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The 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 the surrounding areas. TATC maintains 23 miles of additional trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains, including the White Rocks Falls Trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Mau-Har Trail off of the Appalachian Trail, and all the trails in the St. Mary’ Wilderness.  In the Tidewater area, the club maintains trails in First Landing State Park, False Cape State Park, New Quarter Park, and Sandy Bottom Nature Park.

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!  

TATC general meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month (except in December). Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9629 Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, write to: Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club, P.O. Box 8246, Norfolk, VA 23503.



Newsletter October/November 2022

TATC Activity List - September 14th Meeting

TATC 50 Years - History Book - Higher Resolution (~95 MB)  

TATC 50 Years - History Book - Minimum Resolution (~13 MB)

TATC Activity List - August 10th Meeting

Newsletter for August/September 2022

Register for TATC's 50th Anniversary Event

Leading TATC Activities

TATC Activity List - July 13th Meeting

Leading Local TATC Activities

TATC Activity List - June 8th Meeting

Newsletter for June/July 2022

ATC Food Storage Policy

List of TATC Activities from May 11th Meeting

TATC Member Duncan Fairlie passes

Links to Big Bend National Park presentation:  

PowerPoint Presentation or Adobe .pdf File

List of TATC Activities from March 13th Meeting

Newsletter for April-May 2022

TATC Policy on COVID - March 2, 2022

TATC Norfolk Tree Planting - February 26, 2022 - Article

TATC Norfolk Tree Planting - February 26, 2022 - Photos by Kevin Du Bois

TATC Member Marilyn Horvath Passes

TATC Member John Markham Ferguson III Passes

Donate to TATC's 50th Anniversary

USFS Sawyers Certification

Land Navigation Presentation Recording

USFS Virtual Volunteer Internships

TATC 50th Anniversary Recruitment Message

40th Anniversary Video

TATC Local Trails Maintenance Awards 2018 - 2019

Cold Weather Camping - Notes and Zoom Meeting

Recruiting for the TATC Land Management Committee

The TATC Cabin is available for Rentals – call Bob at 627 5514 or email him at cabin@tidewateratc.com to reserve.

Link to Activity Sign Up Form

Cabin Incentive Program

The Board of Directors of the Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club welcomes everyone as members or participants in our events regardless of race, creed, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disabilities, or similar considerations.  The Board prohibits bigoted, abusive, or impolite behavior or speech by anyone at any of our activities. If you believe you have experienced such behavior or speech, contact the TATC President at president@tidewateratc.com or any member of the Board of Directors at https://tatc.wildapricot.org/TATC-Board immediately.

The U.S. Forest Service has a detailed Anti-Harassment policy that also applies to volunteers.  TATC's Group Volunteer Service Agreement with the Forest Service requires us to inform members of the Forest Service’s Harassment Reporting Center number.  That number is (844) 815-8943.  The link to the USFS policy page is https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/anti-harassment-policy

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Join the Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club and support our efforts in maintaining 33 miles of trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as trails is the local Tidewater Area of Virginia.

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The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all volunteer organization.  100% of your membership dues and donations go to furthering the club's mission. 

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Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club

P. O. B0x 8246

Norfolk, VA 23503 

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