BMECC, a Pennsylvania Hiking Club
Pennsylvania Hiking and Appalachian Trail Maintaining ClubThe View from The Pinnacle on the Appalachian Trail near Hamburg, Pennsylvania
BMECC HomeAbout Our ClubAppalachian TrailSchedule of EventsHike IdeasTrail TalesLinksContact BMECC
Connect with us on Facebook

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.

Appalachian Trail Maintaining and Hiking Club in Pennsylvania

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 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!

Hiking PA with the BMECC Hiking Club


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, one of 7 shelters the BMECC hiking club maintains on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania

BMECC Hiking Club "Trail Tales"

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


Rentschler Arboretum, BMECC hiking club house, Bernville, PA

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,

Home | About Our Club | Appalachian Trail | Schedule | Hike Ideas | Trail Tales | Links | Contact | BMECC Constitution & Bylaws
© Copyright 2019 - Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Website Design: The Swisher Studio
Photos: Charles Volk, Albany Township, PA; Brian Swisher; Martyann Gutierrez; Mike Najarian

Connect with us on Facebook