When the average person thinks of "Troutville" several thoughts immediately come to mind:
1) A man came up with the town's name after ignoring his wife's pleas.
2) Trout? You named your town after trout? Really? Did somebody lose a bet?
Yes, Troutville -- now the honored recipient of the coveted Appalachian Trail Community designation by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy -- joins the growing list of towns that celebrate their proximity to the AT.
Appalachian Trail Communities promote and protect the AT, and are neighborly to those who hike the trail.
Appalachian Trail Communities share these goals:
We're thankful to the fine people of Troutville (named after early residents John, Jim, and George Trout) for joining the ranks of those who work to maintain the AT for today's hikers and for future generations ... and for hosting Trail Days.
If a man asks a woman, "Hey! Wanna go to Troutville?" he will strike out. But if he says, "Hey! Wanna go to Troutville Trail Days?" he's got a date.
Appalachian Trail hikers in Virginia will love Troutville Trail Days! The free music? Maybe. The free camping? Sure. The free food? Oh, yeah, baby! Woo-hoo!
Only the most friendly and dedicated towns are appointed official Appalachian Trail Communities by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
Published Mar 11, 2013.