Published Mar 26, 2012
The Appalachian Trail Museum is located at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Gardners, PA.
The museum opens for its third season on Saturday, March 31, 2012.
The delightful treasure trove is in a 200-year-old grist mill, right across the street from the renowned Pine Grove General Store. This spot is a mere two miles from the midpoint on the 2,181 mile national treasure we call the Appalachian Trail. Thru-hikers celebrate the halfway mark on their trek by trying to eat a half-gallon of ice cream at the General Store. A labor of love, indeed.
The museum exhibits items from the founders of the trail, Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery, and from Grandma Gatewood, Gene Espy and many others. Also on display is the last remaining shelter built by Earl Shaffer, painstakingly restored inside the museum.
Admission is free. Donations are gratefully received.
Address: 1100 Pine Grove Road; Pine Grove Furnace State Park; Gardners, PA 17324-9078
Tags: Attractions, Events, Tourism, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Trail, and Hiking
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