Kensington Fall Colors and Holiday Lights seasonal walk

The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is sponsoring a seasonal Kensington Fall Colors and Holiday Lights walk now through Sunday, Dec. 30. The trails are two 10km loops and two 5km loops, rated 2A, that take walkers through Historic Kensington, Howard Avenue Antique Row and up to the Mormon Temple Visitor’s Center to view annual holiday light decorations and displays in December. The trails also include a walk through Garrett Park and along Rock Creek Park’s hiker/biker trail to enjoy the fall foliage as well. Trails are on sidewalks, paved roadway shoulders and asphalt hiker/biker trail. It is suitable for strollers, but wheelchairs may encounter difficulty.

Participants must register for the walk in the “Walk Box” at the customer service desk at the Safeway, 10541 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington. Walking with a group and carrying a flashlight is recommended during evening hours; groups are also recommended during evening hours for Holiday Lights in December, but the trail can be walked alone during the day.

The walk is free; Volksmarch credit is $3. Restrooms are available in the Safeway, Mormon Temple Visitor’s Center and Garrett Park Town Hall. Pets are allowed, but must be leashed at all times during the walk and must be cleaned up after. Pets are not allowed in the shops, buildings or in the temple’s visitor’s center.

For more information, contact Maribeth Evans at 301-787-5410 or e-mail

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