Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world.
The Appalachian Mountain Club has had a long relationship with Acadia National Park, ever since park founder George B. Dorr granted the club property for a camp on the shores of Echo Lake. The AMC plans several Acadia-area events for the centennial, focused around outdoor recreation in and around Acadia.