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.
Only the most friendly and dedicated towns are appointed official Appalachian Trail Communities by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
Come celebrate the Appalachian Trail's Flip-Flop Kickoff Weekend in Harpers Ferry, WV. Kiss mountain sailors goodbye before they sail the hills to Katahdin.
Published Mar 11, 2013.
Appalachian Trail Flip Flop hikers begin their trek at Harpers Ferry, WV, and do half the Trail, then they come back and go the other direction!
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is home to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Headquarters. They pack a lot of dedicated workers into one small building.
The Kennebec River Ferry will run from May 27 -- October 10, 2016. This free service for AT hikers is provided by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.