Walking Baltimore  by Evan Balkan

Walking Baltimore Guide Book

by Evan Balkan (Wilderness Press)
Walking Baltimore  by Evan Balkan
Baltimore—famous for spectacular harbor views, myriad historical monuments and landmarks, and important cultural institutions. But it’s also much morea patchwork of small, unique neighborhoods with terric bars and restaurants, and more recreation and green space than most people realize. All of this combines to make Baltimore one of America’s most fascinating and walkable cities. In Walking Baltimore, longtime insider Evan Balkan leads you on 33 self-guided tours from Fells Point to the Inner Harbor, Mount Vernon to Mount Washington, and all the diverse neighborhoods in between. is book will show locals and visitors alike how and why Baltimore was an essential player in the country's early history and continues to be inuential today. You’ll soak up Charm City’s incredible history, culture, architectural trivia, and quirky vibe. Plus, you’ll nd tips on where to dine or have a drink. Clear neighborhood maps and vital public transportation and parking details make exploring easy.

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Trails from the "Walking Baltimore" Guide Book
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The Bolton Hill neighborhood has signified many things over the years—wealth, easy living, and a knack for attracting, rearing, and retaining an extraordinary collection of outsize personalities. Mark ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 1.75
Many locals know Canton primarily as a desirable and safe neighborhood, full of shops and restaurants, new residential construction projects, and an enviable position abutting the northeast section of ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
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In recent decades, Baltimore has suffered an image problem. While Baltimore spent much of America’s early years as a center of commerce and industry and one of the nation’s largest and most important ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 3
Along this route, you will be following the path of a regiment of Massachusetts volunteers who answered President Abraham Lincoln’s call to defend Washington, D.C. Before the Baltimore and Potomac Tun ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 1.1
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It’s a cliché, but there’s really little other way to state it: turning off Forest Park Ave. into the enclave of Dickeyville is like performing time travel. There’s a reason exploring Dickeyville feel ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 7
This walk has a stunning array of sites and perfectly encapsulates the great contrasts that contribute to making Charm City truly unique. Starting in what is considered the center of Baltimore (where ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Downtown is hip. Full of cool sights. But sometimes, even in neighborhoods where those cool sites are concentrated, it’s often the case that folks don’t string them together. This walk concentrates on ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 1.6
Druid Hill Park, a massive urban oasis at 745 acres, was founded in 1860 and created from revenue collected from a penny tax on nickel horsecar fares. In the United States, only Philadelphia’s Fairmou ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 4.5
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Most Baltimore-area commuters know Falls Rd.; it stretches from midtown all the way through northern Baltimore County virtually to Pennsylvania. While these upper reaches are often spectacularly beaut ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 1.8
Federal Hill encompasses some of South Baltimore’s oldest architecture. This part of the city has hosted folks since well back in the 18th century, having first been sighted by John Smith more than 40 ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 1.9
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This part of Baltimore has been around for a while. Yes, Old Town and Jonestown are older, but they would be unrecognizable to a time traveler from the 18th century. Much of Fells Point, on the other ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
This is a short walk that’s long on history and rather unforgettable as a result. It was here that Francis Scott Key, one of Maryland’s most famous native sons, penned the poem that would become the A ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 1
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Greektown, long known simply as The Hill (many old-timers still refer to their neighborhood this way), got its start in the 1890s. For many years, it was thought of primarily as a small eastern adjunc ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 0.9
Many civic boosters claim their own neighborhoods as Baltimore’s prettiest. With so many varied neighborhoods in the city, what constitutes the most attractive is difficult to quantify. But one thing ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 3
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Westport and neighboring Cherry Hill often stick in the minds of many Baltimoreans as marginal neighborhoods, teetering on an abyss. Indeed, a stroll through the residential sections of these neighbor ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 1.8
Captain John Smith, founder of the Jamestown colony in 1607, mapped the Gwynns Falls in 1608, though the Susquehannock and Algonquian Indians had been populating the area for centuries. Smith said the ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 3.9
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Some locals will roll their eyes and mutter about the overplayed and commercialized Hon phenomenon. Others will lament that this once pure form of Baltimore hospitality has been so often parodied that ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 2.3
Harbor East is the city’s newest and hippest destination, a natural and long overdue adjunct to the Inner Harbor, just to the west. The half-billion-dollar construction explosion in Harbor East over t ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 1
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This leafy and somewhat tony North Baltimore enclave was originally established in 1695 by Job Evans and was known as Job’s Addition. Almost two centuries later, that tract of land, as well as neighbo ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 3
Baltimore sees some 11 million visitors each year; they are an important economic driver for the city, spending some $3 billion annually. As this book demonstrates, there are a ton of things to do in ...
Baltimore, MD - Walking - Trail Length: 1.9
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