Walk Saturday 11/05/11 Elkridge, MD
- This week the group will travel to one of Baltimore's Great Parks. The
Swinging Bridge is something to see. The car pool will leave Tam Joines at
8:00 AM. We will eat lunch after the walk.
11/5/2011 - 11/5/2011
City / State:
Patapsco Valley State Park - Orange Grove/Avalon/Glen Artney
Distance - Trail Ratings:
06km/07km/10km/11km/17km - 1
There is only one event with trail choices. All trails include the swinging
bridge. The basic 06 km trails is on hard surface road and the Grist Mill
Trail along the Patapsco River (Trail Rating 1). The 4-km trail extension
will continue on the Grist Mill Trail (Trail Rating 1). The basic 07km trail
is on natural surfaces up to the ridge and back down (Trail Rating 3).
Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
Walking America's Trails
8:00 - 12:00
Patapsco Valley State Park - Orange Grove
Start Point / Driving Directions:
5120 South Street
Baltimore MD 21227
Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove/Lost Lake Areas - From the Beltway (I-695)
take Rt. 1 ( Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge. Follow Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to
South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
From I-95 take I-195 to Rt. 1 (Exit 3) toward Elkridge to South St. Turn
right. Park entrance is on the left.
From Howard County follow Rt. 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County.
Turn left on South St. Park entrance is on the left.
Once in Park, Proceed 1.2 miles through guard shed to road T.
Turn Left and go 2 miles on Gun and River Rd. to end of road just past
Awards & Fees:
IVV Credit Only
This area is within the southern end of Patapsco Valley State Park. The
primary entrance is located off of South Street in Baltimore County.
Avalon, once home of the Avalon Nail and Iron Works, has only a few remains
of the bustling mill town that once dotted the shores of the Patapsco River.
Today, this section of the park has large picnic shelters, playgrounds, and
access to trails that travel through the river valley as well as up and out
of the valley. The Avalon Visitor center is also found in this section of
the park - open on weekends April - October this small visitor center is
housed in one of the only remaining structures from the village that
supported the Avalon Iron works. You travel through Avalon to reach the
Orange Grove area.
Columbia Volksmarch Club
John Dye (410) 290-6510
Keep Walking and bring a Friend
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