First Day Hike

When: January 1, 2019
  1:00 pm Tuesday
Where: Soldiers Delight NEA
How Much: FREE, Donations welcome!

Join a Patapsco Valley State Park naturalist for a "First Day" hike at Soldiers Delight NEA. We will meet at the Soldiers Delight visitor center at 5100 Deer Park Road in Owings Mills.

We will take an hour-long easy to moderate hike along the Choate Mine Trail, approximately two miles. We'll pass the entrance to the old Choate chromium mine which, during its heyday in the early 1800s, was the largest producer of chromium in the world. We'll hike along the picturesque oak savannah and get a glimpse of the serpentine barrens for which the area is known, while enjoying the first day of a fresh new year. Bring drinking water, dress for cold weather and wear water resistant hiking boots for uneven terrain.

Hikers are encouraged to register at 410-922-3044. Open to ages 5 and up. Pets on a short leash are welcome. Cost: FREE! Donations happily accepted.