Rock-climb, kayak, or just tube down a lazy river—pristine wide open spaces are just minutes away.
Get Away from It All!
From bike lanes and historic urban parks to the Appalachian Trail, it’s easy to get outdoors in Baltimore. Head to the Gunpowder Falls for fly-fishing, tubing, or canoeing. Climb to the King and Queen Seat at Rocks State Park for spectacular views and bird watching. Or take your dog for a pre-class hike at Robert E. Lee Park in Baltimore.
Things to Do
- The miles of trails around Loch Raven Reservoir near Towson offer new vistas every season, and on weekends roads within the park are closed to traffic making it a mecca for bikers.
- Patapsco State Park is a sprawling watershed area that offers an amazing 170 miles of hiking trails, as well as fishing, camping, canoeing, and horseback and mountain bike trails.
- Soldiers Delight Environmental Area, near Owings Mills, offers 7 miles of marked hiking trails and a chance to see 39 rare, threatened, and endangered plant species.
- If you’re short on time, here are some great short hikes within Baltimore city: Cylburn Arboretum, Robert E. Lee Park, the 1.5 mile loop at Lake Montebello, the 2. 5 mile Herring Run Trail (adjacent to Morgan State University), and the 3 mile Stony Run Trail (just minutes from Johns Hopkins, Loyola, and Notre Dame campuses).
- A 40 mile section of the Appalachian Trail runs through Maryland, offering great 3 to 4 day trips.
- Only in Baltimore would you find…a recreational trail at an international airport.
- The Gwynns Falls Trail, the Jones Falls Trail, and the Druid Hill Park Loop allow you to experience both serene nature and bustling city along their lengths.
- Both Druid Hill Park and Lake Montebello also offer disc golf courses!