A rewarding destination for day-trip adventurers or long-distance hikers

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.

Get Involved

Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club

Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club (NBATC) is a volunteer based hiking club that provides opportunities for recreational hiking on the Appalachian Trail(A.T.) and other trails in central Virginia. NBATC volunteers maintain over 90 miles of the A.T. as well as other hiking trails in central Virginia for the benefit of current and future hikers. Learn more and become a member at https://www.nbatc.org/

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

ATC Volunteer Program

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help maintain the A.T. and assist in our visitor center and headquarters. Opportunities range from greeting visitors and providing information about local hikes to joining a Trail crew for week-long maintenance trips, gaining first-hand experience in what it takes to keep the A.T. open and enjoyable for millions each year. Learn more at appalachiantrail.org/volunteer.