We're taking time out from festival planning to spend a day celebrating the A.T. and other green spaces—as we take a stand against the proposed fracked gas pipelines threatening these natural treasures. We'll join hands September 29th at the Bears Den trail center to protect our land, water, air, and communities at the fourth annual Hands Across the Appalachian Trail!
From the organizers:
"The dedicated work of hundreds of volunteers, community groups and allies, and dedicated individuals has led to Stop Work Orders and further delays of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. These pipelines propose to cross several nationally known and highly popular public recreational areas including the George Washington National Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Great Eastern Trail, and the iconic Appalachian Trail.
"Hands Across the Appalachian Trail is our community response to protect valued natural parks and environment. This event will be an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate our treasured natural resources, celebrate victories won by the hard work of dedicated volunteers and legal advocates, and continue building fellowship and momentum around the continued effort to stand against unnatural gas fossil fuel projects and fight for a safe, sustainable future that all can enjoy!
"Now in its fourth year this event features the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s vision to 'connect the human spirit with nature – preserving the delicate majesty of the Trail as a haven for all to enjoy.' Everyone should have the opportunity for that experience. Come enjoy food, music, and celebrate our natural resources."
The Hands Across the Appalachian Trail event in northern Virginia will take place September 29rd at historic Bears Den, 18393 Blue Ridge Mountain Rd, Bluemont, VA 20135. 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Mark your calendars...because we hope you'll join us June 13-14, 2020, for the second annual Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival. The festival will return to B Chord Brewing with all the fun of last year's fest...plus more.
As we did last year, we'll toast the beauty of the A.T. with brews and bites, tunes and talks. Expect a day of live music, trail talks, kids' activities, food and vendors at the Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival on Saturday, June 13th. Meet reps from ten environmental groups, hear tales from the trail and bid in the silent auction.
New this year: Thanks to a Visit Loudoun grant, we're adding a day to the festival. On Sunday, June 14th, sign up for an A.T. hike, learn how to set up a campsite, go on a scavenger hunt or join in other nature-themed activities. Some activities will take place at B Chord; others will be off site. Coming from out of town? Stay the night with one of our lodging partners. More details to come!
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.