Approaching Second Mountain - Photo by Lorrie Preston

Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club


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. 


What's new?

  • Upcoming membership meetings:

    April 20, 2017 - 6:30-9:00 PM - Giant Community Center, Giant Food Store, Linglestown
    All welcome, no RSVP needed
    October 26, 2017 - 6:30-9:00 PM - Giant Community Center, Giant Food Store, Linglestown
    All welcome, no RSVP needed
  • SATC Garlic Mustard Challenge 2017 - Saturday, May 14th

    The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has again asked that we concentrate on eliminating the very invasive Garlic Mustard along the Appalachian Trail. This year we will be pulling Garlic Mustard on Saturday, May 14, 2017. Our goal is to beat last year's pull of 504 pounds. So, we need everyone to come out and give a hand at pulling this invasive species. We want to eliminate the invasive Garlic Mustard to allow native plants and flowers, that butterflies and birds like, a chance to grow. Meet at the Dauphin Park and Ride at 9AM as the RT 225 parking lot is somewhat limited. We plan to be out pulling for about 3 hours, but any amount of time you can give is welcome!

    We will be pulling Garlic Mustard along the Appalachian Trail from the 225 AT parking lot to the Shock Rocks. If there is time, interest and energy we will also go up to the RT 325 parking lot and hike up on the SATC's section of the AT and pull Garlic Mustard. Wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt, hat and work gloves. Also, you may bring a hand trowel for digging plants, but most plants are easily pulled out. Bring plenty of water and some snacks. We will provide the plastic bags and have some work gloves for those who do not have any.

    Feel free to bring a friend or two, neighbors or anyone interested in hiking and trail maintaining. Thank you so much for donating your time to preserving the Appalachian Trail. Please contact either Nancy Kurtz at 717-592-0859 or Hannah Ritch at 717-439-9632.

  • 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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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.

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