The Green Minute: Hiking the Appalachian Trail and Your Local Trail

100_1530_optIf you live in the Eastern United States, one item that’s on every nature lover’s bucket-list is hiking at least a portion of the Appalachian Trail (in the West it is the Pacific Crest Scenic Trail).

For today’s Green Minute, we are featuring a fantastic infographic produced by that gives you 35 reasons to hike the Appalachian Trail (below).

Of course, if you can’t make it to the Appalachian Trail, find a trail in your local community. Hiking a local trail not only gets you in touch with nature, it creates memories with families and friends and it is good for your health. Visit the Rails to Trails Trail Link to find a trail in your community.


by Pat Byington, The Green Register


2 Responses to The Green Minute: Hiking the Appalachian Trail and Your Local Trail

  1. Sherry Reply

    March 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I just LOVE the pic of you & your family:) Great Article….a MUST Do!

  2. Sean Reply

    July 16, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Awesome graphic. We really can appreciate the effort that you put into making this. We are certainly advocates of the Appalachian Trail experience and this list is brimming with reasons to experience this awesome trails. If this convinces you to hike, and it should, check out our gear list to help you get started.


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