ROUND HILL, Va. (June 11, 2019) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), along with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and the town of Round Hill, invites outdoor lovers of all ages to attend the designation of Round Hill, Virginia, as the newest Appalachian Trail Community™ on June 15. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the town’s first annual Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival at B Chord Brewing and is free and open to the public.
Attendees will enjoy live music, hiking equipment demos, kids activities, local food and beer, and guided hikes with ATC staff. The designation ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., kicking off the festival with remarks from special speakers including ATC Board of Directors Chair Sandra Marra and the mayor of Round Hill, Scott Ramsey.
“The Town of Round Hill is proud of its association with the Appalachian Trail and honored to be designated an Appalachian Trail Community,” said Ramsey. “Our residents value the natural resources of Western Loudoun, and this partnership with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will provide additional ways for our residents to work for its preservation.”
- Date and Time: Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Location: B Chord Brewing Company, 34266 Williams Gap Rd, Round Hill, VA 20141
- Full Schedule: Visit www.roundhillat.org/schedule.
“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is thrilled to celebrate Round Hill as an A.T. Community partner that is helping to protect and promote the Appalachian Trail,” said Julie Judkins, director of education and outreach for the ATC. “These new partnerships increase local stewardship of public lands, support community initiatives for sustainable economic development planning and support healthy lifestyles for community citizens.”
The A.T. Community™ program was created by the ATC to recognize communities that promote, advocate and care for the Trail. For more information, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/atcommunity.
Trail Festival planning is led by Round Hill Outdoors, with a mission to inspire folks to get outdoors together and make a stronger, healthier and happier community through local hikes, walks and events. For more information, visit www.roundhill.at.
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 2,192 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 generations to come. For more information, visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
Media Contact: Julie Judkins
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 828.254.3708 x11
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