Approaching Second Mountain - Photo by Lorrie Preston

Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club

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Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club offers an extensive schedule of activities including scores of group hikes each year with many social and natural exploration possibilities, and numerous trail work outings building our trails and a special sense of camaraderie at the same time!

SATC Work Trip - 4/6/2013 - Photo by Dave Johnston SATC is one of thirty-one groups that maintain part of the Appalachian Trail, a footpath following the crest of the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,180 miles from Maine to Georgia.  SATC is a Pennsylvania incorporated 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit organization.  SATC volunteers contribute well over a thousand hours each year toward the care and preservation of this and other footpaths in Central Pennsylvania.

SATC invites you to join in exploring and learning about nature on scheduled group hikes, in caring for our footpaths, and in helping to preserve and conserve our trail lands.  Scheduled hikes and trail care outings are open to everyone - membership, while welcome, is not required.

SATC invites you to see what we have done and are doing to preserve, and to join us on the footpaths, exploring our local landscapes around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

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What's new?

  • Upcoming meetings:

    July 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM - Board Meeting at Giant Community Center, Linglestown. All SATC members are welcome to attend. Please contact Gail Brossman in advance if you wish to discuss a topic to have it placed on the agenda.
    October, 2018 - 6:30-9:00 PM - Program Meeting - presentation by SATC members on a recent climb of Mount Kilimanjaro and Safari in Tanzania. Date and meeting location will be in the September Bushwack Bulletin and in trail mail.
    All welcome, no RSVP needed
  • SATC Picnic - Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:00 PM

    SATC’s annual summer picnic will be held 6:00 pm to dusk on Wednesday evening, July 25, 2018 at Stony Ridge Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle, PA. SATC will provide meat, beverages, and paper goods. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share, or you may donate $5 towards SATC’s costs. We hope you consider joining us for an evening of socializing, good food, and an optional hike. Join us at 4:45 PM for a walk on the scenic walking trail or take a short hike on the nearby Appalachian Trail.

  • Recent Photographs

    9/16/2017 - Graffiti removal at Shock Rocks
    11/19/2017 - Blow-down removal on the Appalachian Trail
    1/20/2018 - LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail Hike
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Earth Poem

This earth we know.
This earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.
This we know.
All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.

~ Chief Seattle