Explore Columbia’s natural settings with CA’s 2019 series of organized outdoor walks

Columbia Association’s (CA) series of outdoor walks returns in 2019 with nine days of exploring the architecture, art, lakes, streams, wildlife and woodlands of Columbia.

These free guided outdoor walks are hosted by Columbia Association. The nature walks will be led by environmental author Ned Tillman, and the art/architecture walks will be led by Columbia historian Barbara Kellner. Each walk will be about two miles long.

The walks will be held on Thursdays from April through October. All walks begin at 10am. Registration is not required. In case of inclement weather, please call 410-312-6330 to learn if a walk has been canceled.

The schedule of walks and meeting locations includes:

Thursday, April 11Downtown Columbia nature — meet at the People Tree, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway
Thursday, April 25Downtown Columbia art and architecture — meet at the entrance of Cured Table & Tap, 10980 Grantchester Way, near Broken Land Parkway.
Thursday, May 9
Owen Brown nature — meet at Lake Elkhorn dock across from McDonald’s, 7244 Cradlerock Way
Thursday, May 23Wilde Lake historic structures — meet at Wilde Lake Barn, 10027 Hyla Brook Road
Thursday, June 6Long Reach nature — meet at Stonehouse in Long Reach, 8775 Cloudleap Court
Thursday, June 20Downtown Columbia art and architecture — meet at the People Tree, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway
Thursday, September 19Wilde Lake nature — meet at Wilde Lake boathouse and dock, 10027 Hyla Brook Road
Thursday, October 10Merriweather District — meet at the People Tree at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway
Thursday, October 24Office park art — meet at 9115 Guilford Road