March: Time to take a hike!
The temperatures this week, social distancing and fewer bugs make it a great time for a hike.
It's the perfect time to get outside and discover the amazing trails our area has to offer.
We are so fortunate to have the 13.3-mile B&A Trail in such close proximity! It stretches from 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie to Jonas Green Park near the Naval Academy Bridge. At about the halfway point of the free-to-use trail, you’ll find the B&A Railroad Museum, built inside the old Frost’s Store, constructed in 1889. During cooler temps, we like to bike on the trail to the Severna Park and stop at The Big Bean for a cup of hot chocolate.
Another favorite is the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater. It offers gorgeous water views and a fun interactive area when you arrive. Easy to navigate trails make this a fun trail for the whole family!
The Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary is a flat, easy hike in Lothian located off of the Patuxent River at the southern end of Anne Arundel County. It offers 15 miles of trail including the Railroad Bed Trail, which you can find by taking the Otter Point Trail from the Wetlands Center, where you’ll check in. The fee is $6 per vehicle.
The Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville is another fun loop. This hike snakes around the woods making it fun but not difficult. It is a popular spot for many who love dirt biking too. Kids can see some old cars along the trail as well and there are ample places to stop and take a break.