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Upcoming Healthy Adams County Events

Physical Fitness Task Force's 2017 Winter Fitness Hikes

Hike your way to better health and stave off the cold-weather blues with Healthy Adams County’s guided Winter Fitness Hikes!

 

Hiking is a great aerobic activity. These fully-guided hikes are open to beginner and seasoned hikers; we will take breaks as necessary and maintain a moderate group pace. Safety and support are top priorities, and we will practice Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.

 

All hikes step off at 1:30 p.m., please arrive a few minutes early to sign-in.

 

Sunday, Nov. 26: Swamp Creek Trail with Naturalist Guide, Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

( www.StrawberryHill.org , 1537 Mount Hope Rd, Fairfield)

Explore the stream valley at the heart of Strawberry Hill. A trained Naturalist will guide this hike and point out interesting sights & sounds along the way. Three-mile trail is relatively flat, with a few stream crossings.  The hike begins and ends at the historic log cabin.   Moderate difficulty.

 

Sunday, Dec. 10: Mount Saint Mary’s Elizabeth DiNunzio Trail ( https://www.msmary.edu )

Meet at the intersection of Parking Lots A and B by the Athletic Center, 16300 Emmitsburg Rd, Emmitsburg, MD.  From Interstate 15, 2 miles south of the PA border, take a left on College Lane and proceed to parking lots.   The 2.5-mile trail is relatively flat and is constructed of either gravel or sidewalk.   Easy.

 

Sunday, Jan.  28: Devil’s Den to Big Round Top

( https://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/maps.htm )

Meet at the Devil’s Den parking lot near the intersection of Crawford and Warren Avenues.  The trail is a bit hilly and rocky, but very scenic.   There are many options to make this 3-mile hike shorter (1 mile, 1.5 miles). More Difficult.

 

February:  Event to be announced

 

Sunday, March 11: Bakers Knob Trail with Naturalist Guide, Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve ( www.StrawberryHill.org )

Follow this trail to one of the highest elevations at Strawberry Hill. As you ascend the slopes of Baker’s Knob, you will enter a unique dry forest. At the summit, relax on a rock outcrop & enjoy the view of the Adams County countryside far below. This 3.25-mile trail has some steep uphill sections. A trained Naturalist will guide this hike and point out interesting sights & sounds along the way. Trail begins and ends at our historic log cabin.  Most Difficult.

 

Hike Prepared!  Trails may be uneven and muddy or snowy. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. Layered clothing is advised. Walks are held snow or shine, but please check www.facebook.com/healthyadamscounty in case of ice or other weather cancellations.