On behalf of the Town of Abingdon and as a committee member for the 13th Conference on National Scenic and Historic Trails, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the National Trails Community! Trails are a major part of the Town of Abingdon: The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail and Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail both begin in our historic town and we serve as a launch site for hikers on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. We are excited to be able to share our rich history and Appalachian Mountain culture with the future participants of the 2011 National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference. The conference will be held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, which features a grand ballroom and meeting spaces for individual sessions. We hope you will all visit us and enjoy our history, culture, and outdoor recreation during the conference. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Director of Urban Planning,
Town of Abingon, Virginia