NVRC is pleased to partner with the National Capital Planning Commission, Fort Belvoir and the National Park Service to sponsor a Fall Hike and Paddle on October 30 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trail Systems Act.
Join us for a guided 2 mile nature and history hike at Fort Belvoir, and optional paddling tour along Accotink and Pohick Bays. This pilot program will test a potential link in the Potomac Heritage Trail network!
When: Tuesday, October 30th (rain or shine) from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sign up: RSVPs are required to attend and space is limited to 25 people. Sign up by October 25, 2018.
There is a fee to rent a canoe and/or kayak.
12:30 p.m.: Arrive at Fort Belvoir’s Tulley Gate to be processed through security screening inside the Visitors Center. This may take 10-30 minutes based on visitor demand. Please plan time accordingly to reach the tour guide inside the gate by 1:00pm. Car and bicycle parking is available at Tulley Gate.
1:00 p.m.: Meet the partnership team and tour guide at Tulley Gate. Depart for a guided 1-mile hike, approximately 1.5 hours.
2:30 p.m.: Arrive at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Participants that do not wish to paddle can remain on the shore. Proceed to the Outdoor Recreation Center to rent canoes and kayaks and depart for paddling.
5:00 p.m.: Meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center to return canoes and kayaks and depart for return hike.
6:30 p.m.: Hike 1 mile back to Tulley Gate, and return to cars and bicycles.