Sunday, February 5, 2017

Morgantown Urban Hike, Saturday, February 18

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Urban Hike Morgantown: Parks, Reservoir, Cemetery, Neighborhoods and Downtown

Join Sierra Club hike leader Ann Devine-King and longtime Morgantown resident and urban hiker, Bill Case on this 4.5 mile urban hike, starting and ending in the parking lot of the Morgantown Ice Rink on Mississippi St. in White Park, Saturday morning.

We'll walk through the park and view the Cobun Creek Reservoir (the reserve water supply for Morgantown and much of Monongalia County. ) A path from the dam leads into the city's First Ward, where we will walk through Jack Roberts Park, a park created by a community effort after the neighborhood school there was closed in the 1990s. Our route also passes through one of Morgantown's oldest cemeteries, along Wagner Road, one of the city's few remaining brick-paved streets, and into Downtown, where we can stop for coffee at the Blue Moose. 
From Downtown, we'll cross into the South Park neighborhood, and climb a couple of hundred feet in elevation  to the upper part of the area. We'll wind our way back to the starting point past South Middle School and the Monongalia County Technical Education Center, on some of the connecting paths children use to walk or bike to the schools.

This should be a fairly easy hike, as most of the route is along gravel paths or sidewalks. However, make sure to dress for the weather.  There could be icy spots to watch out for.  Depending on weather, Trax type shoe grippers can help.  We hope to finish by noon.

The attached map is just an estimate of our path; we may take a slightly different route.  If you'd like a detailed map of the proposed route see:

For start time and to preregister, contact  Sierra Club leader, Ann Devine-King at or call 304-594-2636.
Signup Restrictions: Minors (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian, or they must have both 1) a signed permission slip, and 2) the leader's prior consent to participate


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