Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
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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.

Interactive AT Map

Become a Steward of the great Appalachian Trail ... AND HAVE FUN!

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

We lead club hikes on the AT 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!

Headin' out!


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.

William Penn Shelter

BMECC "Trail Tales"

Stories, anecdotes, and photos from our members' experiences in the Great Outdoors!
Share their stories!


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!

Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club, P. O. Box 14982, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612-4982, USA,

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