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Spring Walk in the Woods, Turkey Run Park

  • 04/18/2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Turkey Run Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway, VA

Thursday, April 18, 2019 11 AM-1:30 PM

Sponsored by Montgomery Parks

At one of the best sites in the DC area, see the amazing

display of spring wildflowers as we walk along the Potomac River at Turkey

Run Park. We will look for Virginia Bluebells, Squirrel Corn, Trout Lily,

Dutchman's Breeches, Sessile Trillium, Cutleaf Toothwort, and much more.

We hope to walk up to 3 miles round-trip: 1.5 miles to Dead Run or the

Turkey Run Loop Trail depending on the mud situation. The focus will be on

plants, but we will be on the lookout for anything else of interest (e.g., birds,

mushrooms, reptiles, amphibians, animal sign) and encourage participants to

share their knowledge. For ages 18 and up.


Register online at

First, you must create an account (which can be used for future Montgomery Park events). Once you have created an account, go to the Activities tab, scroll down to the Search window, then enter “Walk in the Woods”. Click “Add to Cart” next to the information for this activity – make sure you select the correct date if there are multiple events with this name.

For more information, not to register, contact the leader, Ken Bawer,

Notes: We will be going down and back up a steep hillside. There also will a

stream crossing where you'll need to hop across rocks (hiking poles would be

good for balance). Depending on the weather, the trail along the Potomac

River can be muddy. There are bathroom facilities at each of the parking

areas. Wear sturdy shoes or boots.

Directions will be sent to those who register.

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