Responding to COVID-19

A.T. Closures

Multiple parks and service providers are closing daily in response to the spread of COVID-19, and the situation is changing and expanding very quickly. The ATC supports closures to halt the spread of this highly contagious virus.

While we will update this page daily, do not assume that a business is open if it is not on this list. We encourage everyone to contact any business directly to verify its status.

If you are a business or service provider on the A.T. and would like to report the current status of your business, please click the button below and complete the form on the following page.

Status Update Form

Current Closures (Updated 3.29.2020)

Trail-Wide

All A.T. Shelters and Privies Closed on National Park Service Land

Effective immediately, the National Park Service is closing all overnight shelters (56 total) and privies (75 total) on land administered by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office in the states of VA (11 shelters, 12 privies), MD (1 shelter, 2 privies), PA (8 shelters, 6 privies), NJ (1 shelter, 1 privy), NY (5 shelters, 5 privies), CT (7 shelters, 16 privies), MA (1 shelter, 4 privies), and ME (22 shelters, 29 privies). Click here for more information.

 

Cherokee, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests temporarily shut down trailheads, access points to Appalachian National Scenic Trail

(3/28/2020) The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests in North Carolina, and the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee are temporarily shutting down trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail to prevent groups from congregating and to protect public health and safety. Click here for more information.

 

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Visitor Centers Closed

To ensure all visitors, staff members and volunteers are kept as safe and healthy as possible, all ATC Visitor Centers will be closed until further notice.

 

All REI Physical Locations Closed

REI is temporarily closing its 162 retail stores nationwide until further notice.

 

L.L. Bean Stores Closed

All L.L. Bean U.S. retail locations will be closed from midnight March 16th, through March 29th.

Georgia

The State of Georgia includes these state-wide bans:

Across Georgia, there is a mandatory shelter in place order for medically fragile individuals, and gatherings of more than ten people are banned unless there is at least six feet between each person at all times. This order applies to all 159 counties. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

Trailhead access closed in Chattahoochee National Forest

3/27/2020. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests is temporarily shutting down trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and nearby trails to prevent groups from congregating and to protect public health and safety. Follow this link for more details and updates. 

 

Amicalola Visitors Center Closed

The park, trails, picnic area, and bathrooms are open to the public, however the following restrictions are in effect: the Visitor Center is closed to the public. Amicalola Falls Lodge access is restricted to overnight guests and check-ins. This includes the patio/overlook and lobby. Restaurant dining is closed at this time. Playground areas are closed as well. Follow this link for more details. 

 

Towns County Public Library

Type of Business: Library, internet
Location: Hiawassee, GA
https://georgialibraries.org/coronavirusupdate/
[email protected]
Status: Closed until further notice.

 

High Country Outfitters

Type of Business: Outfitter
Location: Atlanta,  GA
https://www.highcountryoutfitters.com/contact/
404.814.0999
Status: Our Retail Stores and Paddle Shack are closed temporarily due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

Len Foote Hike Inn

Type of Business: Lodging
Location: Dawsonville,  GA
http://hike-inn.com/
800.581.8032
Status: “We will be closing until April 6th. The inn will also be closed to all day hiker access as well.”

 

Ron Brown’s Appalachian Trail Shuttle

Type of Business: Shuttle
Location: Elijay, GA
https://www.facebook.com/Rons-Appalachian-Trail-Shuttle-174270272614034/
706.669.0919
[email protected]
Status: Closed.

 

Above the Clouds Hostel

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Suches, GA
https://www.facebook.com/Abovethecloudshostel/
678.983.0954
Status: Closed until further notice.

 

North Carolina

Cherokee, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests temporarily shut down trailheads, access points to Appalachian National Scenic Trail

(3/28/2020) The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests in North Carolina, and the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee are temporarily shutting down trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail to prevent groups from congregating and to protect public health and safety. Click here for more information.

