Hiker Homecoming in Marion, VA, May 23-26

Marion, VA, and Smyth County, VA, share the official Appalachian Trail Community designation.

Marion, VA, and Smyth County, VA, share the official Appalachian Trail Community designation.

Smyth County, Virginia, and Marion, Virginia, comprise one unified Appalachian Trail Community, as designated by our friends at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC).

It's a big deal to earn that honor. Spots along the Trail must be known for being hiker friendly and dedicated to promoting and protecting our beloved pathway.

Come share the joy when Marion and Smyth County hold a special Appalachian Trail Community Designation event over the long Memorial Day Weekend, beginning on Friday, May 23, 2014, and running through Monday the 26th.

Hikers will be happy to know they can camp at Riverbend Park. Everyone else will be happy to know hikers can get free public showers, although "public" might not mean what you think it means.

There will be a mini-health clinic set up for Appalachian Trail hikers ... proof that Marion & Smyth County are perfect recipients of the ATC's award.

A community sponsored clean-up project will be held, along with farmer's market workshops.

The Hiker Homecoming festival will have good music. Then, there will be a hiker talent show. We think you won't be confused about which is which.

It'll be a hot time in the old town (and county). Don't miss it.

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