The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (ODATC) is an organization of individuals and trail-related organizations who meet to recreate in the outdoors in various ways as well as act as stewards of a portion of the Appalachian Trail and the public lands it runs through. Our recreational endeavors focus on hiking in Virginia but includes biking, paddling and touring as well. While the majority of our events occur in Virginia our only true limits are what members wish to limit themselves to.
THE ODATC EXPERIENCE - CURRENT ISSUES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Holiday Special: Virginia State Parks Discount Gift Certificates Available Now
Virginia State Parks are a tonic for the mind, body and spirit. Museums, visitor centers and nearby historic sites make state parks cultural treasures. The recreational opportunities in state parks are endless and easy to see - from swimming and boating to horseshoes and hiking, there's always something to do in a state park any time of year. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is offering the opportunity to purchase gift certificates for the State Parks at a special discount rate.
ODATC and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Our website has created a new web page dedicated on updating people on the planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline and its impact to the AT and the Federal Parks and Forests. See the latest addition: ATC voices opinion on the Mountain Valley Pipeline Plan.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's 2017 Biennial Conference Is Coming to Maine
In 2017, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) and AMC - Maine Chapter are hosting "View from the Maine Woods" the 41st Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Biennial meeting from August 4 - 11 at Colby College in Waterville Maine. For more details, Click here.