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Upcoming Healthy Adams County Events

Physical Fitness Task Force's 2017 Spring Walking Parties


The walking parties scheduled from April 26 to June 14 are free and open to everyone! Registration is held prior to each walk from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Dogs on leashes are welcome (must be cleaned up after) for events unless noted. Walkers should wear good walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. A detailed walking map will be provided at each event. Walks are held rain or shine (except for thunderstorms and severe weather). Please call (717) 337-4137 or check Healthy Adams County's Facebook page for cancellation information.  


Wednesday, April 26 - Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor's Center

Park in Visitor Center's Lot 3. Enjoy a scavenger hunt utilizing monuments on the trail with prizes from the Gettysburg Foundation. Optional participation in a wellness survey conducted by Gettysburg College. Trail is two miles, paved and relatively flat.


Wednesday, May 3 - Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community

2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA. Park at the Harvey Kline Wellness Center. Walk is two miles of relatively flat sidewalk and roadways.


Saturday, May 6 - Come Walk With Me event at the Gettysburg Middle School

Second annual Come Walk With Me event at the Gettysburg Middle School, 37 Lefever Street, Gettysburg. Event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Featured walks will go from school to Culp's Hill or Spangler Spring or on the middle school track. Lots of door prizes to be given away. Sorry, no dogs allowed inside the stadium.


Wednesday, May 10 - Carroll Commons

5685 Fairfield Road, Carroll Valley, PA. Scavenger hunt with prize of a one hour massage gift card to Laventide Salon and Spa at Ski Liberty Spa ($95 value). Walk is one-mile on pea gravel on a relatively flat trail.


Wednesday, May 17 - Gettysburg Day Spa

730 Chambersburg Road, Gettysburg. Walk the old golf cart path on now what is part of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Poker walk with a Spa Pedicure at the Gettysburg Day Spa as the prize. Walk is approx. two miles featuring some trail walking, mostly flat paved trail.


Wednesday, May 24 - East Berlin

Park at the East Berlin Area Community Center at 405 North Avenue, East Berlin, PA. Walk to the East Berlin Community Park and on the .4 mile walking path, continue through town and stop to tour the East Berlin Community Library. Each participant will receive a free book at the end of the approx. two mile walk on paved roads.


Monday, May 29 - Free 5K Gettysburg Wyndham, 8 a.m.

Arrive at the Wyndham Gateway Complex 15 minutes early to register. Race and walk kicks off from the hotel located off of Route 30 and Interstate 15. Medals for all children who complete the three mile walk over paved roads and gentle hills.


Wednesday, May 31 - Gettysburg Rec Park

Park at the Charlie Sterner Building located at 545 Long Lane. Walk the one mile Biser Trail as many times as you like.


Wednesday, June 7 - Gettysburg National Military Park Peace Light

Park for this event at Gettysburg College's new Fitness Center. Enjoy a walk to the Eternal Peace Light and get a tour of the college's Painted Turtle Community Farm. Walk is approx. three miles, mostly paved and some hills.


Wednesday, June 14 - Oakside Park with SPCA

2880 Table Rock Road in Biglerville, PA. Park in the gravel lot behind the Chapter House office. Bring your leashed canine companion to enjoy the doggie park inside Oakside Park. Support the SPCA with your donation of dog/cat food or treats. Walk is approx. two miles, mostly stone/gravel trail, relatively flat and very scenic.