Hike to this lodge at the foot of the Appalachian Trail for a perfect weekend getaway.
Photography by Cary Jobe
Named after a Georgia conservationist, the Len Foote Hike Inn blends Green architecture with sustainable practices that teach visitors how to limit their impact on the natural world. Many of the Green elements are simple: cooling rooms with open windows and lighting them with sunshine. Others, such as solar panels and composting toilets (no, they don't stink), use techniques and tools that reduce dependence on water lines and power grids.