Tag Archives: Appalachian Trail

What are the 11 National Scenic Trails in the U.S.?

The National Trails System Act was passed by Congress in 1968. They declared nationwide systems of trails – some scenic, some historic, and others recreational. The first 3 trails to be granted this designation have become known as the Triple Crown of Hiking: Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. The National Scenic Trails are all at ... Read More »

Appalachian Trail and More: Hiking in Maine

If you have never considered hiking in Maine, this video will change your mind about that! There are so many different places to hike here – there are trails that go along the Atlantic Coast, as well as over mountains. Try Acadia National Park or Baxter State Park, where the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail awaits. Hiking is the ... Read More »

Thru Hike of AT Provides Relationship Test

A couple that moved from Massachusetts to Maine decided to get to know each other – and discover if marriage was the right next step – by hiking the Appalachian Trail together. Neither of them had ever done any backpacking so they practiced hiking in the area with heavy packs and practiced in their yard with the tent. The trail ... Read More »

A Tale of Two Hikes: Hiking for a Cause

Hiking is a great thing to do, just for yourself. That is what Elisabeth Perry did when she hiked two solo thru hikes on the Colorado Trail. But she thought she needed more of a challenge, and started thinking about the Pacific Crest Trail. As recounted by Michelle Marx, Elisabeth was a student in need of an internship to complete ... Read More »