The Town of
Glasgow, Virginia

Glasgow Trail Shelter

Glasgow, Virginia Appalachian Trail Shelter 

Through many generous donations, the Town of Glasgow had a hiker shelter built in 2010 by local Eagle Scout, Parks Talbott from Natural Bridge, for Appalachian Trail hikers. Glasgow was designated as an official Appalachian Trail Community in 2011 and held their dedication ceremony in May 2012.

The shelter has water, hot shower, wood and fire ring, benches, and port-a-johns at no charge. In 2013, the Town has plans to add electric receptacles at the shelter to charge cell phones, etc. Free town maps, located in Glasgow Town Hall, show hikers where to find the basic necessities, such as supplies, post office, library, etc. The library allows free use of computers, as well as providing a book exchange and purchase of cheap books.

The shelter is located off of 9th Street and Rockbridge Road, behind Scotto’s Pizza, with a laundromat across the street.

In addition to these Town facilities, the Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries maintains a boat launch at the confluence of the Maury and James Rivers to allow canoes and other small crafts access. With a grant from DGIF, the Town has plans to build a canoe/kayak launch on the James River in 2013.
 
WE LOVE POSTCARDS! To view postcards from hikers we have received, just click here.