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Appalachian Trail

AMC Berkshire's 'Massachusetts Appalachian Trail Management Committee' is responsible for the maintenance, management, and protection of the almost 90 miles of Appalachian Trail within Massachusetts, coordinating the extensive volunteer effort that keeps the trail open and beautiful. We work in partnership with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and the National Park Service (NPS).

For trail updates, see below.

April to September, we organize regular work parties for maintenance and improvement of the footbed, trail shelters, signs, and so on.

Projects vary in complexity, but all include activities for both first timers and seasoned maintainers, so please check out the season's schedule of trail work days (download from our AT Getting Involved page) and then contact a project leader to join in the fun. No experience is necessary to participate! We also have some open positions for regular trail maintainers. If you're interested, see AT Getting Involved. Our committee meets regularly at the Mt. Greylock Visitors' Center in Lanesboro, MA.

Here is some basic information about hiking on the AT in Mass and a list of Massachusetts AT shelters and campsites. For much much more information about the trail, see some of the many excellent web sites about the AT.

Page steward: at@amcberkshire.org

AT News & Announcements

Berkshire Appalachian Trail February Newsletter

In this issue: 

  • Volunteer Gathering
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Wildlife Videos
  • New Committee Roles

You can read this issue here!

Activity: 

Berkshire Appalachian Trail December Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Sawyer Certification Event
  • History Through Stories- Knox Trek
  • Volunteer Spotlight
  • Upcoming AT Gathering

You can read the issue here!

Activity: 

Berkshire Appalachian Trail October Newsletter

Included in this issue:

  • Covid-19 Update
  • ATC Volunteer Leadership Academy
  • History Through Stories
  • Volunteer Spotlight
  • Upcoming Sawyer Course

You can check out the issue here!

Activity: 

Berkshire AT August 2020 Newsletter

In this issue we discuss:

  • Covid-19 Update
  • Women's Crew Brush Clearing
  •  Mass AT History
  • Volunteer Spotlight 
  • Cooridor Monitoring Position Opening. 

You can check out the issue here!

Activity: 

Appalachian Trail Is Opening Up to Volunteers!

We are slowly beginning to start trail maintenance on the Appalachian Trail. 

Attached is the PDF link (or Google Drive link if you prefer) to our work days if you wish to join. 

You must be willing to comply with Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) requirenments during Covid-19. Face coverings will be required. Additionally, you must bring your own work gloves adn sanitizer. You must register prior to your arrival.  

If  you have any questions or concerns about working during Covid-19 feel free to email us at at@amcberkshire.org. We hope to see you there!

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