A.T. Destination Communities
There are over 40 communities along the Appalachian Trail’s corridor that have been recognized in the A.T. Community™ program. These towns and cities are assets for everyone who uses the A.T., providing food, supplies, recreation, history, volunteer opportunities and so much more. Find special events and promotions, plan your own A.T. adventures — whether for an afternoon or for multiple days — and explore everything these communities have to offer.
Harpers Ferry & Bolivar
Harpers Ferry offers a fantastic introduction to the Appalachian Trail in one of the most scenic and historic towns anywhere in America. Sited at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, the town and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are likely most famous for John Brown’s Raid, but the area also has fascinating Civil War, African American, and Lewis and Clark Expedition history.