Get ready to hike!

The 2024 Hiking Spree is here! We are thrilled to have you join us as we hit the trails the next 6 weeks and explore the 40+ miles of trails here at Willowsford. Whether you are a seasoned hiker, or just starting out, we hope you will embrace this adventure to explore the incredible nature nestled here in our community. Scroll down to learn more about how the spree works and register for one of our group hikes lead by a Conservancy staff member and a few special guests!

How it works: 
The Hiking Spree is simple — hike Willowsford trails between now and June 30th and after each hike submit them through our online form here. At that link you’ll also find our trail maps, trail descriptions, and information for how to access our Trail app on your smartphone (the absolute best way to get familiar with our trails!).

With each hike, we want to hear about your experience! Share your pictures and stories from your hike in the form. You might even see your photos shared in our next newsletter or on our Facebook or Instagram!

Kick off the Spree at the Farm Stand! 
Don’t forget to join us at the Farm Stand Reopening on May 18th to kick off the spree and complete your first hike around the Farm Loop Trail to get your 2024 Hiking Spree Sticker. The first 15 families that hike the Farm Loop Trail will win a dozen eggs from the Farm!

Check out some of the hikes we are offering below and email us at if you have an idea for a guided hike!

Guided Hikes

Willow Lake Walkaround
Join Sarah, our Programs & Engagement Coordinator, for a leisurely morning walk around Willow Lake in The Greens. This 0.85 mile walk along the paved path is enjoyable for all ages. This is a great time to learn about Conservancy happenings and start off your day with some fresh air. As we walk, we’ll keep our eye peeled for local wildlife. Join us for coffee after at the Boat House.
Date: Friday, May 24th
Time: 9:00-9:30AM
Register: Here
Pinewoods Loop Guided Hike
Take a walk with Taryn, our Land Stewardship Director, around Pinewoods Loop Trail in The Grove. This 2 mile trail (flat for beginners and accessible for strollers) offers a lot of ecological diversity in a relatively short hike, from hardwood forests, to pinewoods, and meadows. As part of this hike, Taryn will teach you about the local ecosystems, the trees, and give some insight into how the Conservancy manages our trails and open space.
Date: Thursday, May 30th
Time: 9:30-10:30AM
Register: Here
Hike with your Dog!
Join Sophie Lambert, Willowsford Conservancy’s Executive Director, and Weazy, her adorable rescue dog, to hike the Lenah Run to Grange Loop Trail in The Grange!  After the hike, join us at the Willowsford Farm Stand to sample some dog treats from Echo Barkery and shop the Farm Stand.
Date: Thursday, June 13th
Time: 5:00-6:00PM
Register: Here 
Woodpecker Walk
Join Sarah, our Programs & Engagement Coordinator and birding enthusiast, for a walk along Wetlands Way in The Greens to look for some of our local woodpeckers! With the many snags (dead trees), this section of woodlands is particularly good habitat for woodpeckers, owls, and more. Kids welcome!
Date: Friday, June 21st
Time: 8:00-9:00AM
Register: Here

Stay tuned for more guided hikes as part of our 2024 Hiking Spree!