What we're about

The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club's (TATC) purpose is maintaining a section of the Appalachian Trail as assigned by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and providing organized hiking, backpacking, camping, educational and other activities for its members. This is our Meetup Group.

Upcoming events (5+)

AT Spring Walk Thru - Document Maintenance Needs

Sherando Lake USFS Campground

Crew leader is Jim Newman. You need to contact Jim directly at [masked] to sign up; feel free to show your rsvp here afterwards. Approximately 12 people needed to walk our section of A.T. & Mau-Har Trail to document maintenance needs. Base camp at Sherando CCC Kitchen area. Most will want to arrive Friday. Free camping. Bring your own food & items necessary for camping.

TATC Spring Maintenance

Sherando Lake USFS Campground

To sign up or for more information, contact Jim Newman at [masked]. This is a weekend for us to do what the club was set up to do! We’ll maintain our assigned section of the Appalachian Trail, the Mau-Har Trail, the White Rocks Trails, plus more! Come out to our base camp at Sherando Lake Recreation Area - US Forest Service Campground on Friday as early as noon; set up your tent at the Williams Branch Picnic Area, keeping in mind that the gate is locked at 10PM and opens on Saturday morning at 6AM. Crew signup sheets available Friday; Saturday organizational meeting at 7:45AM. The club provides dinner Saturday night (6 PM) but please bring your own plate, utensils, cup, napkins and take them back with you to clean at home. 70-90 volunteers are needed, and we need a head count to plan for dinner. If desired, you may continue to camp at Williams Branch Sunday night. We are reminded from our trail supervisors of 10 Essential items for participants: (1) supportive ankle-high boots (2) leather gloves (3) jacket for warmth (4) rain jacket (5) sun hat/cap (6) long-sleeve shirt (7) long pants (8) lunch & snacks (6) 1-2 quarts of water (9) day pack to contain everything (10) hard hat & safety glasses, when necessary, are provided by TATC. Reminder: Trail maintenance is not a dog friendly activity!

TATC General Meeting

Mary D Pretlow Anchor Branch Lbry

TATC General Membership Meeting Mary D. Pretlow Library Ocean View 7pm-9pm Rosanne Scott [masked] Program TBD

Family Hike at Sandy Bottom Nature park

Sandy Bottom Nature Park

Bring the family out for some fresh air and an easy hike at this jewel of a Hampton park. Sandy Bottom is a 456-acre park with a lake, wetlands area, walking trails, nature center and more. All ages welcome! For those who wish to wrap up the morning with a picnic lunch, pack a lunch and drinks and we’ll find a spot to enjoy our lunch in the park. Call, text or email Rosanne Cary to sign up at [masked] or[masked]

Past events (487)

First Landing State Park Hike

First Landing State Park

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