Appalachian Trail Communities

Our friends at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) are dedicated to the upkeep and long-term preservation of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

They cannot do it alone, obviously.  As wise leaders always do, the ATC is delegating some of the responsibilities to qualified and committed groups, individuals and towns along the AT.

One of the ATC’s best ideas is the Appalachian Trail Community™ program, which recognizes communities that promote and protect the AT, and are neighborly to those who trod the trail.

Appalachian Trail Communities in Maine

Appalachian Trail Communities in Vermont

Appalachian Trail Communities in Massachusetts

Appalachian Trail Communities in New Hampshire

Appalachian Trail Communities in Pennsylvania

Appalachian Trail Communities in New York

Appalachian Trail Communities in Virginia

Appalachian Trail Communities in West Virginia

Appalachian Trail Communities in North Carolina

Appalachian Trail Communities in Tennessee

Appalachian Trail Communities in Georgia

More about the Appalachian Trail Community Program

The ATC’s website says designation and participation in the Appalachian Trail Community program has these goals:

  • Engage community citizens, trail visitors and stewards
  • Recognize and thank communities for their service to the trail and hikers
  • Act as a catalyst for enhancing sustainable economic development
  • Aid local municipalities and regional areas with conservation planning
  • Help local community members see the trail as a resource and asset

We commend the ATC for their work and urge you to join them in their worthy quest to preserve the treasure of the Appalachian Trail. Click here for information on the Appalachian Trail Community Program.