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MNPS Field Trip: Carderock Area Woodlands & Tow Path

  • 04/27/2013
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Maryland or vicinity
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MNPS Field Trip: Carderock Area Woodlands & Tow Path

Leader: Marney Bruce

This is a wonderful time to get out to see lots of spring wildflowers and we will keep our eyes out for plants of the Heath Family.  This popular recreational area which includes a rock climbing wall is wedged between the C & O Canal and the Potomac River, and the wildflowers, wildlife, and blooming trees are abundant now. We will be walking in the woods, on the tow path, and occasionally crossing streams and climbing hills.

Bring: Water, lunch, sturdy walking shoes or boots. Optional: binoculars, hands lens, cameras, field guides.

Light drizzle is fine but cancelled if heavy rain.

Directions: From the Beltway take the exit for Great Falls/Carderock and follow Clara Barton Pkwy heading west towards Carderock. The Naval Surface Warfare Division will be on your right. Take that exit off the Parkway. At the stop sign at the end of the ramp turn left, go over the parkway, and bear right following the signs to Carderock. You will be passing under the tow path. When the road ends in a T, turn right and go to the last parking lot. There are bathrooms there.

Contact: Marney Bruce or 301-652-0492.

Registration is recommended but not required.

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