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 featured in Lynchburg Art Show

Ever wondered what motivates individuals to walk the entire Appalachian Trail? From Georgia to Maine, the 2190 mile long trail connects 14 states. Hikers from all over the world choose to hike parts or the entire trail. What enthuses these Individuals?

This photo series exhibits portraits of individuals encountered on the Appalachian Trail at mile 806 and their stories. Several hikers and the Old Dominion AT Club also provided their journals and Shelter journals of the trail hike for the exhibit, allowing visitors to experience very personal thoughts and revelations which occurred on the hike. 

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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.  

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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.   

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The ODATC Mission

The construction and maintenance of foot trails for hikers, including the trail between Reeds 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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