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?

  • Peter's Mountain Appalachian Trail Parking Lot to Close for Repairs

    SATC will close the parking lot on Tuesday June 20, 2017 so that the Robinson's Excavating Company, of Dauphin PA, can place a new layer of aggregate stone on the parking lot. The parking lot (PA Section 8) is located off Route 225 on top of Peter's Mountain (AT parking/Peter's Mtn. Rte. 225, 40.411973, -76.930009). The lot is expected to be closed for a few days. All vehicles shall be removed by the evening of June 19th. There will be no motor vehicle access for Appalachian Trail parking from Route 225 during the project. The repairs are being funded by a grant received from the LL Bean Company awarded through the Appalachian Trail Conservancy with additional funding provided by the SATC membership.

  • SATC Picnic Set For July 25th

    Make your plans to join us on Tuesday, July 25th for the annual picnic. It will be held from 6:00 pm to dusk at Stony Ridge Park. Please join us for SATC’s Annual Picnic! 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. RSVP By Wednesday, July 19th to Dawn Warden @ andyson871@verizon.net or call 717- 379-5378. Join us at 4:45 PM for a walk on the scenic walking trail or take a short hike on the nearby Appalachian Trail. Directions: From Harrisburg – Take I-81S to exit 52 for US-11N for New Kingston/Middlesex. Turn left onto US-11N. Turn left onto Ridge Hill Road. Then turn left onto Bernheisel Bridge Road. From Carlisle – Take I-81N to exit 52A to merge onto US-11N toward New Kingston. Turn left onto Ridge Hill Road. Then turn left onto Bernheisel Bridge Road.

  • Upcoming membership meetings:

    October 26, 2017 - 6:30-9:00 PM - Giant Community Center, Giant Food Store, Linglestown
    All welcome, no RSVP needed
  • 2017 Appalachian Trail Conference

    This year, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will hold its annual conference August 4-11 Augst at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

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