Troutville Trail Days: June 6-8, 2014

The Portal to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Troutville, VA ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Portal to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Troutville, VA ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The 3rd Annual Troutville Trail Days will bring fun and thru-hikers to the delightful town of Troutville, Virginia, Friday through Sunday, June 6th through the 8th.

Troutville, in my humble opinion, has one of the prettiest portals to the Appalachian Trail.

The festivities are sponsored by Outdoor Trails. Everything is open to the public, so don't think you cannot attend if you have bathed in the past month or so.

Troutville's Trail Days Celebration takes place at Troutville Town Park. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Troutville's Trail Days Celebration takes place at Troutville Town Park. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

In fact, non-stinky people are SO welcome (How welcome are they?) that Troutville offers FREE showers and laundry service at the fire station.

Please Note: Although it seems reasonable, we cannot verify that firemen will turn water hoses on the most pungent denizens of the Appalachian Trail; nor does it appear that firemen will actually launder the clothes of malodorous backpackers. Sadly, it appears hikers must wash their own clothes.

After thru-hikers bathe, wash, clean themselves up and "blow the stink off," they will be well fed at Troutville Park -- for FREE! Oh, yeah. The only unofficial request made of hikers is that they bathe, wash, clean themselves up and/or blow the stink off themselves before partaking of din-din. Free food. Made by real people in what they call "kitchens." Offered at no charge.

Troutville -- an official Appalachian Trail Community -- is "hiker friendly!" ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Troutville -- an official Appalachian Trail Community -- is "hiker friendly!" ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

For hikers who haven't worn off enough snootiness and who believe a free shower and free food -- along with a hero's welcome -- aren't enough, there will be free music, games, free shuttles, free tubing and free camping.

Seriously. You can't get all that by going back home to your family.

Live it up at Troutville Trail Days, June 6-8, 2014, in beautiful downtown Troutville, Virginia.

Troutville Trail Days' Schedule

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Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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