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Appalachian Trail Conservancy opens visitor center in Maine

Appalachian Trail Conservancy opens visitor center in Maine

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is opening a new visitor center for hikers preparing to enter Maine's fabled 100-mile Wilderness.

The visitor center, which opens Monday in Monson, is aimed at helping the ATC and partners better manage the increased volume of long-distance hikers, especially after the film "A Walk in the Woods" premiered last year.

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ATC spokesman Javier Folgar says staffers from the ATC and the Maine Appalachian Trail Club will educate hikers about the newly-expanded permitting system in...

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