Use the following pages to learn about the Appalachian National Scenic Trail as a teaching and learning resource.
Information on the nationally recognized Trail to Every Classroom program, including:
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.