I thought it would be fun to plan an event that involves my two favorite activities--exercise and good food! Let's go for a hike and follow it up with dinner at my favorite Chinese restaurant, Hunan Taste. Patapsco Valley State Park is a beautiful state park north of Washington, DC (near BWI Airport) that has lots of great hiking trails and scenic views.
We will be meeting in the Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove Area of the park. When you come up to the park entrance at the address above, there will be a collection box ($2 for in-state vehicles and $4 for out-of-state vehicles), after that you will come up to a T-junction. Turn left and drive about 2 miles to the Orange Grove area. You will see a sign for the Cascade Falls trail with a swinging bridge to your right. We will be meeting in the parking lot on your left. We will meet at 1 PM with a prompt hiking departure of 1:15. We will hike for about three hours at a pace that is comfortable for the group.
You can find more information about this area of the park here. http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/patapscoavalon.asp
Dinner reservations for Hunan Taste are at 5 PM. We will have an awesome family style meal so you can try many of their great dishes. There will be something for everyone.
718 North Rolling Road Catonsville, MD 21228
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The weather forecast predicts its going to be in the upper 50's on Saturday so it should be a nice day to get out and enjoy some fresh air. Look forward to seeing you there!