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 »
Support Your Park
DONATE TO THE PARK:
Monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit the park. These funds are used for interpretation, visitor services and safety, as well as resource management programs. If desired, those making a donation may specify a use for their money. Donations may be made by check or money order made payable to "National Park Service." Send to: Appalachian National Scenic Trail, PO Box 50, Harpers Ferry, WV, 25425.
HELP OUR PARTNERS:
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization who's mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail. They are NPS's main partner when it comes to management of the trail, helping accomplish a variety of projects and provide a number of services that otherwise would not be possible.
Help support the Appalachian Trail by:
Volunteering is a great way to support your park! It's incredibly rewarding and there are a number of volunteer opportunities available along the trail at any given time.
Did You Know?
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.