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Hiking Piscataway Park and Adjacent Preserves

Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings (SCPRO)
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Aug 12 9:00AM - 10:00AM

The Hike: This will be a moderately paced hike of about 5 miles (easy), with an extension to about 8 miles (moderate) after lunch. The hike will take us through mostly flat woodlands, open fields and marshland boardwalks. The extension will include a wooded loop trail along a hillside. The hike features views of the Potomac, a "living history" colonial farm, a Native American ceremonial/burial ground, an Ecosystem Farm, a native tree arboretum,Accokeek and Piscataway Creeks. We expect to see a fair amount of varied flora and fauna, possibly to include butterflies, ospreys and eagles.

Leaders: Gary Kosciusko and Frank Wodarczyk, Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings leaders.


Meeting Location: Well meet 9am at the main parking lot, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607, which is at the end of a narrow country road. If youre driving from almost anywhere in the DC metro area, recommend allowing at least an hour travel time. Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver. No pets please.

What to bring: Water and/or non-alcoholic beverage, snacks and a bag lunch. A brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen applied beforehand are recommended.

Possible Costs: SCPRO requests a $2/person donation to support our all-volunteer outings program. Be aware that the Stitch n Time Textiles Club will be holding a volunteer event in the Education Center from 1-4pm focusing on wool spinning; textile products may be available for sale at this event. The visitors center also offers items of interest for sale. Finally, on the way back home you may want to reward yourself with a soft-serve ice cream treat.

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