Once agina, the Springwater Center has kindly offered to host our Annual Meeting. This scenic property overlooking the Springwater Valley, and half-way between Webster Crossing and the Hamlet is very appropriate for Springwater Trails. Our thanks to the entire staff of the center for their welcome.
Prior to the Annual Meeting. we will enjoy the many well marked trails that loop through open fields and forested areas. The trails through the fields are mowed and there are wonderful views of the surrounding hills and the valley below. Two of the trails parallel a creek bed and gorge and one loops to another seasonal creek. Keep your eyes open for the Marker Tree near the creek. Following our hikes, we will set up a pot-luck dinner in the kitchen. Everyone interested in Springwater Trails is welcome to the pot-luck and the Annual Meeting, and to the hike.
There will be three hikes Wayne Coger and Susan McCallum, longtime Center members, will be available to answer questions and help with directions. Well-mannered dogs are welcome to hike with us. Dogs should stay in cars during the social.
If you are able to join us for the social after the hike, please bring a dish to pass and a non-alcoholic beverage or consider making a cash donation. There is a complete kitchen to store and reheat the dishes as needed. Please bring slippers as shoes will need to be removed at the door.
From Springwater: Take Rt 15 to the West from the flashing light at the intersection with Rt 15A. Follow Rt 15 up the hill. Turn right at the top of the hill on Mill St Ext (just across the road from Harpers Ferry Rd) – you will see a Dead End sign. Springwater Center is the third driveway to the left (0.1 mile along Mill St. Ext., you will see the sign). Follow the driveway for 0.6 miles to reach the Center parking lot. The main building is just past the parking lot.
Additional directions to the Center are here.
NOTE: This is the first day of Daylight Savings Time. The hike will start promptly at 2:00 Eastern Daylight Time. The hike will be followed by a social at the Springwater Center and by the Springwater Trails Annual Meeting.