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"I will take the Ring,
though I do not know the way."
- Frodo the Ringbearer

A group of warriors Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar,
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.

 

LAKE NEEDWOOD
Derwood, MD
Needwood Lake Circle, Derwood, MD 20855
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Take your best route to I-270, N/W of I-495.
At exit 9, take Right Ramp onto I-370, towards Metro Station/Gaithersburg Town Center.  Go 2.3 miles.
Pass under bridge and take Right Ramp onto Shady Grove Rd heading East.
Go about 1/4 mile.
Turn Right onto Briardale Rd.  Go about 1/2 mile.
Turn Right onto Redland Rd.  Go about 1/2 mile.
Turn Left onto Needwood Rd.  Go about 2 miles.
Turn Right onto Beach Dr.  Go about 1 mile.
Turn Right onto Needwood Lake Circle.  Pass the small parking lot and continue until you see people dressed funny!  ;-)

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LANE MANOR PARK
Hyattsville, MD
2600 University Blvd E,
Hyattsville, MD 20783

Take your best route to the North side of the 495/Capital Beltway
Take Exit# 29B, onto MD-193 [University Blvd E] towards Langley Park and
Go 3.5 miles.
Turn Right into the park entrance.

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OLD ADELPHI MILL
Adelphi, MD

Take your best route to the Northeast side of the Washington Beltway, 495
Take exit 25B, Route 1 South, College Park
Turn Right on University Blvd (going toward Byrd Stadium). Go past Aldelphi Road and Shoppers Food Warehouse.
Right on Riggs Road
Go about 1 mile and Adelphi Mill will be on the left.

 

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LAKE BERNARD FRANK
Rockville, MD

Take your best route to the western side of the Washington Beltway, 495.
Take 270 North towards Frederick.
Exit on Rt. 28 East, going towards Rockville.
Passing through downtown Rockville, turn left (North) on First Street.
     (First Street becomes Norbeck Road.). Turn left on Avery.
Lake Bernard Frank parking lot is one mile down on the right.

There is limited parking available, try to carpool if you can.

Map of Lake Bernard Frank
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GORMAN PARK
Columbia, MD

FROM BALTIMORE

Take I-695 to I-70 West towards Frederick.
Take I-70 West to Rt# 29 south towards Columbia
Take Rt# 29 South past Rt# 32 to Johns Hopkins Road.
Left at the light onto Johns Hopkins Road & follow signs to Gorman Road.
Take your first left onto Gorman Road.
Stay left at the fork, the road dead ends into Gorman Park.

FROM ANNAPOLIS

Take Rt# 50 West to I-495/I-95.
Take I-495 West to Rt# 29 North.
Take Rt# 29 North, past Rt# 198, past Rt# 216, to Johns Hopkins Road.
Right at the light onto Johns Hopkins Road.
Take your first left onto Gorman Road.
Stay left at the fork, the road dead ends into Gorman Park.

FROM DC AND VIRGINIA

Take I-495 North to Rt# 29 North.
Take Rt# 29 North, past Rt# 198, past Rt# 216, to Johns Hopkins Road.
Right at the light onto Johns Hopkins Road.
Take your first left onto Gorman Road.
Stay left at the fork, the road dead ends into Gorman Park.

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CLOVERDALE PARK
Cloverdale Road
Dale City, VA 22193

South on I-95 from Washington, DC towards Richmond
Take exit 156 toward Dale City  (1.2 miles) 
Merge onto Dale Blvd  (0.8 miles) 
Turn left at Benita Fitzgerald Drive  (0.2 miles)
Turn right at Cloverdale Road 
Destination will be on the left
Turn left into Cloverdale Park

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HAMMOND PARK
Columbia, MD

FROM BALTIMORE

South on I-95 towards Washington, DC.
After Columbia Exit, start looking for Exit 35B.
Take Scaggsville, MD Exit 35B, Route 216 West.
Turn Right on Leashure.
Turn left on Glen Hannah.
Follow Glen Hannah to the end.
Hammond Park’s entrance will be on the right.

FROM DC AND VIRGINIA

North on I-95 towards Baltimore.
After Burtonsville, start looking for Exit 35B
Take Scaggsville, MD Exit 35B, Route 216 West.
Turn Right on Leashure.
Turn left on Glen Hannah.
Follow Glen Hannah to the end.
Hammond Park’s entrance will be on the right.