 

The State of North Carolina includes these state-wide bans:

All restaurants and bars closed for dine-in service. Gathering of more than 50 people are banned. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

North Carolina State Park Facilities Closed Until Further Notice

All state park facilities, including visitor centers, park offices, picnic shelters, and community buildings are closed until further notice. Click here for more information.

 

All campgrounds on National Forest land in North Carolina are closed.

The closure will remain in place until further notice. Effective immediately. 3/26/2020. Read the Press release here.

 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Closed Until April 6

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that all park areas, except the Foothills Parkway and the Spur, will close at noon on Tuesday, March 24 through Monday, April 6.The park will continue to assess changing conditions in our region. Read the press release here.

 

Graham County (Fontana Village) is closed overnight visitors

Official State of Emergency declared for Graham County and curfew enacted between 10 pm and 6:00 am, except for emergency management and public safety personnel and persons traveling to and from work in and out of Graham County. The travel restrictions are planned to be expanded to round the clock time-frame, starting 6am Friday 3/27. Freeway signs are already up on US74 near Cherokee stating that drivers should be prepared to show proof of local residency. All A.T. hikers are expected to be out of Graham County by Friday, March 27th, 2020. 

https://www.facebook.com/grahamcountylocalgovernment/posts/1125016447853096

 

“Fontana Hilton” Shelter

TVA is closing the “Fontana Hilton” Shelter and the access road between the marina and the dam. All other facilities were previously closed. 3/25/2020.

 

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Closures

The BRP Asheville Visitor Center is temporarily closed. The Parkway itself remains open. Click here for more information.

 

Fontana Dam Visitor Center

Type of Business: Information Center
Location: Fontana, NC
[email protected]; [email protected]
828.498.2234; 865.632.2101
https://www.tva.gov/Energy/Our-Power-System/Hydroelectric/Fontana-Reservoir
Status: Temporarily delaying opening until outbreak has abated as of 3/13/20

 

Nantahala Outdoor Centers

Type of Business: Restaurants, Lodging, Outfitter’s Store
Locations: Nantahala Main Campus (Restaurants, Lodging, General Store):
The Nantahala General Store will remain open to support the community of through-hikers who rely on our resupply, mail-drop and emergency support.
All NOC Restaurants, Lodging & the Outfitter’s Store will be closed through April 16th.

NOC’s Gatlinburg Retail store will close between March 17th – April 16th.
NOC’s Grove Park Inn Retail store will close between March 17th – April 16th.
NOC’s Outfitter’s Store on the Nantahala River will plan to close between March 18th – April 16th.
[email protected]
https://noc.com/about/covid19

 

Hostel at Laughing Heart Lodge

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Hot Springs, NC
[email protected]
828.206.8487
https://thetrek.co/trail-related-closures-due-covid-19/
Status: Closed 3/17
Laughing Heart Hostel is closed until further notice. The Lodge is still open and packages will be held here.

 

Sunnybank Inn

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Hot Springs, NC
828.622.7206
https://www.sunnybankretreatassociation.org/index.html
Status: Closed.

 

Chica and Sunsets Hostel

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Franklin, NC
[email protected]
715.315.0876
https://thetrek.co/trail-related-closures-due-covid-19/
Status: 3/20 Closed indefinitely “We will follow the ATC guidelines and make a wise, informed decision on when we can safely reopen.”

 

Nantahala Cabins, Inc.

Type of Business: Lodging
Location: Bryson City, NC
[email protected]
828.488.1622
https://www.nantahalacabins.com/
Status: Closed. Swain County, NC closed all lodging indefinitely.

 

The Cabins in the Woods

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Robbinsville, NC
980.406.6446
https://www.thecabinsinthewoods.com/
Status: Closed. “Effective at noon on Monday, March 23, 2020, Graham County has ordered ALL accommodations to close.”

 

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

Type of Business: Lodging
Location: Cherokee, NC
828.497.7800
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/microtel/cherokee-north-carolina/microtel-inn-and-suites-cherokee/overview
Status: 3/27/2020. Closed until April 1st.

