Trail Events

Rangeley Trail Town Festival ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

Finding the time or the money to hike for a couple of weeks on the Appalachian Trail can seem impossible. Forget spending five or six months thru-hiking with ultra-light, gravity defying gear.

The closest we get to the Trail might be one of the many Appalachian Trail events held annually from Georgia to Maine.

That's okay. It's a start.

We'll do our best to give you advance notice about Appalachian Trail events. Simply click on the 2017 AT Event link on the upper right for the latest information.

Hikers ... hoping to become thru-hikers ... in Rangeley, Maine. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Hopeful thru-hikers in Rangeley, Maine. ~~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

If your schedule and bank account allows, you'll meet new friends, and see folks you have met online or on the Trail.

Even if you arrive at an AT festival as a total stranger, you won't leave that way. Trail folks are too friendly for that to happen.

Learn about the latest gear or how to make do with what you have. Listen to tall tales from hikers who have walked the whole Trail both ways -- uphill, in both directions -- while fighting off bears, mice and pink blazers.

You might not be able to tell fact from fiction. Unless you hike the Appalachian Trail yourself.

No, that's not impossible.

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