Five Things for Today: June 17, 2020

On the Underground Railroad Experience Trail


1. At Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Montgomery County, you can take a hike with historical significance on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. Part of a network of routes that slaves used to escape to freedom, the walk through the woods and along edges of fields is an interesting, enlightening, and active way to spend time outdoors. All hikes are currently self-guided, but a KFDC reader had a good idea to print out the map and an explanation of the trail to bring along for context. Guided tours will be available after park programming begins again.

2. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is offering free online bicycle education classes for kids. They’ll teach young riders the basics like helmet fit, safety, and where and how to ride their bikes. The course is geared toward kids in 2nd – 8th grades, but the content is useful to everyone.

3. A short video for kids about the origins and celebration of Juneteenth.

4. Local restaurants and bars with patios, rooftops, and outdoor seating that are now open.

5. Another moving Humans of New York story. (But aren’t they all?)

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3 Responses to Five Things for Today: June 17, 2020

  1. Annmarie Allen

    I just wanted to say a big Thank You for your daily emails. Our family has enjoyed many wonderful activities and outings we discovered through your work. We appreciate it!

  2. Hayden K

    We went to the Underground Railroad Experience Trail today based on your recommendation. My kids are five and nine and it was just the right length and we had good conversations about it. Second the advice to at least have the map and explanation of the trail pulled up on your phone.

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