Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club

Key Links

MeetUp Site for the Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC)

Facebook Site for the Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC)

Tuesday Group

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Appalachian Trail Museum

Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association

Leave No Trace

Links to Appalachian Trail Maintaining Clubs

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) works with 31 Trail maintaining clubs to manage the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Volunteers from those clubs are responsible for most of the day-to-day work of keeping the A.T. open. 

Allentown Hiking Club

Appalachian Mountain Club

Appalachian Mountain Club - Berkshire Chapter

Appalachian Mountain Club - Connecticut Chapter

Appalachian Mountain Club - Delaware Valley Chapter

Batona Hiking Club

Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club

Carolina Mountain Club

Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club

Dartmouth Outing Club

Georgia Appalachian Trail Club

Green Mountain Club

Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Mountain Club of Maryland

Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club

Nantahala Hiking Club

Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club

Outdoor Club of Virginia Tech

Philadelphia Trail Club

Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

Randolph Mountain Club

Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club

Smokey Mountains Hiking Club

Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club

Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club

Wilmington Trail Club

York Hiking Club


Links to City, County, and Federal Government Sites

State Parks (Chippokes, Kiptopeke, First Landing, False Cape,York River)

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov

Game and Inland Fisheries

www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/vbwt/index.asp

Wildlife Refuges

www.fws.gov/
(Click on link to Northeast for
Virginia refuge information, and Southeast Regional Office for NC refuge information)

Chesapeake

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/

Gloucester

http://www.gloucesterva.info/

Hampton

Hampton Parks

Merchants Millpond State Park, NC

http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/memi/main.php

Newport News Parks

http://www.newport-news.org/

Norfolk

http://www.norfolk.gov/

Poquoson

http://www.ci.poquoson.va.us/

Portsmouth

http://www.hofflercreek.org/

www.portsmouth.va.us

Suffolk

http://www.suffolk.va.us

Virginia Beach

http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/parks-trails/

Williamsburg

www.ci.williamsburg.va.us/dept/rec/parks.htm

 York County

www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec

Links to Local Trails


Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/alligatorriver/

Assateague Island National Seashore

http://www.nps.gov/asis/index.htm

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/backbay/

Beaverdam Park (Beaverdam Reservoir)

http://www.gloucesterva.info/ParksandRecreation/Parks/BeaverdamPark/tabid/358/Default.aspx

Belle Isle State Park

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/bel.shtml

Bells Mill Park

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation-Department/parks/bellsmillpark.htm

Bennetts Creek Park

http://www.suffolk.va.us/parks/bc.html

Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve

http://dcr.state.va.us/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/bethel.shtml

Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/bushmill.shtml

Caledon Natural Area

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/cal.shtml

Cape Charles Coastal Habitat Natural Area Preserve

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/capecharles.shtml

Carrollton Nike Park (Isle of Wright)

http://www.smithfield-virginia.com/recreation.html

Chesapeake Arboretum

http://www.chesapeakearboretum.com/

Chickahominy Riverfront Park

http://www.jccegov.com/recreation/parks/chickahominy-park.html

Chickahominy State Wildlife Management Area

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=1

Chilton Woods State Forest

http://www.dof.virginia.gov/stforest/list/chilton-woods.htm

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/chinco/

Chippokes Plantation State Park

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/chi.shtml

Chub Sandhill Natural Area Preserve

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/chub.shtml

Colonial Parkway

http://www.nps.gov/colo/index.htm

Craney Island Disposal Area

http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/About/Projects/CraneyIsland/FacilityManagement.aspxagement/homepage.asp

Crawfords State Forest

http://www.dof.virginia.gov/stforest/list/crawfords.htm

Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve (Vandell Preserve)

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/virginia/placesweprotect/vandell-preserve-at-cumberland-marsh.xml

Currituck National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/currituck/index.html

Dameron March Natural Area Preserve

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/dameron.shtml

Deep Creek Lock Park

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation-Department/parks/deepcreeklockpark.htm

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation-Department/parks/dismal_swamp_trail.htm?

Dismal Swamp State Park

http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/disw/main.php

Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/easternshore/index.html

False Cape State Park

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/fal.shtml

Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51651

First Landing State Park

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/fir.shtml

Fort Boykin Historic Park

http://www.smithfield-virginia.com/attractions.html

Fort Huger

http://www.smithfield-virginia.com/attractions.html

Freedom Park - James City County

http://www.jccegov.com/recreation/parks/freedom-park.html

Fort Monroe

http://www.nps.gov/fomr/index.htm

Gosnold's Hope Park

http://www.hampton.gov/parks/parks_and_trails.html

Grandview Natural Preserve

http://www.hampton.gov/parks/parks_and_trails.html

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/greatdismalswamp/

Great Bridge Lock Park

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation-Department/parks/greatbridgelockpark.htm?

