Maine Celebrates the Appalachian Trail's 75th Anniversary

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club invites you to join them on a celebratory hike.

On August 18, 2012, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will gather in Carrabassett Valley to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (AT).

The original AT took more than 15 years to build. The final two-mile stretch was completed in Maine and within the town of Carrabassett Valley on the backside of Sugarloaf Mountain by a valiant Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crew in August 1937, 75 years ago.

An historic plaque that commemorates the enormity of the accomplishment is located at a spot that is difficult to access.

With the arrangement of a shuttle bus and the Sugarloaf Superquad chairlift, hikers can reach this remote section with a moderate eight- or four-mile hike. Hikers who undertake the trek may sign a special 75th Anniversary register.

The day will finish off with a ceremony & social gathering at the Rack BBQ, a local restaurant. Highlights include guest speakers, trail displays, raffles, food and music.

There are worthy but significant costs involved, so please click on the links below for details.

We extend our gratitude for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club's many years of dedication and labor for our benefit.

Click Here for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Click Here for a pdf Schedule of Events

Click Here to Download Registration Form

Click Here to Download the Mandatory Trip Waiver Form

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In 2012, the Appalachian Trail turns 75. That milestone will be celebrated from Maine to Georgia and back again. Come say Happy Birthday! to the A.T.