HIGH WATER AT STREAM CROSSINGS IN MAINE
Due to recent heavy rains, some stream crossings in Maine may be hazardous. the best course may be to wait for the waters to recede. If the water looks too dangerous to cross, it probably is. If the water looks fordable, follow the safety tips here -> More »
Be A Junior Ranger
Below are some Activity Guides that can be used on sections of the Appalachian Trail in Harpers Ferry, WV; Delaware Water Gap, NJ; and the Blue Ridge Parkway, VA. Simply open and print one of the following guides to take with you when you visit one of these areas. Upon completion, you can officially become a Jr. Ranger of the Appalachian Trail!
To view other fun activities for kids, please visit NPS's on-line Junior Ranger program website at:
Did You Know?
Threats from commercial development and concern for recreational opportunities prompted Congress to pass the National Trails System Act in 1968. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail was the first trail to fall under this new act.