New Start Point 2013 - Bowie, Maryland
- BOWIE, MD
6/10 Km Walk - Rated 1A - YR 13/0390
January 1 - December 31, 2013
America's Baseball Walks, Strolling Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Walking the
United States (50 States/51 Capitals) (Maryland), Walking the USA A - Z
SPONSORED BY: The Freestate Happy Wanderers, a walking club, in cooperation
START/FINISH: Starbucks, 3924 Town Center Boulevard, Bowie, MD 20716.
HOURS: The Start Point is open Monday - Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. It is
closed on Christmas Day.
TRAIL: This is a quiet walk on paved trails and sidewalks through a nice
suburban community. It is rich in wildlife, including waterfowl and
songbirds, and the occasional jumping fish. Walkers will visit Evergreen and
Allen Ponds, Blacksox Park, pass the new Bowie City Hall and the National
Capital Area Radio and Television Museum, and finish back at the Starbucks
in the Bowie Town Center mall. There are dining opportunities in the mall to
suit every taste. There are restrooms in the start point and the mall food
court all year round, and at several locations on the trail during the warm
months. Pets are not permitted on the mall main street (Emerald Way) or in
the Start Point. They are allowed on the trail and must be leashed at all
times and cleaned up after. Walk during daylight hours only.
REGISTRATION: The fee for IVV Credit/Non-IVV Credit is $3.00. Children 12
and under (IVV-Credit included) walk for free courtesy of Freestate Happy
INFORMATION: Mike Quinlan, 301-805-4278 (home) or 301-661-3826 (cell),
DIRECTIONS: From the west, take I-95 (also called I-495 and the Washington
Beltway) to Exit 19A (Bowie)/US 50 East. Take US 50 six miles** to Exit 11
South (MD 197/Collington Road). Turn RIGHT at 3rd traffic light onto Town
Center Boulevard. Turn LEFT at STOP sign at bottom of hill. Take first
RIGHT into parking lot. After parking, follow walkway between buildings
(DuClaw Brewing Company on right) to Town Center Boulevard. Turn left and
go a short distance to Starbucks. The Start /Walk Box is just inside the
door, to the right, on the floor.
From any other direction, take US 50 or US 3/301 toward Bowie, and follow
from ** above.
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