Did you know March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day? Perfect timing for a blog post about exploring this marvelous state!
Take a look at the map above and find the coordinating park from the following list. Click on a park name and you will be taken to the Department of Natural Resources website. There you can find out about hours and directions, as well as available activities at each park.
- 10 - Elk Neck State Park
- 11 - Fair Hill NRMA
- 19 - Gunpowder Falls State Park
- 20 - Hart-Miller Island State Park
- 26 - Morgan Run NEA
- 28 - North Point State Park
- 29 - Patapsco Valley State Park
- 30 - Patuxent River State Park
- 35 - Rocks State Park
- 41 - Seneca Creek State Park
- 44 - Soldier's Delight
- 45 - Monocacy River NRMA
- 49 - Susquehanna State Park
- 56 - Palmer State Park
- 58 - Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail
- 59 - North Point State Battlefield
History enthusiasts will especially enjoy the North Point State Battlefield in Baltimore County. On this site in September of 1814, 3,000 soldiers from a Maryland militia, commanded by Brigadier General Stricker, stood their ground against British attacks. While the British were able to overtake their position, the militia put up a strong resistance. This battle came on the heels of a devastating defeat at the Battle of Bladensburg, and the burning of the White House by the British. The battle of North Point was a moral victory for the militia and a boost in troop morale.
The national parks in Central Maryland include:
- Hampton National Historic Site in Towson (Baltimore Co.)
- Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore City
- Rock Creek Park (Montgomery Co.)
Missing something for the trip? Visit shop.mdhs.org/collections/explore-your-state to find something special to add.
[Map and list courtesy of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Click on a park name above to see more about each park, or visit http://bit.ly/2nAvJck.]