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Healthy Adams County's Physical Fitness Task Force 2021 Fall Walking Parties


The popular walks are FREE and open to everyone.  Dogs on leashes are welcome except at orchards.  Wear good walking shoes and bring a bottle of water.  A detailed map will be provided each week on Facebook and email**


Five of the scheduled fall walks are self-serve – do them on your own schedule, any time the site is open during the week listed.  Maps can be found on the Healthy Adams County Facebook page*, or at www.adamswellness.org, or email Jgastley2@wellspan.org.

The Sept. 29 & Oct. 13 walks, at Mary-Penn Bed &Breakfast and Hollabaugh’s respectively, will be Wednesday-only from 1 to 5 p.m.

Week of August 29, Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor’s Center, between Baltimore Pike and Taneytown Rd.  Park in Visitor Center Lot 3.  Use the wooded trail off the parking lot entrance to walk to Pleasanton Ave, cross Taneytown Rd and use the road to walk past the PA monument, the Angle and Meade’s Headquarters and back via another trail. (2-miles, paved, relatively flat, half wooded and half open).

Week of September 5, Carroll Commons, 5685 Fairfield Road, Carroll Valley.   Walk the 1-mile scenic and partially wooded trail as many times as you like.  (pea gravel, relatively flat, partially wooded).


Week of September 12, Gettysburg Rec Park. Park at the Charlie Sterner building 545 Long Lane. Bring the kids and/or dogs to enjoy the playgrounds or dog park. Walk the Biser Trail to West street, pick up the Gettysburg Inner Loop (GIL) trail to the new blue bridge (just before Middle St), return and then walk the rest of the 1-mile Biser trail as many times as you like.  (~2 miles (or more), flat and paved, some shade).


Week of September 19, Gettysburg National Military Park Amphitheater. Park at the GNMP amphitheater on W. Confederate Avenue between Fairfield Rd and Millerstown Rd.  Walk on both the equestrian trail and Confederate Ave.  Scavenger Hunt day!  (~2 miles on dirt and paved roads, a little shady and hilly).


Wed., September 29, 1 – 5 p.m., Mary-Penn Bed & Breakfast. 716 Mason Dixon Road (Please Note: the bridge on Mason Dixon Rd. over Rock Creek is supposed to be replaced at this time – if it is out, you will need to come via Barlow Road).  Drive back the 1-mile long driveway and park at the house which straddles the PA/MD border.  You will see original Mason Dixon survey mile markers on this walk.  We will have a map there for you.  Visit https://www.mary-pennbb.com/ to learn its history. (2+ miles, gravel and relatively flat).

Week of October 5, United Lutheran Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. Park on the YWCA (west) 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).


Wed., October 13, 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.  Enjoy apples and cheese at our last walk of the fall season.  Those with perfect attendance will receive a $5 gift card to Hollabaugh’s.  (Almost 2 miles, gravel trail, a bit hilly).


**https://www.facebook.com/healthyadamscounty, for email contact jgastley2@wellspan.org