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.
NEWS FLASH!! ODATC's Annual Club Picnic this Sunday, October 21 at Powhatan State Park. Don't Miss It. See Activities and Events for details.
THE ODATC EXPERIENCE - CURRENT ISSUES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pocahontas State Park Receives $30,000 for New Trail System
JULY 19, 2018 7:32AM
The Friends of Pocahontas State Park has been awarded a $20,000 grant from REI Richmondalong with a $10,000 grant from Dominion Energy. The combined $30,000 was given with the express intent of adding more hiking-specific trails to Pocahontas State Park’s already flourishing trail system.
Grant Smith, Store Manager from Richmond REI, presented a check to Friends member Jeff Samuels and Park Manager Joshua Ellington Thursday, July 5. Samuels, who has been with the Friends group since 2007 and is currently serving as the Director of Hiking Trails, explained the funding would go toward the construction of a new trail on the north shore of Swift Creek Lake.
Ellington has been park manager at Pocahontas State Parksince 2015 and is extremely grateful of the community support. Opening new trails is a labor intensive process, says Ellington, “We couldn’t do it without our volunteers, the friends group and corporate beneficiaries…Thank you for continuing to make Pocahontas State Park a better place for this whole community.”
Development for the new trail system is scheduled to begin in August. Completed sections of new trail will open to the public as early as September 2018.
Webmaster Note: We are so proud of Jeff who is an active member of Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club. Thanks, Jeff for all you do for Pocohantas and the AT.
A.T. VISTA 2020
SAVE THE DATE!
July 31,2020 - August 3, 2020
Location: Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
What is an A.T. VISTA?
To provide a forum for the engagement of activities on and near the Appalachian Trail, offering hiking, educational, cultural, and historical learning programs, working with trail clubs, local communities, and nearby partner organizations.
A.T. Vista aims to be recognized as THE forum for engagement of all who cherish the future of the Appalachian Trail’s protection, stewardship, and connection of the human spirit with nature while increasing participation from younger and diverse members.
Hike, Learn, Play.
For more Information, visit www.atvista.org