Damascus, VA is soon to be home of the southern most Appalachian Trail Center! The center is made possible through funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission, Tobacco Commission and Department of Housing and Community Development. The trail center is one component in the Friends of SWVA POWER 16 which focuses on utilizing the regions natural assets to develop an economy supporting an outdoor recreation industry. The center will serve as a location to educate visitors and outdoor enthusiasts on surrounding assets and best practices in experiencing the outdoors! The project is expected to break ground Fall 2018.