Troutville, VA, has been awarded the Appalachian Trail Community designation by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC).
This is no small accomplishment because the ATC is picky about these things. There are a million towns around the world that would LOVE to be Appalachian Trail Communities, but it just ain't gonna happen.
We're thankful to the fine people of Troutville -- named after early residents John, Jim, and George Trout, not the fish -- for joining the ranks of those who work to maintain the AT for today's hikers and for future generations ... and for hosting Trail Days.
The very first EVER Troutville Trail Days begins on Friday, June 1st. The fun continues through the day on Saturday the 2nd.
There's free camping, a 5k race, AT clinics and more. Troutville's Trail Days is family-friendly and fun for all.
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If a man asks a woman, "Hey! Wanna go to Troutville?" he will strike out. But if he says, "Hey! Wanna go to Troutville Trail Days?" he's got a date.
Appalachian Trail hikers in Virginia will love Troutville Trail Days! The free music? Maybe. The free camping? Sure. The free food? Oh, yeah, baby! Woo-hoo!
Do you remember attending any of these 2013 Appalachian Trail events? Many of made lifelong friends at them.
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.
We hope to see you at one of the 2014 Appalachian Trail events that take place all along the AT -- from Maine to Georgia.