Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail:

see Appalachian TrailAppalachian Trail,
officially Appalachian National Scenic Trail,
hiking path, 2,144 mi (3,450 km) long, passing through 14 states, E United States. Conceived in 1921 by Benton MacKaye, forester and regional planner, and completed in 1937, the trail extends along the
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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

(Appalachian Trail Conservancy)
Address:PO Box 807
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone:304-535-6331 - Phone
Fax:304-535-2667 - Fax

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

(Trail Manager - NPS Appalachian Park Trail Office)
Address:c/o Harpers Ferry Center
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone:304-535-6278 - Phone
Fax:304-535-6270 - Fax
Established: October 2, 1968. Description:Trail hugs the crests of the Appalachian Mountains from Mount Katahdin, Maine south through New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina, to Springer Mountain, Georgia. It is open only to hikers, and facilities along the way include campgrounds, picnic areas, cabin rentals, groceries, visitor centers (é), and exhibits. Shelters are spaced for convenient overnight stays. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), established in 1925, developed the trail and maintains it today through 32 affiliated volunteer trail clubs. Only a few miles still need protection through public ownership. Almost 400 people each year hike the entire trail. Contact the Appalachian Trail Conservancy for guidebooks and maps.
Legth: 2,171 miles.

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the natural, scenic, historic, and cultural resources associated with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in order to provide primitive outdoor-recreation and educational opportunities for Trail visitors.
In the draft letter, McKeon notes that Congress provided more than $200 million to the National Park Service over the past 20 years for land acquisition for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
to acquire more land for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Visitors also can explore the natural beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park or the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the 2,175-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a 250,000-acre greenway extending from Maine to Georgia.
James Hunt to rescind a permit granted to a company that plans to construct a limestone rock quarry directly within sight of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
This may become a reality if a landowner wins a 12-year struggle with the National Park Service over plans to expand his ski area on the largest remaining unprotected segment of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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