Your Mountains. Your Trails. Your Legacy.
Recent years have seen double-digit increase in use on the trails managed by the Green Mountain Club, demonstrating that outdoor recreation and the preservation of Vermont’s mountainous, natural landscape are valued more than ever by the residents and tourists of this state. And last year, the Long Trail System was an essential resource for those impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. With this use comes increased responsibility for the Green Mountain Club. We are committed to delivering programs to protect the trails and mountains of Vermont and grow the next generation of Long Trail Stewards.
To ensure that the Long Trail remains a valuable recreational, economic, and ecological resource, the Green Mountain Club is implementing the Long Trail Legacy Campaign to protect your mountains and trails for future generations.
This campaign is an opportunity for everyone who loves the Long Trail to have a role in improving it for our current enjoyment and protecting it for future generations. We invite each of you to join the campaign by making a gift that reflects how much you value and treasure the Long Trail.
You can support the campaign by making a gift today or participating in Long Trail Day. Long Trail Day is a day to celebrate hiking by planning a to hike on August 28th and raising funds along the way to support the Long Trail Legacy Campaign.
|Investing In Our Future
By donating to this campaign, you will grow our endowment, which will help provide reliable annual revenue and strengthen positive connections to Vermont’s mountains for generations to come. With your support, we’ll invest in the long-term sustainability of the Long Trail and the other trails we maintain in Vermont, including the Appalachian Trail and Northeast Kingdom Trails.
|Investing In Our People
By donating to this campaign, you will invest in year-round planning, learning, and work at the Green Mountain Club. You’ll enable a modern, multipurpose renovation at our headquarters with better public access and visitor experiences, and a place for GMC’s rich archives to safely live on display.
|Investing In Our Trails
By donating to this campaign, you will invest in a sustainable trail in the rugged northern reaches of Vermont, improving the quality of the Long Trail System as a whole and creating more enjoyable hiking in the north. Additionally, you will ensure that the trail is better managed for year-round use and is able to handle a changing climate, which will include more frequent and intense storms.
|Investing In Our Lands
Protecting the land along the Long Trail is critical to its future. With your support, we have already protected 97 percent of the 272-mile trail. By donating to this campaign, you will help permanently protect another mile of trail. In addition, you’ll help GMC invest in its rental cabins and land around Wheeler Pond in Barton, Vermont, improving public access and protecting this remote and scenic area from development.