Sunday, August 29, 2010

Calendar: Labor Day Weekend

Lots of folks are probably going out of town for the Labor Day weekend, including us -- we'll be in Colorado visiting family. But there are plenty of things to do right here. To highlight just a few:

Overlook Trailhead with Trail Runner
Help keep these trails looking good!
Potomac Overlook Park by Jimski
You can put in a little labor yourself on Saturday -- there's a volunteer day at Potomac Overlook Park.

Take advantage of a day off on Monday by going out to the Sunday-night open house at the University of Maryland Observatory. Dr. Cole Miller will speak on black holes and gravitational waves, followed by a tour of the observatory -- and actual observing, if the weather cooperated.

For a mini get-away, the Potomac Conservancy is leading an overnight canoe trip on the Potomac River from Saturday afternoon until Sunday, for only $20/adult, $10/child (bring your own camping gear, but they have canoes). Spend the night on Minnie's Island in the Potomac, near Lock 8 on the C&O Canal. RSVP by this Thursday to Deanna Tricarico at

Looking ahead...right after we get back from Colorado, on September 11, we'll be leading a hike to look for (and hopefully eat) ripe pawpaws. Sign up now to reserve a spot!

As always, there are lots more great-sounding hikes and activities on our calendar. Have a great holiday weekend, whatever you do!