New Event: Hiking - Manassas Battlefield Park

From: Kathy
Sent on: Saturday, September 22, 2007 9:13 AM
Announcing a new event for The Fairlington Social Club!

What: Hiking - Manassas Battlefield Park

When: Saturday, October 13, 10:30 AM

Event fee: USD3.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: Fall is the best time for hiking so I thought we enjoy the weather plus get a little history while we are at it. We will hike the Bull Run trail at the Manassas Battlefield Park.

The Manassas Battlefield Park is steeped in history. The site of two major civil war battles the park has two main loops that pass many historic points of interest, including the spot where confederate General Thomas Jackson got his nickname 'Stonewall Jackson'. Within the rolling plains of Virginia the hikes here are appropriate for all ages.

Our hike will begin at the Visitor's Center. It is a 5 mile hike which is estimated to take about 3 hours with a break for lunch. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. We'll have a picnic on the trail. There is a $3 per person entrance fee to the park.

Info on the trail specifics:

http://www.hikingupward.com/OVH/ManassasBullRun/

Directions:

From Washington D.C. and Points East: Travel west on I-66 to Exit 47B, Route 234 North (Sudley Road). Proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

If you are interested in carpooling from Fairlington, we will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Fairlington North Management Building located at 3001 South Abingdon St., Arlington, VA 22206. Depending upon the number of people, we might need volunteers to drive. Otherwise, we see you at the parking lot at 10:30 a.m.

Directions to the management office:
From I-395 North or South, take the King Street West exit (Route 7);
? Turn Right at the first right, South 30th Street; THIS TURN IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE WHEN YOU ARE WESTBOUND ON RT 7.
? Proceed through the traffic circle at Columbus Street;
? Proceed straight through stop sign at Buchanan Street;
? Management office is directly ahead on Abingdon Street

Learn more here:
http://socialnetwork.meetup.com/498/calendar/6407549/

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