Abbreviation for Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the organization that oversees maintanance of, conservation on, and advocacy for the preservation of the Appalachian Trail. The headquarters in Harpers Ferry is also often referred to as “the ATC.”
Example: “I cried when I got to the ATC because I couldn’t believe I was already in Harpers Ferry.”
Fun Fact: The ATC was recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work by Outside magazine.
Keep reading: https://www.appalachiantrail.org/home