Fat Girls Hiking, DMV: Underground Railroad Experience Trail
DMV now has a FGH chapter! The area includes: DC, Maryland & Virginia (Washington DC metro area)! Hikes & other events for the area will be posted on the main social media pages as well as the Eventbrite page, ‘follow’ Fat Girls Hiking to receive an email whenever a new hike is posted: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/fat-girls-hiking-8629131029 Rachel & Erin are the FGH, DMV ambassadors & can be reached at: email@example.com More info about your ambassadors here: https://fatgirlshiking.com/dmv-dc-maryland-virginia/ Hike Name: Underground Railroad Experience Trail at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park Description: The Underground Railroad Experience Trail provides the historic backdrop for the route many freedom seekers followed along the Underground Railroad in Montgomery County, Maryland. The park is home to historic buildings and beautiful wildflowers. The trail is part of the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program. Native Lands: Susquehannock and Piscataway Conoy https://www.britannica.com/topic/Susquehannock http://www.piscatawayconoytribe.com/history.html Mileage: 3.9 mile loop Elevation: 239 foot gain Trail Conditions: Rocks, roots, and possible mud. On a sunny day there may be a lot of sun exposure as some of the trail travels through a field. Ticks are a risk so please dress accordingly and check yourself after the hike. ADA info: Not ADA accessible Dogs Allowed: Yes, dogs allowed Kid Friendly: Yes, kid friendly Website: https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/woodlawn-manor-cultural-park/underground-railroad-experience-trail-hikes/ https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/maryland/underground-railroad-experience-trail Please Note****Fat Girls Hiking's group hikes are open to ALL genders, ALL sizes, ALL skill levels. Please choose a hike that will meet your needs/abilities. During all of our hikes, we go at the pace of the slowest hiker (usually that's ME!) No one is left behind! We love to share our lived experiences with one another on the trail and hope to create a space where ALL feel welcome! We ask that anyone who joins our group events refrain from diet talk, body shaming or weight loss talk. We don't allow sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia or any other form of bigotry. Address: Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860 Directions from City Center: From Sandy Spring, MD, follow MD-108 west toward Brooke Road. Turn left onto Norwood Road. Turn left onto MD-182 S/Norwood Road. Turn left toward Woodlawn Visitor Center. If you hit Ednor Road going southbound, you have gone too far. Meeting Point: Meet at the Woodlawn Visitor Center. If it is raining or you do not see us outside, check inside the visitor center as well. We will check both inside and outside before we depart. Bathrooms: There are restrooms when the museum is open and latrines when it is closed. Fees: None. If you choose to partake in a guided tour before or after our hike, the fee is $8.00 for everyone aged 7+. Other Notes: This trail is one segment of the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail Corridor, a 25-mile trail corridor that will one day connect Patuxent River State Park to Prince George's County. Land Acknowledgement: This hike takes place on the ancestral territories of the Susquehannock and Piscataway Conoy nations. Fat Girls Hiking acknowledges that our hikers may be guests, settlers & immigrants to this land. We recognize that outdoor recreation is rooted in colonialism and commit ourselves to undoing these dynamics while we’re on the trail. Tickets: Fat Girls Hiking group hikes have limited tickets available for the safety of all participants, including our hike leaders. We have a limited amount of free tickets that are limited to 1 per person. We ask that if you are financial able to, consider making a donation to Fat Girls Hiking by purchasing a ticket to this hike. OR support the growth of FGH by donating to one of our accounts. All donations help us to
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
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