“MATC volunteers epitomize the hardworking, independent spirit of Maine
– without them, the A.T. in Maine would not exist.” 

-David B. Field, Honorary Campaign Chair

Donors will make the Maine Trail Center a reality!

Donors to Trail Champions are helping to build the Maine Trail Center, a permanent home for the Maine Trail Crew and the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. 

We are making progress! Site development and the main building is currently under construction. In the summer of 2023, the National Guard constructed two Crew Quarters as a gift-in-kind to the campaign.

We are grateful for their participation to bring the Maine Trail Center closer to reality. In-kind-gifts to the Maine Trail Center total more than $289,000. We sincerely thank those donors who joined the National Guard by supporting Trail Champions with free services.

Maine National Guard
Somerset Woods Trustees
Plisga & Day Land Surveyors
Alicia J. Nichols Fundraising Counsel
C.C. Dorian Geological Services
Gorrill Palmer Engineers
Cianbro Corporation
Whittemore Real Estate
Skowhegan Highway Department

Thanks to all of the nearly 500  donors who have contributed over $3 million to Trail Champions to date. This brings us significantly closer to the campaign goal of $3.2 million. 

To join the list of contributors who are helping to make the Maine Trail Center a reality, please visit the donate page on this website. Thank you!

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Located in Skowhegan, the Maine Trail Center will provide central access to the Maine Appalachian Trail

Our Mission: To build the Maine Trail Center, a multi-use facility dedicated to the maintenance and protection of the Appalachian Trail in Maine. The Center will host trail building and environmental education and train the youth, the next generation of trail maintainers.

The Need for the Maine Trail Center

MATC President Lester Kenway presented the Trail Champions campaign at the Annual Meeting on April 17, 2021
Contributions to Trail Champions are supporting the construction of the Maine Trail Center in Skowhegan, ME

We invite you to learn more and consider becoming a Trail Champion.
We continue to accept contributions to cover projected cost increases in building
materials and infrastructure.