Franklin is officially into the 2015 Franklin Trail Days Celebration and Hiker Bash. During this month-long celebration, Franklin welcomes Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to take advantage of the hospitality of Franklin as an official AT Community. The citizens and businesses of the town offer the hikers from the Appalachian Trail many special events, as well as being a place to rest, resupply, take a shower, spend the night and just plain celebrate hiking the Trail.
The events allow the hikers to acquaint themselves with our area, and allow the local town-folk to get to know the hikers and to share in the adventures of those who are using this season to hike the trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Katahdin, Maine.
Hikers can already be seen in Franklin on a daily basis. Backpacks and sleeping bags are a dead give-away that their owners are most likely headed north on the Trail this spring and summer. Be aware and show them the mountain hospitality for which Franklin is known.