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REDLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Rockville, MD

FROM BALTIMORE

Take I-695 to I-70 West towards Frederick.
Take I-70 West to Rt# 29 South towards Columbia.
Take Rt# 29 South to Rt# 32 West.
     (Or take I-695 to I-95 South to Rt# 32 West.)
Go to Rt# 108, turn left at stop sign.
Take Rt# 108, past Rt# 650, past Rt# 97 (Georgia Ave), to Muncaster Road.
Left at the light onto Muncaster Road.
Go to the next light (Muncaster Mill Road).
Left at the light onto Muncaster Mill Road.
School is a mile or so down on the left.

FROM ANNAPOLIS

Take Rt# 50 West to I-495 West.
Go to Rt# 97 North (Georgia Ave.), Exit #31.
Go to Norbeck Road (Rt# 28).
Left at the light onto Norbeck Road (Rt# 28).
Take Norbeck Road (Rt# 28) to Muncaster Mill Road.
Right onto Muncaster Mill Road.
The school is a couple miles down on the right.

FROM DC AND VIRGINIA

Take I-495 North to Rt# 97 North (Georgia Ave.), Exit# 31.
Go to Norbeck Road (Rt# 28).
Left at the light onto Norbeck Road (Rt# 28).
Take Norbeck Road. (Rt# 28) to Muncaster Mill Road.
Right onto Muncaster Mill Road.
The school is a couple miles down on the right.

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ROCKVILLE CIVIC CENTER
Rockville, MD

Take your best route to I-270, going towards Rockville.
From I-270, take the Rt 28 Exit east (towards Rockville).
You'll go through a number of lights, crossing Rt 355 (a major intersection).
Turn left at the next light onto Norbeck Road, just after you cross the railroad tracks.
At the first light on Norbeck you will turn right onto Baltimore Road.
Go to the first stop sign and turn left onto Edmonston Drive.
then immediately right into the Civic Center entrance.
Keep right, following the road around to the parking lot.

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ROUNDTREE PARK
Annandale, VA

FROM BALTIMORE

Take I-95 South towards Washington.
Take I-95 South to I-495 West. 
Take I-495 towards Rockville into Virginia to Rt# 50 (Arlington Blvd)
Take Rt. 50 Arlington Blvd east towards Arlington.
Turn right on Annandale Road (Rt# 649).
Roundtree Park is a mile or two down on the left.

FROM ANNAPOLIS

Take Rt# 50 East to I-495.
Take I-495 West towards Rockville, and around into Virginia. 
In Virginia, take I-495 to Rt# 50 (Arlington Blvd)
Take Rt. 50, Arlington Blvd, east towards Arlington.
Turn right on Annandale Road (Rt# 649).
Roundtree Park is a mile or two down on the left.

FROM DC AND VIRGINIA

From I-495, take Rt. 50 (Arlington Blvd)
Take Rt. 50 Arlington Blvd east towards Arlington.
Turn right on Annandale Road (Rt# 649).
Roundtree Park is a mile or two down on the left.

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GREENBELT PARK
Greenbelt, MD

From the North side of the Washington Beltway, take exit 23 Kenilworth Avenue south.
Veer right on first exit to Greenbelt Road.
Take a left on to Greenbelt Road eastbound.
Greenbelt Park should be on right side 1/4 mile down

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LINGANORE WINERY
Mt. Airy, MD

FROM BALTIMORE

Take I-695 to I-70 West towards Frederick.
Take I-70 West, past Rt# 32, past Rt# 97, past Rt# 27, to Rt# 75 North, Exit 62.
Right onto Rt# 75 North, continue to Glissans Mill Road.
Go past the flashing lights, turn right onto Glissans mill Road.
Linganore Winery is a few miles down on the right.
Turn right into the winery.
Once on the property keep your speed below 10 mph. Take the first left, past the barn to top of the hill.
Take left down to the woods and park.

FROM ANNAPOLIS

Take Rt# 50 East to I-495 West.
Take I-495 to I-270 North.
Take I-270 North to I-70 East at Frederick using the Market Street Exit.
Take left exit to I-70 East towards Baltimore to Rt# 75 North.
Take Rt# 75 North to Glissans Mill Road.
Go past the flashing lights, turn right onto Glissans Mill Road.
Linganore Winery is a few miles down on the right.
Turn right into the Winery.
Once on the property, keep your speed below 10 mph.
Take the first left, past the barn to top of the hill.
Take left down to the woods and park.
(Or take I-95 North to I-70 West, and follow the Baltimore directions.)

