Check out the November happenings at Martinak and Tuckahoe State Parks!

ART IN THE PARK AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

Paint Afternoon: Paint a lovely nature scene and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Martinak State Park Nature Center on Sunday, November at 2:00 PM.  The cost is $15.00 per canvas. Light refreshments included. RSVP by calling or texting 410-924-1529.

Environmental Concerns: Join a new group of like minded people concerned about the environment at Nich’s Café on November 28 at 7:00 PM.  Begin planning how you can be a part of the solution.

 

WALKS

Senior Stroll: Meet up with others to walk the paved fitness trail on Tuesdays and Thursdays in November at 10:30 AM, at the Martinak State Park Office.

Nich’s Rise-Up Walk: Meet at Nich’s Coffee Shop, 5N 3rd St. in Denton on Wednesday, November 28 at 8:00 AM for a 3 -mile walk. Join the group for coffee after the walk. There is a .50 discount per cup for walkers!

Mind Over Miles: How many steps equal a mile, and how many miles can you walk at a moderate+ pace? Need to tone up? Meet at the Martinak Nature Center at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 1, 15 and 29 for walking and body weight exercises.

Tuckahoe Trek: Meet for a fall evening 3+ mile hike at the Tuckahoe Park Office on November 2 at 4:30 PM and On November 30 at 9:00 AM.

Turkey Trot: Join us November 17 for our Annual Turkey Trot fun run, walk, or jog! This event is a 2-mile walk, run, or jog for all ages from Denton Elementary School to Martinak State Park and back, includes gifts to the first 100 registrants, and everyone is entered in the free turkey raffle. Registration check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the event begins at 9:00 a.m. Other events include Turkey Dinner Relay, games, crafts, and refreshments. Flyers are available on our website and our office. For more information, call Recreation & Parks at 410-479-8120.

First Saturdays: Discover native habitats as you walk at Adkins Arboretum. The cost is $5.00 for non-members, Free for members and Park RX holders on November 3 at 10:00 AM.

Dog Walk: Meet with fellow dog lovers to walk at the Adkins Arboretum Visitor Center at 9:00 AM, on November 1. The cost is $5.00 for non-members, free for members and Park RX holders.

 

YOGA AND DANCE

Yoga Practice: Improve your flexibility, core development, and balance on Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 1, 6, 13, 14, 20, 27 and 29 at 8:00 AM, at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater. Bring a mat or towel.

Evening Yoga: Yoga is perfect for winding down after a busy day. Stretch major muscle groups, become flexible, and feel calm at the Martinak State Park Nature Center on Tuesdays, November 6, 20, and 27 at 7:30 PM.

Zumba Gold: Kathy Leary leads a perfect low intensity workout to music for adults on Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 9:00 AM at the Martinak State Park Nature Center. Come join the fun!

Walk 15: Join a group aerobic class for everyone of all fitness levels. Walk/dance 4,000 steps to upbeat music in 30 minutes.  This is a great aerobic workout for busy people at the Martinak State Park Nature Center on Tuesdays, November 6, 20, and 27 at 6:30 PM.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Martinak Park Discovery: Children ages 6-10 will complete nature activities, games, and crafts at the Martinak State Park Nature Center on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM. The program is free. Call 410-924-1529 to reserve a space.

Turkey Rock Hunt: All children are invited to come to the Turkey Rock Hunt at the Martinak State Park boat ramp parking lot on Saturday, November 3 at 12:30 PM. The cost is $5.00. Children will be divided into 3 age groups and prizes will be awarded for the most rocks found.  Money raised will go to the Children Exploration Organization.

 

BIKING

Caroline Cycles: Cycle 20+ miles on dirt roads.  Bike helmet required. Water, lights and bright clothing suggested. 13 mph ride. Call 410-924-7402 for more information. Meet on Saturday, November 3 at 9:00 AM at the Wal-Mart parking lot, the garden side in Denton, MD.  Call 410-924-7402 for more information.

Tuckahoe Trail Ride: Meet at the Tuckahoe Lake Parking area with a bike appropriate for off road riding to ride the trails in the park. Bike helmet required and water. This ride is for those experienced in riding a bike but new to trail riding.  November 4 and 18 at 11:00 AM Call 410-924-7402 for questions.

SELF-GUIDED ANY DAY ACTIVITIES

Park Quest:  Families have fun exploring with this self-guided nature art activity. Explore the Lore of the Land Trail at Tuckahoe. Bring pen/pencil. For more activities, borrow the Quest backpack from the camp store at the entrance to the electric loop.

Orienteering: Use your navigational skills to find locations at Tuckahoe State Park. Stop at the park office or go to the youth camp area bulletin board for more information.

Disc Golf: Come try it as you enjoy a beautiful walk on the Tuckahoe Disc Golf Course. Meet up for a round on Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM. (Loaner discs are available at the park office or camp store.)

  

Check our website for more park activities by clicking on the calendar of events at http://dnr.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/outdooreduc.aspx or like us on Facebook at Friends of Tuckahoe and Martinak State Parks