Welcome to the Maine Young Members (YM)!

The Maine Chapter Young Members group is growing! Due to participant involvement and members stepping up to become leaders, we are able to offer more events each season.

2nd summit Baldface Circle Trail 9/22/12

2nd summit Baldface Circle Trail 9/22/12

Our focus is to get young folks in their 20’s and 30’s, and young at heart, involved in AMC activities: socialization, recreation, and conservation. We are hoping to increase young membership in the AMC and to ensure that the Maine Chapter remains strong and active well into the future. The Young Members Committee will plan workshops, trips, and events geared towards specific interests, while also working with other AMC committees and outing clubs on Maine’s college campuses.

For Young Member Activities, visit the calendar to view continuously updated postings of events and activities, and ‘like’ us on Facebook for last minute trip postings and reminders: http://www.facebook.com/groups/9829386986/

Why Get Involved?

  • You want to meet people with similar interests on awesome hiking, paddling, climbing, or skiing trips, for both overnight and day trips, all over New England.
  • You want to support the oldest Conservation organization in the country.
  • You want to improve your leadership skills and lead trips for your peers. AMC offers training and mentoring programs.
  • You get Membership Discounts on: trainings, destination stays (lodging), books, maps, paddling, skiing, gear and more. Please log in to AMC Member Center and check out the Member Deals page.

How to get involved?

  • Become a participant on a hike or attend a social! See the calendar
  • Become a member at https://amcmaine.org/membership/
  • Become a Leader for Hiking, Backpacking, Biking (Road and Mountain), Paddling, Winter hikes, and/or Socials. You can start the process of becoming a leader anytime of the year. For more information contact the Young Member Chair

Contact Us if you are interested in getting involved with the Maine Chapter Young Members, or to be placed on an e-mail list for notification of events and activities! Email Young Member Chair.

Don’t live in Maine? Or just want to see what other Young Members Groups are doing? For more information on young members committees in other chapters, please go to their websites:


Alewife Hike at Mill Brook Preserve

Date: Saturday, June 8

Mill Brook PreserveWould you like to stick close to Portland on a Saturday AND witness a comeback fish spawning event? On this hike, we will watch for alewives in the clear waters of Mill Brook and stop at several waterfalls to view the fish congregate (and hopefully make it over the falls!). We will hike 6-7 miles, almost all of it alongside Mill Brook. Participants should be in good physical condition and accustomed to regular physical activity. Participants will be expected to maintain a brisk 1.5mph pace, even on steep and unstable sections of the trail. Registration is required. Please contact the trip leader to sign up! Learn more about Mill Brook Preserve: https://www.prlt.org/mill-brook-preserve

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mill Brook Preserve, Westbrook, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Natalie Skovran
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Natalie Skovran
Trip Difficulty: Moderate