FROM DC AND VIRGINIA

Take I-495 North to I-270 North
Take I-270 North to I-70 East at Frederick using the Market Street Exit.
Take left exit to I-70 East towards Baltimore to Rt# 75 North.
Take Rt# 75 North to Glissans Mill Road.
Go past the flashing lights, turn right onto Glissans Mill Road.
Linganore Winery is a few miles down on the right.
Turn right into the Winery.
Once on the property keep your speed below 10 mph.
Take the first left, past the barn to top of the hill.
Take left down to the woods and park.

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IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE
North of Rockville, MD

Take your best route to I-270

From South of Exit #10
     Take Exit#10, MD-117 Clopper Rd. North/West.
     Go about 1/2 mile and cross Quince Orchard Rd.
     Continue on Clopper Rd without turning.

From North of Exit #11
     Take Exit#11, MD-124 Quince Orchard Rd, South/West.
     Continue on Quince Orchard Rd for about 1/2 mile.
     Turn Right onto MD-117 Clopper Rd.

From the intersection of Clopper Rd and Quince Orchard Rd
     Continue North/West on Clopper Rd for 2 miles.
     Turn Right onto Warring Station Rd and go about 1/4 mile.
     Turn Right into the entrance.
     * The entrance is hidden in the trees, so look carefully!

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LITTLE BENNETT PARK
Clarksburg, MD (North of Germantown)

From the South, East, or West of the Washington DC Metro area:

Take your best route to the Washington Beltway (495).
Travel around the Beltway until you get to I-270.
Go North on I-270.

From the North:

Take you best route to I-70, and travel to I-270.
Go South on I-270.

Then, from all directions, from I-270:

Exit onto MD Route 121 towards Clarksburg.
Travel East on Clarksburg Road.
You will cross over 355. DO NOT TURN, even if you see a sign.
     (That is for the Camper area, not the primitive sight where we are.)

Continue East on MD 121. You will cross over a small bridge.
Once you have crossed it, look to your right.
You will see a gravel road with a Park Kiosk and a gate,
which SHOULD be opened if you arrive after 6 p.m.
(If you are early, you may end up waiting for me).

Turn right onto the gravel road.
You will travel on this twisty-turny road until you can no longer follow it, because there is a gate.
Park and gear up.

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LAYHILL PARK
Rockville, MD

FROM BALTIMORE

Take I-695 to I-95 South toward Washington.
Take 495 West towards Silver Spring.
Take 495 West to Rt# 97 North (Georgia Ave.).
Take 97 North (Georgia Ave.) to Layhill Road.
Right at the light onto Layhill Road.
Layhill Park is several miles down on the right.

FROM ANNAPOLIS

Take Rt# 50 West to I-95/I-495.
Take I-495 West to Rt# 97 North (Georgia Ave.).
Take 97 North (Georgia Ave.) to Layhill Road.
Right at the light onto Layhill Road.
Layhill Park is several miles down on the right.

FROM DC AND VIRGINIA

Take I-495 North to Rt# 97 north (Georgia Ave.).
Take Rt# 97 North to Layhill Road.
Right at the light onto Layhill Road.
Layhill Park is several miles down on the right.

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MARK TWAIN SCHOOL
Rockville, MD

Take your best route to the western side of the Washington Beltway, 495.
Take 270 North towards Frederick.
Exit on Rt. 28 East, going towards Rockville.
Passing through downtown Rockville, turn left (North) on First Street.
     (First Street becomes Norbeck Road.). Turn left on Avery.
Take your first right into entrance of Mark Twain School.

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MARIETTA MANSION
5626 Bell Station Road
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
301-464-5291

Directions from I-95/495, the Capital Beltway:

Take Exit 20 onto Rt. 450 East.
Go 4 miles.
Turn left on Rt. 193.
Turn left onto Bell Station Road.
Take the first left into Marietta Mansion.

Directions from the Baltimore:

Get on 95 south. Drive a while.
When you get to the Washington Beltway, the highway splits.
Take the left fork:  95/495 south.
Take exit 23:  Kenilworth Avenue.
Stay in the right and merge onto Kenilworth Avenue.
Take the exit ramp on your right up to the Rt. 193 overpass. Stay in the left lane.
At the top of the ramp turn left onto Rt. 193 on the over-pass. (You'll see what we mean when you get there.)
Follow that road till you see signs for Marietta Mansion on the right.
Turn right onto Bell Station Road.
Take the first left into Marietta Mansion.
(If you come to the Rt. 450 junction, you just missed it so turn around and take your first left.)

