James City County (JCC) Parks and Recreation’s new program, Full Moon Hikes, will give residents the chance to take self-guided hikes at Freedom Park. The park will be open past sunset on select nights.
After sunset, visitors will only be allowed to use Multiuse Trail 3, a one-mile, paved ADA-compliant trail that winds through woods and the Colby Swamp.
The dates for the Full Moon Hikes are below:
April 16 (Pink Moon): Sunset is 7:43 p.m. Park closes at 8:30 p.m.
May 16 (Flower Moon): Sunset is 8:10 p.m. Park closes at 9 p.m.
June 14 (Strawberry Moon): Sunset is 8:29 p.m. Park closes at 9 p.m.
July 13 (Buck Moon): Sunset is 8:28 p.m. Park closes at 9 p.m.
August 12 (Sturgeon Moon): Sunset is 8:03 p.m. Park closes at 9 p.m.
Users must depart the park by the closing time.
The event is free and weather permitting. No registration is required.
For more information, call the park at (757) 259-4022 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.