Scenic Rivers Land Trust's 13th Annual

Walk for the Woods

Saturday, April 28, 2018

 7:00am - 3:00pm


We're excited to once again partner with AAC Dept. of Recreation and Parks to host a day of guided hikes and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area, which is County owned but currently not completely open to the public. We hope you can join us for a wonderful, relaxing day of enjoying our local woods! As in years past, we will have a variety of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian searches, and naturalist hikes scheduled throughout the day. We will also have ongoing programs, like "Critters Discovery" down by the stream, and "Say My Name" remembering those in the Crownsville Hospital Cemetery. 

Walk for the Woods is an event to celebrate families exploring the outdoors, the beautiful Bacon Ridge Natural Area, and land protection to provide quality of life, wildlife, and Chesapeake Bay and River health. Scenic Rivers Land Trust has been promoting the protection of, and public access to, Bacon Ridge Natural Area for over a decade. This 900+ acre area is the centerpiece of the South River Greenway, a rare 4,000+ acre area of intact forest in Anne Arundel County. People who can enjoy and care about this vital forest, we believe, will help protect it. 

Free admission! Celebrate Earth Day with us. Come for an hour or stay for the whole event. Go on a guided hike or wander through the trails on your own.Donations are welcomed, and will support Scenic Rivers Land Trusts work, which is to protect the natural and scenic landscapes in Anne Arundel County. Donations are fully tax deductible.

A little bit of information about the area: These will be unpaved trails, and often very hilly terrain. Parking will be on a very grassy field.

Dogs are welcomed AFTER 10am, but they need to stay on a leash. While we love mountain biking, bike riding is not permitted at this event.

Severe Weather Alternate Date (Raindate): Sunday, April 29th, 2018  7:00am-3:00pm. We will be posting to Facebook and Twitter if we have to postpone to Sunday because of severe weather.

Location address: Farm Road, Crownsville, MD 21032 (Good for GPS. Follow Farm Road to registration)

 Directions: Take Generals Highway to Crownsville Road. Turn right on Marbury Road (within 1/4 mile of Generals Hwy). Follow signs to parking and trailhead.

googlemap image of how to get to Registraion

Schedule of Guided Hikes and On-going Programs:

Schedule will be announced a few weeks before the event. Stay tuned!



Interested in volunteering? We need a lot of help during this event to make it run smoothly! Check out these volunteer descriptions, and get in touch with Sarah Knebel about it! 


Sponsorship is an integral part of this event! Interested in sponsoring? Please contact Sarah Knebel and she will be happy to give you more information. You can email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 410 980 6837.


Check our our FAQ, call or write! Sarah Knebel, SRLT Easement Outreach Coordinator who is directing the event, can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-980-6837