Thanks for visiting the Upper Valley Ottauquechee (UVO) Section of the Green Mountain Club!
UVO is a non profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers.
Most of the 300+ members of the UVO Section, one of the 14 chapters of the Green Mountain Club, live in the Connecticut River “Upper Valley” region in Vermont and New Hampshire, from Bradford south to Springfield and from Woodstock east to Grantham.
UVO offers outdoor activities of various length and difficulty every month of the year. Everyone is welcome, and we try to accommodate participants of different ages and physical ability.
The UVO Section maintains 46 miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT) from Killington to Norwich, including four shelters. “Our” piece of the AT roughly parallels the Ottauquechee River valley.
The Green Mountain Club (GMC) with close to 10,000 members, is the largest outdoors organization in Vermont. It was founded in 1909 to “make the Vermont Mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont’s hiking trails and mountains”. [quote – mission statement].
The GMC maintains 273 miles of the Long Trail (LT), the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the US, from Massachusetts to the Canadian border, including 77 overnight shelters and tent sites; and also 175 miles of side trails. The club also maintains all of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont (part of which follows the route of the Long Trail), and 40 miles of Northeast Kingdom Trails.