Fort Howard Park Trail

Fort Howard, Maryland 21052

Fort Howard Park Trail

Fort Howard Park Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Meander along the well-fortified confluence of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. Fort Howard traces its beginnings to 1896, when the U.S. government began purchasing land on North Point in preparation of fortifying the area essential to repelling naval attacks on the City of Baltimore.

Originally called North Point Military Reservation and renamed Fort Howard, for Colonel John Eager Howard, in 1904, it served as the headquarters of Baltimore’s coastal defenses from the time the first troops arrived on June 27, 1899, until the last troops left in August 1940. The Veterans Administration (VA) acquired the property, and now a chain-link fence separates the grounds of the VA Hospital from the park."

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Trail Information

Fort Howard
Nearby City
1
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30 to 45 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
20 feet
Trailhead Elevation
20 feet
Top Elevation
Fort Howard Park
Local Contacts
USGS Sparrows Point
Local Maps

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Jul 2018