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.
Abingdon, VA – UPDATED
Berryville/Clarke County, VA – UPDATED
Bland County, VA – UPDATED
Buena Vista, VA – UPDATED
Damascus, VA – UPDATED
Front Royal/Warren County, VA – UPDATED
Glasgow, VA – UPDATED
Harrisonburg, VA – UPDATED
Luray/Page County, VA – UPDATED
Marion/Smyth County, VA – UPDATED
Narrows, VA – UPDATED
Nelson County, VA – UPDATED
Troutville, VA – UPDATED
Pearisburg, VA – UPDATED
Waynesboro, VA – UPDATED
Learn more about one of our A.T. Communities
The Appalachian Trail Community™ program is designed to recognize communities that promote and protect the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Towns, counties, and communities along the A.T.’s corridor are considered assets by all that use the A.T., and many of these towns act as good friends and neighbors to the Trail. The program serves to assist communities with sustainable economic development through tourism and outdoor recreation while preserving and protecting the A.T.