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?

  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 - Graffiti Removal At Shock Rock

    • Please meet at the Dauphin Park & Ride at 9:00 AM .
    • The work trip that was scheduled for May 21st to begin cleaning the graffiti off Shock Rocks has been postponed until June 4th. After a test outing with the Elephant Snot® (graffiti removal product) and the rinse water needed, it was realized that the best method to help remove the product is a portable/backpack power washer. SATC is able to borrow one from Mountain Club of Maryland but the washer is being used on May 21 for MCM’s own graffiti cleanup project. Since we want our time and effort to be maximized, we have moved the work date in order to be able to use the power washer. If you want to help out with this project please register via email to Jeff Buehler.
  • Appalachian Trail Museum's National Trails Day Weekend Events

    • Friday, June 3, 2016 - Hall-of-Fame Induction

      The sixth class of Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame honorees will be inducted on Friday, June 3, at the annual Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. The 2016 Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame class honorees are:

      • Maurice J. Forrester, Jr., Williamsport, PA
      • Horace Kephart, Bryson City, NC
      • Larry Luxenberg, New City, NY
      • Henry Arch Nichols, Ashville, NC

    • Saturday, June 4, 2016 - Children’s Festival and Dedication of the Children’s Exhibit

      On Saturday, June 4th, 2016 (National Trails Day) the Appalachian Trail Museum is proud to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit area. The museum’s new Children's Area located on the lower level of the Old Grist Mill will feature an exhibit that shows all the states the trail travels through, including interesting trail-related information about each state.

      The day starts with a ribbon cutting at 10:00 am for the new area. The ceremony will be followed by a Children's Festival beginning at 11:00, with intriguing events and activities for children of all ages. The festival will include story-telling sessions, a nature scavenger hunt, activities related to Leave No Trace principles, and a survival activity including how to build a shelter. A special appearance and demonstration will be made by Nan ‘Drag N’ Fly’ Reisinger, who is the oldest woman ever to hike the Appalachian Trail in its entirety.

      This event will feature mountain music by Brian and Nancy Lockman and friends. In addition to a bake sale, there will be a cookout and a ‘make your own trail mix’ table.

      The latest inductees to the Hall of Fame will be available at the Children’s Festival to speak about their adventures and work on the Appalachian Trail.

      Located on Rt. 233 in Pennsylvania's Pine Grove Furnace State Park, very close to the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail, the museum tells the story of the trail.

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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.

~ Chief Seattle