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Dates: 1/2/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Wheaton, MD
Event Name: Brookside Gardens - Woods Trail
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106263 2017/Y0144
Distance - Trail Ratings: Distance 5/10/20 km - 2C
Description: The Visitor Center is open daily 9 to 5. Closed on holidays from Veterans Day through Presidents Day. Call the Visitor Center to confirm holiday hours (phone 301-962-1400, website http://www.montgomeryparks.org/brookside/ ). PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED in Brookside Gardens. The trail is primarily on natural surfaces, with some rocky stretches, and some paved paths. The trail has a number of hills and is not suitable for strollers. In wet weather, the trails may be muddy. The 5km trail is a shortened version of the 10km loop. A second different 10km loop can be walked for 20km. NOTE: As of December 2016 the 10 Km routes are temporarily suspended due to construction that ha the back gate to Brookside Gardens locked. You can walk the 5 Km route twice or a 10 Km route that stays inside the gardens.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Lakes and Reservoirs, Trekking With the Trees
Start Times: 9 AM - 5 PM
Location: Brookside Gardens Visitors Center - Wheaton Brookside Gardens
Start Point / Driving Directions: 1800 Glenallan Avenue, 20902. 301-962-1400. See directions for Wheaton - Residential Trail (Y1619)
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: Brookside Gardens include various botanical gardens with Japanese tea house and ponds and the Conservatories with changing colorful displays. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED IN BROOKSIDE GARDENS. Fee for IVV credit and non-IVV participation is $3.00. Children 12 and under walk for free (IVV Credit included) courtesy of the Freestate Happy Wanderers. No admission fee for the gardens. Wheaton Regional Park is a wooded park. Water and restrooms are available in the Visitors Center. Water and restrooms are also available in the Conservatories at Brookside Gardens.
Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
Contact: Bob Wolfe (301) 523-6098
Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
E-Mail Contact: rwwolfe61@comcast.net