For more than 60 years, the Appalachian Trail has run for 2,200 miles from Georg
For more than 60 years, the Appalachian Trail has run for 2,200 miles from Georgia's Springer Mountain to Mount Katahdin. The new International Appalachian Trail will extend 3,000 miles, clear to Cap Gaspe on Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula, the realization of a five-year dream of Freeport's Dick Anderson. A former conservation commissioner, Anderson says the philosophy of the extended trail is to connect the people of Canada with the people of the U.S., and to connect the French culture of eastern Canada with the English culture of this country. Canada has contributed $240,000 toward the project and has completed much of its section already, while the work from Mt. Katahdin to the Canadian border progresses more slowly.
Appalachian Trail, International Appalachian Trail
Carpenter, Murray, "For more than 60 years, the Appalachian Trail has run for 2,200 miles from Georg" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3604.