Recreation Notes

Recreation Bureau offers trips to New York, D.C.

The Carroll County Bureau of Recreation offers trips to New York and other regional locations.


Scheduled trips include:

Big Apple One Day Bus Trips from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Trips are planned for April 2, May 7 and July 23. The bus drops travelers off at Bryant Park behind the New York Public Library to spend the day as they wish. The recreation office can offer assistance in day planning. The cost is $49.


The bureau will hold a workshop, "Planning the Perfect New York Trip," from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 10 in the meeting room of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St. The cost is $10 and includes a New York City map.

La Cage Aux Folles from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 16: This bus trip goes to the Marquis Theatre in New York to see the play.

The cost is $125. A deposit of $60 is required at registration, with the remainder due Feb. 15.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 23: The Statue of Liberty has been reopened for visitors. The bus will drop off travelers in Liberty State Park with a box lunch for the ferry ride to the statue and Ellis Island. Dinner will be on your own at Mastori's Restaurant in New Jersey.

The cost is $84 for adults and $76 for children.

Washington from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 14: A half-day of guided sightseeing includes the U.S. Capitol; Arlington National Cemetery; and Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vietnam, Korean and the National World War II memorials. After lunch at Union Station, travelers can spend three hours as they wish.

The cost is $36. Deadline for reservations is April 14.

Big Apple Days and Night June 4-5: The bus will leave at 7 a.m. June 4 for the Novotel Hotel and return at 10 p.m. June 5. Travelers can spend their time in New York as they wish - shopping, sightseeing or going to a show.


The cost is $225 per person. A deposit of $50 is due at registration, and the remainder by May 1.

Three Broadway Shows - One Bus, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 15: Tickets are available for three Broadway shows, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Women and All Shook Up.

Travelers can purchase show tickets, then ride the bus to Broadway and West 45th Street, arriving about 11:30 a.m., in time for lunch or shopping before the 2 p.m. show.

The cost is $140, including one show. A $50 deposit is needed with reservations, then full payment by May 15.

Information: 410-386-2604.

Piedmont Pacers club unveils 10K walking trail


Members of the Piedmont Pacers Volkssport Club recently met in Sykesville to participate in a kickoff walk for their new Year-Round Event.

The 10-kilometer walking trail, beginning at the Visitors Center/Post Office, takes in downtown Sykesville, upper Springfield Avenue, passes Fairhaven and Copper Ridge and goes through Hawk Ridge to the Linear Trail at Gray Way.

The trail then goes the length of the Linear Trail to the South Branch of the Patapsco River, returning to Brandenburg Circle, Norris Avenue, Jennifer Way, Kalorama Road, Second Street to Oklahoma Avenue and back to the Visitors Center.

Kelly and Steve Krum opened their Inn at Norwood as the registration site for the January walk.

A Year-Round Event is a self-guided walking event available most days of the year.

The local club selects a trail, draws maps and writes detailed walking instructions, and sets up a permanent starting point.


Participants arrive during the stated open hours, register, take a map, and enjoy the trail.

Walking events include national, state and local parks, and tourist attractions. Some are scenic, some historical, and some just for exercise.

Information: 410-795-7855.