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.

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 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

The schedule of guided hikes and programs will be posted in early April. Check back then to see the full list of offerings.


Pre-registration will open in early April. Pre-registration isn't required for entry, but it does save time upon arrival and saves you a spot on popular guided hikes! We will announce the pre-registration opening via Facebook and Twitter.


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 still currently available. Please contact Sarah Knebel for more information (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-980-6837).


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.