 

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

Type of Business: Lodging
Location: Franklin, NC
828.349.9000
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/microtel/franklin-north-carolina/microtel-inn-franklin/overview
Status: 3/27/2020. Closed until April 6th.

 

Mull’s Inn

Type of Business: Lodging
Location: Hiawassee, NC
706.896.4195
Status: 3/27/2020. Closed until further notice.

 

Mountain Magnolia Inn

Type of Business: Lodging, food, more.
Location: Hot Springs, NC
[email protected]
800.914.9306
https://www.mountainmagnoliainn.com/
Status: 3/27/2020. Closed at least two weeks.

 

Nantahala Log Cabin Lodge

Type of Business: Lodging
Location: Bryson City, NC
[email protected]
706.589.6438
http://nantahalalogcabinlodge.com/?fbclid=IwAR2_1jjF2doKaByfPaAWNTlVzJxJYPHF8WrzFdTpX8ywowLaPgjDO_hd2lQ
Status: 3/27/2020. Closed until Memorial Day.

 

Nantahala Tiny Homes and RV Park

Type of Business: Lodging, transportation, more.
Location: Bryson City, NC
[email protected]
828.341.5044
https://nthrv.com/
Status: 3/27/2020. Closed until at least May.

 

Quality Inn & Suites

Type of Business: Lodging
Location: Robbinsville, NC
[email protected]
828.479.6772
http://www.qualityinnrobbinsville.com/
Status: 3/27/2020. Closed until at least May.

Tennessee

Cherokee, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests temporarily shut down trailheads, access points to Appalachian National Scenic Trail

(3/28/2020) The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests in North Carolina, and the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee are temporarily shutting down trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail to prevent groups from congregating and to protect public health and safety. Click here for more information.

 

The State of Tennessee includes these state-wide bans:

Prohibits social gatherings of 10 or more people. Establishments are to exclusively offer drive-thru, take-out or delivery options. Gyms and fitness/exercise centers or substantially similar facilities are to temporarily close until April 6. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

Tennessee State Park Facility Closures

While Tennessee State Parks currently remain open, certain facilities are closed in the interest of public health. Click here for an up-to-date list of facility closures.

 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Closed Until April 6

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that all park areas, except the Foothills Parkway and the Spur, will close at noon on Tuesday, March 24 through Monday, April 6, in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).The park will continue to assess changing conditions in our region and work with local communities to extend or terminate closures, as appropriate to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, partners, and local residents. Click here for more information. Read the press release here.

 

Nantahala Outdoor Centers

Type of Business: Restaurants, Lodging, Outfitter’s Store
Locations: Nantahala Main Campus (Restaurants, Lodging, General Store):
The Nantahala General Store will remain open to support the community of through-hikers who rely on our resupply, mail-drop and emergency support.
All NOC Restaurants, Lodging & the Outfitter’s Store will be closed through April 16th.

NOC’s Gatlinburg Retail store will close between March 17th – April 16th.

https://noc.com/contact
865.277.8209
https://noc.com/about/covid19

 

Nature’s Inn

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Flag Pond, TN
[email protected]
828.216.1611
https://www.facebook.com/taft.ring.9/posts/1825445750920059
Status: Closed for 2020 season.

 

Uncle Johhny’s Nolichucky Hostel and Outfitter

Type of Business: Hostel/ Retail
Location: Erwin, TN
[email protected]
423.735.0548
Status: 3/30/20. Closed until at least 4/30/20.

 

Far Not Fast Hiker Home & Shuttle

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Elizabethton, TN
https://www.facebook.com/owenfamseven?fref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARA4dKQQ8WjQcTrPQNJL93jwe8C8gTvluXaUepJv9jpLD_j1yoUEVrw2ZKgtK5SF16kHbJ3wc0UVP4zE
Status: Closed for 2020 Season.

 

Hikershuttles.com AKA Shuttles by Tom

Type of Business: Shuttle service
Location: Erwin, TN
[email protected]
715.315.0876
http://www.hikershuttles.com/
Status: 3/24 Closed. “We have decided not to shuttle through May 31.”

