The Guardians Of The World’s Longest Hiking-Only Footpath Are Based Right Here In West Virginia

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the famous trail that runs the length of the eastern United States: the Appalachian Trail. But did you know that in 1972, the Appalachian Trail Headquarters moved from Washington D.C. to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia? It’s still here today, and you can stop by for a visit to learn more about the trail and the people who care for it.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

We’re thankful for the people who work hard to maintain this amazing trail, and we’re proud to host their home base here in the Mountain State. To learn more, donate, or get involved in caretaking the trail yourself, visit the conservancy’s website.

To hike part of the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia, check out this post: This 4-Mile Hike On The Appalachian Trail In West Virginia Is Positively Delightful.

Address: 799 Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, USA