Appalachian Trail Community: Glasgow, VA

Rolling hills, scenic waterways and well maintained open space make Glasgow, VA, a special place to visit...and live. Located at the confluence of the Maury and James Rivers, Glasgow is a small town of just over 1,000 residents. ​The town makes a great launching point for adventures on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, and exciting whitewater or relaxing flatwater paddling trips. Virginia's famous Natural Bridge, which became Virginia's 37th state park in September of 2016, is just 10 minutes away. Glasgow welcomes visitors from around the region, nation, and world. 

Glasgow was designated as an official Appalachian Trail Community in 2011, but even before its official designation, the town was known as a friendly one to all ​thru- and section hikers. Through many generous donations, the Town had a hiker shelter built in 2010 for Appalachian Trail hikers, and a local Eagle Scout, Parks Talbott, did the actual construction. Hikers who visit Glasgow and stay in the shelter are treated to a hot shower, water, wood for the fire ring, and free internet access and a book exchange at the library. 

To learn more about Glasgow or to plan your adventure, visit the town's website at www.glasgowvirginia.org.