Leaders: Rod Simmons and Carole Bergmann
Sponsors: MNPS, VNPS Potowmack Chapter and Botanical Society of Washington
Celebrate the winter season at Ferry Hill with its spectacular scenery and remarkable diversity of native plants, wildlife, and natural communities.
Notes: Most of the walk traverses rolling, fairly open forest along trails, though some steep grades will occasionally be encountered.
Bring: Wear sturdy shoes and bring lunch or snacks and water.
Directions: In Maryland from the Capital Beltway (495), take 270 west towards Frederick. At Frederick, take I-70 west a short ways to Alt. 40 west (Exit 49). Take Alt. 40 west to Boonsboro. Turn left onto Shepherdstown Pike (Rt. 34) in Boonsboro and proceed to entrance on right at Ferry Hill just before bridge over Potomac River. Proceed up driveway to parking area beyond mansion.
From Virginia, take Rt. 9 west to Hillsboro. Just past Hillsboro, turn right onto Rt. 671 and proceed to Loudoun Heights at Rt. 340. Turn left onto Rt. 340 and proceed a short ways past Harpers Ferry and Bolivar to right turn onto Rt. 230 (Shepherdstown Grade Road). Proceed north on Rt. 230 to Shepherdstown and to junction of Rt. 45. Turn right onto Rt. 45 and proceed a short ways, crossing the Potomac River bridge, and turning left almost immediately on the Maryland side into the entrance drive to Ferry Hill. Proceed up driveway to parking area beyond mansion. (Rt. 45 is a West Virginia route which becomes Rt. 34 in Maryland.)
Contact: Liz Jones, elksjones at aol.com
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