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December and January Events at Rocky Gap

DECEMBER & JANUARY EVENTS AT ROCKY GAP

Please email naturalist Jenna Linhart with any questions.

All events are held rain or shine. Last-minute cancellations may occur.
Please contact Ranger Katy Barger with any questions.

Note: With hunting seasons underway, please wear bright clothing for hikes —orange if possible.


Dec. 5: De-stress and Energize Indoor Park Yoga 

5 p.m. at Hawks Nest

Unwind and join Yogafit instructor Samantha for an energizing yoga practice. Bring a mat or borrow one of ours; available on a first come, first served basis.


Dec. 9: Evitt's Mountain Hike 

11 a.m. at Touch of Nature Parking Lot

Challenge yourself and enjoy the beautiful vistas with a rewarding hike, guided by one of our park naturalists. This hike will take 2-3 hours, so be sure to dress for the weather and bring plenty of water and snacks. This is an intermediate/difficult hike due to the length and incline, but it is worth it!


Dec. 16: Rocky Trail Hike 

Noon at the Touch of Nature Parking Lot

Join naturalist Katelynn for a hike along the the Rocky, Lakeside Loop and Settlers Path trails. This fitness hike will focus on getting you moving and enjoying the beautiful scenery. We’ll go at a fast pace, hiking for approximately two hours. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water and snacks.


Jan. 1: First Day Hike

1 p.m. at Hawks Nest

Greet the New Year actively! Our guided First Day Hike showcases our rich heritage and celebrates communities past, present and future.

Following in the footsteps of Dans Mountain's "Community Heritage on the Mountain" morning hike, learn how life may have been different for residents in Pleasant Valley compared to Dans Mountain, less than 25 miles away. We'll keep a comfortable pace sure to meet your New Year's wellness goals. 

Dogs on a leash are welcome. Hot chocolate and coffee will be provided afterward. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water and snacks.


Jan. 6: Guided Lakeside Hike 

Noon at the Touch of Nature Parking Lot

Join naturalist Katelynn for an hourlong hike on the Lake Side Loop Trail. Learn about the different plant and wildlife species you can find in Western Maryland.


Jan. 9: Peaceful Evening Indoor Yoga 

5 p.m. at Hawks Nest

De-stress from the holiday madness and join Yogafit instructor Samantha for a reflective evening practice. All experience levels are welcome. Bring a mat or borrow one of ours; available on a first come, first served basis.


Jan. 20: Canyon Overlook Hike 

Noon at the Touch of Nature Parking Lot

Join naturalist Katelynn on this short hike through an old hemlock forest to view the "gap” of Rocky Gap. This hike will last approximately 45 minutes and is great for beginners.


Jan. 23: Energize and Commit Indoor Park Yoga 

5 p.m. at Hawks Nest

Stick to your New Year’s resolutions! Join Yogafit instructor Samantha for an energizing yoga practice that will benefit your body and mind! Bring a mat or borrow one of ours; available on a first come, first served basis.


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