New parking lot makes AT closer than ever

May 26 felt like a staggering hot August day, but that didn't stop a crowd of outdoor enthusiasts from attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new parking lot in Middlesex Township. Now, officials and outdoor groups hope the new Appalachian Trail parking lot will encourage more people to get outside and hike the scenic trail. … Continue reading New parking lot makes AT closer than ever

“What happens around the trail impacts the trail.”

More than 50 percent of the U.S. population lives within a day’s drive of the Appalachian Trail, one of the nation’s three wilderness north-south hiking trails. And though technology and population have changed the eastern U.S. landscape in the last 70 years, the AT remains a vital artery not only for wildlife, but also for … Continue reading “What happens around the trail impacts the trail.”