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Fall Walking Parties

Walking Party events of Healthy Adams County's Physical Fitness Task Force are free and open to everyone. The scheduled walking events are self-serve to be done on your own schedule any time that week's site is open during its identified timeframe, except the walk at Hollabaugh's which will be only on Wednesday from 1-5 p.m.

Dogs on leashes are welcome with the exception of those walks occurring at orchards. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. Please walk only with members of your household, maintain social distance, and bring along a mask in case you're not able to maintain social distance.

Week of September 7, Carroll Commons, 5685 Fairfield Road, Carroll Valley: walk the 1-mile trail as many times as you like. (pea gravel, relatively flat, nicely wooded trail).

Week of September 14, United Lutheran Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg: Park on the YWCA side of the Seminary. Walk the informational/historic 1-mile trail around the Seminary and venture out onto neighborhood streets down to Federal Point Inn and back. (2.1 miles, gravel trails and paved roads, some shade and hills).

Week of September 21, Eisenhower Farm, Gettysburg: Park at the new, temporary Eisenhower Farm parking lot, accessed from Emmitsburg Road just south of where it crosses Confederate Avenue. Walkers must observe the site hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Walk the loop around the farm. (~1 mile, paved trails, a little hilly).

Week of September 28, Gettysburg Nat’l Military Park – Visitor’s Center, between Baltimore Pike and Taneytown Rd. in Gettysburg: Park in Visitor Center Lot 3. Use the wooded trail to walk to Pleasanton Ave, then the road to walk past the PA monument, the Angle and Meade’s Hqtrs and back via another trail. (2-miles, paved and relatively flat).

Week of October 5, New Walk in Ridgewood Neighborhood: Go north from Gettysburg on Mummasburg Rd. Pass the Peace Light and enter the neighborhood by turning right on Ridgewood Dr. Follow Ridgewood Dr. to the T intersection (see RR tracks straight ahead) and turn left. Go to the end of the road and find 4 parking spaces on the left side of a small turn-around. Begin your walk by re-tracing your drive along Ridgewood Dr. (exploring the short cul-de-sacs, if desired). When you reach the turning point on Ridgewood Dr., turn right to go back to Mummasburg Rd. Return to parking area (2.2 miles, Trail is along paved road and is mostly level and shady. Yield to occasional slow-moving traffic if walking on the road). Alternate – Begin your walk by re-tracing your drive along Ridgewood Dr.; when you reach the turning point on Ridgewood Dr., go straight (becomes Ridgewood Circle); go around the loop and back to parking (1.6 miles).

Wed., October 14, 1 to 5 pm, Hollabaugh’s Orchard, 545 Carlisle Rd, Biglerville: Enjoy fall’s beautiful colors by walking the orchard lanes of the farm. Follow a trail guide to learn about what you see. Sorry, no dogs allowed on this walk . (Almost 2 miles, gravel trail, a bit hilly).

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