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Thanks for visiting the Upper Valley Ottauquechee (UVO) Section of the Green Mountain Club. For more information on the UVO Section please contact any of the Officers. For Green Mountain Club HQ-level business contact the GMC directly.

The Green Mountain Club (GMC) with close to 10,000 members is the largest outdoors organization in Vermont. It was founded in 1909 to “make the Vermont Mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont’s hiking trails and mountains”. [quote – mission statement].

The GMC maintains 273 miles of the Long Trail (LT) link , the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the US, from Massachusetts to the Canadian border, including 77 shelters and 175 miles of side trails. The club also maintains all of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont (part of which follows the route of the Long Trail), and 40 miles of Northeast Kingdom Trails

The Upper Valley Ottauquechee Section, one of 14 chapters of the GMC, is located around the Connecticut River “Upper Valley” region in Vermont and New Hampshire. UVO  maintains 46 miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT) link between Killington and Norwich, including four shelters.

Besides workdays for maintenance of the AT, UVO schedules outdoor activities of various length and difficulty for every month of the year. We try to accommodate people of different ages and physical ability. Our calendar is published on this website, in the “FOOTNOTES” (our quarterly newsletter), and on the GMC website: greenmountainclub.org.

Trail Maintenance

We have divided “our” 46 miles of the AT into smaller, manageable stretches that can be checked and maintained twice a year by individual trail adopters or on group workdays. Contact the Trails & Shelters Chair  for more information and opportunities to participate.

Planning Meetings

Planning sessions take place quarterly to create a schedule of activities, and to conduct other Section business. Contact the Outings Chairperson for more information.