The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club

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. 

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ODATC Brick laid in Damascus, VA

 The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club  purchased a brick in Damascus, VA. to support the ATC's Community Pathway Project.  The Project was launched in May of 2014, and we are happy to celebrate its successful completion with the installation of this final round of bricks. 

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President's Message 2017

Greetings and Happy New Year ODATC!  By now we all should be recovered from the holidays and are moving on with making plans for 2017.  As ODATC looks forward to another fun-filled year out on the trail it is appropriate to take a little time to look back on what our club accomplished in 2016.  Last year was an eventful year for our club with a couple of big projects accomplished and lots of continuing volunteer effort to keep the AT in shape and the club running smoothly.  Thank you all for your support – we are ODATC only because of you!

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Update on the ATC 2017 Biennial Conference in 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.  Volunteers are needed in all areas to support the Conference.  For more details, Click here.   

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The ODATC Mission

The construction and maintenance of foot trails for hikers, including the Appalachian Trail between Reids Gap and Rockfish Gap.

The provision of excursions on such trails or other areas. 

Offering educational activities related to the need for preserving the great outdoors. 

Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (c). 
P.O. Box 25283 
Richmond, VA 23260-5283
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