Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club


TATC LogoThe Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC) is an energetic group, open to individuals and families, whose primary purpose is to maintain a 10+ mile section of the Appalachian Trail (AT). The Club is centered in Norfolk, VA, and draws membership from Hampton Roads and surrounding areas. The club also maintains the Osmanthus Trail at First Landing State Park, the White Rocks Falls Trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Mau-Har Trail off of the Appalachian Trail, and a number of trails in the St. Mary's Wilderness. In addition to trail maintenance, the TATC offers a wide range of outdoor recreational activities, including backpacking, day hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, car camping, white water rafting, skiing, rock climbing, rappelling, nature watching, and of course, eating!  Educational events such as Map & Compass, Leadership and Wilderness First Aid are also scheduled. The TATC general meeting is held on the second Wednesday of every month (except in December) at the new Pretlow Library, 111 West Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia at the corner of Ocean View Avenue and Granby St. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, write to: Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club, P.O. Box 8246, Norfolk, VA 23503.




Meth Lab Hazards Information


ATC 2015 Biennial Meeting - Registration opens April 15, 2015

Hiking Through History
July 17 - 24, 2015
Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia

         º   Link to Registration Package

         º   Link to Volunteer Form      

         º   Link to ATC 2015 Website

ATC & TATC Want Your Input

A few members of TATC’s Board of Directors will be participating in a “Listening Session” with representatives of the Partner Resources and Communications Committee of ATC’s Stewardship Council so that ATC can better understand each trail club’s current responsibilities, strengths and wants.  The “Session” will be done via a conference call in early May 2015.  In order to properly represent TATC’s members, we need your inputs/thoughts/comments on the following four questions:

1.  What is our club (TATC) doing well?

2.  Do we have any training needs and what are they?

3.  What are the greatest challenges or barriers for TATC to work with or reach new audiences?

4.  Finish this sentence as it pertains to TATC:     “Wouldn’t it be great if ………..”

Please send your inputs via e-mail to any or all of the following addresses by Friday, 24 April 2015.

Mark Connolly - trailsupervisor@tidewateratc.com

Phyllis Neumann - rpcrep@tidewateratc.com

Greg Seid - counselor@tidewateratc.com

Ned Kuhns - rpcrep@tidewateratc.com

Thanks to all,


ATC Draft Policy on Pipeline Crossings - provide comments to rpcrep@tidewateratc.com

Voluntary AT Thru-Hike Registration System


Information on the Application for the 2015 Wilderness Skills Institute


Information on the Tye River Ridgerunner Survey 2015


Registration for Trail To Every Classroom 2015!


ATC Strategic Plan 2015 - 2019

Link to Trail Maintenance Crew Briefing Booklet

Donate to TATC by using a Credit Card or PayPal, please click on the link below.

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The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit all volunteer organization and 100% of your donations go to furthering the club’s mission.  TATC is one of the 31 trail maintaining clubs in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), which work to maintain the Appalachian Trail (AT).  Your donations will support the purchase of tools used for trail maintenance and educational activities in support of trail maintenance and outdoor ethics. TATC maintains that portion of the Appalachian Trail between Reed's Gap and the Tye River, the 3.0 mile Mau-Har Trail, the 2.5 mile White Rocks Falls trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway,  11 miles of trails in the St. Mary's Wilderness, and numerous local trails, parks, and wildlife refuges in the Tidewater Area of Virginia. 

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