Appalachian Mountain Club

About AMC

The New York / North Jersey Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club

The New York-North Jersey Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) hosts over 2,000 outdoor recreation activities per year. We were the very first Chapter in AMC. Our members come from throughout the New York City metro, southeastern New York, and northeastern New Jersey area. Whatever your outdoor interests are, we have something for you.

With over 10,000 members, the New York-North Jersey Chapter is the second largest of the 12 regional chapters of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Our Chapter offers its members more than 20 outdoor events on most weekends, many for beginners. We know that you would enjoy many of them, and we’d like you to come along. We invite you to join us on our activities and to help us conserve and preserve those outdoor resources that we all enjoy.

The New York-North Jersey Chapter was the first chapter to be formed, and celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2012. We promote the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region, and believe these resources have intrinsic worth and provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region.


Chapter Location

AMC NY-NoJ Chapter Office is located at:
5 West 63rd Street, Suite 220
(inside the WEST SIDE YMCA)
New York, NY 10023

We are right next to Central Park! The office is typically open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons, but please call prior to coming to make sure someone will be there to greet you.