On Saturday May 21st, 2011, Maryland Park Service (MPS) and Maryland Forest Service is offering free guided hikes to celebrate the International Year of the Forest (IYOF) and National Walk in the Woods Day.
Hikes will be held on Saturday May 21 from 10 am - 12 pm in State parks throughout Maryland. Each hike is designed to give visitors an opportunity to explore the parks’ beautiful forest trails and will include breaks for photography, and reflection.
Participants should reserve a spot in advance and are encouraged to pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in the park after the hike.
Maryland Walk In The Woods Day hikes will take place at the following State Parks:
Pocomoke River State Park
Location: Shad Landing Camp Store
Registration: 410-632-2566 ext 106
Wye Island State Park
Location: School House Nature Trail Parking Area
Registration: 410-820-1668 or 410-827-7577
Patapsco Valley State Park
Location: McKeldin Area
Gunpowder Falls State Park
Location: Big Falls Rd and the Big Gunpowder Falls
Cunningham Falls State Park
Location: Falls Trail
Seneca Creek State Park
Location: Park Office
Swallow Falls State Park
Location: Trailhead at main parking lot
source: MD DNR