If you’ve ever done a section hike or thru-hike on the AT and passed through the Roan Mountain area of Tennessee, you’ve probably stopped in Erwin. You might have even stopped at Miss Janet’s House.
Miss Janet has mentioned a couple times in Trailcast podcasts that the town is trying to develop a greater community involvement with the trail.
According to the Kingsport Times-News, it appears the town is putting its money where its mouth is.
With the help of a $692,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, more sections will be added to what is hoped will eventually be a trail through town and connected to the AT.