Visit Fall Furnace Fest at the A.T. Museum

The Appalachian Trail Museum during Fall Furnace Fest. ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

Visit the A.T. Museum during Fall Furnace Fest. ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

Believe it or not, it won't be long before snow will be flying at the Appalachian Trail Museum at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Better make plans now to attend the park's Fall Furnace Fest.

According to AT Museum Manager Joe Harold, the Fall Furnace Fest brings more visitors to the storehouse of Appalachian Trail artifacts than any other time of the year.

The museum will be open from 9 AM until 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th, for this vibrant gathering that includes demonstrations on making charcoal, pumpkin carving and live birds of prey.

You can even make your very own Trail mix with our pal, Joe Harold.

The Appalachian Trail Museum will be open from noon until 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday, until Sunday, October 30, 2016. They'll also welcome visitors on Columbus Day, October 10th.

Take Exit 37 off of I-81 in Pennsylvania and go a few miles south directly to the festivities.

Sooner or later, the museum will be as iconic as McAfee Knob, Blood Mountain, the 100-Mile Wilderness, the Homeplace Restaurant and Franconia Notch along the Appalachian Trail.

The only thing better than attending the Fall Furnace Festival is to sign up to volunteer for a couple of hours. If you work hard enough, you might be able to polish off a half-gallon of ice cream afterward at the also-iconic Pine Grove General Store next door.

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Joe Harold on Sep 16, 2016
Thanks for the awesome press. One minor mistake. It is Exit 37 off of I-81, not 85 and I would point my compass South on Rt 233. Have a great day.

Your Pal,
Joe "EarthTone" Harold
steve on Sep 16, 2016
You're welcome, Joe. Thanks for the correction.