is largely combined with the New England Trail, a National Scenic Trail, and more information about both can be found at http://amcberkshire.org/netmm/. If you came to this page from a 'bookmark' please reset it to reflect the change.