Duncannon, Pennslyvania: An Appalachian Trail Community

In October 2011, Duncannon, PA, was designated by The Appalachian Trail Conservancy(TM) as an Appalachian Trail Community(TM).

In celebration, the Duncannon Appalachian Trail Community(TM) (DATC) Advisory Committee will party-hearty in Duncannon on June 2, 2012. The theme of the event is "Saving Our Community from Nature Deficit Disorder." Local environmental organizations and local artisans will vend their wares. Live music, outdoor-presentations and storytelling are only part of the fun.

The Appalachian Trail Community(TM) program is designed to recognize communities that promote and protect the Appalachian Trail (AT). Towns, counties, and communities along the AT's corridor are considered assets by AT hikers and many of these towns act as good friends and neighbors to the trail. The program serves to assist communities with sustainable economic development through tourism and outdoor recreation, while preserving and protecting the AT.

Designation as an Appalachian Trail Community(TM) and participation in the 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

AppalachianTrail.com congratulates Duncannon, PA, for deserving this honor!

Click Here for DuncannonATC.org

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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