Set in the heart of Maryland’s Baltimore area, the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail is a thirteen-mile paved trail that makes for a great walk with a waggy companion. This family-friendly trail passes through suburban and lightly urban settings, and it has a variety of features that make it a favorite trail of many people in the D.C.-Baltimore area.
One of the most appealing aspects of the Baltimore Annapolis Trail is its condition: the trail is well-maintained by the community, and the fact that it is paved makes it a very easy trail to walk along. But easy doesn’t mean boring; one of the trail's most attractive features is its wealth of information. There are numerous historical markers along the trail — twenty-six to be exact — that detail the history of the location and provide interesting facts about the area. The Earleigh Heights Ranger Station has a flyer that you can use to follow the markers.
Restrooms can be found at the ranger station as well as the Jonas Green Park Visitor’s Center, and at both locations, they are open until sunset. At the Jonas Green Park Visitor’s Center, there are also portable toilets that can be used when the restrooms are closed. Food and drink can be found along the trail as well. There are eight water fountains located along the trail, and Severna Park and Pasadena are both good places to get food.
When visiting any trail or park, it is always important to be courteous to others. Bags are not available on the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, so be sure to bring some in order to clean up after your dog. Also, note that the trail requires furry friends to be leashed at all times.
Whether you want to spend the whole day exploring or just stop by for a short stroll, you are sure to have a pleasant experience at Baltimore and Annapolis Trail.