The Trail and Town Alliance of Harpers Ferry-Bolivar is a standing committee of the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Historic Town Foundation. It grew out of the Canal Town Initiative in 2008, as towns along the C&O Canal towpath trail carried out self-evaluation of their services to trail users and set goals for trail-oriented sustainable economic development.
The Alliance now serves as the steering committee for our two towns’ participation in the Appalachian Trail Community Program and the Canal Town Partnership. As such, we build coalitions among towns, partner with the National Park Service, trail organizations, and the business community. Although we currently have no staff or operating budget, we have a dedicated team of volunteers and have had success in raising seed money for several important projects. We meet monthly to plan activities and projects.