Mission or Purpose
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, through volunteer efforts, education and advocacy, maintains and protects the Appalachian Trail and nearby lands as well as acquiring and maintaining other trails and related facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region for the enjoyment of present and future hikers.
The North Chapter of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club consists largely of PATC members in central and north central Maryland and in south central Pennsylvania. In Maryland, our trail overseers maintain 31 miles of the Appalachian Trail starting at the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, WV. They also maintain 14 miles of AT side trails and the 26 mile long Catoctin trail. Our South Mountaineers trail crew conducts monthly trail work trips on the Maryland trails. In Pennsylvania, our trail overseers maintain 39 miles of the AT and 22 miles of its side trails from Pen Mar Park at the Maryland - Pennsylvania state line to Pine Grove Furnace State Park. In addition, they maintain the 110 mile northern section of the Tuscarora Trail, which runs from Hancock, MD to near Harrisburg, PA, passing through 3 state parks and 2 state forests. Our Yankee Clippers trail crew conducts monthly trail work trips on the Pennsylvania trails.
Land Conservation Figures
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|Acres Under Easement
† Pertains to land that has been acquired by the land trust and than reconveyed to a local, county or state, state or
federal government entity for conservation purposes.
‡ Other pertains to assistance in transactions including preparation and negotiation work and/or the reconveyance of
land to another private conservation organization.