Parks & Trails

Our Vision

"In wilderness, is the preservation of the world" So it was once said ... and the same holds true today. Studies show it is critical to our mental and physical health to get out in nature and spend time in the sunshine. Yet for many people it is too difficult to get to a trail to do that. Our vision is to add a few trails down the middle of the Middletown Valley to connect with the existing trails (Appalachian, Catoctin, and C&O) to create a connected trail system. Each town in the valley, and each town adjoining the valley, will have access points to these trails so you can go for a walk, bike or paddle right from your backyard. Spend a day or an hour in the great outdoors, by yourself, or with friends or pets, and feel your mental and physical health improve!