What is a GMC Membership?
A membership is a monthly or yearly, tax-deductible donation that supports the protection and maintenance of 500+ miles of Vermont trails. Your membership ensures the long-term upkeep of the Long Trail, its side trails, the Northeast Kingdom Trails, and the Appalachian Trail in Vermont. It also fosters a community of lifelong hikers and adventurers.
The Green Mountain Club is supported by 9,000+ members who all share the goal of protecting and maintaining these resources and encouraging outdoor recreation.
What’s included with the membership?
A $45 gift enrolls you in a one-year membership. This tax-deductible donation supports hiker education via the Caretaker Program and trail maintenance via trail crews. A full-season caretaker costs $16,000; $7,000 covers one week of trail crew.
Membership benefits include:
- 20% discount on GMC merchandise and publications.
- 20% discount on GMC rental cabins, and 24-hour early access to reserve Bolton Lodge and Bryant Camp.
- Free overnights at caretaker sites on the Long Trail. Non-members charged a $5 fee at each site.
- Deals and discounts with our partner retailers, inns, and adventure experiences.
- A subscription to GMC’s quarterly magazine, the Long Trail News.
- Monthly updates about upcoming events, seasonal tips, and trail suggestions.
- Access to outings, trail work trips, and social events with your local chapter as a Section Member. More info below.
At-Large and Section Membership
At-large members support the Club’s mission and general operations. The receive membership benefits, including information about upcoming GMC events, discounts from GMC and its partners, and GMC’s quarterly Long Trail News publication.
Section members additionally have access to outings, trail work trips, and social events with their local chapter. The 14 sections maintain designated portions of the Long Trail and its side trails, the AT in Vermont, and the Northeast Kingdom Trails. A section membership also supports this work.
Whether you join as an at-large or section member is completely up to you.
How do I join the Green Mountain Club?
Join or renew your membership online or call membership coordinator Rick Dugan at (802) 241-8325.