New Visitor’s Center Along the Appalachian Trail

PNTS staff, Adapted from Appalachian Trail Conservancy press release

Appalachian Trail Center, Damascus, Photo courtesy of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association

The Damascus Trail Center opened this summer through a collaboration between the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the Town of Damascus. The center serves as an informational hub for visitors and locals seeking to experience the great outdoors and learn about trail stewardship. At the heart is the desire to connect people with outdoor spaces so they are inspired to protect and conserve them. 

“Damascus has always been an iconic part of the Appalachian Trail experience, so it’s hard to imagine a more appropriate place for the new Trail Center to call home,” said Sandra Marra, President and CEO of ATC.

The center is also situated along the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail and Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail. As a regional hub for outdoor recreation, Damascus hosts a variety of people–from experts to novices–who will benefit from this new resource.

Learn more about the Damascus Trail Center