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Dates: 1/2/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Gettysburg, PA
Event Name: Walk #3
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106180 2017/Y0028
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10/15 km - 2B
Description: Mon-Fri, 4:30 am-10pm; Sat, 8-5; Sun, 10-5. Closed all holidays. Tour Operators please make arrangements with the POC. Pets cannot enter the National Cemetery. ***** After registering, you must drive about five miles to the parking lot at Little Roundtop. ***** New Trail for 2017. The 5K Sickle's Trail is a loop in the area where the Union Third Corps fought on July 2, 1863. The 5K Farnsworth's Cavalry ChargeTrail is a loop in the area where Brig Gen Farnsworth's Cavalry Brigade charged across on July 3, 1863. Both 5K trails must be done for 10K credit. The 15K trail starts from the YWCA and goes on the Confederate line on Seminary Ridge, past the Peach Orchard and Wheatfield, on the Union line on Cemetery ridge, through the National Cemetery, site of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and the South and West areas of Gettysburg. ***** The trails are on paved park roads, park trails, road shoulders, and city sidewalks. Strollers will have some difficulty on the portion of the 5K Farnsworth's Cavalry Charge Trail that is natural surface.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Cities in Song, Civil War Battlefield, Fraternal Organizations, Honoring Our Flag, National Parks Centennial Challenge, National Register of Historic Places, Vice Presidential Walks, Walk the USA - Street by Street, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: See comments
Location: Gettysburg YWCA
Start Point / Driving Directions: 909 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717)334-9171. Refer to the Gettysburg - Walk #1 for directions to start location.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: These trails qualify for the Civil War Battlefields Special Program for the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. ***** For some Special Programs, only the 15K Trail qualifies. ***** The "A" Award is a 4" patch featuring the 1st Minnesota Monument.. ****Song is "The Battle of Gettysburg" by Johnny Willow. There are seasonal port-a-johns near the start that are passed within the first 1K of the walk.
Host Club: York White Rose Wanderers
Contact: Tom Jackson (717) 677-6511
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