The borough of Duncannon, Pa. located in Perry County, lies on the Appalachian Trail and at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Juniata Rivers. This tiny town of 1,522 people, 15 miles north of Harrisburg, is making the most of having the Appalachian Trail running down its main street. Taking advantage of natural surrounding is a tool for economic development. Nature-based Tourism also known as Ecotourism is a great way for a town like Duncannon to revitalize itself.
A dedicated group of residents has made Duncannon a Trail Town destination for hikers, paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts by hosting events during the year to promote the borough’s natural surroundings.
The next big event Duncannon is gearing up for is Saving Our Community From Natural Deficit Disorder. The town festival will be held on June 2, 2012. Duncannon’s Appalachian Trail Community Advisory Committee, comprised of local officials, Trail Angels, Trail to Every Classroom teachers, business owners, and representatives of non-profit organizations and Trail clubs are working together to make this event happen. Duncannon is being designated as an Appalachian Trail Community, which will only enhance Duncannon’s ability to promote itself as a destination.
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