Mad River Path is proud to be part of a community that values recreation, conservation and our beautiful natural resources. As a non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible, and as a public and free local resource, time spent volunteering and money spent protetcting the Path brings back untold returns by making our small piece of the world a better place. With your help, we can build one more bridge, create one more trail, and get one step closer to completing the Mad River Path.

Join/Renew Support

Go to our Online Support Form or download, print, and send us the Printable Support Form.

Business Membership/Partnership

Mad River Path has great opportunities for partnership with businesses in the Mad River Valley. We would appreciate any opportunity to work with you to optimize the Valley's economically crucial outdoor recreation industry - as you know, our motto is "Get Into the Valley's Great Outdoors!"

We work closely with all types of businesses - merchants, financial entities, the hospitality secotr, and more. We are active members ofthe Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Our members are active in many ways - hiking, biking, bird-watching, kayaking, and more. We have about 400 members, we sponsor some of the great evens around the Valley (such as the ever-popular Mad Dash, and solstice celebrations featuring get-togethers and seasonal festivities. Some of our largest donors are major Valley businesses, as you can see from the logos on our website and newsletters.

A business membership starts at $100. Mad Dash sponsorships (mark your calendar for Sunday, October 13), with varying levels of benefits, start at $375. In 2018, to get your business logo or listing on the Mad Dash T-shirt, please contact us in early September (no later than September 5) to pick your level of support and determine if we will need your logo. Year-round Business Partnerships start at $500 per year, including a $375 Mad Dash sponsorship.

Please help sustain and expand recreation opportunity in the Mad River Valley by supporting Mad River Path. Please contact Executive Director Ross Saxton ( to learn about our current business membership and Business Partnership programs.

Gift of Appreciated Securities

Donating stock or other securities to Mad River Path has its advantages:

  • The donor receives an income tax deduction for the full market value of the donated stock or security
  • Donors will avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation of the value of the donated stock or security;
  • Donors will support the Mad River Path at a lower cost to them, as compared to making a cash gift; and
  • Mad River Path will sell the stock without paying capital gains taxes and put the money to protecting the Path for future generations.

Before donating appreciated securities, you should always seek professional tax advice.

Transferring appreciated securities to Mad River Path is easy.

To give securities to the Mad River Path, please instruct your broker to transfer stocks, bonds or mutual funds to our account at Northfield Investment Services: Account #NFL-603463 (DTC# 0443) (Account Registration: Mad River Path). If you or your broker have any difficulties with the transfer, please contact Northfield Investment Services at (802) 476-2444.

Please be sure to let us know about the transfer, so we can properly acknowledge your donation. You can contact us by calling (802) 496-7284 or via email at Thank you for your generous support!