Take Advantage of Baltimore City Recreation & Parks

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Did you know that Baltimore features more than 4,000 acres of parks and public spaces?

Baltimore City Recreation & Parks has cared for the land for over a century. It also offers an array of recreational activities and operates one of the best boxing programs in the United States. 

There is much to see and do, and highlights near our Fells Point apartments include:

Middle Branch Park

Nestled along the middle branch of the Patapsco River, Middle Branch is where visitors can enjoy a day on the water. Baltimore Community Rowing offers lessons and promotes the sport of rowing for fitness and recreation. Rowing in Baltimore began in 1864, and was reestablished in 1979 after a group of oarsmen decided to revive what had once been the city’s favorite pastime. Adults can enjoy classes such as Intro to Rowing. It’s held on the first Sunday morning of every month and teaches students boat handling and dock rowing. Middle Branch Park is a 15-minute drive away.

Cylburn Arboretum

The Cylburn Arboretum, located a 17-minute drive away, was once the private home of Jesse Tyson. He started construction in the early 1860s and spared no expense with inlaid floors, marble baths, and leaded glass. The trees Jesse planted were surrounded by a natural woodland filled with wildflowers. Today, the property is the largest public park in Baltimore. Visitors can explore the trails, and the mansion is now the offices of the Clyburn Wildflower Preserve and Garden Center.

Herring Run Park

With stunning scenery, it’s no wonder that Herring Run is one of the most popular parks in the city. Its rugged terrain draws hundreds of hikers, while the creek welcomes herons in search of their next meal. The trail meanders along the stream bed, and several side paths are found between Harford and Belair roads. Visitors to the Hall Spring section of the park will also find ball fields full of lively games. Herring Run Park is an 18-minute drive away.

If you would like to call our apartments in Baltimore home, please contact us. We will gladly schedule a tour where you can see firsthand all our community has to offer.

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