The Green Mountain Club Stewards of Vermont's Long Trail
The Green Mountain Club (GMC) founded, built, and maintains Vermont's Long Trail, the oldest long-distance hiking trail in America. The Long Trail spans the high peaks through Vermont from the Massachusetts state line 270+ miles to the Canadian border. In addition to maintaining and protecting this "footpath through the wilderness," membership and volunteer contributions support land conservation, education programs, and stewardship of Vermont's mountain lands just as we have since 1910. Read more »
Don't miss the 2013 Annual Meeting at Stratton Mountain Resort on June 7-8. Enjoy group hikes, a natural history lecture, birding, stories from our looooong time Stratton Mountain caretakers, and more. Learn more and register here.
The Winooski Footbridge Working to Establish a Safe, Appropriate and Permanent Route for the Long Trail through the Winooski River Valley
After a century of the Long Trail crossing the river by a farmer's row board, a railroad trestle, dangerous fording, and a road bridge without a sidewalk, the Green Mountain Club is close to finally bringing America's oldest hiking to and over a footbridge across the Winooski River. A new route for the trail has been secured, and we expect to begin work this summer on a 220-foot pedestrian footbridge across the river in Bolton, Vt. We have raised much of the one million dollars that the project will cost – but we need broad and generous member support to reach our goal of $1,400,000.
The momentum is going strong! We'll be crossing the Winooski via a gorgeous bridge soon! Let Daan Zwick, GMC caretaker in the 1930s and '40s (and volunteer caretaker into his 80s) and lead donor of the project, tell you why this matters:
Special Gift Opportunity: Be an essential part of the Winooski Footbridge by supporting at the Plank ($250) or Cable ($1,000) level. Or consider purchasing several planks or cables! Donors at these levels will be permanently displayed at the Visitor Center.Please click here to make a donation.
Spring 2013 Long Trail News
Bolton Lodge, Benton MacKaye's 1900 Visit to Vermont, Ferns and Photos, and More Read more »
Talks and Book Signings by Jennifer Pharr Davis
Long distance hiker to speak at Outdoor Gear Exchange and Long Trail Brewery on June 23 and June 24. Read more »
Major Matching Gift Announced for Winooski Long Trail Footbridge Project
Donors to the footbridge and relocation project in Bolton will see their contributions matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 starting Feb. 1, 2013 Read more »
Green Mountain Club Welcomes Energy Siting Commission Recommendations
The governor's commission recommended a package of policy improvements including consideration of cumulative impacts, greater weight to Act 250's criteria, and much-needed process improvements. Read more »
21st Annual James P. Taylor Series
Calendar Listings 2012-2013 Read more »
Download A Hike
Select a hike and download it for just $.99! Read more »
The Green Mountain Club Show
The Green Mountain Club Produces a Monthly Show on CCTV, Channel 17 in Burlington Read more »