The Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) is an volunteer driven nonprofit corporation that was organized on June 18, 1935, to assume responsibility for the management, maintenance and protection of the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Maine.
Except for its limited role in Baxter State Park, the MATC is responsible for all Trail and Trail structure design, construction, and maintenance, for monitoring activities in the AT corridor, and for basic public information and education regarding the Trail in Maine. The MATC is not a hiking or outing club. It exists solely for the protection and perpetuation of the AT.
The MATC is not affiliated with nor is it a part of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). The MATC and the AMC are two separate organizations, although both are involved with protection and maintenance of the AT. This article provides a great profile of the Club and summary of its activities.
MATC maintains the AT from Katahdin to Maine Highway 26 in Grafton Notch (267 miles) and over 60 miles of related side trails as well as over 40 campsites. The 14 miles of the AT between Grafton Notch and the Maine-New Hampshire state line, located primarily on the Mahoosuc Trail, are maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC).