Fort Howard Park Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sparrows Point, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Jan.12, 2017, (70 Degrees): Even though it rained the night before the trails were in great shape. All the Pathways (Trails) are blacktop or paved. Only one new trail is straw. Some wet in spots but no standing puddles. For seniors like me, this place is great. Most all of the area is a flat terrain. The big hill where the cannons are, in the center of the park has a set of stairs. You can take them if you want a short cut to the Waterfront or Pier. Main restrooms are chained off and closed for the off-season. Spot-a-pots are location by the picnic area near the playground. Learn the History in this area. Battle for Baltimore, Fort McHenry during 1812. General Ross landed here and marched up Fort Howard and North Point Rd. to Battle Grove. He was shot and later died. That ended the land battle but the Ships fired on Fort McHenry.
I grew up in this area back in the 60's. Lots of History here regarding the Battle of 1812. This is were the British landing during the battle for Baltimore. The ship invasion targeted Fort McHenry but the land force marched up from Fort Howard to North Point and ended at Battle Grove where General Ross was defeated. An American sharpshooter shot him.
Small park with great history and trails. Great for Seniors. Mainly all FLAT.
The trail was paved and well-maintained, although there was a lot of garbage in some areas. It was a very easy walk and suitable for all ages and most fitness levels. We had an enjoyable time exploring the various batteries and other structures located on the property. We also strolled down to the water. Overall, it was a nice way to kill a few hours on a chilly Monday morning.
Good walk, friendly atmosphere. May even see a snake if you pay close attention. Also holds history with the historic dungeons.
Mary Anne F.
easy walk, pretty awesome to check out the historic stuff around the park