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We are the Guardians
of the Appalachian Trail

 

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Our mission is to preserve and manage the A.T.

– ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

PROTECT YOUR TRAIL
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The Land and Water
Conservation Fund (LWCF) benefits
the A.T. – but could disappear

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Mountain Valley Pipeline: A prime example of bad energy development

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You can explore many locations along the trail including parking, shelters, A.T. CommunitiesTrail Clubs, and more!



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Maps and Guides

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Comprehensive and accurate A.T. printed hiking maps are available from the Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store.



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SUPPORT OUR ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

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FUNDRAISE
FOR THE TRAIL

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A Voice for the Land: Building the A.T. Landscape Partnership 
Learn how the ATC and its partners are working to protect not only the A.T. footpath, but also the irreplaceable landscapes and ecosystems surrounding the Trail.

 

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Former Delaware Water Gap Superintendent Joins Mission to Protect the Delaware River
John J. Donahue brings decades of conservation experience to assist in protecting the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware River Watershed.

 

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EVENTS
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Annual Membership Meeting
August 12, 2018 Shepherdstown, WV

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National Trail Systems Act 

50th Anniversary of the National Trail System Act Celebration | Oct 2, 2018

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Plan Your Hike


Get the information you need for your next A.T. hiking trip.

 

HIKING BASICS


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Voices from the Mountains

Watch 'Voices from the Mountains'

 

 

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WHAT WE DO
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Educate

We prepare and educate millions of visitors each year as they explore the natural and cultural wonders of the Trail. We promote outdoor ethics to minimize the impact visitors have on the environment. We engage our supporters on issues important for protecting the A.T. experience.

 

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Protect

We work to ensure that the Trail is protected forever through public engagement, broader landscape protection, and best Trail management practices. We manage more than 250,000 acres that protects fresh drinking water, culturally and historically significant landscapes, threatened and endangered species, and recreation-driven economies.

 

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Empower

We empower the next generation of A.T. stewards, engaging the youth and rallying local communities to help protect the Trail. Through our programs and partnerships, we support over 6,000+ volunteers that maintain and care for the A.T. and its surrounding lands.

 

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