Through the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has provided the regional travel initiative, the Mountain Music Trail, one thousands dollars to support this heritage tourism initiative.
“The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area’s core counties make up the Mountain Music Trail and AFHA is pleased that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has recognizes the value of cultural tourism and experiential travel to our tourism based economy,” said Logan Smith, deputy director for the AFHA.
The Mountain Music Trail is tied together by U.S. Route 219 and includes Tucker, Randolph, Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Monroe Counties in West Virginia. The informal tourism initiative has been promoting music heritage tourism since 2012 and continues to develop programs that introduce visitors to the unique music of our Appalachian Mountains.
“The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is proud to support the Appalachian Forest Heritage’s Mountain Music Trail program in its efforts to sustain the rich traditional music heritage found in the hills of W.Va. We are fortunate to be a part of a community that is committed to cultural arts and education programs in the Allegheny Mountain region and commend this group on their efforts and accomplishments,” Denise Campbell, Community Liaison for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline said.
The Mountain Music Trail is dedicated to promote, present, and sustain opportunities for engagement in the authentic mountain music traditions of West Virginia.