Claim a little piece of the Trail for yourself
The Appalachian Trail stretches from Mount Katahdin, Maine, in the north to Springer Mountain, Georgia, in the south. Along the way, the Trail passes through fourteen states. Its 2,186 miles makes it the longest marked trail in the world, and it has drawn thousands of hard-core hikers throughout the world seeking to hike its entire length in one go. Only 25 percent of them actually finish.
Typical sports that you consider of when you think of the mountains may include: hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting. But scuba diving? No, really. Although the Appalachian Mountains are miles from any deep seas, there is one place in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountain range where you can learn the sport and even enjoy a day of scuba diving.
Surprises Beneath a South Carolina Lake
When the weather is hot, a ride down the river — where you continually get splashed — is refreshing and welcomed. In the fall and winter, many whitewater rafting companies still provide runs, but they are best reserved for the hearty outdoor types who don’t mind the elements.