The Greater Waynesboro Area has committed to bringing awareness to the Appalachian Trail. Waynesboro, PA is located in south-central Pennsylvania (close to the Mason-Dixon line) approximately 60 miles from the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area and 130 miles from Philadelphia.
Waynesboro and Washington Township Pennsylvania became an official Appalachian Trail Community as the Greater Waynesboro Area during a grand ceremony at Renfrew Institute's Earth Day in April 2014. Since then, the A.T. Community Steering Committee has been hard at work - organizing new events, garnering support from the community, and planning an Appalachian Trail Festival, the fifth of which is set for June 8th, 2019 at Red Run Park, 12143 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268 (located in Rouzerville, at the foot of the mountain, less than 2 miles from the AT crossing)
Hiking north on the A.T. from Maryland across the Mason-Dixon line, you step into Washington Township, Franklin County, where the Greater Waynesboro Area's folks wait to welcome you! With six AT access points in the Township alone, this area offers easy on/off for hikers of all sorts.Read More