Greetings, my name is Phil Coyne and I am new to the AMC Maine Trails committee chair.  A couple years ago I signed up for my first trail weekend with my partner and I loved it.  I enjoyed working with my hands and being in nature.  At the end of the day there’s a real sense of accomplishment. Now that I am on the trails committee, I am thrilled to see people signing up for trail work trips and I’ve enjoyed reading essays submitted for the Peter Roderick scholarship. There is a lot of energy in the trail committee, with many people stepping up to volunteer.

We are currently organizing trail work at Pleasant Mountain, Cutler Mountain and Campbell Island (near Brooklin), as well as three trips at the Maine Wilderness Lodges.  We also are looking to expand trail work in local land conservancies. I want to hear from you!  Please email me at with local land conservancies you’re passionate about.

This season I will attend as many trail work weekends as I can to meet these great trail volunteers and say thank you.  If you volunteer and I don’t see you, “thank you.”