Scenic Rivers Land Trust's 14th Annual

Walk for the Woods

Saturday, April 27, 2019

 7:00am - 3:00pm

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We're excited to once again partner with Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks to host a day of guided hikes and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area. 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. 

Walk for the Woods is an event to celebrate families exploring the outdoors, the beautiful Bacon Ridge Natural Area, and the power of land protection to provide quality of life, wildlife habitat, 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 with its protection. 

Free admission!

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor 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 Trust's work to protect the natural and scenic landscapes of Anne Arundel County. Donations are fully tax deductible.

Schedule of Guided Hikes and Ongoing Programs

Start time


Distance/Difficulty Level


Bird Hike with Elle McGee and  Andrew Hazen

1 – 2 miles


Archeology Hike with Shawn Sharpe

2 – 3 miles


Bird Hike with Oliver Griffin and Linda Barker

1 – 2 miles


Bird Hike with Kevin Smith and Victoria Sanchez

1 – 2 miles

9:30 – 2:30

Ongoing Bacon Ridge Natural Area Artifacts Display



Northern Trails Hike with Phil Ferrera and Lucie Lehmann

3 – 4 miles – moderate


Woodland Hike with Mitch Keiler and Michael Dixon

3 – 4 miles – strenuous

11:00am  Nature Hike for All Ages with Lindsay Smith and Linda Barker  2 miles
11:00 – 12:00 “Say My Name” cemetery remembrance by Janice Hayes-Williams  NA
11:00 – 2:30

Ongoing Feet, Tails, and Fins with Coastal Resources



Woodland Hike with Dave Walbeck and Neta Dixon

3 – 4 miles – strenuous


Reptile and Amphibians Hike for All Ages with Robert and Rosemary Frezza

1 – 2 miles


Northern Trails Hike for All Ages with Andrew Garte and Joy Chambers

2 miles



Preregistration is not required to attend the event or any of the guided or unguided hikes. However, registration does make check in quicker and saves you a spot on popular guided hikes.

Preregistration will close at 8am on Thursday, April 25th.

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Information about the Area

These will be unpaved trails and often very hilly terrain. Parking will be on a grass field.

Dogs are welcomed AFTER 10am, but they need to stay on a leash. Bike riding is not permitted at this event.

Severe Weather Alternate Date (Raindate)

Sunday, April 28th, 2019, 7:00am-3:00pm. We will be posting to Facebook and Twitter if we have to postpone to Sunday because of severe weather.

Location & Directions

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

Directions: Take Generals Highway to Crownsville Road. Turn right onto the second entrance to Marbury Drive where you will see our Walk for the Woods signs (within 1/4 mile of Generals Hwy). Follow signs to parking.

googlemap image of how to get to Registraion


Interested in volunteering? We need a lot of help during this event to make it run smoothly—from parking, to registration, to guided hikes! Check out the volunteer descriptions and contact Sarah Knebel to volunteer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Sponsors make this FREE event possible! Sponsorship opportunities for this year are no longer available.


Check out our FAQ, call or write! Sarah Knebel, Conservation Director, 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. 

2019 Walk for the Woods Art


2019 t-shirt and poster design by illustrator Phyllis Saroff.

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