Sat, 10 July, 10 AM Anacostia River Trail Bike Ride
This month we return to one of the SSS Club’s favorite biking venues, the Anacostia River Trail on Saturday, 10 July. We will ride from the upper end of the trail at Indian Creek and Greenbelt Rd. down to Deane Ave. at Fort Circle Park, south of the DC line, and return. This route is entirely paved trail, mostly flat, with lots of scenic variety, including trees, lake, river and creek views, and bridges and underpasses, over some 20 total miles. Shortly after our turn-around, we will stop at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to stroll around the ponds and exotic plants. Then over halfway back, we will stop for a lunch snack at a tapas bar or other restaurant in Riverdale. It will be terrific to cycle and visit with many of you again. The trail head is on 57th Ave. at Greenbelt Rd. (Rt. 193), where we will meet at 10:00 AM There is parking on both sides of 57th Ave. Dennis will be your ride leader.
Directions: From the Capital Beltway: Exit on Rte. 1 South toward College Park and proceed for 1 mi. Go east on Rte.193. To make this turn, cross over Rte. 193, go a block and turn left at the light onto a feeder road. After the feeder road merges with Rte. 193 (Greenbelt Rd.), proceed 0.3 mi. and take the first right onto 57th Ave. This turn is one block before the first light at 58th Ave. The trail head is immediately on your right.
Thurs, 15 July, 5 PM Meet and Greet: Severn Inn
This month, we venture back to The Severn Inn in Annapolis. The Inn offers panaramic views of Annapolis, the Naval Academy and Severn River. Relaxing on the patio is a wonderful way to spend the evening while enjoying fellow club members company, exceptional cusine and exquisite drinks in a friendly, fun and casual atmosphere.
Directions: Off of US 50 /US 301, take exit 27 onto MD 450 South toward the Naval Academy, keep right to take MD 450 South (1.37 mi.) Turn left onto Baltimore Annapolis Blvd/MD 648 (328 feet) turn right (325 ft.) Turn left (251 ft ). The Inn is on the right.
Saturday, 24 July, 11 AM Kayaking on Jug Bay
Join us in a kayaking outing on Jug Bay on the Patuxent River. We’ll meet at Jacksons Landing on Jug Bay in Patuxent River Park at 10:30, where there’s a visitor center and public restrooms. After unloading our kayaks, we’ll start out on the water at 11:00. We’ll paddle upstream on the Western Branch and then stop at Mt Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park. There are rental kayaks at the park. Contact the park at 301-627-6074. Boat reservations aren’t mandatory, but are recommended.
Directions Entering Jacksons Landing into Google Maps gets you to the right location. Traveling south on Route 301, 3.5 miles south of Route 4 intersection, turn left on Md 382 S/Croom Rd. Turn left onto Croom Airport Road. Follow Croom Airport Road 2 miles to Park Entrance Road on the left. There is a sign for Patuxent River Park. The office/visitor center will be in 1.7 miles. People renting a kayak should stop at the office/visitor center first. People with their own kayak can drive straight to the landing.
Saturday, 31 July, 1 PM Celebrate Summer Party
We have reason to celebrate this summer! Covid is waning and a mask-free life is in our near future. We can see faces and smiles again……what a joy! Come take a dip in our pool or just sit and cool your toes. Or choose to sit under a shade tree in the garden and drink a glass of wine. We have lots to catch up on after our year of isolation. Come join us at our home to celebrate this happy occasion. Sloppy Joes will be served. They just need one of your wonderful sides or desserts to accompany them. Marilyn and Joe will be the hosts. Check the Sitzmark for RSVP details and directions.