Get Festive this Halloween with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Date Published: Oct 15, 2015

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (Oct. 15, 2015) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) invites the public to drop by its Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 31 to enjoy a Halloween-themed “Make Your Own Trail Mix” bar that will feature spooky snacks and more. The Visitor Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.

“Stop by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy on Halloween for family friendly fun and information about the famous Appalachian Trail,” said Javier Folgar, director of Marketing and Communications. “We welcome anyone—in costume or not!”

The ATC’s Visitor Center offers a variety of information about the 2,190-mile long Appalachian Trail (A.T.) as well as the town of Harpers Ferry, which the Trail passes through. There are numerous hikes in the area that are suitable for families, and the ATC encourages visitors to stop by its Visitor Center, work with staff to plan a hike, and enjoy festive refreshments before heading out on the Trail.

Event Overview:
Halloween Festivities at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Appalachian Trail Conservancy Visitor Center, 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV
Cost: Free

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About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park System, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,190 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit

Contact: Javier Folgar                                                                   
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.885.0481
Fax: 304.535.2667
Email: [email protected]

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