One hundred and seven years ago, GMC founding
members set out to blaze a trail that traveled Vermont’s high mountain ridges.
Today–thanks to your valuable support–the Long Trail is a 273-mile footpath
with 175 miles of side trails and 70 primitive overnight sites enjoyed by families,
school groups, end-to-end hikers, and individuals like you. Your membership
keeps the Long Trail System well maintained and accessible to the public. Please
show your commitment to the Long Trail by joining or renewing your membership in the
Manchester Section of the Green Mountain Club today.

The Manchester Section is growing, with over
a dozen dedicated volunteers and several school groups doing our spring and
fall trail work as well as other projects. Many thanks go to Dave Ratti, who is
the Trails and Shelters Coordinator for this Section. Any and all are invited
to contact Dave for information regarding trail work and projects: (802)
366-0698 or
We host numerous snowshoeing trips in the
winter, with occasional xc ski trips as well, and have numerous work trips in
the fall and spring. As our active membership has grown, we also host spring,
summer, and fall hiking trips. We hold potluck dinner meetings three times
annually in spring, summer, and fall. These are posted on the website and
announced via email. We’ve been holding these at alternating homes. All are
welcome to attend. Check our website
for our calendar.
Finally, we’re able to provide a regular email newsletter and advance notice about local trips and projects. 
Join or renew your membership and continue to receive
the quarterly Long Trail News, 20% off GMC guidebooks and club
merchandise, and discounts on GMC lectures and education workshops. Most
importantly, enjoy knowing that your membership works to strengthen the club’s
efforts to preserve the Long Trail and the beautiful lands it crosses.
We value your membership–without it we
cannot accomplish all that we do.

Please join or renew today and help sustain the Green Mountain Club’s stewardship of
the entire Long Trail System and the Appalachian Trail in Vermont. Thank you
for your contribution to Vermont’s outstanding hiking

                             Marge Fish

                                                                                            Manchester Section