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.
New & Exciting Happenings at ACLT
ACLT’s 35th Anniversary was not the only thing celebrated on December 4th!
- The much-anticipated Holly Hill Trail was opened to the public – view the new Holly Hill Trail Map here.
- The historic Holly Hill Log Barn, the first of many stops on the Parkers Creek Heritage Trail, is now open to the public and accessed via the Holly Hill Trail. Stop in to read the interpretive signs about the history of Holly Hill and the indigenous people who lived there, the log barn’s history, and how ACLT worked to stabilize and preserve it.
- Follow up your visit to Holly Hill by checking out the newly-launched web pages for the Parkers Creek Heritage Trail.
- ACLT’s Year-End Campaign kicked off with a “paddle raise” held at the end of the Celebration, which raised over $30,000 in just 10 minutes! Thank You to all who raised their paddles! Donate to the Year End Campaign here.
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)
The stabilization of the Holly Hill Barn was made possible in part by Destination Southern Maryland and Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.