Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club

Maintainers of Two Sections of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania

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Welcome to the Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club (BMECC)

Since 1916, our club has been advocating for the preservation and enjoyment of the Great Outdoors. From the inception of the Appalachian Trail, we have helped to build and maintain our 65-mile section of the AT and its cabins, shelters, monuments, and rest stops between Pennsylvania's Lehigh and Susquehanna Rivers.

Upcoming BMECC Events

Become a Steward of the Appalachian Trail

Join BMECC to hike with us, help with our conservation mission and special projects, and meet interesting, like-minded people like you!

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Hikes, Trips & Events

We lead club hikes on the Appalachian Trail and locations in Pennsylvania's beautiful Berks and Lehigh Counties ... and beyond. We also schedule bike rides, cultural events, educational programs, camping trips, lunches & dinners, and all sorts of outdoor activities. Check the schedule to see how much fun we can pack into a month!

Trail & Shelter Care

We are very proud of our role as a builder and caretaker of the Appalachian Trail. We hold frequent work trips on our section of the AT, which includes seven shelters, club monuments, and numerous vistas. Join us to help preserve this amazing American treasure.

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Kalbach Pavilion photo

Rentschler Arboretum

The club owns and maintains the Rentschler Arboretum, a beautiful, 34-acre tract of land and Kalbach Pavilion, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains near Bernville, PA. Monthly club meetings are held here. Everyone is invited!