Harper's Ferry & Bolivar, West Virginia: An Appalachian Trail Community

West Virginia's towns of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar partnered to work with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to become a united Appalachian Trail Community(TM).

Appalachian Trail Communities are honored for promoting and protecting the Appalachian Trail and for being good neighbors to those who hike the AT. The promotion of tourism, outdoor recreation and publicizing each town's unique contribution to the AT are just a few of the many benefits.

The Friends of the Appalachian Trail in Bolivar & Harpers Ferry was formed in February 2012. The group is a subcommittee of the Harpers Ferry Foundation, reporting to the Foundation's Trail & Town Alliance. The Friends group works with the ATC to plan AT-related events for the local community & the public and expand hospitality offerings to AT hikers.

The mission of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail so that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage will be enjoyed for centuries to come.

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