Physical Fitness Task Force of Healthy Adams County announces spring walk schedule

The schedule for a series of 10 walks plus one Free 5K is out.  Based on the feedback received, we have changed the format a bit.  Six of the 10 walks offer a “led” group walk with a special guest speaker/leader.  Three of the walks have scavenger hunts for kids of all ages, and one walk is the always favorite, “Silly Walk,” with over eight silly walk activity stations.  The Memorial Day Free 5K is back and once again chip-timed, thanks to Highmark Wholecare.  And two of the walks are scheduled on Tuesdays with a Rain Date on Wednesday.  We tried hard to incorporate as much of the great feedback we received to make the walks more appealing and available to more people. If you complete all ten walks, you will receive a ticket to the August Ice Cream walk worth $10.  Please contact Jen Gastley at or Betsy Meyer at if you have any questions.

Wed. APRIL 26, 1:00 led walk, 4:00 – 6:00 open, GNMP Harman Farm by the Day Spa, 730 Chambersburg Rd. Walk the old golf cart paths, by ponds and nature, and with a scavenger hunt for all ages. Join Kathy Gilbert, owner of the Gburg Day Spa, at 1:00 (if not raining) to learn about the day spa and the history of the building. (~2 miles, mostly paved & flat)

Tues. May 2, Rain Date Wed. May 3, 1:00 led walk, 4:00 – 6:00 open, OUTLETS, 1863 Gettysburg Village Drive. Check-in at the gazebo. Walk around the Outlets, Mela’s, and down a scenic road to White Run Water facility. (Walk is 2 miles of relatively flat sidewalks and roadways). Join Linda Wellborn, Marketing Director of the Outlets, at 1:00 to learn about what’s happening there.

Wed. MAY 10, 1:00 led walk, 4:00 – 6:00 open, OAKSIDE, 2880 Table Rock Road, Biglerville. Park in the gravel lot behind the Chapter House office. Bring your kids for a BINGO scavenger hunt and post a picture of you with one of the items on the Facebook event to be entered to win a FREE ticket to our Ice Cream Walk. Join Drs. Catherine and Robert Mauss at 1:00 to learn about preventing Lyme disease, the health benefits of walking, and more.  (~ 2 miles, mostly flat, gravel trail, some paved, very scenic)

Wed. MAY 17, 1:00 led walk, 2:00 – 5:00 open. Eisenhower Farm. Park at the Eisenhower Farm parking lot, accessed from Emmitsburg Rd. just south of where it crosses Confederate Avenue. Bring your kids for a fun scavenger hunt! At 1:00, join Ruthmary McIlhenny, an Eisenhower Society Member, at the Eisenhower House to hear the history of the Eisenhowers at this farm as you walk around the house property. At all other times, Ruthmary will be available in front of the house for questions. (~1 mile, paved trails, a little hilly).   

Tues. May 23, Rain Date Wed MAY 24 1:00 led walk, 1:00 to 6:00 open, Twin Lakes West. Go west from Gettysburg on Fairfield Rd. Park at Clementina’s Pizza, 1685 Fairfield Rd. Make a right out of the parking lot onto Fairplay Rd. then follow the map. A great walk for kids! Throughout the neighborhood, follow the signs for silly and fun activities. The 2-mile walk includes all 3 loops. At 1:00 join Payton Dziemburski, Exercise Specialist with WellSpan Rehab, for the led walk. (two miles, trail is on quiet neighborhood roads, mostly level and sunny.)

Wed. MAY 31, 1:00 led walk, 4:00 – 6:00 open, Hoffman Homes, 815 Orphanage Rd, Littlestown. From Gettysburg, take Rt 97 South ~ 5 miles, and turn right on Hoffman Home Rd. Go 2 miles, turn right on Orphanage Rd. Turn left at Entrance 2, “Culinary and Educational Services.” Lovely horse pastures. At 1:00, join Susan Cann, Director of Development, to learn about Hoffman Homes. (~2 miles, mostly paved or gravel trail, relatively flat).

MON. MAY 29, 8:00 AM, Highmark Wholecare Memorial Day FREE 5K, Wyndham Hotel, Gateway Complex. Arrive 15 minutes early to register. Race/walk kicks off from the Wyndham Hotel in the Gateway Complex off Rtes 30 and 15.  Medals for all children who finish. (3.1 miles, paved roads, some gentle hills) Not needed for perfect attendance, but can be used as a make-up walk toward perfect attendance.

Wed. JUNE 7, 4:00 – 6:00, GNMP Visitor’s Center. Soldier’s National Cemetery Parking Lot, Cyclorama Dr., off of Taneytown Rd. Proceed from the lot to Meade’s Headquarters, cross Taneytown Rd., trail through the woods, and parking lot 3 to Pleasanton Ave; cross Taneytown Rd. and use the road to walk past the PA monument, the Angle, and back to the lot. (2 miles, paved, relatively flat, half wooded and half open)

Wed. JUNE 14, 1:00 led walk, 4:00 – 6:00, Gettysburg Rec Park to Seminary.  Park at the Charlie Sterner Building, 545 Long Lane.  Walk across the Rec Park using the Blue Bridge to the Seminary Trail and back via High/West Street.  (2.3 miles, paved/gravel, mostly flat, some shaded, some open.)  Join Kathy Glahn at 1:00 to learn about the Farmer’s Market

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Bill Morgan
Bill Morgan
1 year ago

Let Ed Riggs lead the hardest

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