 

Appalachian Treasure Trove

Type of Business: Transportation, re-supply
Location: Hampton, TN
[email protected]
828.434.6213
Status: Closed. “Hopefully 1 to 2 months”

 

The Appy Lodge

Type of Business: Lodging, laundry, food, more.
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
[email protected]
865.430.3659
https://www.theappylodge.com/
Status: Closed until 4/16/20.

 

Crossroads Inn & Suites

Type of Business: Lodging, food, more.
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
[email protected]
865.436.5121
https://www.crossroadsinnandsuites.com/
Status: Closed 3/27/2020. Until at lease late April.

 

Iron Mountain Inn B&B

Type of Business: Lodging, food, and more.
Location: Butler, TN
[email protected]
423.220.9678
https://www.ironmountaininn.com/
Status: Closing beginning April 1st, 2020.

 

Mother Marian’s Hostel

Type of Business: Lodging
Location: Sams Gap, TN
[email protected]
828.231.2736
Status: 3/30/2020. Closed until at least 4/15, will reassess at that time.

Virginia

Shelter and privy closure affecting 56 shelters from Virginia through Maine

(3/28/20) Effective immediately, the National Park Service is closing all overnight shelters (56 total) and privies (75 total) on land administered by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office in the states of VA (11 shelters, 12 privies), MD (1 shelter, 2 privies), PA (8 shelters, 6 privies), NJ (1 shelter, 1 privy), NY (5 shelters, 5 privies), CT (7 shelters, 16 privies), MA (1 shelter, 4 privies), and ME (22 shelters, 29 privies). Follow this link for further details. 

 

The Commonwealth of Virginia includes these state-wide bans:

Gatherings of more than ten people are banned statewide. Governor Northam is urging Virginians to limit all non-essential travel outside the home, if and when possible. Those with chronic health conditions or aged 65 or older should self-quarantine. Many recreation and entertainment businesses are considered non-essential and must close to the public beginning at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

Overnight camping in Shenandoah National Park Closed

Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive and most trails are open. All other facilities including restrooms are closed. There is no overnight camping in the park at this time. Appalachian Trail huts, shelters, and cabins are closed. Click here for more information.

 

Virginia State Parks Visitor Centers Closed

Until further notice, all Virginia State Parks visitor centers are closed to the public. All parks currently remain open. Click here for more information.

 

Trail Days Festival in Damascus Canceled

The Appalachian Trail Days Celebration in Damascus, Virginia, has been canceled based on guidance provided by the Virginia State Department of Health. Click here for more information.

 

Glasgow Town Hall

Type of Business: Information Center
Location: Glasgowm VA
https://glasgowvirginia.org/
540.258.2246
Status: Closed to the public until further notice as of 3/20/20

 

Visitor Center of Lexington

Type of Business: Information Center
Location: Lexington, VA
[email protected]
540.463.3777
https://lexingtonvirginia.com/articles/travel-advisory
Status: 3/20 Lexington & Rockbridge Area Tourism Visitor Centers will be closed Saturday, March 14 through Tuesday, March 31.

 

Luray Visitor Center

Type of Business: Information Center
Location: Luray, VA
[email protected]
540.743.3915
https://www.visitluraypage.com/blog/detail/covid-19
Status: 3/17 Closed until April 3rd
www.visitluraypage.com/plan/visitor-center/

 

Mountain Trails Basecamp

Type of Business: Retail
Location: Front Royal, VA
540. 667.0030
https://thetrek.co/trail-related-closures-due-covid-19/
Status: 3/17 Closed until further notice.

 

Sufi Lodge

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Troutdale, VA
[email protected]
https://thetrek.co/trail-related-closures-due-covid-19/
Status: 3/16 Closed until April 15.

 

The Place Hostel

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Damascus, VA
[email protected]
276.206.0440
https://www.facebook.com/theplacehostel/?tn-str=k*F
Status: Closed until updated.