Directions from Virginia:

Get on 95 north to 95/495 north.
Take exit 23 and follow the directions from Kenilworth Avenue above.

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Take the Beltway to Georgia Avenue North. 
Go 3 miles. 
Turn right on Arcola Avenue. 
At the second light, turn left on Kemp Mill Road. 
Go two blocks; immediately after the second cross-street, turn right into Spring Mill Field Center

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Burtonsville Park
Burtonsville, MD

From Washington D.C. Beltway:

Take I-95 North to Exit 33, Rt 198 W (Sandy Spring Road).
Follow Rt 198 (Sandy Spring Road) about 4 miles (you will cross US 29 Columbia Pike.)
After the road narrows to a single lane, start looking for Oursler Rd.
Make a right on Oursler Rd.
Make a right into Burtonsville Park.

From Baltimore:

Take I-95 South to Exit 33, Rt 198 W (Sandy Spring Road).
Follow Rt 198 (Sandy Spring Road) about 4 miles (you will cross US 29 Columbia Pike.)
After the road narrows to a single lane, start looking for Oursler Rd.
Make a right on Oursler Rd.
Make a right into Burtonsville Park.
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NOTTAWAY PARK
Vienna, VA

Take I-495 W towards Northern Virginia to Exit 9 (I-66 W).
Take I-66 West to Exit 62, Nutley Street North.
Turn left onto Courthouse Rd.
Make a left into Nottaway Park (less than 1/2 mile).
Follow the park road around to the right and park below the athletic fields.
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PAGE'S FARM
Port Deposit, MD
(No one is allowed on site before 5 p.m.)

From Washington:

Take I-95 North, stay on thru Baltimore.
Wake up when you hit the Susquehanna River bridge. (This is north of Baltimore.)
(Take the Baltimore directions from here.)

From Baltimore

Take I-95 North towards Philadelphia and New York.
Wake up when you hit the Susquehanna River bridge. (This is north of Baltimore.)
Take the first exit (Exit 93) after the toll booth (MD 222), towards Port Deposit.
(The exit is really right after the toll booth; perhaps 300 meters.)
Turn in the direction of Port Deposit.
Go through 2 red lights and at the flashing red light, make a right on Rt 276.
Go about 1.7 miles. The farm is on the left hand side, about a mile and a half down.
However, it is a turn between trees, so you have to be looking HARD for it.
(If you actually end up in Port Deposit, you have gone too far.)

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WHEATON-CLARIDGE PARK
11901 Claridge Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Take your best route to the North side of the Washington Beltway, 495.
Take exit #31, MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) North.
Continue North on Georgia Avenue for about 2 miles.
Veer left onto Viers Mill Road and drive about 1.5 miles.
Turn right on Claridge Road and drive about .1 mile.
Turn right into park entrance

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WHITE MARSH PARK
Bowie, MD

From DC/VA:
Take Rt. 50 East towards Annapolis off of the DC Beltway 495.
Drive about 5 miles and take the exit for Rt. 3 North towards Crofton.
This will be Exit 13 (B?). Merge onto Rt. 3 and get left asap.
Make a U-Turn at the first light (Rt. 450) and go back down Route 3 heading
South.
The park is just ahead on the right. (White Marsh Park Dr)


From Baltimore:
Take 97 South or 32 South to Rt. 3/301 South towards Bowie.
Drive past the Coyote Cafe/ Millersville area and pass several lights.
When you pass Route 450 on your right the park will be just ahead on the
right side. (White Marsh Park Dr)


From Annapolis:
Take Rt. 50 west towards Washington
Take Exit 13B (?) for Rt. 3 North towards Crofton.
Make a U-Turn at the first light (Rt. 450) and go back down Route 3 heading
South.
The park is just ahead on the right. (White Marsh Park Dr)

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MOUNTAIN PINES
1662 Indian Creek Valley Rd,
Champion, PA 15622

Google will give you directions, simply requires you to enter a starting location.

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PILGRIM HILLS RECREATIONAL CENTER
1615 E. Randolph Road
Colesville, MD

Take exit for Route 29 North (Colesville Road) off I-495 (Capital Beltway)
Follow Route 29 past New Hampshire Avenue / White Oak area
Make left on Randolph Road - recreation center approx. 1 mile on left

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