In the late 19th century, North Baltimore and the surrounding area was populated with slippery elm trees. But the elm trees were sold to the Bowling Green Railroad Company, leading to cleared land for implementation of a railroad and farmland. The route extended to North Baltimore and the railroad operated for over 100 years before discontinuing service in 1978.
That railroad corridor is known today as the great Slippery Elm Trail and is a pawpular location to take Fido for a hike or a leisurely walk. The Slippery Elm Trail today features 13 miles of smooth, groomed pavement; ideal for joggers, runners, and cyclists. The quiet charm of the Slippery Elm Trail is a mere reflection of the North Baltimore village. Doggoes must be leashed at all times while on the trail.
Two-legged and four-legged travelers are welcome to come explore North Baltimore and its wooftacular environs!
Ready for the ruff stuff? The Van Buren Lake neighborhood in Van Buren offers pups a howlin' good time trekking in the wilderness of the Van Bruen State Park. Take a scenic and leisurely stroll on the Van Buren Trail State Park to observe an abundance of wildlife, including rabbit, deer, fox, and eagles! Your pup's safety is priority, so be sure to keep him on his leash while on the trails and throughout the State Park. Expect the trails to be natural, in that they are long sections of dirt, sand, or grassy tracks (it's a good idea to check for ticks and bring repellent). You and your pup will have a blast exploring the woodlands and meadows while woofing in the fresh scent of Pine trees and blueberry bushes.