The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club (SVSVC) is hosting a one day bus trip on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Our tour travels to Cambridge, MD, the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. There are volksmarches and scenic trails as well as quaint shops, restaurants, fascinating history and bird and aquatic life to observe.
DEPARTURE: 7:30am from the Georgia Avenue (MD-97) Intercounty Connector (MD-200) Park and Ride
RETURN: approximately 8:30pm
CAMBRIDGE MD: This quaint town on the Choptank River has a 5k and a 6k volksmarch trail that can be combined. The 5k trail goes through the town of Cambridge with many shops and restaurants, and passes by the small Harriet Tubman Museum and murals. The 6k trail follows the Choptank River and passes the house where Annie Oakley spent part of her retirement from 1913- 1917. We will spend about 3 hours in Cambridge. Lunch is on your own, you can purchase it town or bring a lunch from home. Depart after lunch at 1:30pm.
BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE VISITOR CENTER: Arrive approximately 2:00pm at the visitor center. It contains exhibits about birds and wildlife, as the refuge is a wintering area for migrating waterfowl and a haven for the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel. There is a gift shop and upstairs observation area with TV monitors to watch osprey and eagle cams. At approximately 2:30, the bus will take us to Wildlife Drive so that walkers can walk the 3.1 mile wildlife trail along the ponds with bird and wildlife sightings, with an optional 1 mile loop to the observation platform on the Blackwater River. The trail ends at the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center. The bus will proceed slowly along the same road so that riders can observe the refuge and birds and will stop at the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center. The walkers will join the bus there.
HARRIET TUBMAN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD VISITOR CENTER, Church Creek, MD: This outstanding visitor center showcases the life and work of Harriet Tubman, who was enslaved in the area around Church Creek, and led over 70 people to freedom. The visitor center is on grounds with walking paths. Approximate stay is 1-1.5 hours.
$55 per person. This price includes the bus to and from the Georgia Ave Park and Ride, and the entrance fee to the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge.
Reservations will be taken starting March 1, 2020.
MAIL the name, email address, cell phone number, and $55 for each passenger to:
ALICE FILEMYR Treasurer
615 McIntyre Rd
Rockville, MD 20851-1517
Checks should be made out to SVSVC.
For more information contact:
Janet Brown, 240-483-5325, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jackie Johnson, 301-675-3874, trvInpr@gmail.com