This time we mean it! Though we had to cancel dates in June and September of 2020, we are hopeful that we'll all get vaccinated by sometime this summer. So...we have set new dates for the 2021 Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival, and we hope you can join us on September 11 and 12.
Once again, B Chord Brewing has generously offered to host the festival. And, once again, we're planning for trail talks, live music, kids' activities, a scavenger hunt, hikes, food trucks—and so much more.
Please put us on your calendar (9/11-12), and watch this space for more details as we get things in place for a wonderful weekend celebrating the A.T. and all things nature!
One hike for each week of the year.
What could committing to that mean to you? Certainly, it would be good for your heart, your muscles and your bones. And then there's the adrenaline and endorphins hiking can stimulate that boost your mood and energy levels. And maybe it's something that can bond your family or cement a friendship.
Beyond the personal benefits, I'm betting that a commitment to hiking regularly will make everyone of us care more about the trails we explore and the nature we're inspired by. That's why I've signed up for the 52 Hike Challenge. I want to use it as reminder to get out on the trail every week.
Now, during this pandemic, hiking can be a wonderful antidote to all the anxiety in the air. And we're safer outdoors than in indoor spaces. Groups like the American Hiking Society have great advice for responsible hiking. So, take the challenge and get outdoors!
Learn more about the challenge—and sign up—at: https://www.52hikechallenge.com.
When will we get to hold the next festival?
We just can't know at this point, but June 2021 is looking less and less likely as COVID-19 vaccines slowly make their way to more people. Please know that we are 100% committed to hold the festival when it's safe.
In the meanwhile, stay safe! And get outdoors. And keep supporting the groups that support the A.T.
Round Hill AT: Join us in bringing together local friends and family to get outside. Let’s discover our amazing backyards — from national treasures like the Appalachian Trail to new local and regional parks.