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Physical Fitness Task Force's 2019 Summer Fitness Hikes


Hike your way to better health with the guided summer fitness hikes! Hiking is a great aerobic activity. These fully-guided hikes are open to beginners and seasoned hikers. During the hikes, breaks will be taken as necessary and we will maintain a moderate group pace. Safety and support are top priorities and we will practice Leave No Trace outdoor ethics. We recommend bringing a water bottle along for each hike. Trails may be uneven or muddy. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking shoes and layered clothing is advised. Walks are held rain or shine. However, in cases of predicted severe weather, please check www.facebook.com/healthyadamscounty.


Saturday, July 13, 8:30 a.m., Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve (Swamp and Nature Trails, 3.25 miles): Meet at the parking lot located at 1537 Mt. Hope Road, Fairfield, PA. Hike will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Plan to hike Swamp Creek and the Nature Trail. Hike is relatively flat with a few hills and creek crossings.

Monday, August 5, 6 p.m., Gettysburg College Painted Turtle Farm Walk and Pot Luck Supper (2 mile hike): Join the Healthy Options community farming group for pot luck supper followed by a walk around Gettysburg College campus. Meet at the Painted Turtle Farm at 6 p.m. The Healthy Options community will bring their favorite Latino dishes to the pot luck. Please bring a favorite dish of yours to share. Park at the athletic field parking lot near Constitution and Lincoln Avenue.

Tuesday, August 20, All Day, First Annual Ice Cream Walk ($10 per person): Please support our first-ever fundraiser for the Physical Fitness Task Force. Seven ice cream parlors in the Gettysburg area have agreed to donate ice cream and we've planned a two-mile walk that visits all seven locations! For $10 hikers will sample five cones (or cups) from five different shops.