Post Turkey Day Hike at Germantown - Moderate Pace

Time to work off all that Turkey and other food you ate for Thanksgiving. Come hike with Mountain Laurel at a moderate pace of 2.0 to 2.5 mph. We will hike the orange for a total of about 7 miles. This hike is for us slower hikers. If you are fast you need to slow down or hike without me! LOL! Bring water, a snack, hiking poles and wear your hiking boots or shoes.

About the park:

Germantown MetroPark is the most diverse and significant natural area managed by MetroParks. The size, quality, and age of the woodlands are exceptional. Steep topography and varied moisture gradients make for a variety of forest types and microhabitats. Many species of plants and animals here are found nowhere else in Montgomery County. The park also contains large open grasslands, cedar glades, dry hillside prairies, all stages of natural succession, several ponds, and an exceptionally high quality stream, Twin Creek. The park also benefits from the fact that it still is surrounded largely by agricultural land and the wooded Twin Creek corridor.

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  • moshe o.

    It was a great hike, my first time to Germantown.

    1 · November 29, 2013

    • Laura

      Moshe, thanks for taking the group picture!

      November 29, 2013

  • Laura

    A great hike and perfect for burning those holiday calories! Enjoyed the conversation on the trail, and spending time at one of my favorite parks. Thanks, Laurel, aka my hiking twin, for leading the group :-).

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • Laura

    Laurel, if you want to add in the waitlist we could split the group in two, I can lead one group. Up to you!

    November 29, 2013

    • Mountain L.

      Sorry I missed your message Laura! Great hiking with you again.

      1 · November 29, 2013

  • Mountain L.

    Great hike on a beautiful day!

    November 29, 2013

  • Kevin N.

    It was my first time with the group. Thanks for the great hike.

    November 29, 2013

  • Cathy

    The post turkey hike at germantown was great! Nice to meet some new people and brisk weather to walk in

    November 29, 2013

  • Diane B.

    Great hike…Thanks Laurel…

    November 29, 2013

  • Dawn

    I decided to cancel so some of the folks waiting longer to bring two people could go. Have fun!

    November 29, 2013

  • Rick S

    Isn't nature center on boomershine

    1 · November 17, 2013

    • Mountain L.

      Thanks Rick! I made the correction.

      November 17, 2013

  • Anntoinett

    I am unable to meet this hike.. Thank you!


    November 17, 2013

  • Linda T.

    Sorry Folks I can't make this hike after all. I will be out of town.

    November 16, 2013

  • Ruth

    Sorry, Laurel. I can't make the earlier time. Have a great hike.

    November 13, 2013

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