By Nicholas Lund

A Song at Dawn

From Monson, Maine to Katahdin — the famed northern terminus of the A.T. — hikers of the 100-Mile Wilderness immerse in denizens of the far north, from loons to spruce grouse, gray jays, and ravens. On the high slopes of Katahdin itself nests one of the rarest birds of the A.T. The Bicknell’s thrush is an extreme specialist, living on the brink of extinction.

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A vision larger than a footpath

An Awe-Inspiring Landscape

In order to wholeheartedly protect the Appalachian Trail today, we have to think about it a bit differently than we have previously. The Trail isn’t just a footpath for hikers — it is something that connects us to a natural world we all can have a part in conserving.

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By Tod Jones

Inspiring Appalachian Trail Memoirs

Great Appalachian Trail adventure books to snuggle in with until the weather warms.

Featured Funder

The Volgenau Foundation’s Groundbreaking Gift

With the ever-present challenge of dwindling public funding, donations from philanthropic foundations, corporations and individual citizens are crucial.

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By Amanda Wheelock

Winter Hiking: What to Know Before You Go

Wide-open views, crisp air and solitude make for a cool hike, but when hiking in winter, being prepared is key.

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By Jack Igelman

A Dynamic Approach to Landscape Conservation

In December 2018, more than 75 partners gathered at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, for the fourth annual meeting of the Appalachian Trail Landscape Partnership. Photo by Anne Baker

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By Amanda Wheelock

Our Favorites for a Winter Adventure

These hikes are not only enjoyable, but also safer for colder days.

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