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Exciting News!

This is BIG. Bald Mountain Pond along the Appalachian Trail in Maine is now permanently protected. We are so proud to have been part of this work.

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One of the Appalachian Trail’s most iconic stretches is now permanently open for everyone.
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Bald Mountain Pond Now Protected!

We have some BIG news to share. One of the Appalachian Trail’s most iconic stretches is now permanently protected.  Cold, clear Bald Mountain Pond in Northern Maine welcomes paddlers and anglers from across the country. Hikers on the Appalachian Trail skirt the far shore, threading through century-old forests, taking in views of Mount Katahdin, and bedding down for a night in the sturdy hikers’ shelter just a few steps from the pond’s banks. Many thru-hikers even call reaching this spot the highlight of their journey.  The timber companies that once owned the pond and the surrounding forest historically allowed recreational access […]

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Where volunteers and trail enthusiasts maintain and manage 267 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
A mission we’ve been carrying out since 1935.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with the MATC – There are MANY opportunities for volunteers to help the MATC preserve and protect the Appalachian Trail in Maine, and have FUN to boot.