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Dates: 1/2/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Denton, MD
Event Name: Eastern Shore "Gem"
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106250 2017/Y1707
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/11km - 2A
Description: Daylight Hours 8am-4pm. The trail uses city sidewalks and the shoulders of generally rural roads to pass scenic Choptank River views, historic homes, period museums (the Rural Life Museum and the Denton Maritime Museum), and the Caroline County Courthouse in the flavorful town of Denton. Watts Creek and Choptank River exposures at Martinak State Park offer chances to experience scenes as depicted by James Michener's "Chesapeake". Denton is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Trail. Sports strollers can navigate the trail. Pets on leash permitted in state park. Trail directions have ~one mile drive directions to 404 Market St, Caroline Arts Council, the walking start point.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Underground Railroad, Water Towers
Start Times: 8 AM - 4 PM Daylight Hours
Location: McDonald's
Start Point / Driving Directions: 605 North Sixth St., Denton, MD 21629. Drive Directions: US RT 50 E across Chesapeake Bay Bridge, toward Ocean City. Bear right as US 50 leaves US Route 301. Turn LEFT on RT 404 (about 12 miles past 50/301 split). (signs to Cape May/Lewes Ferry/Denton/Rehoboth Beach.) Approaching Denton, MD; ignore Business 404, River Road (W328) exits and take the Exit for North Sixth Street. Box under end of Order counter. Please patronize our gracious hosts, McDonalds. Employees are not able to answer volksmarching questions about walk.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: Questions call cell 443-786-4052. Recommend patronizing the Market Street Pub for an early trail bathroom. The gallery is open most afternoons. Walkers should bring water. Fee for IVV credit or non-IVV is $3.00. Children 12 and under walk free (IVV credit included) courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers. This is a Caroline County walk.
Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
Contact: C Middleton (443) 786-4052
Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
E-Mail Contact: cmiddleton0@gmail.com