Winter Walk at Hemlock Overlook

posted Jan 10, 2013, 2:02 PM by Marty Nielsen   [ updated Jan 18, 2013, 1:09 PM ]
Field Trip to Old-Age Hemlock Forest at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park,
Fairfax County, VA 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Field trip co-sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter-VNPS and the Botanical
Society of Washington.

Leader: Rod Simmons

Bring: Wear good shoes and bring lunch or snacks and water. We'll walk
mainly on trails, but the terrain is steep and rocky in places. (Folks who
aren't comfortable with steep grades can turn back when the gently rolling
upland ridge trail of the first segment of the walk reaches the point where
it becomes steep.)

Field trip is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to .

Directions: Take Ox Road (Rt. 123) or Fairfax County Pkwy (Rt. 7100) east to
Burke Lake Road (Burke Lake Road becomes Clifton Road south of Rt. 123).
Take Clifton Road southwest towards Clifton, but turn left onto Yates Ford
Road (Rt. 615) before the town of Clifton and proceed app. 1-2 miles to
parking area at entrance to Hemlock Overlook Regional Park.

*Field trip cancelled for heavy-steady snow, sleet, or pouring rain, but not
for snow flurries or drizzling rain.