we’re here to share the good word about a little known trail, close to water (with a WATERFALL) and located just minutes from the Route 1 corridor: The Rachel Carson Greenway Trail in Silver Spring! Where precisely? Located in Burnt Mills West Special Park. Yes, the green area across from Trader Joe’s in Silver Spring. (Now you know exactly where I’m talking about.)
While we were pretty disappointed that the Cash Lake Trail did not actually lead to any cash 🤣, we still highly recommend this mainly flat, 2-miles or so hike that begins at the Patuxent Research Refuge Visitors Center in Laurel.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Usually, there would be a ton of fun, local events for us all to check out. While that’s not the case this year, there are still plenty of ways that we can celebrate this day and continue to do what we can to protect our beautiful planet. This day. Every day. We invite you all to “plog” along today and share your #route1trashtag pics with us! More on these fun activities, below.
Fairy Hideaways, Face Painting, Sunflower Houses – These are just some of the awesome kids activities Mandy Sheffer of Curated Play Spaces shares with us today on Route One Fun! (The lady’s even packed this post with plenty of how-to tutorials for the visual learners among us. (Many thanks, Mandy!)
We had our weekend guides all set to go. We really did. You know we love this stuff! Given the need, however, for all of us to collectively do what we can to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of the coronavirus, we’re not publishing the guides this weekend. Or next weekend. Pretty much not until it’s safe and responsible to return to doing so.
Don’t think we’ll leave you high and dry though! We’ll have Radiohead on repeat (interspersed begrudgingly with the Frozen 2 soundtrack) as we create and share helpful, fun and interesting Route 1-relevant content for you and yours during these extraordinary times.
Speaking of, check out this latest post for a great list of local, uncrowded, outdoor, open spaces where you can go for a break from the indoors!
The University of Maryland’s Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is offering a new program for new parents. For the past year, they’ve offered a popular Walk with an Arborist tour and this year, they’re piloting a new program, Walk with an Arborist…and Your Baby!