Baltimore Waterfront Promenade

Under Armour Promenade, Maryland 21283

Distance5.1mi
Elevation Gain44ft
Trailhead Elevation5ft
Top18ft
Elevation Min/Max0/18ft
Elevation Start/End5/5ft

Baltimore Waterfront Promenade

Baltimore Waterfront Promenade is a hiking and biking trail in Baltimore, Maryland. It is within Under Armour Promenade, Boston Street Pier Park, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore Immigration Memorial, and Canton Waterfront Park. It is 5.1 miles long and begins at 5 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 44 feet. Water Taxi Pier, UA Shipyard, UA Shipyard, and other piers, the Locust Point - Stop 10 ferry terminal, the Fort McHenry Channel Range Rear Light lighting tower, the Fort McHenry Visitor Center museum, and the Baltimore Fire Station 36 (elevation 3 feet) fire station are near the trailhead. Pier 5, Pier 6, Pier 4, and other piers, the USCGC Taney and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse attractions, Caroline Street Garage and another parking, the Living Classrooms Foundation and The Crossroads School (elevation 7 feet) schools, the Tiki Bar, Leadbetter's II Tavern, Kooper's Tavern, Castaways Bar & Grill, The Wharf Rat, The Horse You Came In On Saloon, Duda's Tavern, Woody's Rum Bar and Island Grill, and Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant bars, Lebanese Taverna, Charleston, The Admiral's Cup, Outback Steakhouse, Boathouse, Bo Brooks Restaurant & Catering, Flemings, Sip & Bite, Captain James, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Riptide by the Bay, 8 Ball Meatball, McCormick & Schmick's, The Oceanaire, Myth & Moonshine, Bond Street Social, Waterfont Kitchen, Jimmy's Restaurant, and other restaurants, the Fort McHenry - Stop 17, Pier 5 - Stop 5, Harbor East - Stop 7, Canton - Stop 16, Captain James Landing - Stop 14, Maritime Park - Stop 8, and Fells Point - Stop 11 ferry terminals, the Starbucks and Bonaparte Breads cafes, the Fort McHenry Channel Range Front Light lighting tower, The North Shore and other residentials, the Brown Advisory and Can Company bicycle rentals, the Boston Street Animal Hospital veterinary, the M&T Bank atm, the Inn at the Black Olive, The Inn at Henderson's Wharf, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Four Seasons, and Admiral Fell Inn hotels, the Vagabond Theatre theatre, the Baltimore Public Works Museum (elevation 7 feet) museum, and the CFG Community Bank can be seen along the trail. There are also a fountain, an information, a commercial, a post box, trees, benches, constructions, bicycle parkings, a waste basket, a recreation ground, and drinking water along the trail. The trail ends near Pier 3 and other piers, the USS Torsk and Chesapeake attractions, the Chipotle, Dick's Last Resort, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Blu Bambu, and Houlihan's restaurants, and the National Aquarium - Stop 1 ferry terminal. This trail connects with the following: The Promenade.

Baltimore Waterfront Promenade Professional Reviews and Guides

"Join the throngs strolling around Baltimore’s tourist mecca, but end up where few tourists venture. At the Living Classroom Foundation, you’ll see a sign pointing you to the “pedestrian walkway” (the “Baltimore Waterfront Promenade” sign is 0.1 mile away on Lancaster Street).

You’ll see the water right in front of you; head left on the brick walkway toward the Inner Harbor. Initially you’ll see lots of construction to the right, and even though this isn’t always the most pleasant view, it indicates a growing, vibrant city. The small skiffs in the water to the left make a more pleasing backdrop."

"The northern corridor extends an invitation to sample scenes and sights of Baltimore County. We’ll visit the natural beauty of a reservoir, the cultivated elegance of a topiary garden, and a vineyard and winery.

This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Baltimore. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."

"Baltimore evolved from early settlements at Jones Falls, now downtown, and Fells Point, an eighteenth-century shipbuilding center. Baltimore was an important port that produced many ships for the Continental navy during the Revolution. Privateers (privately owned armed warships) also used Baltimore for a base as they sailed out to demolish the British. During the War of 1812, the privateers again harassed the British and, in fact, seized 500 British merchant ships. The British were furious at these losses and became determined to destroy Baltimore.

On the water the British began bombarding Fort McHenry for a period of twenty-five hours. Their 1,500 exploding shells did no essential damage to the fort, and eventually the British withdrew back to North Point. They sailed away in defeat, and Baltimore was saved. Francis Scott Key was on board a small ship just out of range of action but in full view of the fireworks. He wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” on the back of a letter he had in his pocket, and it was published the next day. It became our national anthem in 1931. This eTrail has everything you need to plan a travel experience in Baltimore and includes details on Fort McHenry, Inner Harbor, Fells Point, West Baltimore, and Mount Vernon Place."

"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 Point or continue on the trail to the Inner Harbor, Baltimore’s tourist mecca, all while enjoying the view
of the water."

"The B&A Trail serves as Anne Arundel’s linear island in the most congested part of the county. This park provides a haven for bikers, strollers, and hikers. The B&A Trail, a rails-to-trails park that is part of the East Coast Greenway, follows the old Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad from Glen Burnie in the north (not quite Baltimore) to Annapolis in the south. The 115-acre park runs as a 10-foot-wide paved path that follows a more or less straight line along Ritchie Highway and the more twisty Baltimore- Annapolis Boulevard to MD 50 heading into Annapolis.

It’s interesting to note that the boulevard and the highway, built to accommodate the increased automobile traffic, hastened the end of the short line railroad. Nowadays, Baltimore- Annapolis Boulevard has been increasingly displaced by Interstate 97, the Baltimore–Annapolis Expressway, built to connect Maryland’s capital with its largest city. So the railroad corridor, once rendered obsolete, has now become popular again, despite the presence of the boulevard, the highway, and the interstate."

"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 Point or continue on the trail to the Inner Harbor, Baltimore’s tourist mecca, all while enjoying the view of the water.

Soak in some Baltimore culture while seeing the sights, taking in great views, and getting some exercise. The entire length of the trail is 7.0 miles running from Fort McHenry to the Canton Waterfront Park, with some disconnected sections, boardwalk, brick, and sidewalk."

Baltimore Waterfront Promenade Reviews

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1/1/2014
Excellent trail. Started in Severna Park, and walked all the way home down to the Naval Support Activity Annapolis on the Severn River. Not to strenuous - a good starter hike.
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9/9/2006
Great hike - walked in less than one hour. View from Federal Hill spectactular! -
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Under Armour Promenade
Nearby City
Under Armour Promenade
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Dog-friendly
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650 S. Exeter St.,#200, Baltimore; (443) 743-3308; www.waterfrontpartnership.org
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