Sean Litchfield snapped this photo of a friend taking in the encompassing stillness at the Gorman Chairback Lodge & Cabins in Greenville, Maine, in the Moosehead Lake Region. The property is owned and operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization.
The cabin pictured here is located on the shore of Long Pond and surrounded by 66,000-acres of AMC-owned conservation land. The pond has an east-west axis and a narrow width that provides wind protection and makes for a nice lengthy shoreline to explore. Keep on the lookout for deer, moose, beaver and otter.
Gorman Chairback offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, wildlife viewing, paddling, and fishing for native brook trout, or simply enjoying the quiet beauty of the region. And home-cooked meals are served in the main lodge – Yum! Visit www.outdoors.org/lodging/mainelodges/gormanchairback for more information.
The AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region. The club believes that successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, so it encourages people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world (hence all the canoes).
The AMC has 16,000 volunteers, 450 full time and seasonal staff, and 100,000 members, supporters, and advocates. The staff offers outdoor experiences and programs focused through AMC’s Maine and New Hampshire huts and lodges, while 12 chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C. offer a variety of local outdoor activities and skills workshops. AMC also maintains over 1,500 miles of trails and works to get urban and at-risk youth outdoors. Visit www.outdoors.org or call (800) 372-1758 for more information or to become a member.