Appalachian Trail News
The Greater Waynesboro PA Area A.T. Community will be hosting a
Family Hike Day – Saturday, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
Registration as well as a children’s craft will begin at 1 PM at the Old Forge Picnic Area off of Old Forge Road, near Camp Penn. This will be followed by two guided hikes, the first of which will depart the picnic area at 2 PM. This hike will be to Chimney Rocks, which can be a strenuous hike and is not recommended for young children. The second hike will depart at 2:30 PM and end at Tumbling Run Shelter.
A.T Committee News
Mainstreet Waynesboro, Inc. & the Greater Waynesboro PA Area Appalachian Trail Community Committee hosted Kelly McGinley of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as a guest speaker at American Legion Post 15 on Friday, July 31.
Ms. McGinley gave a brief overview of the Appalachian Trail as well as its planning and history before discussing the benefits of being an Appalachian Trail Community. She went on to applaud the efforts of the Appalachian Trail Community steering committee, Washington Township, and the Borough of Waynesboro for their commitment to the AT Community program and for all their hard work on events and outreach to the both the local and Appalachian Trail communities.
A.T. Campfire with the Ridge Runners
The Blue Ridge Summit Free Library hosted a campfire with the Appalachian Trail Ridge Runners on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 with a crowd of approximately 40 guests to learn about monitoring conditions of the trail and checking on the welfare of the hikers.
Washington Township and Borough of Waynesboro are
designated Appalachian Trail Communities
On Saturday, April 26th, 2014 Appalachian Trail Officials
designated Washington Township
and the Borough of Waynesboro
as the newest Appalachian Trail Community
What a great honor!