Trails Week


Celebrate EMS Trails Week with us!

We’re bringing together the community of EMS employees, guides, brand and non-profit partners, and the awesome customers and adventurists who continue to inspire us, for a combined week-long initiative to further our mission and lessen our impact on the places we love most.

Our Mission

To align the core values of Eastern Mountain Sports through charitable initiatives, community events and support of small groups with big missions in sustainability, accessibility, inclusivity, stewardship and conservation in the Northeast and beyond.

Upcoming Connecticut Clean-Ups

Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut May 7th, 9:00 am-12:30pm

Our Corporate team is headed to Sleeping Giant State Park to join their Association’s Trail Crew in trail work—Stay tuned on their progress and visit sgpa.org/program-calendar/ for information on upcoming opportunities (typically every Sunday through November).

Sheets Family Forest, North Stonington, Connecticut May 20th, 9:00-11:00am

Volunteers are invited to join Avalonia Land Conservancy, Reforest the Tropics, and EMS team members for tree planting, trail maintenance, and invasive species removal at Sheets Family Forest (Parking is available on Puttker Road & Loin Hill Road/Carpooling encouraged.) Please bring sturdy gloves and a tool of choice (loppers, handsaws, pruners).

Current Partners

When visiting one of our retail locations, ask a store guide about our donation program. Learn more about the missions of the Adirondack Mountain Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Mount Washington Observatory while shopping for gear, and ask about their annual memberships or consider making a donation.

Other Projects

EMS x Cotopaxi ADK Teca

Our past projects have enabled us to support some amazing New England based non-profits that we encourage you to learn about. In 2023 and 2022, we released a collaborative jacket celebrating the Adirondack Mountain Club, where partial proceeds went directly to the important trail work happening in the Adirondack Park, such as their recent work on Mt. Jo. This Limited Edition Teca is still available while supplies last. To view volunteer opportunities with ADK, visit https://adk.org/trail-work.

EMS X TERRACYCLE Upcycled Dopp Kit

Our limited edition Dopp Kit, created in partnership with TerraCycle, gives new life to old store signs in an effort to minimize waste. Take a piece of EMS heritage with you while you store away your travel essentials. Each kit is a one-of-a-kind creation and features durable canvas or vinyl to stand the test of time.