 

Bears Den Lodge and Hostel

Type of Business: Hostel and lodging
Location: Bluemont, VA
540.554.8708
https://www.bearsdencenter.org/index.html
Status: 3/24. Closed “for at least 3 weeks”

 

H.B. Outdoor Adventures

Type of Business: Transportation, re-supply, more.
Location: Pearisburg, VA
540.599.7601
https://hboutdooradventures.com/
Status: Closed. “Until [the] state lifts closures”.

 

Holy Family Hiker Hostel

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Pearisburg, VA
[email protected]
540.230.3676
Status: Closed until updated.

 

Weary Feet Hostel

Type of Business: Lodging, transportation, more.
Location: Bland, VA
[email protected]
276.617.8434
http://wearyfeethostel.com/
Status: 3/26/2020. Closed until the “non-essential” policy is lifted.

 

Lickskillet Hostel

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Bland, VA
[email protected]
276.779.5447
Status: Closed for 2020 season.

 

Quarter Way Inn

Type of Business: Lodging, retail, more.
Location: Ceres, VA
[email protected]
276.522.4603
https://www.quarterwayinn.com/
Status: 3/27/20. Closed for the foreseeable future. Offering resupply items for sale online for shipping, pick up, or delivery to trailhead for those hikers who cannot get off trail due to travel restrictions or other difficult circumstances.

 

Big Meadows Lodge

Type of Business: Lodging, food, and more.
Location: Shenandoah National Park, VA
540.217.6131
https://www.goshenandoah.com/
Status: 3/30/2020. Closed until May 21st.

 

Woodward House on Manor Grade Bed and Breakfast

Type of Business: Lodging
Location: Front Royal, VA
[email protected]
540.635.7010
http://www.acountryhome.com/?fbclid=IwAR08eZJ2LV5mzkcWVutXh6g8rj7oM27_7nwx37QMCBYYsp8Wk0OoEcnWltA
Status: 3/30/20. Closed. Hope to be open as soon as possible.

West Virginia

The State of West Virginia includes these state-wide bans:

“Stay At Home” order directing all West Virginia residents to stay at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs until terminated by subsequent executive order. Restaurants, bars and casinos drive-thru only.  Non-essential businesses closed. State park lodges, cabins and restrooms are closed. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry Closed

To ensure all visitors, staff members and volunteers are kept as safe and healthy as possible, all ATC Visitor Centers will be closed until further notice.

 

West Virginia State Parks Closures

All West Virginia state park lodges and restaurants are closed until further notice. Click here for more information.

 

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Closures

The following buildings/services are temporarily closed at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park as of March 18, 2020: Entrance station/fee collection, Visitor Center, Visitor Center restrooms, Shuttle buses, Bookshop, Lower Town, restrooms, Information Center, Lower Town museums and exhibits, Train Station, Schoolhouse Ridge North restroom, Schoolhouse Ridge South restroom, Ranger programs. Park trails remain open at this time. Click here for more information.

 

Flip Flop Festival in Harpers Ferry Canceled

Due to public health considerations, the Flip Flop Festival scheduled for April 25-26, 2020 has been canceled. Click here for more information.

Maryland

Shelter and privy closure affecting 56 shelters from Virginia through Maine

(3/28/20) Effective immediately, the National Park Service is closing all overnight shelters (56 total) and privies (75 total) on land administered by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office in the states of VA (11 shelters, 12 privies), MD (1 shelter, 2 privies), PA (8 shelters, 6 privies), NJ (1 shelter, 1 privy), NY (5 shelters, 5 privies), CT (7 shelters, 16 privies), MA (1 shelter, 4 privies), and ME (22 shelters, 29 privies). Follow this link for further details. 

