CT MA ME NH NJ NY PA RI VT
Maintains the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut. Work parties are planned for most weekends of the months from mid-April to October (with occasional out-of-season forays); one or two co-leaders, along with anywhere from 1 to 10 or 12 sturdy assistants will head out to do what's needed, from cutting winter blow-downs (fallen trees across the trail), brushing and weeding during the flush of summer growth, to major relocations as property is acquired or the Trail must be relocated due to excessive wear.
The Roving Trail Crew will hold work parties on an as needed basis. For information on participating e-mail CFPA .
Post Office Box 725
For information on volunteer outings, call the Friends of Acadia office at (800)914-4415 or (207)288-3340, or Acadia National Park Headquarters at (207)288-5456.
P.O. Box 283
Massachusetts Friends of the Blue Hills
1894 Canton Ave
The Friends of the Blue Hills was created to restore, preserve and protect approximately 8,000 acres of the Historic Blue Hills and Neponset River Reservations.
New Hampshire The
New Hampshire Friends
of the Wapack
The Wapack Trail covers 21 miles from Mount Watatic in Ashburnham, MA, to North Pack in Greenfield, NH. The trail follows a skyline route along the summits of Watatic, Pratt, New Ipswich, Barrett and Temple mountains, then ascends the Pack Monadnocks. Each spring, volunteers clear sections and periodically repaint the blazes. Weekend work parties take on more difficult projects such as brush clearing, erosion control and occasional trail relocation.
A group of local residents is working to revitalize Fox Forest to an important role in our community. This effort takes several directions and uses a variety of resources including the State Forestry Department, Americorps volunteers, the TrailWrights, and numerous local volunteers.People to contact for more information and to volunteer:
Jay Hewitt 464-3453 (resident Forest Technician and representative of the Forestry Department)
Ann Ford 478-3958
Dick Marsh 464-5626
New York/New JerseyNew
York - New Jersey Trail Conference
156 Ramapo Valley Road
1,600+ miles of hiking trails to maintain and protect. Routine trail maintenance consists of brush clipping, marking and re-marking the trail (paint or plastic markers, depending on the area), removing blowdowns (downed trees across the trail) with hand tools, building rock stepping stones over wet areas, cleaning waterbars, etc. For heavier jobs, we sponsor six regional trail crews.
Finger Lakes Trail maintaining clubs
New York The Appalachian Mountain Club New York-North Jersey Chapter
John (Jack) Levin, Chair
The Chapter Trails Committee, working under the direction of the local New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, maintains over 140 miles of hiking trails in the region, including a portion of the AT. There are about 40 AMC members who regularly work as volunteer trail maintainers. Each of our maintainers is responsible for a few miles of a specific trail. Most of their work is done alone, according to their personal schedule. Major jobs, such as trail relocation and construction of water bars or bridges, are team efforts, often involving members of several area hiking organizations.
New York The
Crescent Trail Association
The Crescent Trail is a footpath in the Town of Perinton, a suburb southeast of Rochester. Twenty-six miles of trail wind through wooded hills and scenic wetlands connecting the Erie Canal Heritage Trail (or towpath) along the banks of the Erie Canal, to the Perinton Hikeway-Bikeway, and to trails in the neighboring towns of Pittsford,Victor, and Macedon. The Crescent Trail Hiking Association is a private, non-profit organization which plans, constructs and maintains the trail.
New York The Friends
of The Genesee Valley Greenway, Inc.
1134 Wall Road
A collection of multi-use public trails that will travel from Rochester, NY to Pennsylvania, is being created on the tow path of the long abandoned (since 1878) Genesee Valley Canal. To help clear and maintain the trail contact: Joe Regal at 716-658-3174. for the Mount Morris sections. Joan Schumaker at 716-476-2354 for the Nunda/Portage sections. Russ Reeves at 716-227-3207 for Monroe County and Caledonia sections. George Briggs at 716-382-3038 for the York/Leceister sections.
New York Mohonk Preserve,
The Mohonk Preserve is New York State's largest privately funded nature preserve with over 6300 acres 90 miles north of Manhattan.
New York Syracuse area
Contact: Al Larmann,
The Link Trail is being built in Central New York to connect the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) in Chenango County with the Old Erie
New York Victor
Hiking Trails, Inc.
