Are you suffering from Cabin Fever? Need to get a little p.e. in this winter? Want something free? The below is from Healthy Adams County. Please note the next hike is This Sunday February 7th!
Be part of the fun at the 2016 Winter Fitness Hiking!
Join Healthy Adams County’s Physical Fitness Task Force and our co-sponsor, Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, on hiking your way to better health. Stave off the cold weather blues by taking part in the guided Winter Fitness Hikes. These hikes are open to beginner and seasoned hikers. Breaks will be taken as necessary and we will maintain a moderate group pace. Safety and support are top priorities and we will practice “Leave No Trace” outdoor ethics. All hikes step off at 1:30 p.m.
Hikers are encouraged to wear good sturdy hiking shoes and bring along a bottle of water. Layered clothing is advised. Hikes will be held snow or shine (except in cases of severe weather). Please call (717) 337-4137 or check the Healthy Adams County Facebook page to confirm the hike in the event of a severe weather forecast.
Sun., Feb. 7, Teaberry Parking Lot, South Mountain, Ortanna – The Teaberry parking lot is on the right side (north) of Cold Springs Road, 1.5 miles west of the intersection of Cold Springs and Mt. Carmel Roads and 4.4 miles west of Carrolls Tract Road. The 2.5-3.5 mile hike stays along a flat ridgeline and is a loop with no repeated portions. There are no restroom facilities at the parking area.
Sun., March 13, Baker’s Knob Trail, Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve – Follow this 2 mile trail to one of the highest elevations at Strawberry Hill. A trained naturalist will guide this hike and point out interesting sights and sounds along the way. Trail begins and ends with hot chocolate at Strawberry Hill’s historic log cabin.