Find us on Route 100 between Waterbury and Stowe!
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Green Mountain Club’s Visitor Center, a beautiful timber-frame building made of local wood, displaying the best in renewable energy and energy efficiency, provides public picnic areas, a walking trail out the back door, and exhibits about the Long Trail and Club history.
We Offer :
- Personal hiking information and advice from our Information Specialists at the Marvin B. Gameroff Hiker Center
- An expanded line of maps, hiking books, and GMC gear and apparel
- Gorgeous views of the Green Mountains
- Educational programs
- Community events
- A place to connect with fellow trail-lovers
- A nature walk on the Short Trail on our expansive campus
- A place to picnic and rejuvenate
The visitor center will be open for limited in-person visits in Summer 2021. Stop by for hike planning, trail suggestions, and more. Our Visitor Center staff are also available by phone or email to answer all of your hiking questions. Please call (802) 244-7037 or email [email protected].
Summer 2021 Hours (Starting June 4):
Friday through Monday, 10 am to 4 pm
Available via phone or email Monday – Friday as well
From Interstate 89, take Exit 10 (Waterbury/Stowe) and travel north towards Stowe on Route 100 for approximately four miles. A mile beyond the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, turn LEFT onto Cabin Lane (at the Evergreen Gardens sign). After 1/10 mile, bear right into the GMC parking lot.
If traveling south on Route 100 from Stowe, GMC is on the west (right) side of Route 100. Go approximately 1/8 of a mile past the GMC headquarters sign and turn right onto Cabin Lane (at the Evergreen Gardens sign). Bear right on the unpaved Cabin Lane. After 1/10 mile, bear right into the GMC parking lot.
A Community Effort
The list of people who contributed to the construction effort of GMC’s Visitor Center in 2009 is long. It begins with Jeff Schoellkopf, long-time chair of GMC’s Headquarters Planning Committee, who served as architect of record during construction. J.A. Morrissey was the general contractor; Doug White was Project Manager and Steve Elder was Superintendent. Vermont Housing and Conservation Board administered a federal Housing and Urban Development grant secured by Senator Patrick Leahy for the project. Pete Antos-Ketcham was GMC’s Facilities Manager during the construction. Erik and Laurel Tobiason were the lead timber-framing volunteers. Dozens of volunteers pitched in to help with timber-framing and barn-raising. John Connell led the Education Committee, which was responsible for the displays, expertly crafted by Sarah and Ted Montgomery and Dave Blumenthal. More than 700 people and local businesses contributed to the capital campaign which raised most of the funds necessary for the construction.
Architecture: A Green Building
The energy efficient design of the building features local sustainably-harvested wood (secured through Vermont Family Forests), energy-efficient lighting and natural daylighting, biomass gasification heating, solar energy from photovoltaics, composting toilets, and superb insulation. Efforts have resulted in the club now producing 100% of its energy use on-site.