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New England Scenic Trail (NET)

Pertaining in some way to the NET/M-M Trail.

Young Members Inter-Chapter Hike on the New England Trail

High point vista on the NET

With half of the autumn leaves still on the trees and the other half covering our path ahead, we all gathered by our cars. Some of us put on our gloves, and some of us wished that we had brought gloves; the cold fall weather came quickly. We exchanged names (and repeated them a few times for memory), reviewed our plan for the day, and then we began our hike.

Celebrate 50 Years of the National Trail System on an NET hike with our adopters!

On October 20th, three of our New England Trail Adopters will be leading a morning hike on Section 16 of the New England Trail in Erving State Forest. This 3.5 mile moderate loop includes beautiful ledge views, a waterfall on the Briggs Brook and the famous Hermit's Castle (pictured). Pre-registration is required and details can be found at: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/108466

Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00am

New England Scenic Trail (NET)

The New England National Scenic Trail (NET) is a 215-mile trail route that has been in existence for over half a century. It travels through 39 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and is comprised primarily of the historic Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock (M-M-M) Trails.

Appie of the Year 2017 | Mike Zlogar

Mike Zlogar speaking

Mike’s involvement most fully embodies the spirit of the award, in this case, given to an individual whose leadership and involvement is very much behind the scenes. Mike is a Steward of Trails . He is a wildlife biologist, a retired fire chief , a leader with the Boy Scouts, and a member of the New England Scenic Trail Committee. Mike is truly multifaceted in his outdoorsmanship.

Learn more about the New England National Scenic trail | Local Meetup

Jones Library 
43 Amity St, Amherst, MA 
November, 30, 2017 
6 - 8 pm 

Come spend an evening with the Appalachian Mountain Club to learn more about the New England National Scenic trail and hear music inspired by the trail, performed by NET Artist-in-Residence Ben Cosgrove. The evening will also include the opportunity to learn about the history of canoes in North America from writer Norman Sims and find out how you can take a canoe on the Massachusetts stretch of the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail. 

* Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Mourning the passing of Pat Fletcher

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.

Views and Brews on the NET

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.

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