Greensprings Interpretive Trail - James City

http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation/trails/green-springs-trail.html

Harwood’s Mill Mountain Bike Trail

http://www.nnparks.com/parks_nn.php

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

http://www.nps.gov/caha/index.htm

Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/hickory.shtml

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

http://www.hofflercreek.org/

Hog Island Wildlife Management Area

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=4

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/hughlett.shtml

Indian River Park

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation-Department/parks/indianriverpark.htm?

James River National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/jamesriver

Jamestown Island

http://www.nps.gov/jame/index.htm

Jockey's Ridge State Park

http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jori/main.php

Kiptopeke State Park

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/kip.shtml

Little Creek Reservoir Park (York County)

http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation/parks/little-creek-reservoir.html

Lone Star Lakes

http://www.suffolk.va.us/parks/ls.html

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/mackayisland/

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/mattamuskeet/

Mattaponi & Pamunkey Rivers Trail

http://www.mpra.org/

http://www.mpra.org/Projects/RiverTrail/CanoeTrail.html

Matteson Trail

http://www.hampton.gov/parks/parks_and_trails.html

Merchants Mill Pond State Park, NC

http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/memi/main.php

Mount Trashmore Park

http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/parks-trails/city-parks/Pages/mount-trashmore-park.aspx

Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve Trail

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/northcarolina/placesweprotect/nags-head-woods-ecological-preserve.xml

New Quarter Park

http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=4626

New Point Comfort Natural Area Preserve

http://dcr.state.va.us/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/newpoint.shtml

Newport News Park

http://www.nnparks.com/parks_nn.php

Noland Trail

http://www.mariner.org/visitor-information/park-lake

Norfolk Botanical Gardens

http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/home

North Landing River Natural Area

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/northlanding.shtml

Northwest River Park

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation-Department/parks/nwrp.htm?

Oak Grove Lake Park

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation-Department/parks/oakgrovepark.htm?

Ocean View Beach

http://www.norfolk.gov/rpos/beaches.asp

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/PeaIsland/

Pettigrew State Park

http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/pett/main.php

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/pocosinlakes/index.html

The Point Walk at Gloucester Point Beach Park

http://www.gloucesterva.info/ParksandRecreation/Parks/GloucesterPointBeachPark/tabid/1035/Default.aspx

Portsmouth City Park

http://www.portsmouthva.gov/parksandrec/parks.aspx

Powatan Creek Park & Blueway (York County) http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation/parks/powhatan-creek.html

Presquilee National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/presquile/

Ragged Island Wildlife Management Area

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=9

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/rappahannock/index.html

Sandy Point State

http://www.dof.virginia.gov/stforest/list/sandy-point.htm

Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preservee

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/savage.shtml

Sandy Bottom Nature Park

http://www.hampton.gov/sandybottom/index.html

Sleepy Hole Park

http://www.suffolk.va.us/parks/sh.html

Upper County Park - James

http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation/parks/upper-county.html

Virginia Eastern Shore Water Trails

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/CoastalZoneManagement/CZMIssuesInitiatives/SeasideWaterTrail.aspx

Virginia Beach Waterway Access Sites

http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/beach-boat-facilities/Pages/waterway-access-sites.aspx

Virginia Beach Ocean Front http://www.visitvirginiabeach.com/visitors/beaches/resort-area/

Voorhees Nature Preserve

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/virginia/placesweprotect/voorhees-nature-preserve.xml

Wahrani Nature Trails

http://www.co.new-kent.va.us/index.aspx?NID=309

http://www.co.new-kent.va.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/108

Wallerr Mill Park

http://www.williamsburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=477

Westmoreland State Park

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/wes.shtml

Weyanoke Wildlife Sancturary

http://www.chasnorfolk.org/weyanokesanctuary.html

Windsor Castle Park

http://windsorcastlepark.org/

York River State Park

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/yor.shtml

Yorktown Battlefield & Colonial National Historical Park

hhttp://www.nps.gov/york/index.htm


Links to Equipment Suppliers


Links to Equipment Suppliers in the Tidewater Area

Wild River Outfitters

Blue Ridge Mountain Sports

Dicks Sporting Goods

Appomattox River Company

Green Life Adventure Sports


Links to Equipment Suppliers outside the Tidewater Area

L. L. Bean

Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI)

The Outfitters at Harpers Ferry

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS))

Sierra Trading Post

Steep and Cheap

Campmor

Mt. Rogers Outfitters

Links to Other Outdoor Sites

mtnguide.org

blankmtnguide.org

www.trails.com/

www.americasroof.com/

www.railtrails.org/

www.discoverytrail.org/

www.americanhiking.org/

www.gorp.com/

www.backpacker.com/

www.traillink.com/

www.gear.com/

www.gearfinder.com/

jhbhiking.org.za/cms/index.php (Johannesburg Hiking Club)

www.germanyvalleycabins.com/  (Cabins in Germany Valley, WV)

Keystone Trails Association

hamptonroads.com (Prime source of information for the Hampton Roads area)

 

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