I love spring in Baltimore.
Baltimore City has over 200 distinct neighborhoods and each has it's own character and personality. In the spring they come alive with rebirth.
Ednor Gardens (pictured here), is conveniently located close to the center of the city and the streets are tree lined and flower lined through the spring and into the summer. The homes are typically row homes, some brick, some stone and in a few different architectural styles and most have off street parking. This community is typically a stable home owner community and affordably priced. The homes and gardens are well maintained and it's a pleasure to walk through here on a spring day just to see and smell the flowers. Ednor Gardens is located within the city limits of Baltimore City and an easy commute to either Ft. Meade or Aberdeen Proving Ground. A new YMCA facility was just built very near Ednor Gardens and provides before and after school care for local children and also has a great day summer camp with before and after care as early as 7:30 am and as late as 6:00 pm for kids whose parents work at Ft. Meade or other area military bases.
You don't have to go far to enjoy the areas parks either. Patapsco River winds through the City and in Elkridge Landing you can walk along it's banks, skip stones and hike in Patapsco State Park along it's many trails. The park in Elkridge Landing is about 10 minutes along Route 1 from Rt. 175, therefore very close to Ft. Meade. In years gone past Elkridge Landing was the original port in Baltimore. You'd never know it today though since the river has silted up so much that boats can no longer go up the river that far. Patapsco State Park encompasses over 14000 acres and has over 5 developed areas for you to enjoy. You can canoe, camp, hike, kayak, picnic and much more. And, there are lots of volunteer opportunities for you and for your family.
Top 10 areas of interest you will want to enjoy in Patapsco Valley State Park:
- View the Thomas Viaduct - world's longest multiple-arched stone railroad bridge. (Avalon Area)
- Hike the Grist Mill Trail - A 1.5 mile paved and accessible trail for the mobility challenged and disabled along the river. (Avalon Area)
- Walk across the Swinging Bridge - a 300 foot suspension walkway over Patapsco River. (Orange Grove Area)
- Hike to Bloede's Dam - world's first internally housed hydroelectric dam. (Orange Grove Area)
- Hike the McKeldin Area trail system for beautiful views of the valley and river rapids.
- Play on a two-acre tire playground in the Hilton Area.
- Camp in one of our family campsites or camper cabins to enjoy the park activities or nearby Ellicott City or Baltimore. (Hollofield and Hilton Areas)
- View the Patapsco Valley Overlook in the Hollofield Area - the only valley overlook along the river.
- Visit the Daniels Area fish ladder to learn about Maryland's first barrier free river to shad and herring migrations.
- Visit the Avalon Visitor Center.
- Visit the Tire Park Playground in the Hilton Area. There are plenty of picnic areas here and lots for the whole family to enjoy, watch the deer come out and play too.
Patapsco State Park is located a few miles from Ft. Meade and an easy day trip from Aberdeen Proving Ground. Patapsco State Park will provide you with many opportunities to visit more than once. You'll want to go back just to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
For more information about these and other areas in and around Baltimore please contact me and I'll be happy to help you find a neighborhood that is just right for you and your family.
June Piper-Brandon, Advance Realty - http://www.gb-advancerealtyusa.com/jpiperbrandon