The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a great place for kids and teens to get outside, exercise and experience nature! It is also a great place to study and learn about the environment. Click below for a few ideas.
Did You Know?
The Appalachian Trail evolved from the 1921 proposals of Massachusetts regional planner Benton MacKaye to preserve the Appalachian crests as a wilderness belt - a retreat from urban life. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy was formed in 1925 and focused on the hiking aspect of MacKaye's vision.