Franklin is a mere 11 miles from the AT and is the perfect haven from the often cold, rainy weather in early spring weather.
The celebration expresses this Appalachian Gateway Community's encouragement to thru-hikers headed north to Katahdin.
Saturday, the April Fool's Trail Days Festival will be in full swing with great entertainment and food. Special workshops and exhibits are planned, along with world-renown visitors, including Jennifer Pharr Davis, the women's record holder of the fastest thru-hike of the AT.
You're promised an abundance of good food, great conversation and swell activities at the Hiker Bash hosted by Ronnie Haven, at Sapphire Inn on East Main Street. Connect, share stories and fill up on some good eats evenings after 6 PM.
Tags: Attractions, Events, Tourism, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Trail, Hiking, and Camping Gear
Franklin's 2014 April Fool's Trail Days was a bit of a rainy day but that didn't dampen the spirits of folks celebrating the Appalachian Trail in Franklin.
Franklin, North Carolina, salutes Appalachian Trail hikers with April Fool's Trail Days on or around April 1st each year. It's a family-friendly fun time.
Do you remember attending any of these 2013 Appalachian Trail events? Many of made lifelong friends at them.
A great time was had by all who spent a few hours at Franklin, NC's 2013 April Fool's Trail Days. Here's proof.
Appalachian Trail events take place from early March until September from Georgia to Maine. It's the best way to see the Trail without getting blisters.