About The Greeen Mountain Club – Manchester Section

One hundred and three 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. Even if you do not hike very often on the Long Trail system your membership dues help us to protect and maintain this Vt gem. Please continue your commitment to the Long Trail by 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 and 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 dbrspruce@gmail.com

We host numerous snowshoeing trips in the winter, with an 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. Bookmark this website www.gmc-manchester.org for our calendar and events!

Finally, we’re able to provide a regular newsletter and advance notice about local trips and projects. Simply send your email address to Marge at marge.fish@gmail.com. All email communication is done bcc so you do not have to worry about anyone else getting your email address.

Renew your membership and continue to receive the quarterly Long Trail News, 10% 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 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 trails!