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    Appalachian

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Our Partners

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The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is managed through an unique "cooperative management system" involving the National Park Service, United States Forest Service, numerous other federal and state agencies, the non-profit Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and 31 volunteer-based trail-maintaining clubs.

All of these partners work together to protect and manage the Appalachian Trail and each contributes to the trail's success. Below is a fairly thorough list of A.T. partners, along with hyperlinks to many of their webpages.

 

Federal Agencies

National Park Service - Appalachian NST, Delaware Water Gap NRA, Harpers Ferry NHP, C&O Canal NHP, Shenandoah NP, Blue Ridge Parkway NP and Great Smoky Mountains NP

United States Forest Service - White Mountain NF, Green Mountain NF, George Washington NF, Jefferson NF, Cherokee NF, Pisgah NF, Nantahala NF and Chatahochee NF

United States Fish & Wildlife Service - Wallkill NWR and Cherry Valley NWR

Smithsonian Institute - Conservation Biology Institute

Tennessee Valley Authority - Watuaga Dam and Fontana Dam

 

State Partners

Maine: Baxter State Park, Nahmakanta Lake, The Hermitage Nature Preserve, Bald Mountain Pond, Bigelow Preserve, Grafton Notch State Park

New Hampshire: Benton State Forest, Lead Mine State Park, Mount Washington State Park, Crawford Notch State Park, Franconia Notch State Park, Sentenial State Forest

Vermont: Gifford Woods State Park, Kent Pond, Calvin Coolidge State Forest, Clarendon Gorge

Massachusetts: Clarksburg State Forest, Mount Greylock State Reservation, October Mountain State Forest, Beartown State Forest, East Mountain State Forest, Mt. Everett State Reservation, Arthur Wharton Swann State Forest

Connecticut: Housatonic State Forest, Housatonic Meadows State Park, Mohawk State Forest, Macedonia Brook State Park, Ibberson Conservation Area

New York: Depot Hill State Forest, Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, Hudson Highlands State Park, Bear Mountain-Harriman State Park

New Jersey: Abram S. Hewitt State Forest, Wawayanda State Park, High Point State Park, Stokes State Forest, Worthington State Forest, Dunfield Creek

Pennsylvania: Weiser State Forest, Pennsylvania State Game Lands, Swatara State Park, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Michaux State Forest, Caledonia State Park

Maryland: South Mountain State Park, Greenbrier State Park, Washington Monument State Park, Gathland State Park

Virginia: Sky Meadows State Park, G.Richard Thompson State Wildlife Management Area, Grayson Highlands State Park

Georgia: Vogel State Park, Amicalola Falls State Park

 
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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, established in 1925, is a national not-for-profit corporation that is both a confederation of the 31 local organizations with assignments to maintain the Appalachian Trail and a membership organization with support from all 50 states and more than 15 other countries. Under agreements that date back to the 1930s, buttressed by federal legislation in 1968 and 1978, ATC leads a cooperative-management system for the Trail that equals the National Park Service and USDS Forest Service at national and regional levels.

 
A.T. Trail-Maintaining Clubs

Appalachian Trail Maintaining Clubs

Maine Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Maine

Appalachian Mountain Club
Active in Maine and New Hampshire

Randolph Mountain Club
Active in New Hampshire

Dartmouth Outing Club
Active in New Hampshire and Vermont

Green Mountain Club
Active in Vermont

AMC Berkshire
Active in Massachusetts

AMC - Connecticut Chapter
Active in Connecticut

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Active in New York and New Jersey

Wilmington Trail Club
Active in Pennsylvania

Batona Hiking Club
Active in Pennsylvania

AMC - Delaware Valley Chapter
Active in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Trail Club
Active in Pennsylvania

Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Active in Pennsylvania

Allentown Hiking Club
Active in Pennsylvania

Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Pennsylvania

York Hiking Club
Active in Pennsylvania

Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Pennsylvania

Mountain Club of Maryland
Active in Pennsylvania and Maryland

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and northern Virginia

Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Virginia

Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Virginia

Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Virginia

Outdoor Club of Virginia Tech
Active in Virginia

Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Virginia

Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers
Active in Virginia

Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Virginia

Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club
Active in Tennessee

Carolina Mountain Club
Active along Tennessee-North Carolina border

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
Active along Tennessee-North Carolina border

Nantahala Hiking Club
Active in North Carolina

Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Georgia

Did You Know?

Blazes

The A.T. is marked with two inch by six inch vertical white paint blazes. A double blaze, one above the other, is placed before turns, junctions, or other areas that require hikers to be alert. There are approximately 165,000 blazes along the Appalachian Trail.