Summer Fun—Day 84: Bike the Patuxent Branch Trail

Bike the Patuxent Branch Trail with your family and follow the path to someplace fun.

This moderate 4.6-mile trail is part of a larger 20-mile trail system that winds through Howard County. Start in historic Savage Mill in Savage to bike through a landscape that includes 10 different bridges such as the 1902 Guilford Pratt Truss Bridge, an old railroad bridge that crosses the Little Patuxent River.

The reward at the end of the ride: beautiful Lake Elkhorn in Columbia that has picnic facilities, boating, a playground and more biking paths. Or use the lake as a starting point to explore historic Savage Mill at the other end of the trail.

For more information, visit the Patuxent Branch Trail website.

For more biking tails, check out our list of 5 bike trails in the Baltimore and D.C. area that lead to someplace fun.

For more summer fun, check out our 100 Day of Summer page and our daily calendar of events.