Downs Memorial Park

Gibson Island, Maryland

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Enjoy a heady combination of mature forest, boggy marshland, self-guided nature trails, golden sand beach, and stunning water views. This land, now owned by the Anne Arundel County Department of Parks and Recreation, comes well stocked not only in natural beauty but also in human history. Downs Memorial stands on Bodkin Neck, a peninsula at the confluence of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. Deeds to its earliest settlement date back to 1670 and include Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, among its initial landowners.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)

Enjoy a heady combination of mature forest, boggy marshland, self-guided nature trails, golden sand beach, and stunning water views. This land, now owned by the Anne Arundel County Department of Parks and Recreation, comes well stocked not only in natural beauty but also in human history.

Downs Memorial stands on Bodkin Neck, a peninsula at the confluence of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. Deeds to its earliest settlement date back to 1670 and include Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, among its initial landowners.

©  Evan Balkan/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Gibson Island
Distance: 3.8
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Down Memorial Park
Local Maps: USGS Gibson Island
Driving Directions: Directions to Downs Memorial Park

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Apr 2018