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Physical Fitness Task Force's 2018 Summer Fitness Hikes 


Hike your way to better health with the Physical Fitness Task Force's guided Summer Fitness Hikes! Hiking is a great aerobic activity. These fully-guided hikes are open to beginners 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. It is recommended that hikers wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a water bottle on all hikes. Walks are held rain or shine. In case of severe weather forecast, please check www.facebook.com/healthyadamscounty.


Sat., June 23, 9:30 a.m. - Nature and Quarry Trails with naturalist guide, Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve ( www.strawberryhill.org )

The length of the hike will be 1.5 to 3 miles, weather dependent. This trail is a good introduction to the unique features of Strawberry Hill, as it passes through woodlands and wetlands and features some close up glimpses of Swamp Creek. This is an easy loop trail with two moderately steep uphill sections. Cool water will be provided at the start and finish of the hike.


Sat., July 7, 9:30 a.m. - Caledonia State Park (Ramble Trail) www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/Caledonia

This 2.2 mile hike will start from the third parking lot located past the visitor's center at the Calendonia Park entrance off of route 233 (which is just off of Route 30 at the stoplight). The Ramble Trail passes through the scenic lowlands of the park, including one of the oldest white pine plantations in Pennsylvania. It is a great trail to see woodland birds and wild flowers.


Sat., August 4, 9:30 a.m. - Caledonia State Park (Beaver Trail along reservoir)


At Caledonia Park on Route 233 go about 1.75 miles, passing Hosack Run Campground. Turn left on to Milesburn Road, which quickly becomes a dirt road. Go about 2 miles, staying straight past the turnoff for the boat ramp and park vehicle just before Birch Run Road. The 3.5 mile trail is parallel to the reservoir coast and is peaceful and scenic.


Mon., Aug. 13, 6 p.m. - Gettysburg College, Painted Turtle Farm Walk

Join the Healthy Options community farming group for a walk around Gettysburg College campus. Hikers will meet at 6 p.m. at the Painted Turtle Farm and enjoy a Pico de Gallo testing before embarking on a 2 mile at approximately 6:30 p.m. Park at the athletic field parking lot near Constitution and Lincoln Ave.