Hit the Trails This Weekend with ROSS’ Affordable Apartments
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Hit the Trails This Weekend with ROSS’ Affordable Apartments

June 3, 2015

This Saturday, just like every first Saturday in June, we celebrate National Trails Day. A celebration that doesn’t commemorate a monumental event; but rather rejoices in America’s 200,000 miles of trails that provide quick access to Earth’s majestic beauty, so often overlooked throughout our busy days.

If you’ve never celebrated National Trails Day, don’t sweat it, because ROSS has your back! Here are three outstanding trails that residents of ROSS’ affordable apartment communities can go for the perfect National Trails Day celebration:

  1. Great Falls Park – This 800-acre park stretches along both the Maryland and Virginia sides of the Potomac River, offering the most visually breathtaking nature scenes in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. This large area offers so many different activities for everyone! Whether you plan to hike the winding path of the Billy Goat Trail or attend one of the weekend Ranger Talks at the Visitors’ Center, your visit to Great Falls Park is sure to be a memorable one.
  2. Rock Creek Park – Stretching for 12 miles from the Potomac River to the border of Maryland, this well-kept trail is the perfect place for a National Trails Day exploration. Featuring picnic facilities, hiking, biking, rollerblading, tennis courts, fishing areas, horseback riding, outdoor concerts and interactive programs led by park rangers, visitors can really do it all at Rock Creek Park!
  3. C&O Canal – Located on the northern banks of the Potomac River (the Maryland side) is the 184.5-mile-long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal towpath. This clay and crushed stone path is perfect for hikers, joggers and primarily bikers. Although many dream of one day biking the entire path (for some that even encompasses the extended edition, which includes the Great Allegheny Passage trail that connects DC to Pittsburgh!), this trail offers countless possible routes for riders of all abilities.

In addition to embarking on a trail adventure of your own, the American Hiking Society has arranged a slew of structured events that anyone can attend. Find the closest one to your ROSS affordable apartment here.

So get up, get out and this Saturday, celebrate National Trails Day by taking the gang to one of these beautiful trails filled with lasting memories. Better yet, go the extra mile and really discover something stunning, by taking a tour of ROSS’ affordable apartments. Trust us – you won’t want to forget your camera that day!