ACLT'S Volksmarch* & 35th Anniversary Celebration
*A Volksmarch (people’s march or walk) is a non-competitive, organized hike that encourages people to connect with nature and each other.
PLEASE NOTE! The new Holly Hill Trail will not be open to the public until December 5th! The trail is not yet marked with signage or blazes. It will be open on the 4th only to registered attendees of this event!
All ACLT members and supporters are invited to gather friends and family for an inaugural hike on the new Holly Hill Trail!
DATE: December 4, 2021 (Rain Date: December 5)
TIME: 12 PM – 2 PM
LOCATION: Begin your hike from any trail and gather at the newly-stabilized historic Holly Hill Barn for a celebration of ACLT’s 35th Anniversary!
REGISTRATION: All members, supporters, and their guests must be pre-registered! Registration includes a hand-made commemorative ornament! Register here.
Hikers Arrive/Lunch 12:00 pm
Hikers arrive and enjoy lunch while mingling with fellow ACLT members and supporters, viewing displays on the history of ACLT and the Holly Hill Barn, etc., all while enjoying the music of local band, "Some Assembly"
Welcome by Board & Staff 1:00 pm
Board members and staff will give brief speeches commemorating ACLT's 35th Anniversary.
Reenactment of Group Photo 1:30 pm
All attendees are encouraged to assemble for a group photo similar to the one on the right, taken shortly after ACLT's formation and featured in National Greographic Magazine.
Hikers Depart 2:00 pm
Hikers depart to ensure safe return before sunset (4:45 pm)
- PARKING – There is very limited parking available at Holly Hill and it is reserved for those who are unable to hike there. The hike from the north side trailhead to the Holly Hill barn is approximately 1 mile each way (with some steep hills). Shuttles from the north side parking lot are available upon request (see registration form).
- COVID PRECAUTIONS – Throughout the event, we will follow CDC Guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid. If you have had symptoms of Covid in the 14 days leading up to the event, please do not attend.
- WEATHER – Remember: “There is no such thing as bad weather – only poor clothing choices.” – Alfred Wainwright. So please dress accordingly. (We will notify registrants if the event is postponed or canceled.)
The stabilization of the Holly Hill Barn was made possible in part by Destination Southern Maryland and Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.