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Summer Fun, Day 99: Bike the Gwynns Falls Trail in Baltimore

The Gwynns Falls Trail in Baltimore is an urban trail that is a feast for the eyes as it meanders more than 15 miles from the end of I-70 through 30 Baltimore neighborhoods, all the way to the Inner Harbor.

You can ride through woodland and meadows outside of the city before passing historic mansions and museums downtown. For a nature lover’s route, park at the Security Boulevard Park and Ride and start at the top of the trail. Bike through the Franklintown Historic District and enter Leakin Park to see the Crimea Estate and its historic waterwheel (1.6 miles).

Just a mile further south, check out the trail’s headquarters at the Carrie Murray Nature Center and bike through the Dead Run valley as it leads into Gwynns Falls.

For a more urban route, park at the Carroll Park Golf Course at Washington Boulevard and ride over the Carrollton Viaduct, built in 1829 as the first bridge of the B&O Railroad. Head through Carroll Park and the old Montgomery Ward complex to end up at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Or detour along the way to the B&O Railroad Museum, situated just adjacent to the trail (2.8 miles).

There is parking available at eight different routes along the trail, or throughout the city. Find trail maps, points of interest, parking information and detours at gwynnsfallstrail.org

Find more summer adventures at our 100 Days of Summer page.

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