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NameAppalachian National Scenic Trail
Brief DescriptionNational Scenic Trail
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionThe Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,174-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. The trail traverses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is used by day, weekend and other short-term hikers, section-hikers and thru-hikers. Thru-hikers hike the entire length of the Trail in one season. The A.T. began as a vision of forester Benton MacKaye and was developed by volunteers and opened as a continuous trail in 1937. It was designated as the first National Scenic Trail by the National Trails System Act of 1968. The Trail is currently protected along more than 99 percent of its course by federal or state ownership of the land or by rights-of-way. Annually, more than 4,000 volunteers contribute more than 185,000 hours of effort on the Appalachian Trail. No fees or permits are required for walking on the Appalachian Trail, and most shelters and campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the A.T. passes through numerous state and national parks, forests and public lands, a few of which require permits, fees and/or reservations to stay overnight in shelters or campsites.
Phone 1(304) 535-6331
Phone 2(304) 535-6278
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/appa/index.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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Appalachian National Scenic Trail - State of Vermont, VT

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The Appalachian trail is not the main attraction for hiking in Vermont. The Long Trail runs the length of the state from Massachusetts to the Canadian border and traverses much more of Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains. The Appalachian trail and Long Trail take the same path for some part of Vermont, but does not take hikers through some of the most breathtaking scenery on the east coast.Young male11-30-09
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