Words: Caroline Chu
This week Ellicott City has seen temperatures in the seventies and even eighties. Since students will not be seeing freezing temperatures for a while, the opportunity for outdoor activities increases. Listed below are a few options.
Sandy Spring Adventure Park
This zipline and ropes course located in Sandy Spring, Maryland, includes 190 platforms high up in the trees. The trails vary in difficulty, ranging from purple, recommended for young children, to double black, an area traversed by only the most experienced. The course is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On these days, the park is lit with LED lighting when the sun goes down, offering a magical experience.
2. Lake Elkhorn Park
Located in Columbia, Maryland, Lake Elkhorn Park offers a variety of activities. Paddleboards and kayaks are available for rent, and the park is connected to the Savage Mill trail, which runs for five miles. Running along the trail lies a myriad of exercise equipment, including monkey bars and sit-up benches. If you’re looking for a good free workout in a beautiful setting, this is the place to be.
3. FootGolf at Northwest Golf Course
Both soccer fans and golf fans will love this up-and-coming trend. Silver Spring, Maryland, Northwest Golf Course offers FootGolf. Players try kicking soccer balls into 21-inch-diameter holes using golf’s basic model. On Fridays, tickets are $17.95 a person, and on Saturdays, $19.95 a person.
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