 

The State of Maryland includes these state-wide bans:

Closure of All Non-Essential Businesses. Gatherings Limited to 10. Closure of Bars, Restaurants, except for carry-out. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

Shelters and Camping Areas on A.T. in Maryland Closed

The Maryland Park Service has closed all shelters and camping areas along the Appalachian Trail in Maryland. Camping is also prohibited outside of these areas along the A.T. in Maryland, so hikers should postpone or cancel any overnight hiking plans for all 40 miles of A.T. in Maryland. The closure is scheduled to last until May 11, but this might be extended.

 

Sunflower Cottage

Type of Business: Hostel, transportation, more.
Location: Cascade, MD
[email protected]
240.469.7609
http://www.soolahhoops.com/at-hikers.html
Status: Closed.

Pennsylvania

Shelter and privy closure affecting 56 shelters from Virginia through Maine

(3/28/20) Effective immediately, the National Park Service is closing all overnight shelters (56 total) and privies (75 total) on land administered by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office in the states of VA (11 shelters, 12 privies), MD (1 shelter, 2 privies), PA (8 shelters, 6 privies), NJ (1 shelter, 1 privy), NY (5 shelters, 5 privies), CT (7 shelters, 16 privies), MA (1 shelter, 4 privies), and ME (22 shelters, 29 privies). Follow this link for further details. 

 

The State of Pennsylvania includes these state-wide bans:

All non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations. Restaurants open only for takeout service. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

A.T. Shelters on Pennsylvania DCNR Lands Closed Until Further Notice

The following overnight A.T. shelters on Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry lands are closed until further notice: Deer Lick Shelter, Tumbling Run Shelter, Rocky Mountain Shelter, Quarry Gap Shelter, Birch Run Shelter, Toms Run Shelter, James Fry at Tagg Run, Eagles Nest Shelter,  Leroy Smith Shelter, Kirkridge Shelter. All DCNR facilities are closed until 4/30/2020. Click here for more information.

 

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Visitor Center in Boiling Springs Closed

To ensure all visitors, staff members and volunteers are kept as safe and healthy as possible, all ATC Visitor Centers will be closed until further notice.

 

Hamburg Borough Watershed – 10 miles of the AT Closed

The Hamburg Access at the watershed is closed. No parking on Reservoir Road or walk up. The area is closed to all activities. Find more details on this Facebook post from the Hamburg Borough Police.

 

Pine Grove Furnace General Store

Type of Business: Restaurant/ Retail
Location: Gardners, PA
717.486.4920
https://thetrek.co/trail-related-closures-due-covid-19
Status: 3/19 Closed until further notice

 

Filbert Bed & Breakfast

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Danielsville, PA
http://filbertbnb.com/
Status: 3/20 Until further notice, Pennsylvania governor orders all businesses not deemed essential to close. Grocery stores will remain open. Restaurants open only for takeout service.

 

Kind of Outdoorsy

Type of Business: Lodging, re-supply
Location: Duncannon, PA
http://www.kindofoutdoorsy.com/
Status: Closed. “Hopefully [open] in April”

New Jersey

Shelter and privy closure affecting 56 shelters from Virginia through Maine

(3/28/20) Effective immediately, the National Park Service is closing all overnight shelters (56 total) and privies (75 total) on land administered by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office in the states of VA (11 shelters, 12 privies), MD (1 shelter, 2 privies), PA (8 shelters, 6 privies), NJ (1 shelter, 1 privy), NY (5 shelters, 5 privies), CT (7 shelters, 16 privies), MA (1 shelter, 4 privies), and ME (22 shelters, 29 privies). Follow this link for further details. 

 

The State of New Jersey includes these state-wide bans:

All residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as: engaging in outdoor activities. Bars and restaurants closed; takeout and delivery available. New Jersey imposes voluntary curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for nonessential travel. Closure of all non-essential retail businesses. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

New Jersey State Parks and State Forest Lands 

The State Park Service has closed all park facilities (restrooms, offices, nature centers, historic buildings), canceled all events, and canceled all upcoming camping reservations through Thursday, April 30.

