Sunday, March 14, 2010

Calendar: Hikes on the Potomac Heritage Trail

UPDATE:  There has been a lot of flooding along the Potomac due to our rainy weekend. Check in with trip leaders to make sure these hikes are still on. Or check our calendar for some other options that aren't along a river or creek!

Potomac River from Chain Bridge
Photo credit: Trail Voice
The Potomac Heritage Trail is a relatively new resource to the DC area that deserves a full Natural Capital write-up sometime in the near future. In the meantime, there are two hikes on the trail this Sunday (3/21). They get bonus points for starting from Roosevelt Island, which is accessible from the Rosslyn Metro (see our directions here).

Roosevelt Island to the Chain Bridge & Back - A 9 mile route with folks from the Sierra Club following the Potomac Heritage Trail out, and the C&O Towpath back, stopping for lunch at Clyde's in Georgetown and then back to Roosevelt Island.

Potomac Heritage Trail - Also on Sunday, also leaving from Roosevelt Island, but with the Center Hiking Club, and about 45 minutes after the Sierra Club folks. This will be an 11-12 mile hike stopping for lunch at one of DC's Civil War forts.

See our full calendar for full details and RSVP info, or for the many, many great sounding trips and classes this week. And don't forget about the Environmental Film Festival!

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