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43nd Annual New Year's Day Hike on C&O Canal Towpath (easy)

  • Pinstripes

    1064 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC (map)

    38.904490 -77.062850

  • Hikers (and non) will continue a long tradition by gathering in Georgetown on January 1 to kick off a new year of hiking! Join old and new friends to usher in the New Year, while working off some of the holiday cheer you’ve accumulated. Leashed pets are also welcome.

    Photo albums of previous happy New Years: 


    The Hike: We’ll walk along the C&O Canal towpath about five miles to the Little Falls Pump Station, and back. You can walk at your own pace and turn around sooner (or later) if you want to do less (or more) than 10 miles.

    What to Bring: Bring snacks or a bag lunch, and water. Dress warmly in layers and wear rain gear or bring an umbrella if there is a chance of precipitation. Feel free to bring leftover holidays treats to share.

    When & Where: We’ll meet at 10 am on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue, NW, south of M Street. There is a small plaza in front of the Pinstripes Bistro (1064 Wisconsin Avenue; that is next to and above the C&O Canal. Note that street parking is conveniently free on New Year’s Day.

    Lunch: If you are so inclined, you may also join some of us for après-hike fare at Pinstripes Bistro (where we start and finish the hike) around 1:30 pm. 

    Leaders: Frank Wodarczyk, Paul Elliot, Mike Darzi, & Carol Ivory.

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  • Mike
    Event Host

    Avid hiker and outings leader for Sierra Club

  • Gail L.

    Lived in MC all my life. Love the outdoors and I am an environmental activist.

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