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?

  • Upcoming membership meetings:

    March 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM - Nolo’s Restaurant (see announcement below)
    All welcome, RSVP/reservation required
    April 20, 2017 - 6:00-9:00 PM - Giant Community Center, Giant Food Store, Linglestown
    All welcome, no RSVP needed
    October 26, 2017 - 6:00-9:00 PM - Giant Community Center, Giant Food Store, Linglestown
    All welcome, no RSVP needed
  • 2017 SATC Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting

    This year’s annual banquet will be held on Saturday, March 25th at Nolo’s Restaurant beginning at 11:00 AM. Brunch will be served at 11:30 am. After brunch, we will hold the annual business meeting to elect new board members, approve the 2017-18 budget, and hear guest speaker, Andre Weltman’s presentation “Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads: Traces of the Iron Industry across South Mountain".

    Andre Weltman, chairman of the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park, will discuss the connection between the 19th century charcoal iron industry and hiking. Our modern trails and campsites often overlap with still-visible remnants of an important industry that relied upon the South Mountain landscape as its fuel source. Hikers in the great outdoors are simultaneously visiting a giant museum of industrial archaeology, whether they realize it or not!

    After the program, you may join us for an afternoon on the trail. Hike leaders will be guiding 3 different hikes with varying locations, length and terrain. Details of the hikes will be published on the quarterly hiking schedule.

    RSVP by Monday, March 20th. The menu and costs are detailed on the reservation form. They will also be promoted in the Spring Bushwack Bulletin and Monday Trail Mail.

  • 2017 Appalachian Trail Conference

    This year, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will hold its annual conference August 4-11 Augst at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.


Earth Poem

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