With the weather warming up and the idea of being outside becoming more and more appealing, we've found some great organizations to help you get hiking. And we've got you covered when it comes to gear (ie we have A LOT of backpacks to help you get through any nature walks).
• May 4—Hike Like a Girl hosted by the African American Nature & Parks Experience
Casual hikers, extreme hikers, however you define yourself, this event is for you! Join our friends at the African American Nature & Parks Experience by participating in their annual Hike Like A Girl event! It's simple to get involved: 1) Get out for a hike on any trail you want on May 4-5; 2) Take a photo from your hike; 3) Share it on social media using the hashtag #HIKELAG2019 and tagging the giveaway sponsors. Visit their website for more details.
• May 12—Waterfalls, Wine & Beer: Catoctin Mountain State Park, MD hosted by Trails and Ales
Make sure you register in advance for this moderate 5 mile hike paired with a visit to an adjourning brewery and vineyard.
• May 14—Mappy Hour DC: Exploring the Anacostia Boat Tour hosted by Mappy Hour
Join Mappy Hour and Anacostia Riverkeeper for a boat tour of the Anacostia River! There will be snacks and drinks during a boat ride down the river. Attendees will learn about the river's history, wildlife, the environmental threats it faces, and the solutions being employed to help it realize its full potential. For more details and to register visit their website. There are future events in June, July & August.
• Plan a hike any day! Check out Hiking Upward to get info about hikes in Virignia, Maryland, West Virginia and North Carolina and select the one that will work best for you or your group!