Mrs. Arlington Takes a Hike

Do you know about the Center Hiking Club of Washington, DC? This 800+ member, non-profit, volunteer organization is devoted to enjoying the outdoors. The club schedules several activities every weekend, including hikes, camping trips and bike rides.

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On Saturday, May 26, the club will host an easy all-day walk of 10-12 miles touring various historic points in central Arlington. The walk will include colonial, Civil War, trolley and W&OD Railroad sites. The walk will take participants through the Clarendon, Ballston, Arlington Forest and Glencarlyn neighborhoods.

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Stops include:

  • Cemeteries
  • Log cabins
  • Historic springs
  • Old mill sites
  • A George Washington survey site
  • A DC boundary stone
  • Central Post Office
  • Arlington Arts Center
  • Center for Local History
  • Ball-Sellers House
  • Lubber Run Park
  • Glencarlyn Park
  • Bluemont Park

Take advantage of the beautiful weather to walk through some sites you might breeze past otherwise. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 9:00 Clarendon Metro Station, at the southwest corner of Wilson Blvd. and North Highland Street.

Bring lunch and water.

Contact: Bernie Berne: Phone: 703-243-0179.

To find out dates for future hikes, check out the schedule online.

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