 

Worthington State Forest – AT Advisory

All Appalachian Trail parking areas on Route 80 are CLOSED. Parking lots off Old Mine Road in Worthington State Forest remain OPEN. The Appalachian Trail and other trails can still be accessed at other parking lots in Worthington State Forest and the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area. Please visit their website for the most current information: www.nps.gov/dewa/index.htm

 

Wawayanda State Park – AT Advisory

The Pochuck Boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail in Vernon, a 1-mile section off Route 517 in Glenwood, is CLOSED. This trail’s boardwalk and bridge are too narrow for visitors to maintain the required six feet of social distancing. There is no parking allowed on Route 517 adjacent to the boardwalk. The remaining 19 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Wawayanda State Park remain OPEN. The Appalachian Trail and other trails can still be accessed from other parking lots in Wawayanda State Park. Please visit their website for the most current information: https://www.njparksandforests.org/parks/wawayanda.html

New York

Shelter and privy closure affecting 56 shelters from Virginia through Maine

(3/28/20) Effective immediately, the National Park Service is closing all overnight shelters (56 total) and privies (75 total) on land administered by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office in the states of VA (11 shelters, 12 privies), MD (1 shelter, 2 privies), PA (8 shelters, 6 privies), NJ (1 shelter, 1 privy), NY (5 shelters, 5 privies), CT (7 shelters, 16 privies), MA (1 shelter, 4 privies), and ME (22 shelters, 29 privies). Follow this link for further details. 

 

New York State includes these state-wide bans:

All non-essential businesses statewide will be closed. All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned. Bars and restaurants are closed, excluding take-out or delivery. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

New York State Parks Closed to Overnight Visitation

New York state parks, trails and grounds of historic sites are open for open air outdoor recreation, however, all State Park playgrounds, athletic courts and sporting fields are closed. All campgrounds, cabins, and cottages are closed to overnight visitation through April 30. Find more details on the New York State Parks website HERE.

Connecticut

Shelter and privy closure affecting 56 shelters from Virginia through Maine

(3/28/20) Effective immediately, the National Park Service is closing all overnight shelters (56 total) and privies (75 total) on land administered by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office in the states of VA (11 shelters, 12 privies), MD (1 shelter, 2 privies), PA (8 shelters, 6 privies), NJ (1 shelter, 1 privy), NY (5 shelters, 5 privies), CT (7 shelters, 16 privies), MA (1 shelter, 4 privies), and ME (22 shelters, 29 privies). Follow this link for further details. 

 

The State of Connecticut includes these state-wide bans:

All non-essential workers are being directed to work from home. Bars and restaurants closed; takeout and delivery available. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

Connecticut State Parks and Forests Closures

To prevent community spread of COVID-19, indoor spaces at State Parks and Forests are closed. Public restrooms will be closed at most state parks. The opening of camping season at Connecticut State Parks and Forests will be postponed until Memorial Day weekend in May, Click here for more information.

 

Bearded Woods B&D

Type of Business: Lodging, transportation, more.
Location: Falls Village, CT
[email protected]
276.617.8434
https://www.beardedwoods.com/index.html
Status: 3/30/2020. Closed until further notice.

Massachusetts

Shelter and privy closure affecting 56 shelters from Virginia through Maine

(3/28/20) Effective immediately, the National Park Service is closing all overnight shelters (56 total) and privies (75 total) on land administered by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office in the states of VA (11 shelters, 12 privies), MD (1 shelter, 2 privies), PA (8 shelters, 6 privies), NJ (1 shelter, 1 privy), NY (5 shelters, 5 privies), CT (7 shelters, 16 privies), MA (1 shelter, 4 privies), and ME (22 shelters, 29 privies). Follow this link for further details. 

 

The State of Massachusetts includes these state-wide bans:

Emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide Essential Services to close their physical workplaces until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. On-premises consumption of food or drink is prohibited at bars and restaurants. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

Appalachian Trail Shelters, Campsites and Privies on Massachusetts Forest and Park lands are temporarily closed.

