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.