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NextGen Membership

Help support the ATC's core programs and initiatives.

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Are you between ages 18-30?

When you join Appalachian Trail Conservancy, you can now "Pay Your Age!"


Our NextGen Membership gives you an opportunity to become an ATC member for a reduced price based entirely around your age. If you’re 25, you’ll pay just $25. When you turn 26, you’ll pay $26 to renew your membership. This continues until you turn 31, when you’ll move to our standard membership fee of $45. It’s that simple.

​It can be tough to commit to expensive memberships and subscriptions. As a NextGen Member, you can give back to the Trail without breaking the bank.


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NextGen Membership Benefits include:

  • Pay Your Age instead of the standard $45 membership fee
  • Subscription to the electronic version of A.T. Journeys, our quarterly member magazine
  • NextGen decal
  • ​Premium 4-foot long Appalachian Trail map
  • ​Discounts in the Ultimate Trail Store
  • Access to the NextGen Facebook group
  • Invitations to exclusive events, hikes and other activities

Best of all, you’ll know you are doing your part to protect an irreplaceable national treasure - the Appalachian Trail!