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2012-07-11 02:23:12

CINCINNATI, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What began as a solo Appalachian Trail (AT) adventure with bears, bugs, and blisters, has become an annual fundraising source for Sunshine, a home for the developmentally disabled in Maumee, Ohio. When author and speaker Jeff Alt embarked on his AT journey to raise funds for Sunshine, he didn't know that his journey would spark the creation of an annual event. Alt's brother Aaron, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, is a Sunshine resident....

2012-06-19 06:22:39

HARPERS FERRY, WVa., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length from Georgia to Maine. The anniversary will occur on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. The original Trail took more than 15 years to build and was completed on August 14, 1937. Construction involved the cooperation of hundreds of volunteers, state and federal...

2012-03-15 15:20:00

WOOLRICH, Pa., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Woolrich, the Original Outdoor Clothing Company®, is working with the Great Eastern Trail Association (GET), its trail affiliates, and industry partners to maintain and complete the braided walking trail that connects some of the most challenging and beautiful hiking trails stretching from Alabama to New York. The 1,800 mile long GET is currently about seventy-five percent complete. The trail has several gaps where new trails need to be...

2010-06-28 12:47:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Historians and interpreters will offer mini-lectures along the Appalachian and other trails from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, at various locations in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Cumberland County, as part of the South Mountain Speakers Series. The event, entitled, "The Appalachian Trail: Walking from the Past to the Future," is free and open to the public. "This unique, interactive event will allow participants to hike on...

2009-09-25 10:37:00

BEAR MOUNTAIN, N.Y., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Bear Mountain WHAT: Oktoberfest WHEN: Weekends, September 26 - October 25 from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday, October 12 from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. WHERE: Bear Mountain State Park HIGHLIGHTS: The festival will feature authentic German food and beer, live entertainment and craft vendors. Visitors can also take advantage of the autumn splendor at Bear Mountain with a boat ride around Hessian Lake, a stroll in the park, or a magical ride on the Merry...

2009-07-10 12:32:00

BEAR MOUNTAIN, N.Y., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Bear Mountain Inn will host the music series titled Third Thursdays in the Park, beginning July 16, from 6 pm to 9 pm, featuring a variety of bands playing everything from 80's classics to heart pounding rock and roll. Triple Play (www.myspace.com/thetripleplayband) will heat up the stage on July 16th, with their unique blend of rock, blues and country. The Mighty SPECTRUM Band featuring The Mad Dog Horns is sure to provide guests with a night to...