Boiling Springs Visitor Center

Boiling Springs
Visitor Center



Boiling Springs Visitor Center

The busy Mid-Atlantic Regional Office of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy welcomes visitors year-round to their Visitor Center, provides information about the region’s recreation, conservation, and volunteering opportunities, and operates a small gift shop.

Hours: Open year round, Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm, most weekends and holidays from 10am – 4pm between May and October.

Address: 4 East 1st Street, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Phone: 717-258-5771

Email: [email protected]


Parking for the Visitor Center
Very limited parking is available at ATC’s office lot. Please park at the municipal lot: 109 Bucher Hill Rd (Boiling Springs Iron Furnace on Google Maps). From the lot, follow the white blazes of the Appalachian Trail painted on trees along scenic Children's Lake for 0.2 mile.

Overnight Hiker Parking
Overnight parking permits are issued at the ATC office for the municipal lot’s long-term parking.

Directions to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office and Visitor Center are provided here:


Offerings & Attractions

Boiling Springs VC - Hiker with pack outside
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Office is the only regional office of the ATC on the Appalachian Trail. The iconic white paint blazes that mark the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine lead right by the office and along the adjacent picturesque Children's Lake.

The front of the office serves as a visitor center with a small gift shop. Here, locals, hikers, and tourists can learn about the Appalachian Trail, the Large Landscape Conservation Initiative, and what role the ATC serves on the Trail and in the region. All of the conservation staff for the entire Appalachian Trail from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the New York/Connecticut border work out of this small office.

Merchandise in the gift shop ranges from t-shirts and souvenirs to guidebooks, maps, and memoirs. Brochures introduce visitors to all that the region has to offer. You can also purchase an Appalachian Trail Passport here, and get your passport stamped. The TCO Outdoors outfitter, just half a block away, also has a stamp.

To learn more about what brings people from around the globe to Boiling Springs, check out this introduction to Boiling Springs with a 30-second video and don't miss this Travel Blog . To get the most out of your visit, check out the Mid Atlantic Appalachian Trail Conservancy page on You'll find a wealth of brochures you download with great tips for hiking, trail running, and family activities. You can also find additional info about the Appalachian Trail and hikes in the Cumberland Valley region here.

AT Community

Boiling Springs has its own A.T. Community group, known for hosting the annual A.T. Music Festival on Father’s Day. Boiling Springs champions the Appalachian Trail, and the Yellow Breeches Creek, which is a world-renowned fly-fishing destination. Recently, the Community Group adopted the Third Thursday event program, previously organized out of the ATC office.

Click here for the Boiling Springs Community page. Learn more about their events here.