Vernon Designated as an Appalachian Trail Community
Posted: April 17, 2018
Vernon Township has officially been designated by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as an Appalachian Trail Community.
There are more than forty communities along the Appalachian Trail’s corridor that have been recognized in the Appalachian Trail Community program. These towns and cities are considered assets by all that use the trail, and many of these towns act as good friends and neighbors to the trail.
Vernon joins Blairstown as the only other New Jersey town to earn the designation.
According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, designation as an Appalachian Trail Community and participation in the program is designed to act as a catalyst for enhancing economic development, engaging community citizens as trail visitors and stewards, aiding local municipalities and regional areas with conservation planning and helping local community members see the trail as a resource and asset.
Come celebrate the designation of Vernon as an official Appalachian Trail Community at Vernon Earthfest on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m.