Camping is also prohibited outside of these areas along the A.T. in Massachusetts. Hikers should postpone or cancel any overnight hiking plans for all 90 miles of A.T. in Massachusetts. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

 

Massachusetts State Parks Closures

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Parks are open, however, agency managed visitor centers and campgrounds throughout the state parks system have temporarily closed until Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Agency managed playgrounds, fitness areas, and bathroom facilities throughout the state parks system have temporarily closed until Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The agency is not providing trash receptacles throughout the state parks system. Visitors are asked to practice the agency’s “carry in, carry out” policy. Click here for more information.

 

Diane’s Twist

Type of Business: Transportation, Food
Location: Cheshire, MA
[email protected]
Status: Closed.

Vermont

The State of Vermont includes these state-wide bans:

“Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses in effect until April 15, 2020, though may be extended or shortened as needed. Vermont restaurants and bars closed; takeout allowed. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

Vermont State Parks

While Vermont State Parks are free and open for day visits, currently facilities such as restrooms are closed as part of our regular seasonal schedule. Keep in mind this means surfaces are not being cleaned or sanitized. Check out our Off-season Access and Parking.

 

Norwich Hiker Hostel

Type of Business: Lodging, food, & more.
Location: Norwich, VT
[email protected]
603.667.3319
https://norwichhikerhostel.com/
Status: 3/30/2020. Currently closed but hoping to be open by June.

New Hampshire

The State of New Hampshire includes these state-wide bans:

Temporary prohibition on scheduled gatherings of 10 or more attendees. Restaurants are take-out only. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

Appalachian Mountain Club

Type of Business: Lodging/Foodservice facilities
Location: White Mountain Huts, NH
https://thetrek.co/trail-related-closures-due-covid-19/
Status: Closed from March 17 through April 30. The AMC has temporarily closing all lodging—including the White Mountain huts—and food service facilities, and suspended all in-person staff and volunteer-led programming.

 

The Notch Hostel

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: North Woodstock, NH
https://notchhostel.com/contact-us/
603.348.1483
https://thetrek.co/trail-related-closures-due-covid-19/
Status: 3/16 Closed until May 1.

 

Rattle River Lodge and Hostel

Type of Business: Lodging, transportation, more.
Location: Shelburne, NH
[email protected]
715.557.1736
https://rattleriverhostel.com/
Status: Closed.

Maine

Shelter and privy closure affecting 56 shelters from Virginia through Maine

(3/28/20) Effective immediately, the National Park Service is closing all overnight shelters (56 total) and privies (75 total) on land administered by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office in the states of VA (11 shelters, 12 privies), MD (1 shelter, 2 privies), PA (8 shelters, 6 privies), NJ (1 shelter, 1 privy), NY (5 shelters, 5 privies), CT (7 shelters, 16 privies), MA (1 shelter, 4 privies), and ME (22 shelters, 29 privies). Follow this link for further details. 

 

The State of Maine includes these state-wide bans:

Executive Order mandating that all restaurants and bars statewide close to dine-in customers until April 8th. Take-out, delivery, and drive-through options can continue. The Governor has also prohibited all gatherings of more than 10 people until further notice. Additional regulations may vary county to county.

 

Baxter State Park Offices and Headquarters Closed Until Further Notice

Based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maine CDC and other public health officials, Baxter State Park offices and headquarters are closed and we are not able to fulfill orders at this time. The Park will fill orders as soon as we are able to reopen offices. Click here for more information.

 

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Visitor Center in Monson Closed

To ensure all visitors, staff members and volunteers are kept as safe and healthy as possible, all ATC Visitor Centers will be closed until further notice.

 

Hostel Of Maine

Type of Business: Hostel
Location: Carrabassett Valley, ME
[email protected]
207-237-0088
https://www.hostelofmaine.com/
Status: Closed until the Sugarloaf Marathon in May

 

Destination Moosehead Lake 

Type of Business: Tourism, Events
Location: Greenville, ME
[email protected]
207.695.2702
https://destinationmooseheadlake.com/
Status: Closed until further notice from the State Office of Tourism.