Photo taken by James Nardacci, Jr.

Noble View Outdoor Center is now an AMC staff-run operation with volunteers focused primarily 
on educational programming and trails. 

In support of the national effort to slow the spread 
of COVID-19, we have closed our facilities, 
parking lots and access to the trail system near 
Noble View Outdoor Center until further notice. 
We will post additional updates as soon as they're 
available.  Stay safe!

For rate information and to make reservations, please email or  call AMC Group Sales.  
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 603-466-8059 
Advance reservations are required for all overnight use of Noble View.  
 For more Information see AMC’s website            


Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

The LWCF is the main source of federal funding for land preservation.  It is used to purchase land at national, state,

and local levels and has preserved hundreds of thousands of acres.  The Fund is set to expire this September.

Please urge your Senators and Representatives to demand that the LWCF be reauthorized permanently and fully

funded.  Click on these links for more information.


Need to make a reservation? You can now view our reservation calendar online to see if your desired building and time slot is available! Check it out on our Make A Reservation page.

Welcome to Noble View Outdoor Center!

Double Cottage
One of the Appalachian Mountain Club's larger land holdings, Noble View Outdoor Center's 358.5 acres of rural solitude maintain the ambiance of the original 1800s New England farmstead. A quiet, pristine mountaintop location offers breathtaking views of the Pioneer Valley east to Mt. Wachusett. 

Easily accessible from major highways, Noble View is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Beautiful trails wind through woodlands and abandoned farm fields, passing brooks, stone walls, cellar holes, and diverse habitats including an old growth hemlock stand. 

On-site and nearby attractions include hiking, swimming, biking, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, camping, fishing, and the many historic and cultural resources of Western Massachusetts.Noble View is an ideal site not just for outdoor activities, but for nature study and photography. The surrounding 117,000 acres of forest, rivers, and streams provide a refuge for many threatened and endangered species, making it a popular location for educational, recreational, and conservation programs sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club and other organizations.

Noble View welcomes day visitors, but also provides lodging options for longer stays. These include the completely renovated and modernized Double Cottage, North Cottage, Wall tents with wood stoves and several tent campsites .

Because Noble View is a volunteer-managed facility, visits are self-service, with no staff on site (unless you sign up for one of our scheduled events).

The Noble View Outdoor Center Committee, comprised entirely of volunteers, is responsible for maintaining and improving the property. The Committee's work is supported by income from programs such as SOLO Wilderness First Aid training. Work days are organized throughout the year, and volunteers are always needed. 

For more information on becoming active at Noble View Outdoor Center, contact Frank Evans, Noble View Chair.

For the latest news, photos, and more, visit us on Facebook. We welcome your comments!

Noble View is a self-service facility that strives to keep costs as low as possible by volunteer management and the self-service policy. There are no janitors or ground keepers to clean up after you. Please do your part to maintain these facilities.

Photo Album


Big Pitcher WaterfallDam BrookView From Cottages at Night
View From Double CottageGroup enjoying the viewMountain Classroom groupAug Naturalist Program - Discovering Mushrooms
Laurel Lane TrailLeaves and MushroomsSunrise from the CottagesFall Color from the North Cottage
Winter from the cottagesA Noble View WeddingSE Mass Chapter winter weekend
Snowshoeing SE Mass ChapterEarly morning sunrise from the CottagesSunrise over WestfieldThe rock & tractor seatWinter Birches
YOGA on the front lawnYOGA - July 2015AMC YOP GroupPlaying in the meadow

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