About Us

ATC Visitor Center//Harpers Ferry, WV//Photo by H. Dean Clark

Hi, we’re the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. What does that mean? Well, for one, we’re the nonprofit that exists to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail (and we’re sure you’ve heard of that). We do a lot of great work that we’d love to tell you more about, and that’s kind of why we’re here. “Footpath” is the official blog of the ATC, and we encourage you to stop by every week to see what’s new.



    We thought the AT community should know that the trail angel of Unionville, NY, known to hikers as the Mayor of Unionville, has passed away. Above is the link to his obituary.

    Although we currently live in Maryland, we’re originally from New York, not far from Unionville and the AT. We’re doing the AT in sections and were looking forward to reaching Unionville. We’re sorry that we’ve missed out meeting this trail angel.

    John & Gwen Minturn
    (Wollybooly & Woofie)



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