A Night at the Museum with 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C.
Looking for some inspiration to get out on the hiking trails around the nation’s capital? The Washington, D.C. area offers a wide range of scenery and terrain options for every level of ability. Authors Rachel Cooper and Renee Sklarew will share tips on choosing the right trails in the upcoming Smithsonian Associates presentation Discover Your Backyard: Great Hikes Within and Around the Beltway on August 22, 2018 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW Washington, D.C. 20560. They will give an overview of their book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C. and all participants will take home a copy of the book.
On any given day, you might be in the mood for a different type of hike. Rachel and Renee will motivate you to hike year-round, to go to new places, to marvel over scenic overlooks, to view amazing wildlife and to learn about the unique history of the region’s public lands. They will give you guidance and tell stories about some of their favorite hikes, including some popular and some hidden gems. For more information about the Smithsonian Associates program, including ticket details, click here.
This fall, Rachel and Renee will be leading a new series of local hikes with the Smithsonian Associates. The first is an all-day tour, Along the Anacostia, on Monday, October 8, 2018 (Columbus Day), from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program will focus on the river’s history, restoration efforts and future development and will include a hike along Kingman and Heritage Islands Park and the Anacostia Riverwalk, a tour of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and a visit to the Anacostia Community Museum. Look here for more information about the Smithsonian Associates program, including ticket details.
On Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. take an all-day tour, Nature, History and Art in Fairfax County and explore some of the best sites in Northern Virginia. The program will include an easy three-mile hike along the mesmerizing wetlands of Mason Neck State Park, a tour of Virginia Statesman George Mason’s Home and a visit to the Lorton Workhouse Art Center. For more information about the Smithsonian Associates program, including ticket details, click here.
Rachel and Renee plan to lead additional programs with the Smithsonian Associates in 2019.