Healthy Parks, Healthy People (Rocky Gap)
June 1: National Trails Day
9 a.m. – noon at Rocky Gap State Park Campground Registration Office
Rocky Trail Reroute Project: Work alongside park staff to address wet sections of the Rocky Trail by constructing a new sustainable design. The project will be physical in nature and is not recommended for children. Trail tools and work gloves will be provided. Must wear closed-toe shoes or boots.
Noon – 4 p.m. at Nature Center
Self-Guided Trail Tidying-Up: Litter does not bring us joy!
Planning to hike today? Pick up trash bags, gloves and trash pickers at the Campground Nature Center and help us keep our trails beautiful! This is a great family activity. Supplies must be returned to the Nature Center by 4 pm.
1 p.m. at Touch of Nature Parking Lot
Our Gorgeous Gorge! Celebrate the diversity of Rocky Gap’s trails with this ranger-led hike that will begin at the Touch of Nature Trailhead. In “choose your own adventure” style, hikers will be able to selec the length and difficulty of their hike as the ranger begins, by exploring the easy, family-friendly Canyon Overlook and Rockshelter Trails, followed by an option of a more challenging hike into the gorge along the Evitts Mountain Homesite Trail. Dogs on a leash are welcome.
All Day, Every Day, through October 31
Park Quest Bonus Quest “The Path Less Traveled”: Fit families looking for a challenge are encouraged to try our 2019 Park Quest Bonus Quest. This self-guided activity involves hiking to the top of Evitts Mountain and back along the Evitts Mountain Homesite Trail. The hike is long and steep, but the glimpse into history and the view near the Mason-Dixon Line are worth the work. Park Quest worksheets are available by the Touch of Nature Bulletin Board. Successful families will discover the code to gain access to the official Park Quest stamp! Plan for at least three hours to complete this difficult hike. You do not need to be a registered Park Quest team to participate.
June 6 & 20: Duo night! Hooping and Yoga!
5:15 p.m. at West Beach
Join certified HoopLove coach, Desiree Bullard, for this Hula Hoop HIIT (high intensity interval training)! This fun cardio workout will focus on waist hooping with added movement in short, fast intervals. Challenge yourself to explore new movement, all while strengthening coordination.
All skill levels welcome, sustained waist hooping skill is a bonus. Quality handmade hoops will be available for purchase or borrowing.
6 p.m. at West Beach
Yoga with Leslee. Come relax and unwind with a peaceful summer yoga session. Bring a towel, blanket or mat. All skill levels are welcome.
June 11, 18, 25: HIIT
5:30 p.m. at Mountainview Pavilion
Change up your routine with this 45-minute high-intensity interval training course. All fitness levels are encouraged, as each move can be adjusted to individual needs.
Workouts will be led by Western Maryland Health System health coach, educator and personal trainer Carey Moffat.
June 12: Power Hour Cardio
5:30 p.m. at Mountainview Pavilion
Get a full-body burn with POWER HOUR CARDIO! We will strengthen, tone and burn calories during this fun, fast-paced workout. There will be no shortage of variety here — cardio, plyometrics, agility training, strength work, core and more. Bring water and come prepared to have FUN!
Instructed by Jen Thomas, ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health & Wellness Coach.
Unless otherwise noted, events are held rain or shine, free and fun for all ages; donations are always welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Dress for the weather/activity, wear sunscreen and insect repellent, bring plenty of water and snacks, and check for ticks.
Last-minute cancellations may occur. Unless another contact is listed, please email Ranger Katy Barger with any questions.
Rocky Gap State Park
12900 Lake Shore Dr.