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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.

This is my second favorite park to hike or bike in. - Well very maintained Park. - .All the trails are Flat. - There is Beavers and Birds in the Marsh area and Deer within other sections of the woods.- Being down by the waterfront be sure to bundle up if it's windy out. - Always colder by the water. - You can park in two locations and there is two Spot-A-Pots. - Yes, for most of us, it is across the Key Bridge and you have the add that cost but I truly recommend you checking it out at least once. - Super easy hiking for the kids too.

trail has been flooded since spring 2018. needs planking

The weather people were calling for rain today so we got a early start. - This area is one of my favorites because I grew up here on a 84 acre farm. - During the 40's, there was an amusement park here and my Dad helped out as a pin-setter setting bowling pins by hand. - Much of the park area is being re-discovered. - The wife and I enjoy hiking or biking this area because it all flat. - Basically Sea level. - It's a great section to learn mountain biking because of the easy earthen trails.- Today we brought our two beagles. Great area for older dogs. - I also have 4 mile loops of this park listed under North Point State Park.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Super great place to Hike, Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Walk the Dog or even do abit of Trail running. The Haul Rd. and the main road leading in and out of the Park are both paved. The earthen trails throughout the North Point State Park are all fairly level so it's a great place to learn riding Dirt Trails. Some turn offs are access points to fields so don't get confused. The beach area is a great spot to take a break. Quite enjoyable cool day with overcast-ed sky. We saw a kit fox on the Haul road trail. Lots of people fishing on the pier but no one was on the beach. Contact me if you want a map of this park I created : baltoken@yahoo.com

I took my pug here and we had a great time. He could walk the trail easily but it was long enough to get him some good exercise. We had fun watching and listening to all of the birds. The wetland section is very pretty.

This is one of my favorite local trails, except in summer when the flies can get out of control. There are several smaller side trails to explore and you can also walk the road, a nice option when the trails are muddy or waterlogged. Really cool history surrounding the old amusement park here - I've only been able to go inside the visitor center once, but the old photos were amazing. The trolley station is my favorite part! It costs $3 or $4 Memorial-Labor Day if you live in state, and you can't bring dogs down to the beach during the summer. Honor payment system in the off-season but they do check passes.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Definitely one of Maryland’s best trails. The walkways are well maintained and clearly labeled with signs. There are lovely view points (the marshland, many bay views, lovely forest views). Overall, this trial has made my top five in Maryland.

Monday, September 25, 2017

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.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nice trail!!

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Had a great time. Well marked routes.

Monday, March 20, 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

This is one of my favorite trails for a casual day. it is all flat and has a beautiful scenery. There are a few extended short paths to discover as well as the main loop.

Monday, December 05, 2016

This was an enjoyable hike that is not too far of a trip from Baltimore. Despite the fact that it is late fall, there is a lot to see, and the shoreline and forest views are no less beautiful. We meandered around the main trail and took several of the smaller off-shoots. The abandoned building on the Power House loop has some cool graffiti inside and is worth a look. I also had fun looking for sea glass on the shoreline. The trails themselves were well-maintained and clearly marked. Overall, we had a great time!

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Love this park....frequent it with my daughter. We have seen a number of wildlife...Turtles, frogs, foxes, woodpeckers, herrings, snakes...and its pup friendly most of the yr. The beach is a nice place to relax on and just look for rocks. Also during the winter months its frozen over...great pictures, lots of photo ops....

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Beautiful trail, has a beach and places for people to fish. Five stars!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nice year round walk. Takes you through several different habitats including marsh, forest and field.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

I've been back a couple times since my last review from here and i'm so glad! Much better experience. The Power House trail and the shore views made it the best hike!

Monday, May 09, 2016

Came for a Mother's Day jaunt and was pleasantly surprised! The park has two fishing docks and a small beach! Many picnic tables and grills are sprinkled around the grounds nearest the water. The hiker-biker trail was relatively flat and somewhat marshy. There are many different vista points set up for bird/creature watching along the trail. We were very glad we visited in early May; it seems like it will get quite buggy when the Maryland summer humidity kicks in. If your looking for a low-key afternoon of wandering and exploring, this may be a good spot for you to check out! If you are geared up for a real hike with inclines and rocks scrambles this may not be the place for you!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

It was really mellow, not too busy, and clearly marked. We didn't get to enjoy the shoreline but we will be back next time to really explore.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Nice park and trails

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Great place for a quick hike with great views of the Chesapeake Bay. There is a good beach that not too many people know about by the old building which is a great place for off leash fun for the pup.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Trail did not look at all difficult from what i saw of it. I'm a new hiker and didn't know the bugs would be so merciless (maybe they were having a bad day, who knows). Live and learn, you will need your "bug off" for this one.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Easy trail with both human history and natural history interest. The Nature Conservancy of Maryland (where I work) has developed an audio tour that you can take with you on the trail to better understand what you are seeing at points of interest along the way. (see link)

Monday, June 02, 2014


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Light hiking beautiful views on a sunny day! Our dog loves it it here and so do the kids lots if different things to look at mostly all flat walking .

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Good Birding. Nice views of Chesapeake.

Friday, June 01, 2012

area has a high amount of horse flies.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Trail is nicely maintained. The trail passed through wooded areas and along edges of open fields. We have walked and biked trail and also have taken our dogs. The differing habitates make this area good for birding.

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