Our first mission began in 1976, when the church opened a hostel for through hikers on the AppalachianTrail. We are the oldest hostel on the trail, welcoming foot weary hikers from around the world. We are not open to people with car support, scout groups, tour groups or short distance hikers but for those making the long trek we offer many different kinds of support. We have a bunk room, shower, lave, and sitting room inside and a three sided shelter called Matt’s Place, on the property. The first night is free. Stays are limited to two nights unless an emergency exists. Then the Pastor’s permission should be sought. The church has a strict no alcohol, no illegal drugs policy.

Cars may not be parked on the property at any time. Mail drops are not accepted but the post office is next door.

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