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Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Port Republic, MD
Event Name: American Chestnut Land Trust
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 108187 2018/Y1069
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km, 10km - 3C
Description: Daily dawn-dusk. Wet weather will make trail more difficult.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: No
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: dawn to dusk
Location: American Chestnut Land Trust
Start Point / Driving Directions: Scientists Cliff Rd., 20676. Capital Beltway (I-495) to Exit 11 (Pennsylvania, Rt 4 S), S on Rt 4 to Prince Frederick (about 35 miles), passing Upper Marlboro, crossing Rt 301 and Patuxent River. Rt 2 joins Rt 4 S of Dunkirk. 4 miles S on Rt 2-4, from intersection with Rt 231 in Prince Frederick. Passing traffic light at Rt 264 (Broomes Island) in Port Republic, turn LEFT to Parker's Creek. Cross Rt 765 (St Leonard), proceed to intersection of Scientists Cliffs and Parker's Creek. RIGHT to Scientists Cliffs, proceed 0.8 miles to American Chestnut Land Trust parking lot on LEFT.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Featured are scenic overlooks and several footbridges over small streams. You will also visit the remains of the American Chestnut tree from which the property takes its name, as well as an old family cemetery. The Start Box is located on the porch of the small, wooden building to the right front of the parking area. Also, please sign the Visitor's Log at the ACLT main trail entrance to promote continued funding for the Land Trust. There are no restrooms and no water at the start/finish or along the trail. However, there is a well-maintained privy just a short distance along the trail from the start point. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended that you stop for water and restrooms at one of the establishments along Route 4 in Prince Frederick. The ACLT is in a scenic, rustic area. The trail is on natural surfaces, including steep hills.
Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
Contact: Tom Perry (301) 283-0531
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