Lake Artemesia Natural Area Trail

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Lake Artemesia Natural Area Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lakeland, 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.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

Today, this public park consists of a 38-acre lake, a handicapped accessible fishing pier, and aquatic gardens. More than two miles of hiker-biker trails surround and connect the lake with Calvert Road Park and College Park Airport and Aviation Museum. The Luther Goldman Birding Trail attracts both expert and novice bird watchers hoping to glimpse finches, orioles, ibis, and other birds. The Prince George's Audobon Society hosts bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Lake Artemesia is a great place for fishing. A non-tidal fishing license is required for persons 16 & older. In addition, a trout stamp is required to catch-and-take trout from the lake. Refer to the Maryland DNR website or the MD DNR Fisheries Guidebook for more information. Vehicles are not permitted on park ground, but visitors can access the park via handicapped accessible trails at the 5200 block of Calvert Road in College Park, or Osage Street and Swathmore Court in Berwyn Heights.

road biking
24 days ago

a scenic ride or walk if you live in the area and want a quick easy stroll. always lots of people though

walking
1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great place to go with young kids. All paved, short and flat, not very crowded and with some nice spots for picnicking. Parking at the entrance. I subtract one star because in some places the rail track is too close and a bit noisy.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Nice 2.25 mile figure 8 loop. Mildly trafficked. All paved. Geese, turtles, ducks, small birds, and bull frogs all over. It's also used as part of a larger bike trail.

trail running
4 months ago

trail running
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6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Easy walking on the paved trail, lots of wild life, turtles, birds ans if you like also lots of butterflies .

walking
8 months ago

birding
8 months ago

10 months ago

Perfect for an afternoon walk

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Excellent. Well maintained asphalt trails with good signage. One bathroom location. Time to replace the overall trail maps that were faded. We will definitely go back. Lots of bikers, walkers, joggers.

walking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Monday, July 04, 2016