Maintaining & Protecting Vermont's Long Trail Since 1910
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The Green Mountain Club is the founder and maintainer of the Long Trail - the oldest long distance hiking trail in America. Established in 1910 to build this trail stretching the length of Vermont, the club is a non-profit with more than 10,000 members and reliant on more than 1,000 volunteers annually.
According to the first Long Trail Guide in 1917, "The Green Mountain Club was organized in 1910 for the purpose of bringing the mountains closer to the life of the people, not only of Vermont, but of the entire country. It is building the Long Trail over the Green Mountains from Massachusetts to Canada, affording a high, scenic, mountain pathway where everyone may enjoy health and recreation at a reasonable expense. Read more...