Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore  by Heather Sanders Connellee

Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore Guide Book

by Heather Sanders Connellee (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore  by Heather Sanders Connellee
Baltimore is rich in recreation and history. Yes, it’s the birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and home to Ravens football and the Preakness Stakes. While downtown Baltimore City is made up of concrete sidewalks, row homes, high-rises, boutique shops, and trendy neighborhood restaurants and pubs, there are hidden gems of lush parks and greenways secretly placed among the hustle and bustle, just waiting to be explored. Baltimore County and surrounding counties comprise rolling hills, farmland, and vineyards offering much in the way of circumventing the cement.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore" Guide Book
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There is a feeling of enchantment when you know you are hiking on a portion of a 2,000-mile trail that extends from Georgia to Maine. Forty-one miles of the Appalachian Trail run through Maryland. T ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
An urban hike through the heart of downtown Baltimore’s tourist center takes you past restaurants and pubs, boutique shops, attractions, and marinas. Meander through the historic town of Fells P ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
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Hike past history as you follow the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal towpath and waterway. Make your way upstream on a flat, wide rail trail for stunning sights of the Potomac River. You’ll be rewarded w ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
A loop hike around a man-made lake in Centennial Park, Howard County, takes you over bridges, past ball fields and pavilions, and through woodlands, wetlands, and an arboretum. Home to a wide vari ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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Well-manicured lawns and lush landscaping with gardens and specimen trees are the backdrop for a total of 2.5 miles of trails on the arboretum grounds, combined with a museum and historic mansion. ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
Start and end this loop trail with expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay and Bodkin Creek inlet. A perimeter trail takes you on a paved, curvy path along a wooded corridor through forest and marshl ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
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An easy trail with open meadows and water views most of the way leads you to the cliffs above the Chesapeake Bay and the Turkey Point Lighthouse at the tip of a peninsula of land between the Elk an ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Located in Federal Hill next to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, this historical hike walks in the steps of our brave countrymen around the star-shaped Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key wrote the nationa ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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Welcome to Jerusalem Mill Village, the home to Gunpowder Falls State Park headquarters. The mill here originally functioned as a grain mill from 1772 to 1961. The historic town buildings include a gri ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
While most of the 15-mile Gwynns Falls Trail is as urban as trails around Baltimore come, one section—from Leon Day Park to Windsor Mill Road—will surprise you with a thick tree canopy, river vi ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
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This is a place where you will want to hike your own hike. Get some exercise and an education on a total of 6 miles of trails that wrap through meadows, forest, and wetlands and pass by various garden ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
A mostly paved trail circles Kinder Farm Park, a 288-acre working farm with playgrounds, gardens, picnic areas, agricultural exhibits, farm animals, and a visitor center. With so much to offer, this i ...
Baltimore, MD - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.6
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A quick and easy jaunt will lead you to the edge of the Loch Raven Reservoir, which supplies water for Baltimore City and most of Baltimore County. This trail is not heavily used and is often overgrow ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
This hike is one of several trails at Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Follow a red-blazed path on natural surface through a forest of old logging trails, including a challenging ascent. It’s a peaceful hi ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
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This is an easy yet scenic hike along a paved rail trail, passing two swinging bridges, an old viaduct, and a dam. Following the path of the original roadbed of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the trai ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Hug the water’s edge of a 300-acre lake on one of several hikes on a total of 5 miles of trails. Plan to spend the day at the park enjoying facilities like boat rentals, fishing, picnicking, playg ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
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Expect some solitude on this simple walk in the woods with sneak peeks of the Prettyboy Reservoir. The return trip includes a spur trail that ends at a scenic spot where you can take a load off and ta ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
An unexpected urban oasis borders the Baltimore City / Baltimore County line. This park beckons you to hike the little-known trails that follow the edge of Lake Roland and an abandoned railroad bed. ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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The Falling Branch area of Rocks State Park is a 67-acre parcel of land located 5 miles north of the main body of the 855-acre park. The biggest reward on this wooded hike is the second-highest natura ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
For a hiking experience unlike any other in the area, hit the trails at Soldiers Delight National Environment Area (NEA) and take in this endangered ecosystem along the Serpentine Trail. Learn w ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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