After crossing over the Susquehanna River, the Appalachian Trail goes through the town of Duncannon, Pennsylvania. It is a convenient place to buy supplies and do laundry. One business catering to thru-hikers is the Doyle Hotel. Elizabeth and Darcy stay there for one night in Boots & Backpacks.
For the next section of trail, the terrain changes. Rather than following forested ridges, the AT crosses through Pennsylvania farmland.
Just outside the town of Boiling Springs is this regional office for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the non-profit group tasked with maintaining the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. In B&B, Elizabeth signs the trail register on this porch.
Continuing on into the town, hikers are treated to views of the Children’s Lake surrounded by the historic buildings of Boiling Springs.
One particular historic building is the Boiling Springs Tavern, established in 1832. A key scene in Boots & Backpacks, involving some beer and a jukebox, takes place here.
But our backpacking duo make it safely back to their bed and breakfast to hike another day.
Next up on the trail: Pine Grove Furnace and Caledonia State Parks.
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