Nominations For 2020 Appalachian Trail Hall Of Fame Recognition Now Being Accepted

The Appalachian Trail Museum located at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Cumberland County is now accepting nominations for the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The deadline for nominations is January 31.

The Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made a significant contribution toward establishing and maintaining the approximately 2,190 mile footpath that passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia.

"The tenth class of the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will be inducted in 2020, and nominations are open for Hall of Fame nominees," said Larry Luxenberg, president of the Appalachian Trail Museum.  "Nominees should be people who have made a significant positive contribution to the Appalachian Trail and who have unselfishly devoted their time, energy and resources toward making the Appalachian Trail a national treasure."

40 individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in the first nine years.

"These pioneers played critical roles in building, maintaining, protecting and publicizing the Appalachian Trail," Luxenberg said.

Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in early April and the induction ceremony will be on May 2 at the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet at the Army Heritage & Education Center in Carlisle.   The inductees will then be enshrined on an Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Wall of Honor at the Museum.

Click Here to see past winners.

The Appalachian Trail Museum is located at the midway point of the Appalachian Trail, the Museum is near the Pine Grove General Store on Pennsylvania Route 233.

(Photo: 2011 Charter Class Of Hall of Fame honorees.)


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