85 East Main Street
New York Waterman
Conservation Education Center
403 Hilton RD
Volunteer activities include: Volunteer Naturalist, Trail Maintenance, Weekday Clerical, Nature Shop Sales, Exhibit Construction, Building Maintenance, Special Events Helper
The Allegheny Outdoor Club
Allegheny Trail Alliance
An association of Rails-to-Trails groups formed in November 1995 to coordinate the efforts in constructing the Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD trail. The Allegheny Trail Alliance is composed of the Allegheny Highland Trail, the Youghiogheny River Trail, Allegheny Highland Trail (MD), Steel Heritage Trail, The Three Rivers Heritage Trail and the Montour Trail.Contact person is Linda Boxx 412-537-6900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennsylvania Allentown Hiking Club
E-mail - email@example.com
PO Box 1542
Maintains 11.7 miles of the Appalachian Trail, Tri-County Corner, PS. to Bake Oven Knob, PA. including two backcountry shelters, Allentown and Outerbridge. Meet the 1st Wednesday of the month (7:30pm) at the Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm Street, Allentown, Pa. Dues are $5.00 per calendar year.
Alpine Club of Williamsport
The Alpine Club of Williamsport maintains the Loyalsock Trail and publishes a trail guide with waterproof maps.
1180 Greenleaf Drive
Maintains the Appalachian Trail 15.5 miles, Little Gap, PA. to Wind Gap, PA.
Batona Hiking Club of Philadelphia
Responsible for sections of The Appalachian Trail, The Horseshoe Trail in Pennsylvania, and The Batona Trail in New Jersey
Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Maintains the Applachian Trail 64.4 miles, between Rausch Creek, PA and Lehigh Furnace Gap, PA
Pennsylvania The Blue Marsh National Recreation
We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with various projects at Blue Marsh Lake. These projects include educational programs, trail maintenance, natural resource management, and volunteer trail patrol. To volunteer, call the project office, and ask for the volunteer coordinator.
Butler Outdoor Club
P.O. Box 243
Pennsylvania Cumberland Valley A.T. Management
Maintains 18 miles of the Applachian Trail, Deans Gap, PA. to Center Point Knob, PA.
Maintains an 11-mile rail-trail between Shippensburg and Newville, in Cumberland County, (southcentral) PA. The trail is still primitive, but there is an ongoing need for brush clearing and mowing to maintain a minimal path. Also, persons interested in constructing or installing gates/bollards/signs are welcome. No web page yet, but we are listed/shown on the PA DCNR Rails-to-Trails Site
101 N. Front Street
9-10 trailcare weekends are scheduled between the months of March and November. Trailcare weekends begin on Friday evening and extend to Sunday afternoon. A full day of trail work on Saturday is followed by an evening of campfire sociability.
13 Denise Dr
The Mason-Dixon Trail System maintains 190 miles of trail starting at Chadds Ford in Pennsylvania, through Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, crossing the Susquehanna River at Harve de Grace, Md, then along the Susquehanna to Wrightsville, Pa, where it goes west through Pinchot State Park and ends at Whiskey Springs on the AT. For $15.00, one can join the Mason-Dixon Trail System and get a map set and a patch. The guide book is on the back of the maps. Annual renewal of membership is $5.00.
P.O. Box 11866
Organized in November 1989 to convert the abandoned right-of way of the Montour Railroad in Allegheny and Washington Counties, Pennsylvania, into a 54-mile (including spur lines) hiking and biking trail. There are approximately 750 members at this time. To date approximately twenty-three miles of trail are complete. All work of the MTC is done by volunteers, including maintenance and light construction. Individual dues are $15/year
Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Maintains the Applachian Trail 10.2 miles, Lehigh Furnace Gap, PA to Little Gap, PA.
Pennsylvania Rachel Carson Trail Conservancy
We're always looking for volunteers groups and individuals who can help out with our projects and activities, including education programs, our bookstore and gift shop, office work, yard and trail work, and special events.
The Rachel Carson Trail extends from North Park to Harrison Hills Park in Allegheny County north of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The Trail was built and is being maintained by the Pittsburgh Council of American Youth Hostels.
Ridge and Valley Outing Club
P.O. Box 352
Appalachian Trail Club
Maintains 9.2 miles of the Applachian Trail, PA 225 to Clarks Valley (PA 325)
Pennsylvania -Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Friends of the Riverfront
Pennsylvania The Warrior Trail Association
P.O. Box 103
Maintains 7.8 miles of the Applachian Trail near Duncanno, Susquehanna R., PA to PA 225
Vermont Catamount Trail Association
Vermont The Long Trail
Ten sections are located in Vermont, one in Massachusetts, the Connecticut Section, and one in New York. Volunteer season is from May to October. The coordinators will schedule work to match your available time on individual projects from 1 day to several weeks.
Vermont Green Mountain Club, Burlington
The Burlington Section maintains the Long Trail from Smuggler's Notch to the Winooski River. Members use their skills to brush trails and clear blowdowns, repair bridges and signs, build new shelters.
Vermont Green Mountain Club, Bennington
The Bennington Section is responsible for maintaining the section from Harmon Hill, south of Vt. Rte. 9 in Woodford, north to the top of Glastenbury Mountain. We also are responsible for the maintenance of the Melville Nauheim Shelter (Maple Hill, near Rt. 9) and the Goddard Shelter (Glastenbury Mt.)