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Take A Hike in 2015

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Druid Hill Park
Druid Hill Park

Are you anxious to get the New Year off to a good start?

Ready to turn over a new leaf, see new things, and be more active in 2015?

There may be no better way than with a First Day Hike.

For the past several years, America’s state parks have been organizing hikes on New Year’s Day and this year is no exception.  Maryland State Parks is organizing 27 different family hikes in state parks throughout Maryland.

But there is no need to leave the city! There are also New Years Day hikes in several Baltimore City parks, all of which feature the streams and rivers Blue Water Baltimore helps protect.

  • First Day HikesDruid Hill Park – The hike starts at 8:30am at Rawlings Conservatory. $10. Sign up online (it might sell out!). Sponsored by Friends of Druid Hill Park.
  • Herring Run Park – Join the Friends of Herring Run Park at 10:00 am for a two hour hike,  starting at Echodale Avenue and Herring Run Park Drive. The route is a bit challenging: be prepared to jump and scramble on rocks and banks of the Herring Run. Click here for more info, including suggested donation and RSVP info.
  • Leakin Park – Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leaking Park is guiding a one hour hike in Leakin Park, beginning at 11:00 am  at Winans Meadow (4500 Franklintown Road).

These hike are a perfect way to get out into Baltimore’s excellent parks, and to see our most beautiful waterways up close.