We are the Narragansett Chapter


The Appalachian Mountain Club, founded in 1876, is America's oldest conservation and recreation organization. With more than 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and stewardship of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC supports natural resource conservation while encouraging responsible recreation, based on the philosophy that successful, long-term conservation depends upon first-hand enjoyment of the natural environment. The 12 chapters reach from Maine to Washington D.C. The Narragansett Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club is the local Rhode Island affiliate. Our Chapter was formed in 1921 and has about 2,500 members.

AMC's Mission Statement

The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment and stewardship of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. We believe that mountains, forests, and waters have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, appreciate, and understand the natural world.

What our Chapter Offers

We encourage non-active members and potential members to explore the advantages our Chapter offers.