More than 1000 people joined us to celebrate the A.T. and the Great Outdoors this year. Three amazing bands graced our music stage, fourteen hiking/environmental nonprofits got to share their projects, like-minded vendors sold everything from organic soap and beeswax wraps to hiking gear and pottery. Our thanks to them all.
And then there were our speakers, who shared their passions from nature printing to backpacking to day hiking, native plants and trail cooking. Plus, A.T. legend Warren Doyle shared why he's been inspired to hike some 38,000 miles on the Trail. Thanks to you all.
Something else that felt gratifying: The thru-hikers who took us up on our offer to pick them up from the Trail and feed and entertain them. And all the "trail magic" collected and shared with the Bears Den and Blackburn trail centers for other thru-hikers to enjoy.
We're a tiny nonprofit that runs this festival. (Want to join us?!) We appreciate all the sponsors, donors and volunteers that made the festival possible this third go-round. And, once we recover, we might just start making plans do it all again....
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.