Category: General Hiking Or Environmental News

General news about hiking or about environmental issues, that may be of interest to club members.

Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest

15th Annual Photo Contest Runs Now Through Aug. 31 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers – novice or professional – can enter online or by mail for the chance to

13 Magnificent Trails You Have To Hike In Maryland Before You Die

Another somewhat dramatic title, but it refers to several trails that are not commonly hiked by the Mountain Club. The full article here: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/maryland/bucket-list-trails-md/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=maryland&utm_campaign=newsletter

The Hiking Trail Hiding In Maryland That Will Transport You To Another World

Well the title is a bit dramatic, but it’s the lead-in to a fairly pleasant little description of hikes on Sugarloaf, in northern Montgomery County – which I’m sure we’ve all done a few times. The full article here: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/maryland/hiking-trail-md/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=maryland&utm_campaign=newsletter

DNR Promoting “First Day Hikes”

First Day Hikes Offer Healthy Start to New Year The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites everyone to welcome in the New Year with a First Day Hike! Maryland Park Service rangers, staff and volunteers will lead more than 30

Governor Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

In honor of Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan announced that all military veterans, including residents and nonresidents, will be granted free admission and entrance to the network of 72 state parks managed by the Maryland Park Service. The governor’s announcement

DNR Invasive Plant Training

DNR is hosting two session of training this summer for the Statewide Eyes Program to identify and map invasive plant species. First session is Saturday August 26 at Robinson Nature Center in Howard County. Second Session is Thursday September 14

13 Magnificent Trails You Have To Hike In Maryland Before You Die

According to a recent article, you HAVE to do the following 13 trails: 1. Swallow Falls State Park 2. Calvert Cliffs State Park – Red Trail 3. Billy Goat Trail – Section A 4. Maryland Heights Trail 5. Rocks State

Cell Phone Hiking App : Diverge – Trail Maps and GPS Tracker

We’ve been contacted by the developer of a new hiking app, that might be of interest to club members. We are not officially endorsing this or any other app – but thought we’d let you know that it exists. The

New Playground Opens in Patapsco Valley State Park

Environmentally-Friendly Play Space Accessible to All One of Maryland’s oldest state parks is set to unveil a brand-new amenity, a completely reconstructed playground with up-to-date features. The new Hollofield Play Space at Patapsco Valley State Park will contain nature-based elements,

10 Easy Maryland Hikes

We all know about some of these, but many of us won’t know about several of these hikes. They aren’t all withing easy reach of Baltimore, but the list seems to be worth a look. The article: 10 Easy Hikes

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