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Description:

The Hotel Mons was the resort hotel located in the Peaks of Otter recreation area near Bedford, Virginia. The original route of the Appalachian Trail in Southwestern Virginia began at the Hotel Mons and turned immediately south, swinging southwest of Roanoke through northern Franklin County, and from there across Bent Mountain into Floyd County. When the Blue Ridge Parkway was constructed in the mid-1930s, the Mons became part of the new National Park and was eventually torn down by the National Park Service. The trail now passes to the west of the Peaks of Otter.


Date:

1930s

Creator:

Unknown

Subject

Lost Appalachian Trail

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and White Photograph

Source:

Mills Kelly

Rights

No known copyright

Citation

Unknown, “Hotel Mons (1930s),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed October 15, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/923.

Geolocation

Hotel Mons Peaks of Otter.jpg