The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which does yeoman's work when it comes to helping the National Park Service oversee its namesake trail, has adopted a five-year strategic plan intended to lead to better protection and management of the trail.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
It's mid-September, and while the temps are still almost summerish, the trees know fall is right around the corner, and that's a great reason to head to Shenandoah National Park now.
Flooding problems, possible sewage overflows, and downed trees were causing problems Friday for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Rock Creek Park, and other National Park System units in and around Washington, D.C., and officials said things could get worse this weekend.
What does an Appalachian Trail ridgerunner actually do? And what are the attractions to this seasonal job? Meet Billy Jones, ridgerunner in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail by herself, is an icon of the hiking community. A new book, Grandma Gatewood's Walk, is an inspiring and compelling read.
We look to national park vacations as a healthy lifestyle ingredient, one filled with fun, laughter, and lasting memories. Not on our agendas is worrying about mercury in the fish we pull from mountain streams, droughts that would beach our boats, or industrial and agricultural pollution that impairs the very waters we enjoy in the parks. Sadly, those issues aren’t foreign to the National Park System.
Appalachian Trail Hikers Suggested To Detour Around Transmission Line Construction At Delaware Water Gap NRA
When was the last time you were hiking down the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and had to detour around a construction project? That scenario will be the case for the rest of February in one section of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Lyme Disease is a common and serious tick-borne illness that can be difficult to diagnose, and both early recognition of infection and prompt treatment are important. Unfortunately, a new study says many hikers on the Appalachian Trail are unable to recognize one of the key indicators that an individual may have contracted the illness.
A little Trail Magic will be flowing, quite literally, Friday as the Nantahala Brewing Co. celebrates the season, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association is running a campaign to gain access to national scenic trails, such as the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, and is being opposed by the American Hiking Society.