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North Point State Park is located in Baltimore County on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and is surrounded by beautiful and fascinating natural and historical resources. It consists of 1,310 acres off Old North Point Road in Edgemere. The Defenders Trail was used during the War of 1812 and passes through the park (see the park map). North Point was also the site of the historical Bay Shore Amusement Park, a popular destination for summer visitors from 1906 until it closed in 1947. Visitors can see the original trolley shelter (right) and fountain that have been restored. The trolley shelter is now a popular destination for special events and can be reserved by calling the visitor center. North Point is rich in natural beauty. Come see how Mother Nature reclaimed the land where the amusement park once stood. The park has scenic views overlooking the water, a wading beach, a fishing pier and hiking trails that lead you around the park and through protected wildlands.

Overcast-ed day with a nice breeze. My truck was the only vehicle in the upper parking lot. The trails on weekdays is all mine. I did see a few people fishing but didn't see anybody else hiking. Maybe that's because it looked like rain all day. That's why they make raincoats. I live in Elliott City and I have the entire Patapsco State Park but I always come back to where I grew up. There is two location in this park I love the best. The Old Oak Trail should be named the Holly Trail due to all the Holly trees on the one end. The other section is the Wetland Trail. I love the smell of all the Pine Trees on the upper end of the loop. Reminds me of the Holidays. I am a senior, everyday hiker and backpacker. This area is great for everybody and the dogs too. There are many ways to hike this area. I have worked it up to 4 miles and that's not counting the side out and back trails.

I wasn't able to do the whole road because I had my bulldog with me. We paid $3 to park at North Point State Park, walked to the beginning of this trail, explored the cemetery, and went about a mile further before we turned around. Stretches have no tree cover so it gets really hot. It was a nice alternative to the trails in North Point but I will probably wait for cooler temps before I do it again.

Unless you are into military history, I found nothing spectacular here. Unmarked paved walkways, broken picnic tables, graffiti, and liter. Not well maintained. Would be nice to bring a child just learning to ride a bicycle, or a casual stroll - if it were cleaned up.

Growing up in this area was great and it seem as though nothing ever changes except for a bunch of new homes. The main town of Edgemere still only has one traffic light. What is being called the Haul Road Trail is a under statement. Growing up in this town, we called it the road to no-where because it had been there forever and was never completed for cars or a train. It wasn't until Sparrow Point Steel Mill decide to create the section of road that runs through the farm and into the area we called Bay Shore Park which is now called North Point State Park. The haul road was only use for a very short time then it went back to being the same. ( The Road To No Where. ) I am glad to see it's still here and it's part of a great trail system of North Point State Park. Re-live history and check this area out.

Nice trail!!

Had a great time. Well marked routes.

North point is a nice place for a quick family walk. The trails are mostly concrete and the brush is maintained.
The loops are short so getting lost is near impossible.