IAT Ireland Welcomes Western Way
After 2022’s successful launch of its new and improved IAT Ireland, IAT Europe’s most westerly chapter has welcomed the Western Way, a long-distance walking trail taking in spectacular scenery in the counties of Galway and Mayo in the west of Ireland.
Explore the great outdoors: IAT Ulster-Ireland
Ireland's chapter in the International Appalachian Trail runs from the spectacular West Donegal to the stunning North Coast in County Antrim. Get ready to take the next step on one of the world’s largest walking trail networks, the Ulster–Ireland leg of the International Appalachian Trail.
Must See IATV
While there is nothing as invigorating as a winter hike on the IAT/SIA, some of you may prefer to just watch a hike from the comfort of your home. If you do, we have some suggestions to get you started.
PRESS RELEASE – New Phase of IAT Launches in Ulster Ireland
A new phase of a walking trail which links Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with the Appalachian Mountains has been launched in a bid to attract more international visitors.
Congratulations to Nimblewill Nomad!
The Board of the Maine IAT and I personally give a heartfelt Congratulations! to Eb “Nimblewill Nomad” Eberhart who, at age 83, became the oldest person to hike the Appalachian Trail.
Explore Our Whispering Landscape
The IAT participates in a two-day virtual conference organized by Dhúiche Sheoigheach & Lochanna an Iarthair––Joyce Country and Western Lakes Geopark Project.
IAT Ulster-Ireland Trail Improvements
With the help of a major funding boost, the Ulster-Ireland section of the IAT continues to improve their trail.
News from TIA Portugal
In Portugal, the Trilho Internacional dos Apalaches follows the Grande Roto Do Muradal-Pangeia in the Naturtejo UNESCO Global Geopark. While this section of the IAT was almost completely destroyed by fires in 2017, it’s recovering better than ever.
News from SIA-España
Geology and a new trail in Zamora! IAT Education for Guides! SIA Information Posters! Some recent news from SIA-España.
News from IAT Scotland
A look back at 2020 and at the year ahead from the IAT Chapter in Scotland.
IAT Ulster Ireland Development on Track
Press Release, 1 March 2021. Progress to enhance Ulster Ireland International Appalachian Trail Walking Experience on track. Work to enhance the Derry and Strabane section of the International Appalachian Trial (IAT) is on track to be completed by the end of May 2021.
Nimblewill Nomad's Latest Trek
Long-distant hiker extraordinaire, M.J. Eberhart (MUCH better known as Nimblewill Nomad), has announced his latest hiking adventure - Odyssey 2021 - Bama to Baxter.
IAT/SIA – The Year Ahead in North America
A roundup of news from the Greenland, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Maine Chapters of the IAT/SIA.
A Little Hike on the SIA in Québec
Back in August, 2019, Anouk Caron took a bus to Gaspé, Quebec to hike the SIA/IAT. During her hike she made the video below.
IAT Ulster-Ireland Receives Grant for Trail Improvements
The IAT in Ulster-Ireland is about to receive a big upgrade thanks to a funding secured through a cross-border cooperation project between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as part of the Rural Development Programme.
Spain Adds Ciudad Real Section to the SIA
SIA Spain has announced the completion of 48 kilometers of new trail for the Sendero Internacional de los Apalaches in the Ciudad Real Province.
Pioneers of Appalachian Geology
The Pioneers of Appalachian Geology are back! With much help from the IAT/SIA geology committee, the new and improved pioneers page now honors over 30 geologists who have made key contributions to the understanding of Appalachian/Caledonian terranes and to geologic principals in general.
The IAT is in Guthook Guides!
, it took longer then we thought it would, but the first three sections of the IAT are now available in Guthook Guides. And by first three, we mean the original sections of the IAT: Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec.
Summer Trail News
Despite the ongoing ebb and flow of the Coronavirus, many IAT/SIA chapters are reporting fair to large numbers of hikers on their particular section of trail.
One Year Ago...
A year ago the founder of the Appalachian Trail Museum Larry Luxenberg attended the IAT’s International AGM and outdoor economy forum in Scotland and Northern Ireland with a contingent from North America.
Meet the New Executive Director of the SIA QC
After a few months search, the SIA-IAT QC had announced its new Executive Director. Please meet Alexis Turcotte-Noël!
Spring News from the Quebec Chapter of IAT
The Sentier international des Appalaches – Québec has published its May, 2020 newsletter. In addition to COVID-19 related updates, it includes information for hikers on reservations and trail guides, and introduces Alexis Turcotte-Noël, the new director of SIA-QC.
The IAT is 26 Years Old
April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day - and the 26th birthday of the IAT!
A Winter Tour of the IATNL Blow Me Down Mountain Trail
On April 15, IATNL Director Paul Wylezol and a few friends took advantage of a beautiful late winter/early spring day to take a snowmobile ride on Western Newfoundland's Blow Me Down Mountains, following the route of the IATNL Blow Me Down Mountain Trail.
When Life Gives You Lemons...
With the world-wide pandemic hanging over us all and long-distance hiking being discouraged, many of us are getting cabin-fever. This includes hiking phenom Nimblewill Nomad (aka M.J. Eberhart).
IATNL Directors Visit AT Southern Terminus
On March 15, IATNL Directors Arne Helgeland and Paul Wylezol visited the Appalachian Trail Basecamp in Amicalola Falls State Park near the southern terminus of the AT at Springer Mountain, Georgia. They took advantage of an opportunity to detour while traveling between New Orleans, LA and Tampa Bay, Florida.
Night on Deasey Mountain
The historic Deasey Mountain Fire Lookout is unusual in many ways. First, it is a “ground cab” lookout meaning that, rather than perched on top of a 20- or 30-foot metal tower, it sits directly on the ground. The cab is anchored in place by four heavy steel cables attached to large eyebolts set in the bare granite knob of the mountain’s summit. The cab offers a spectacular 360-degree view that includes Katahdin and other…
Well, that was a bit of a span between posts. Sorry about that. The IAT/SIA has had a busy year and posting stories to the website kept falling to the bottom of the to-do list. But that should change soon! Mainly because we’re nearing the completion of an updated website design and we’re all itching to see our stories in the new and improved format.
2019 SIA News from Spain
2019 was a busy year for the Sendero Internacional de los Apalaches España.