Abingdon was designated as an Appalachian Trail Community™ through the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in 2012. The trail intersects with the Virginia Creeper Trail and runs through Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
In partnership with Front Royal and Waynesboro, Abingdon developed the Virginia Appalachian Trail Towns Smart Phone application which is available for free through Itunes and GooglePlay.
Download the app before heading out on your journey. No need to worry about internet access- you can have
all the towns’ resources in the palm of your hand without worrying about your smart phones connection while on the AT. The Virginia Appalachian Trail Towns app offers information about Virginia towns located along the Appalachian Trail. Hiker Resources available in these towns are highlighted with the following categories: Hiker Resources, Events, Local Businesses, Outdoor Recreation, and Packages & Itineraries. This app is a must have for any hiker, day or thru, that wants to explore the Virginia section of the Appalachian Trail and the towns supporting those hikers.