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Physical Fitness Task Force's 2018 Spring Walking Parties


The following list of walks are FREE and open to everyone. Dogs on leashes are welcome (dogs must be cleaned up after). Participants should wear good walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. Walks are held rain or shine (except during thunderstorms and severe weather). Please call 717-337-4137 or check the Healthy Adams County Facebook page to check on any potential cancellation.


Walks are scheduled for Wednesday evenings, April 25 to June 13, 2018, plus two weekend "make-up" walks as noted on schedule. Registration for each Wednesday evening walk occurs from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m.  A detailed walking map/route will be provided at each walk.


April 25 - Gettysburg National Military Park, Soldier's National Cemetery to Little Round Top: Park in National Cemetery parking lot on Cyclorama Drive off of Taneytown Road, just south of Steinwehr Avenue. Enjoy a scavenger hunt utilizing monuments along the trail. The walk is out and back past General Meade's headquarters, the PA Monument, then climbing to Little Round Top. (Trail is 3 miles, paved and flat for a while and then hilly).


May 2 - Gettysburg Outlet, 1863 Gettysburg Village Drive: Park near the Pepperidge Farm Store on the south side of complex. Event will feature a drawing for an Outlet Gift Card. (Walk is 2 miles of relatively flat sidewalk and roadways).


Make-Up - Saturday, May 5 - Third Annual Adams County Come Walk with Me Event, Gettysburg Area Middle School, 37 Lefever Street: A fun-filled event from 1 to 5 p.m. Opportunity to walk to Culp's Hill or Spangler Spring on the National Military Park or just walk the track at Warrior Stadium. Lots of door prizes available during the event. Sorry, no dogs allowed inside the stadium. Register at the Physical Fitness Task Force table.


May 9 - Hoffman Home, 815 Orphanage Road, Littlestown: From Gettysburg, take Route 97 south. Turn right on Hoffman Home Road. Go two miles, turn right on Orphanage Road. Turn left at the entrance marked "Culinary and Education Services." (Walk is approx. 2 miles, mostly paved or gravel trail, relatively flat.)


May 16 - Gettysburg Day Spa, 730 Chambersburg Road: Now part of the Gettysburg National Military Park, we'll walk the old golf cart path. Optional "poker" walk with prizes. Also, Graphcom sponsor day with special giveaways. (Walk is approx. 2 miles, some trail walking, mostly flat, paved trail).


May 23 - Oakside Park, 2880 Table Rock Road, Biglerville: Park in the gravel lot behind the Chapter House office. Bring your leashed canine companion to enjoy the doggie park inside Oakside Park (dogs must be cleaned up after). Support the SPCA with your donation of dog or cat food or treats. (Walk is approx. 2 miles, mostly stone/gravel trail, some paved, relatively flat, very scenic).


Make-Up - Monday, May 28 - Wyndham Hotel 5K, Gateway Complex, Gettysburg: Free 5K with registration for 8 a.m. event beginning at 7:45 a.m. Race/walk kicks off at the Wyndham Hotel. Medals to be awarded to all children who complete the 3 miles. (3.1 miles, paved roads, some gentle hills).


May 30 - Carroll Commons, 5685 Fairfield Road, Carroll Valley: Walk features scavenger hunt with prizes. Walk the 1 mile trail as many times as you like. (Trail features pea gravel, relatively flat, nicely wooded trail).


June 6 - Gettysburg National Military Park's Barlow's Knoll: Park at the Penn State Ag Center (670 Old Harrisburg Road). Walk on the North Trail to Barlow's Knoll. Return through Gettysburg College and town. (Walk is approx. 3 miles, mostly paved trail/road, some hills).


June 13 - Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane:   Park at the Charlie Sterner building. Walk the 1 mile Biser Trail as many times as you like. Join us for end of season party! (Walk is flat and paved).


Thursday , June 21, SpiriTrust Lutheran - The Longest Day Walk: walk the .75 mile paved trail around the Gettysburg retirement community in honor of Alzheimer patients and their caregivers. Trail open from sun-up to sun-down.