11304 Homestead Drive, Big Pool, MD
Starting Point: Big Pool, MD, Off Route 70 Exit 12, start time: 9:30 AM
Parking Lot is on the right across from the Post office.
The Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) is a 20+ mile trail that follows the bends and curves of both the C&O Canal and the Potomac River. The WMRT is perfect for hiking and biking. From Hancock, Maryland, the trail travels 10 miles to the east to about 1/2 mile from Fort Frederick State Park, and another ten miles to the west to Polly's Pond (a small body of water where canal boats would winter). The trail is especially suited to families, novice cyclists (it's almost completely flat), and for anyone seeking a pleasant, leisurely ride. click on http://www.hancockmd.com/WMRT/info.html for more information.
Lets plan to ride the trail and stop for lunch at Weavers on the ride back.
For reference, Weaver's Restaurant and Bakery - save room for dessert!
Ride at your own risk. Helmets required.